Cruise holidays have many misconceptions, one of the biggest and misleading is that cruises are, and must be, really expensive! If you're a regular cruiser, you'll probably know this isn't always the case.
We caught up with cruise blogger and Youtuber, Emma Le Teace, who is an expert when it comes to cruising on a budget! She's been cruising since she was just 11 years old, and is always finding amazing deals to allow her to cruise to amazing destinations.
Cruising is often mistakenly thought to be an expensive way to holiday and visit some of the most popular destinations around the world. But in fact, cruises can be an affordable way to travel to almost anywhere in the world! What’s more, there’s extra things you can check or do to possibly save even more money.
Below are five of our top money saving tips to use to hopefully help save you money when booking your next cruise holiday…
Cruise Show 10 Year Anniversary
This year, The Cruise Show is celebrating it's 10 Year Anniversary so there's never been a better time to visit!
The Cruise Show will take place in London at Oylmpia on 17-18 February 2018 and at The NEC in Birmingham on 15-16 September 2018.
1. Set A Budget!
It’s very important to set yourself a budget before booking any holiday, not only a cruise. Setting yourself a budget will mean that you will be able to search for cruises which are within your price range. You may have a budget which allows you to look at the ultra-luxury cruise lines out there, or you may want to spend just a few hundred pounds.
2. Choose The Right Cruise Line
There are countless cruise lines out there, each offering something very different. Make sure when you book your first cruise that you find a cruise line which is suited to you. Are you looking for the ultimate in luxury? Do you want to spend time with your children on a family friendly ship? Or maybe you want to explore exotic destinations? Or perhaps you want a more traditional cruising experience?
The best way to find out about each cruise line is to visit their websites or watch videos about them online on YouTube perhaps. This way you’ll get to glimpse what a particular cruise line has to offer. Some offer a more traditional cruising experience, whilst others offer a more exciting modern cruise experience with innovative on board attractions!