Everyone wants to travel the world, right? How does luxurious navigation sound? Beaches, exotic ports of call, fine dining, 5-star service, ham and fruit drinks. Who could resist?
The training has one small problem. The fierce prices that make up the dream of a vacation voyage for 90% of people. But there is hope. I'm here to help you find the absolute best sailing deals. Wholesale prices, promotional trips and even casual F.R.E.E. travel are all in the tricks. My goal is to show you how to plan, find, book, and enjoy a shoestring budget travel vacation, be it your first voyage or your tenth.
Be sure to check out this month's top tips, secrets and tricks yourself, the tourism industry doesn't want you to know how to get fantastic navigation deals.
Here are 5 ideas to get started on the cheapest navigation deals:
1) Get out of season
Everyone and their brother plan a voyage in the spring or early summer. Think of a spring break, and that's where you'll find the crowds. The cruise industry is not going to offer any good travel deals during their busy season, as they are simply not mandatory. Expect 20-30% cheaper fares for seasonal sailing abroad.
BONUS. Flight flights will also be cheaper during less travel months, saving you some extra money.
2) Consider the transformation
These voyages are heavily discounted, as the voyage simply transfers the ship from one home port to another. They have to make the trip, no matter how many passengers are booked. You will get a few less ports, but if you are a true sailor, extra days at sea will not be a burden. You can expect to save 40-60% per day on regular sailing.
3) Jump flight
Most sailing in the US originates from Florida and California, but do you know of dozens of other sailing ports (where do you leave)? Unexpected places in New Orleans, Houston, Seattle, New Jersey, and even Mobile, AL offer several itineraries a year. If you can travel somewhere else, within easy driving distance, how much money would you save. Predict that traveling from port to port and port costs about $ 1,000 to easily accommodate 4 families.
BONUS. You also won't have to worry about a hotel on both sides of this scenario in this scenario.
4) Last minute savings
Often, if your schedule is flexible, there can be good travel deals in the last 2 months leading to departure. Think about it. The boat is going, the top is relatively fixed, so empty asteroids on the navigation lines cost a great deal of money that can never be restored. Sign up for email newsletters (cheapcruises.com, holidaystogo.com and Travelzoo.com are my favorites) so you will receive priority notification of travel voyages.
5) Talk about navigation
If you've ever sailed, you know that the ship has an endless array of entertainment and educational opportunities. Everything from underwater basket weaving, drawing lessons, wine tasting workshops. Did you know that everyone in attendance and their families enjoy a pleasant commute for one-hour workshops? Will you work 2 hours to get free navigation?