As one of the biggest suppliers of world cruises on the internet, we at The Co-operative Travel have access to a wide range of cheap cruise deals and offers on cruises to ports of call around the globe. Many of them set sail from the UK, meaning there aren’t even airport taxes involved.
With new cruises and cruise vessels being added every year, there’s more competition than ever between cruise companies to fill berths – meaning cheap deals abound. Today, you and your family can enjoy luxury cruises to Europe, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Far East and even the US and Australia direct from the UK – for less than it would have cost at a resort. Companies currently offering cheap luxury cruises include P&O, Royal Caribbean, Thomson, Princess and Celebrity – to name just a few.
How do I find cheap cruise deals?
The best place to find cheap cruises is with an online travel agent like us. Last-minute cruise deals tend to be snapped up quickly, but with online search tools, easy navigation, email alerts and regular home page updates, it’s easy to keep informed. Once you’ve seen a cruise holiday you like, it’s a matter of a few minutes to have it booked.
The big, modern cruise liners are more like hotels than ships. Like hotels, it pays to have them as full as possible, which is why, towards embarkation date, cruise lines will bring the price of the remaining places right down. Generally, the cheapest staterooms will have been sold already, but the higher graded rooms are often available at a substantial discount, meaning luxury cruises at budget prices.
Look for special upgrades
Some cruises are special departures, made exclusive to travel agents. These are loaded with enticing offers, such as kids sailing for free, or cabin upgrades. These exclusive departures allow you to book the cruise at the cheapest rate, after which your cabin accommodation will be instantly upgraded – anything from one to five levels.
Similar to this are “soft sailing” upgrades. Cruise ships are at sea all year – they don’t “dry berth” out-of-season (they’re too big!). This means that at off-season times they’re forced to sail under capacity, especially if they’re sailing waters not blessed with year-round sunshine. Quite often, passengers who have booked the cheapest, inside rooms will be upgraded to outside rooms at no or little cost – making out-of-season cheap cruises even better value for money.
We at The Co-operative Travel have a constant stream of international cheap cruise deals – by the world’s biggest cruise operators.