A last minute cruise is defined as sailings that is booked between several days to three months before departure. Deciding to take a last minute cruise on a whim can lead to some amazing deals, because who doesn’t love a bargain. You could grab a prime cabin another holidaymaker had to cancel or even a discounted cruise package that’s been reduced to fill empty cabins! To grab these last minute deals you need to be on the ball as once they go live they can be snapped up fast!
You’re more likely to find a last minute cruise if you’re flexible about your departure date so try not to be too precious about finding good deals in peak seasons. Waiting last minute to book for a Christmas, New Years, Easter or Summer cruises may be more difficult as they are high in demand so if you have your heart set on these times of the year then a last minute cruise may not be for you. It’s also easier to find a cruise if you’re not fussed about the location or position of your stateroom on the ship. If you have your heart set on a destination it may be worth doing your research and finding out when certain cruise lines are visiting these destinations. You can then plan to look closer to the time for any last minute deals you can get your hands on.