Summer holiday bookings are down by 10% this year as many people are waiting to book their holiday at the last minute. If you are one of the many who will be looking for a last minute holiday you should consider a cruise, the cruise market place has changed dramatically over the last few years and there are cruises and itineraries to suit all tastes and budgets.
Cruises are great value for money, you can get a 5 star holiday aboard a cruise ship for a fraction of the cost of a holiday in a 5 star hotel. Cruises also have the benefit of being all inclusive as all your meals and the many activities on board are included. The cost of your cruise can be affected dramatically by the type of cabin you chose so you need to determine how much of a priority the cabin type is to you and look for cabin upgrade offers. You also need to consider whether you would prefer a fly-cruise package or a cruise departing from the UK.
The internet is a great place to look for last minute cruise deals and to find some fantastic savings. The majority of travel companies offer extensive information about bookings and reservations on their websites and many cruise travel agents have exclusive offers from the cruise lines. You can browse through ship information and itineraries within a few minutes. If you have more time, sign up for newsletters to get the latest offers straight to your inbox.
Comparison is one of the best features of the internet, you can quickly and easily find the best offers on the cruise of your choice. By using a cruise specialist website you can easily see all the cruises available with all the cruise lines at the time you would like to travel. If you are booking a last minute cruise, flexibility on your dates of travel and departure point will give you a wider selection of cruises to choose from.
Many cruise websites offer customer reviews so you can get an independent view of the cruise or ship you are interested in, some also show photos and videos to give you a real sense of what to expect.