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Why you should get last minute cruise deals when you want to cruise

April 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Cruises, Discount Travel, Featured Articles

oddball-cruises-2009-01-dWhy you should get last minute cruise deals when you want to cruise. Last minute cruse deals typically have numerous ways you can stretch your vacation dollars.

Cruise Specials advertise that they will assist you with an impartial cruise information site with thousands of cruises to show you including detailed itineraries, port descriptions and useful information about the ship you choose. If you want to find that special ocean or river cruise then this is the place to look. The site includes nearly 50 cruise lines and 300 ships offering many amenities on their cruises – fun, sun, beaches, adventure, culture and sightseeing for you to discover.

Cruise Specials include many of these dollar saving possibilities:

  • Age 55+ Rates
  • Grand Voyages
  • Group Cruises
  • Inaugural Cruises
  • Interline Rates
  • Military Rates
  • Past-Guest Rates
  • Police/FF Rates
  • Singles Discounts
  • Special Needs
  • Teachers’ Rates
  • Theme Cruises

Other advertised specials include such as: Save 40% with our escorted tours and independent tour packages. Big savings on hotels, resorts, plus save on river cruises worldwide!

Cruise lines recognize the value of selling every cabin, even at a fraction of the regular price. In order to protect the full-fare business being sold by traditional travel agents, cruise lines will not allow many of the deals to be advertised in newspapers or magazines, or on television.

They also include information that could be a red flag – a prudent traveler should be mindful of these cautions:
“Cruising information on this Website is posted in good faith and is updated regularly, but we cannot guarantee the completeness and accuracy of the information shown. Choosing Cruising is an information website only and all enquiries are forwarded to independent Travel Agents. We are not liable for any direct or indirect loss arising from the information on this Website or the unavailability of any particular price, cruise or facility. We recommend that you check information before you act on it, particularly since prices change, cruises or cabin types can be fully booked and timings and itineraries amended.”

This site wants you to join the membership group, at no charge; and have access to the cruise industry’s best-kept secrets! You receive a world popular cruise newsletter from their chairman, Alan Fox, filled with money-saving tips and last-minute markdowns.
It’s free of charge and you are not pressured to buy.

The type of information being requested is typical for the industry:
Cruise Search

Enter your preferences and click Search
We have more than 10,000 ocean cruises on our database so we recommend that you narrow your choice by using the Cruise Finder.

Start by entering the dates between which you can leave and telling us how long you would like to be away. You can tell us if you don’t want to fly and if you prefer a particular cruise line.

You can select the standard of ship and service you prefer but remember the higher the standard, the higher the price.

If ship size is important to you then 25,000-ton ships carry around 1000 passengers, 60,000 tons carry 2000 passengers and over 100,000 tons can have 3000 passengers.

If you require wheelchair access you will also need to check the Ship details to see the level of access offered onboard and the number of cabins that are wheelchair friendly.

They request that you fill out the short form and click on submit to see specials now. Also you can call 1 800-338-4962. Their hours are Mon-Fri 5:30am to Midnight, Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am to Midnight, Central Standard Time. The web site is:

THEME CRUISES include these topics:

  • Art
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Astrology
  • Bridge
  • Cannes Film Festival
  • Carnival
  • Civilizations
  • Classical music
  • Comedy
  • Current Affairs
  • Dance
  • Dinner with Marco
  • Edinburgh Tattoo
  • Families
  • Food and Wine
  • Golf
  • Grand Prix
  • History and Culture
  • Hobbies
  • Maritime History
  • Music
  • Music Festival
  • Naval History
  • Photography
  • QE2 40th Anniversary
  • Tango
  • Tate Talks
  • Watercolours
  • Well Being
  • Wine

These cruise lines are currently offering theme cruises:
Celebrity, Costa, Crystal, Fred Olsen, Holland America,
Hurtigruten, MSC, Noble Caledonia, P and O, Ponant, and
Regent Seven Seas.

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