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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

I'd like to begin by showing you the latest deals we've negotiated to save you money on 11 top cruise lines. Our deeply discounted offers may include free amenities or shipboard credits, which are as good as cash on the ship and can be used toward onboard purchases, like shore excursions and beverage packages.

Holland America is offering our customers huge discounts of up to 68% and shipboard credits of up to $400 per cabin on a variety of popular itineraries, including many last-minute Alaska cruises and cruise-tours departing this summer. Book by June 6. See dates and prices.

Norwegian is offering our customers huge discounts of up to 87%. Plus, receive all of the following perks on cabins booked at eligible rates: 1) unlimited open bar for two, 2) a specialty dining package that includes up to five meals for two guests at select dining venues, 3) up to 250 minutes of internet, 4) a shore excursion credit of $50 per cabin, per excursion and 5) friends and family sail free as third/fourth passengers in the cabin on select departures (port fees and taxes are additional.) See dates and prices.

Regent has provided huge discounts to Vacations To Go customers on a variety of sailings -- save up to 76%. In addition, get exclusive new pricing on a variety of last-minute sailings in 2023, including select Northern Europe voyages in July and August. Plus, get shipboard credits of up to $350 per cabin on select sailings. See dates and prices.

Princess is offering Vacations To Go customers big discounts -- save up to 74%. Plus, receive exclusive pricing and shipboard credits of up to $85 per cabin. Also, receive free drinks, Wi-Fi and gratuities on select sailings booked at eligible rates. See dates and prices.

Royal Caribbean is offering our customers huge new discounts -- save up to 87%. Also, receive exclusive new pricing on select last-minute cruises, plus shipboard credits of up to $150 per cabin on certain voyages. Children age 12 and under sail FREE on select departures. See dates and prices.

Celebrity has reduced rates by up to 87%. Plus, get shipboard credits of up to $1,500 per cabin on a variety of sailings visiting Europe, Alaska and more, and receive all of the following perks on select sailings booked at eligible rates: 1) prepaid gratuities, 2) a free Classic beverage package and 3) unlimited internet access. See dates and prices.

Oceania is offering Vacations To Go customers discounts of up to 78%, plus free upgrades, newly reduced rates and exclusive shipboard credits of up to $600 per cabin on select sailings. See dates and prices.

Seabourn has reduced rates by up to 60%, plus get new exclusive pricing on last-minute cruises and shipboard credits of up to $1,050 per cabin on select departures. The upfront price of a six-star Seabourn vacation includes gratuities, open bars and fine wines at lunch and dinner. Book by June 12. See dates and prices.

Cunard is offering our customers newly reduced exclusive pricing on select cruises, for savings of up to 60%. Plus, get shipboard credits of up to $1,000 per cabin on select sailings. Book select suite categories and also receive free drinks and free gratuities on select sailings. See dates and prices.

Carnival is offering our customers discounts of up to 87%. Plus, get exclusive onboard credits of up to $50 per cabin on select sailings. See dates and prices.

Virgin Voyages is offering our customers discounts on a variety of sailings. Also, receive a free drink package valued at $600 per cabin in select suite categories. Pay in full at the time of booking to receive an additional discount of up to 10% off our already low rates on select sailings. Prices include gratuities, select non-alcoholic beverages and unlimited internet. See dates and prices.

Let Vacations To Go help you on your next cruise with Disney Cruise Line. See dates and prices. Plus, Vacations To Go can help plan an exciting stay at Disney Parks and Resorts. See dates and prices. Or, plan a family-friendly tour designed for all generations with Adventures by Disney. See dates and prices.

As always, these offers are for new bookings only and subject to availability. Restrictions may apply, and some free amenities and shipboard credits may apply only to eligible rates. Past guests of some cruise lines may see better rates on select sailings.

Next, I'll cover a few key factors to keep in mind when choosing a cruise ship cabin. Selecting your oceangoing accommodations is largely a matter of personal preference and budget. Here are the main considerations.

