Many people ask this question and the overall answer is diligence. I know, it's not sexy and many people do not like it. However, it is the way to go is you want to end up with a good cruise deal!
Cruise deals are literally at your fingertips. Go onto the internet and start looking around and you'll be amazed at what you can find. Pick up the phone and call friends and family and ask them about their best cruises. Now you have more ideas about the whole procedure.
It's time to now go out of your home and find a cruise travel agency. Here you will get individual attention and usually very good advice. These people are the experts as it's what they do 24/7. Also you can now ask all the questions you discovered when you did your research and see what they come up with.
They will be able to offer you a very good cruise deal or two, to be sure. Hold on though, you do not have to take it. You can put their offer on hold for an agreed upon time with them and then you can go back onto the internet and do more research on their offer. You can find out all about the cruise line and the cruise ship. Be sure to check out the review sites and blogs to find out what passengers have to say about that particular cruise and about the ship involved.
Maybe you will find a better deal online and maybe not. In which case, you can hightail it to the cruise travel agency in question and they'll be happy you chose them. Still there maybe some more options you can get from them – like an upgraded cabin or a flight with a better time schedule. Who knows, it does not hurt to ask. They could make the deal even sweeter but they will not do so unless you ask them to.
Another way to help you would be to find articles and e books that actually give you real tips and advice how to get the very best out of your cruise. After all, it will be a great event in your life.
As you can see, doing your due diligence is not that hard and can be fun.