If you're hoping to cut the cost of cruising this year, why not look for last minute cruises? It's a great way to enjoy a fantastic holiday without breaking the bank and, with the money you save, you could use it as spending money once you arrive. Just think of all those day trips and ice creams you could enjoy!
Firstly, let's look at how to book last-minute cruises. As the name suggests, this style of holiday deal is based on booking and travelling within a short time frame. Usually, the best and cheapest last-minute cruises are those with departure dates that fall within the next five or six weeks. This means that you'll need to be prepared to book, pay and jet off within a short period of time, so do bear this in mind if you require travel injections or if you're short on cash. As much as you might save money on your booking, you'll still need spending money once you're out there, along with the cost of travel essentials such as airport parking.
If you've already got a holiday fund lined up, the quickest and often the easiest way to search and book last minute cruises is to use a comparison site or a travel agent. Take Thomas Cook for instance. Their website - Cruise Thomas Cook - offers holidays from all the major cruise operators including Royal Caribbean, NCL, Princess, Celebrity, Thomson, and even Viking River Cruises. Put your key criteria into the search panel - leaving it as open as possible in order to get the best deal - and hit search. You can then filter the results by various factors including holiday length, departure date, cost and so on.
This is a great way to find last minute cruises and who knows, a quick search online could lead to your cruise holiday of a lifetime!