Part 3 of a 4 part series on cruise vacation deals. Everybody loves a great deal and when it comes to cruises there are plenty of deals available. Before booking your next cruise just follow these simple research steps to ensure you’re getting the best price available. Different sites often resell the exact same ticket for different prices, so why not get the better deal.
There was a day when finding the best price meant hours of searching through online booking sites but things have changed and thanks to a new suite of booking comparison sites the task of finding the best price is getting easier. Comparelines.com is simple to use and it puts a lot of great information at your fingertips. The current version doesn’t consolidate results on one page so one must review results by source. For example, I searched for 6-9 night Eastern Caribbean Carnival Cruises in February 2007. I had to view Travelocity, Expedia, TravelNow, and CruiseDirect prices all on separate pages. I would have liked to see all the results displayed at once. Also, I noticed that none of them actually returned what I searched for. Despite these drawbacks, their site provides an efficient way to review cruise prices without jumping from site to site. You can check out comarelines.com for yourself before booking your next vacation.
CruiseDeals.com is a reliable source for reasonably priced cruise vacations. They have excellent inventory and because they focus on cruises, their staff is knowledgeable and helpful. The site is easy to navigate which makes the process of finding a cruise deal enjoyable. You can check out cruisedeals.com for yourself before booking your next vacation.
Cruise.com offers great discounts on cruise packages especially if you book several months in advance. Also the web site offers advanced cruise search options so you can narrow in on a specific cruise. You can check out cruisedeals.com for yourself before booking your next vacation.
Of course there are too many sites to name them all but here are a few that everyone should review before booking: Travelocity, Expedia and Orbitz. Next time you search for a cruise deal, spend a few minutes online to ensure you have a fair market price.
The Contemporary Cruise - Editor Recommeded Book
Cruise Vacation Deals
Part 1: Last Minute Booking
Part 2: Off Season Discounts
Part 3: Finding the cheapest price
Part 4: Price Breaks Beyond the Ship