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cruises deal for 3-4 ppl 2 carbins to Caribbean (anytime)

sweetboy02125 666 182 March 10, 2016 at 04:37 PM
Will be first time cruise. Any deal, promotion? thanks



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we've cruised 7x in the last 7 years. we've always gone to Bermuda from Bayonne NJ in late October on Royal Caribbean. The best deals I've found were from Costco Travel, but you have to be a member. I've booked at least 5 cabins on each of those cruises & in all of my research I've found that, generally, the prices for the cruise has pretty much been the same at all of the travel agents I've checked out. The difference is usually in the perks they throw in. These can include 1.) onboard credits (which can be used to pay for most additional charges you would incur onboard), 2.) prepaid gratuities, 3.) beverage packages 4.) specially dining. I've been on many travel websites that promise a lot of extras, but when I try to book a cabin, I never see the perks materialize. Maybe they do, eventually, but I don't stick around long enough. When I go to the Costco website they spell out exactly what bonuses they're including & is always been visible in my cart & on my invoice. That's why I like them.

first though, you'll need to decide which Caribbean islands you'd like to visit, which port you want to sail out of (if you have to fly to get there, factor in the cost & restrictions of airline travel), how long you want to cruise for & what cruiseline you want to go on. Websites like have forums for each cruiseline. You'll find people with good & bad to say about each one. Ultimately, the choice is yours. But check out that site for lots of info.

Another site to look at is I always pay to have them track the price of the next cruise I'm taking ($4.99 for 5 trackings). I don't know if every cruiseline allows this, but with Royal Caribbean, if I book my cabin a year in advance & the price goes down, I can call Costco Travel with that info & they confirm the price drop & adjust my invoice. I've seen up to 4 price drops on each of my cruises. Well worth the $0.99 to have the prices tracked. I've saved hundreds of dollars per cabin each year.

Some cruiselines give discounts for first responders, military, seniors or resident. Always ask. You can't combine the discounts. Only one person in each cabin has to qualify. senior discount is for anyone over 55 years old by the time you set sail.

Hope this helps. If you have any specific questions, I'll try to answer if I can. Enjoy your cruise! It's really a wonderful way to travel & it can be economical as well, when you consider that it includes SO MUCH. Add up the cost to rent a cottage, buy food or eat out, entertainment, gas, etc. and cruising is usually less expensive PLUS they do everything for you! Your biggest decision every day is which cocktail or entree to order... they do all the cooking, cleaning etc so everyone in your party shares equally in the fun rather than getting stuck in kitchen.
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NCL has the 3rd and 4th passengers sail free deals. Plus choose two free packages (wifi, unlimited drinks, speciality dining, or shore excursion credit)
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