I'm pleased to present terrific money-saving offers from Celebrity,
Carnival, MSC, Viking and Silversea
. Below you'll find our deep
discounts as well as free shipboard credits, which can be used toward
the purchase of items not included in the upfront cost of your cruise,
like shore excursions, Internet packages and souvenirs from onboard
is offering our customers discounts of up to 82% and
shipboard credits of up to $175 per cabin. Plus, book an ocean-view
cabin or higher on select cruises and choose two of the following perks:
1) a shipboard credit of up to $300 per cabin, 2) free gratuities, 3) a
free beverage package, which includes a variety of alcoholic and
nonalcoholic beverages or 4) unlimited Internet. Suites get all four
perks. Book by November 21.
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is offering Vacations To Go customers huge discounts --
save up to 83% on a variety of departures for the rest of this year and
in 2019. Book by November 17.
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is offering our customers fantastic last-minute deals on 2018
departures, with exclusive pricing on select Caribbean cruises. Save up
to 83%. Get free drinks on select sailings.
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has provided discounts of up to 50% for our customers.
Plus, pay reduced airfare from certain gateways on select cruises as
follows (fares are per person): Fly from $199 for the Caribbean,
including Cuba voyages; from $299 for the Panama Canal; from $499 for
Alaska and Canada/New England; from $799 for the Mediterranean, Northern
Europe and transatlantic; from $999 for Africa, Asia and South America;
and from $1,799 for Australia/New Zealand. Book by November 30.
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is offering Vacations To Go customers big savings of up
to 75%. Plus, receive exclusive shipboard credits of up to $1,500 on
select departures. Your Silversea fare includes onboard gratuities,
complimentary beverages including wine and spirits and butler service.
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As always, these offers are for new bookings only and subject to
availability. Restrictions may apply. Past guests of some cruise lines
may see better rates on select sailings.
I receive several hundred cruise-related questions every week from my
readers, so today I'd like to share a few inquiries and answers.
My wife and I live in Chicago and have always wanted to spend
Christmas on a cruise to someplace warm. Spending that week in the
Caribbean is sounding really good right now, but have we waited too long
to book? What kind of deal can we get?
Holiday cruises are very popular and sell out quickly. While
you might not see as many of the tremendous discounts that we have at
other times of the year (of 80% or more), there still are some great
Caribbean deals for that time of year.
I priced weeklong Caribbean departures leaving on Saturday (December 22)
and Sunday (December 23) and found the following discounted cruises for
you. I recommend you book soon to get these rates.
Seven nights on Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas, departing December
22 from San Juan for St. Lucia, Antigua and more, from $539 per person
-- save 75%
Seven nights on the Celebrity Equinox, departing December 22 from Miami
for tropical destinations like St. Maarten and St. Thomas, from $899 per
person -- save 64%
Seven nights on the Carnival Magic, departing December 23 from Miami for
Cozumel, Roatan, Grand Cayman and more, from $744 per person -- save
Seven nights on Holland America's brand-new ship, the Nieuw Statendam,
departing December 23 from Fort Lauderdale for Amber Cove, San Juan and
the cruise line's private island, Half Moon Cay, from $849 per person --
To find more Caribbean departures within a specific date range, use our
I go on a vacation with my best friend every couple of years,
and we're thinking about a Caribbean cruise for our next trip. We're not
too picky as far as ship and itinerary, but we're both on tight budgets
-- can we save money if we're more flexible in choosing when we want to
In general, my advice for finding the best cruise price is to
stay flexible in your travel dates and choice of ship and to start
looking for deals within 90 days of departure. For the Caribbean, you'll
be able to find plenty of great deals on a wide variety of itineraries
and ships. The most popular page on our site is our world-famous
Here, you'll find all the very best last-minute markdowns, including
Caribbean sailings discounted by up to 82%
For the cruises at
you show the discounted prices for four different types of cabins
(inside, outside, balcony and suite). But when I click on the deck plans
for many of these ships, I see that there are many different types of
cabins listed within those four categories. For example, one ship I'm
considering has seven different kinds of ocean-view cabins. How do I
know which cabin is right for me?
Cruise lines usually price staterooms according to their
location, like real estate. Generally, the price for a particular type
of cabin goes up the closer you get to the middle of the ship, and the
higher up you go in decks. Some cabins come with extra amenities that
nudge them toward the higher end of the pricing scale, like spa cabins
that feature in-room spa products, complimentary fitness classes,
priority in booking spa appointments and access to the spa's thermal
Our website will always display the least expensive cabin for each of
the four cabin types -- inside, outside, balcony and suite. Your
Vacations To Go travel counselor will be happy to discuss all of the
available options for any cabin type you want, and price it for you.
Often the difference in price is minimal for a more desirable cabin that
is one or two decks higher, or closer to midship and the vessel's main
attractions like restaurants, lounges and pools.
If you do have a specific ship and type of stateroom in mind, booking
early ensures the best selection of cabin locations.
for links to deck plans and cabin types for all of our ships.
Q: I'm going to book my very first cruise soon, with Vacations To Go.
I've researched a lot of cruises in the Mediterranean, where there seems
to be a lot to see and do! Once I book my cruise, how do I select and
purchase my shore excursions?
A: Congratulations on booking your first cruise! A wealth of sights,
museums, cultures and cuisines awaits you in
and a cruise is a fantastic way to sample an array of ports.
After you book your cruise, we'll send you a confirmation that will
provide options for booking your shore excursions. For most sailings,
this will include an opportunity to book your shore excursion through
Vacations To Go at a discounted price -- you can save up to 40% over the
cruise line's prices if you purchase your tours through us. You also can
choose to book with the cruise line through a link we'll provide, or you
can wait until you're on board the ship, though if you wait you may find
that your first shore excursion choices are sold out.
, 7 nights on Royal Caribbean, departs San Juan Nov 24, balcony starting at $405, save 79%, FastDeal # 39393
, 4 nights on Carnival, departs Los Angeles Feb 4, starting at $189, save 78%, FastDeal # 33672
, 10 nights on Princess, departs Fort Lauderdale Nov 27, starting at $539, save 51%, FastDeal # 26521
, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs New York Dec 8, starting at $449, save 56%, FastDeal # 11674
5) Australia/New Zealand
, 13 nights on Holland America, departs Auckland Dec 8, starting at $799, save 47%, FastDeal # 16691
, 7 nights on MSC Cruises, departs Miami Dec 15, starting at $489, save 51%, FastDeal # 25133
, 7 nights on Costa Cruises, departs Barcelona Jan 7, starting at $433, save 67%, FastDeal # 36473
, 10 nights on Azamara Club Cruises, departs Miami Nov 24, starting at $3,499, save 24%, FastDeal # 15174
, 7 nights on Seabourn, departs Barbados Dec 15, suite starting at $2,299, save 80%, FastDeal # 13450
10) Tahiti/French Polynesia
, 7 nights on Paul Gauguin Cruises, departs Papeete Jan 19, oceanview starting at $2,545, save 62%, FastDeal # 15998
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