Planning a cruise vacation and worried about not having enough time to grab those deals that cruise lines have been announcing? Thanks to cruise travel agencies, booking last minutes cruises need not burn a hole in your pocket. Cruise lines looking to fill their unsold cabins offer them at discounted rates, and allow you to get onboard even at the eleventh hour!
For example, Carnival Cruises has announced a cruise vacation package at just $ 62 / day aboard the Carnival Fantasy. The roundtrip from Charleston sails on the 5th of September and visits Freeport and Nassau in The Bahamas. Disney too, offers last minute cruise vacation deals aboard the 'Disney Wonder' and visits Victoria, British Columbia and Ensenada, Mexico. The 5 day journey that begins from Vancouver and ends at Los Angeles costs only $ 704 for an Ocean view cabin and $ 554 for an interior cabin!
Holland America and Princess Cruises too, have come up with great offers and discounts to attract vacationers. In fact Holland America offers a 7 day voyage to the Mexican Riviera aboard the MS Oosterdam for just $ 73 / day. The round trip that begins on the 9th of April from San Diego touches ports of Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas.
Royal Caribbean has announced several packages for cruise enthusiasts. You can cruise from England to Amsterdam and Copenhagen for just $ 182 for an interior cabin or $ 297 for a balcony cabin. The ship sets sail on the 29th of April and reaches Copenhagen on the 3rd of May.
One problem with these last minute cruises is that they might not always match your requirements. These are in fact the ideal choice for last minute cruise vacationers when itineraries or cabin preferences do not matter much.
While last minute cruises are often advertised on the website of cruise lines, cruise travel agencies can help you secure a deal that's even lower than the one that's advertised. And it's not only about the offers and discounts, cruise travel agencies help vacationers book a package that suited to their taste and requirements.
Booking a cruise vacation involves deciding on the right budget, the right destination, the right cruise line and the right cabin location. For example, if you're booking a cruise package to Alaska, an ocean view cabin would be the ideal choice so you could have your eyes on whales and orcas that swim by. Remember to choose a travel agency that's well established and is affiliated to a major syndicate.