Internet Cruise Deals

By: John Williams

Why do people love cruises ? Why do so many cruise
vacationers swear they wouldn't go back to hotel vacations
? Cruise travel represents a pinnacle of luxury. You
travel around the world, or your chosen area, in cosseted

Every whim gets catered for. Every time you're hungry,
food awaits. You go ashore to sightsee a new place, but
return to your own bed every night. A floating hotel,
travelling to a new location every day.

But how do you choose your cruise deal ? How do you know
what's good or bad ? Firstly, let's look at the different
types of cruises.

* Size

Ships range from city size ('000s of people) right down to
small sailing vessels holding less than 10 people.

* Location

Your choice of ship might depend on location. If you're
cruising the Caribbean, you could try a sailing ship. If
you want a world tour, you probably should go for something
bigger ?

Some of the newer ships from the major cruise operators
allow you to cruise the world in luxury. Their high-tech
stabilizers mean your wine barely ripples, even in rough

So for smaller cruises in benign weather e.g Caribbean or
Med, you can choose large or small. For longer cruises,
such as an Atlantic crossing, Arctic visit etc., you need a
big ship.

* Price

Prices vary dramatically.

Only a few years ago, cruises
were an expensive luxury. Now prices fall within any
vacation budget. In fact, all inclusive special cruise
deals can be much cheaper than land-based vacations. For
less than a 5* hotel, you can get 7-days all inclusive in a
luxury location.

* Internet

How do you find these great deals ? As always, use the
Internet. Sure, call your local travel agent, or respond
to newspaper ads, but you'll find the best deals online.

There's only a limited number of cruise ships. So you'll
find exactly the same cabin standard, exactly the same food
deal, for widely varying prices.

Try to narrow down your preferred location before starting.
How long do you want to go for ? Then start searching the
web. Try 'cheap cruises deals' for a search term, and see
what comes up. Immediately, you'll be faced with a
bewildering array of choices.

Click on a few of these search results sites. Read some
advice and info. Get an idea of prices to your preferred

When you've seen some deals you like. When you've seen at
least three different deals to your preferred location.
When you're tempted to book right there & then. Stop !

Before you book, you must seperate the wheat from the
chaff. That bewildering array's about to become clear.
Put the cruise company name into your search engine. Put
the destination into the search engine. You're looking for
reviews. You're looking for feedback from other people
who've been with that cruise company. You're looking for
reviews about your destination.

Do this for each of your cruise vacation shortlist. Check
there's no hidden catches. Check price fully includes
everything, and you won't be stung for lots of onboard

Follow these simple guidelines, and you'll soon be
embarking on the cruise of your dreams.

Discover valuable cruise information, advice and great
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