There are many ways to get a deal on a cruise vacation. Our family has had great luck finding some amazingly affordable cruise optionsby booking last minute. This is not always the best option because you could lose out on a cruise, however if money is an issue or you have a large family it may be the right choice.

Once you are a past guest, a guest who has cruised with the same cruise line before, you will find there are many cruise saving options available for you. In addition, when you book your next cruise while on your current cruise, you will usually receive additional discounts. This can be significant so seriously consider this option.

There is nothing wrong with planning ahead for your vacation. In fact many cruise lines including Carnival guarantee you the lowest rate when you book 5 months or more in advance. This price protection is a great way to book the vacation of your dreams while still ensuring you receive the best value.

If you are looking to book a room for more than 2 people, consider sharing a room when Carnival, NCL or Royal Caribbean are offering their the more the merrier options including discounts for children and for 3rd, 4th and 5th passengers. This makes it a great way to bring children and grandchildren on a cruise affordably.

The bottom line is to check your competition before booking. I usually end up booking directly with the cruise line as they will match any deal you find online. I also have found wonderful cruise deal bargains on Priceline, Hotwire and Travelzoo.

My name is Lynette Henk and I am an avid cruise lover. I share XO Healthy Chocolate products for a living, sharing the health and wealth benefits with others. Contact me directly at 941-216-5727, [email protected] or at my website