CANADIAN CRUISE DEALS & COUPONS
Sailing off into the sunset on the luxury cruise of a lifetime will feel even better when you know you got a great deal. Gone are the days of negotiating last-minute deals on the dock, 5 minutes before departure. These days, travellers need to get a little savvy if they want to score the best possible deals on cruise packages. This is where Dealguild comes in! We publish the latest Canadian deals and promotions from some of the biggest Canadian travel companies.
Deals on cruises come up frequently and are usually offered by online travel agencies like Expedia, iTravel2000 and others. Deals will typically offer percentages or dollar amounts off a particular cruise line, as well as free extras such as drinks or food credits. Some examples of cruise promotions and offers might include:
- 50% off Royal Caribbean + drinks
- Free upgrades and an on-board credit at various cruise lines
- Get up to $450 in cruise credits
- Save up to 80% on cruises
When it comes to getting deals on cruises, everyone's got their own theory on how to shave off the dollars; Book early, book late, call to book, etc. The reality is that cruises tend to be a little unpredictable when it comes to anticipating the hot promotions. Cruises will typically offer amazing deals when they realize they have unsold rooms. This can happen both in the peak season and in the off-season, so be sure to check back often!
TIPS FROM THE PROS
Look for deals about 60 to 90 days prior to departure. Waiting until the last possible second to book your spot on that cruise might seem like a good idea, but that's not usually when the best deals are had. 60 to 90 days is usually when cruises will have their itineraries and process any cancelations. Offers will start coming through as they try to fill the cancelled spots.
Drive to the port. Now, this might not be possible if you live hours and hours away. However, in cases where the port is close enough to get to by car, driving there will save you hundreds of dollars on the flight.
Read carefully. When booking your cruise, be sure to read the fine print. Look for possible service fees, taxes, port charges and other fees that might make dampen that super-hot deal. Also be aware of your booking type. Are you guaranteed a cabin a specific cabin? Are you entitled to any credits on-board? Is there a cancelation policy? Be sure to get into the nitty-gritty to avoid problems later!