SAIL THE BIG CRUISE SALES IN THE FALL

SAIL THE BIG CRUISE SALES IN THE FALL

SOME OF THE BEST CRUISE DEALS HAPPEN IN THE FALL -SALZBURG AT NIGHT
People often inquire about the best time of year to take a cruise. Many assume spring or summer, but if you want to go to Europe, April to November is the best time of the year to cruise to one of the most popular tourist places. You will have the best selection of ships and your savings may be substantial.

Yes, as the kids go back to school and the leaves turn to a bountiful color scheme, rates for cruises drop especially ones in the Caribbean. Carnival Cruise Lines Senior stated to USA today that the same “weeklong” cruises that are normally $899 0r $799 in the summer, are now $599 or $499, and it could be even less based on last minute sales.Usually the off-peak season begins in September and goes until mid-December.

Travelers tire of the snow and cold, and start thinking about sun-seeking vacations.The very lowest fall fares tend to be right after Thanksgiving and can be just the thing for a Christmas Present/get-away. In particular, since fewer families travel in the fall, the cruise ships roll out deals that spotlight bringing the kids.

Here is an example:

Disney Cruise Line has a Kids Cruise Free offer for select fall cruises to Mexico on the 1,754-passenger Disney Wonder from Los Angeles, between Oct. 23 and Dec. 18. A family of four (including two kids age 17 or under), sharing an ocean-view cabin, can cruise for a week from $2,338 on the Nov. 27 sailing. That’s a total savings of $1,278, according a Disney Cruise Line spokesman.


Norwegian Cruise Line which operates weekly from Boston on the 2,244-passenger Norwegian Dawn, has fall sailings at the bargain price of $479.00

What’s a Sample Cruise? Some cruise lines are inviting “newbies” (those new to cruising) to test out a day or two sail rather than booking for a longer trip.

National Cruise Vacation Week (Oct. 17-23)

Look for the cruise lines and travel agents to roll out a whole bunch of deals from Oct. 17 to 23, including last-minute fall specials and offers for the 2012 season. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the industry’s main marketing group, has declared the week “National Cruise Vacation Week,” an expansion of a popular promotion that used to last for just one day. Get a jump on it and call Cruise Planners/American Express today and book those trips.