Cruise season is often catered to snowbirds in winter or to those enjoying summer fun on the high seas – but if you’ve never been on a cruise, now is the time!
The Best Time For A Cruise
Depending on your destination, this timeline changes. For northern Europe, if you want to avoid crowds, cruise in early May or late August. For the Panama Canal and general gulf and Caribbean destinations, April, September, and early January will give you the best pricing. Some lines offer longer repositioning cruises in May and September; if you can spare the time, these are the best per diem deals anywhere. Consistently, September and early fall are some of the best times to avoid tourist overcrowding, great affordable deals, and weather!
Cruises offer great value for your vacation dollar because the fares include nearly everything you’ll need for a fantastic trip: food, accommodations, daytime and evening entertainment, and transportation between destinations.
Some mainstream cruise lines offer fares for under $100 per person, per night, which is astonishingly cheaper than you’d spend on land for a hotel, dinner and a show, and more – and this just life on the ship. Cruising is great for those looking to see multiple destinations and travel to various stops. From a Mediterranean route stopping in Spain, Greece, and Italy, to Caribbean island hopping – the choice is yours.
Upscale lines are even more inclusive, with alcohol and soft drinks, gratuities, shore tours, onboard spending credits, and even flights bundled into the fare. Couple all of those benefits with the hot deals from the early fall season, and a luxury vacation can be within your reach.
Adding to all the fun you’ll have at different ports many cruise ships offer casinos, spas, basketball courts, pools with giant water slides, fireworks, light shows, special performances, and more. You can go to an educational lecture, a wine tasting, a computer class, or a dance workshop; paint pottery, play bridge, learn a language, or do yoga; dine at a casual buffet, a fancy sit-down restaurant, a sushi bar, a diner or a steakhouse; and watch a movie, a comedy routine, a song-and-dance show or live music performance. You’re also welcome to do absolutely nothing and take in the sun and sea.
Whichever your preferences – cruises have something for everyone. From singles to couples and families, choose cruising for your early fall travels! Unsure how to plan a cruise vacation? Swinston Travel offers cruise deals for various popular lines including Royal Caribbean, Disney, and even Viking River Cruises for your traveling pleasure. Call today and book your next adventure!