Type of Stateroom

In the most general terms, there are two types of staterooms: inside cabins with no view, and outside cabins with views. Some higher-end ships, particularly six-star vessels, have only outside cabins.

If you're planning to spend most of your vacation exploring ports and hanging out in the ship's public areas, and regard the cabin as no more than a place to lay your head at night, then an inside cabin can be your most affordable option.

If you want to see the outdoor scenery from your room, choose an outside cabin. These include ocean-view cabins with portholes or picture windows, and balcony cabins that provide a private veranda.

Suites are the best outside accommodations on a ship and provide more space and more amenities -- like butler service, priority spa or dinner reservations, exclusive dining venues and priority embarkation and disembarkation. The majority of them sport balconies as well. Balcony cabins and suites usually occupy the higher decks.

Families and others traveling in a group can consider adjoining cabins with a private connecting door and family suites that accommodate more than four people. These are in very high demand, and I usually recommend that clients book these types of accommodations at least four to six months in advance -- or even earlier for peak summer, spring break and holiday travel periods, or for regions with short cruising seasons like Alaska. Keep in mind that two staterooms, either next door or across the hall from each other, may cost less than a family suite.

Staterooms that accommodate three or four passengers (called triples or quads) are more plentiful but still limited in number. In addition to two twin beds that can be pushed together to make a king-size bed, triples and quads will have either a convertible sofa bed or upper berths that pull down from the wall or ceiling, or both.

Our Find A Cruise Ship tool lets you search for ships with adjoining cabins and suites that accommodate up to eight people. It also allows you to search for ships with single-occupancy cabins and wheelchair-accessible cabins.

Travelers with limited mobility also can click here to refine their search for ships with wheelchair-accessible cabins and additional features like roll-in showers, fold-down shower benches and additional grab bars. Travelers with limited mobility also can request a cabin near an elevator.

The earlier you book, the greater choice you have in cabins and the greater likelihood that you can choose a specific cabin.

Cabin Location

Cruise lines tend to price staterooms according to their location, much like real estate. Midship cabins are desirable because they offer the most central location for accessing restaurants, bars and entertainment options, and you'll typically pay more for this.

If there are shipboard facilities that you know you'll use often -- the spa, children's club, kids-free deck, aqua park, sports court or pool -- focus on cabins near those places (again, you may pay a bit more to be near these popular spots). Otherwise, be prepared for a long walk, particularly on today's megaliners.

To ensure a quiet cabin, avoid locations near elevator banks and stairwells or directly below high-traffic areas like restaurants and nightclubs. Forward cabins on lower decks may be susceptible to noise from the raising and lowering of the anchor, while those at the back, or aft, may get some engine noise and vibrations. Passengers in cabins directly under the pool deck may be treated to the sounds of the ship's crew arranging lounge chairs in the very early morning hours.

If you are prone to seasickness, a midship stateroom on a lower deck will minimize the amount of motion you feel while the ship is sailing.

To see deck plans that display the location of cabins and public spaces on more than 280 ships, click here.

The Cabin Guarantee

So far, I've covered the options for those who book their cruise far enough in advance so that they can choose a particular cabin to meet their specific needs and desires.

If getting the lowest rate is more important than securing a certain cabin, consider a cabin guarantee. This is an option available from the cruise line that guarantees you a specific type of stateroom -- inside, ocean view, balcony or suite -- but does not allow you to choose a specific cabin or even a specific deck. Your cabin will be assigned by the cruise line just before sailing, and no changes are allowed. You will receive at least the minimum category in the type of room you paid for.

When offered, guarantees generally are the least expensive type of reservation you can make, and they are popular because of the attractive pricing and the possibility that you could be upgraded to a higher category. However, it's important to understand that an upgrade is never guaranteed, and it is not possible to know the odds of an upgrade at the time of booking, so be sure to book a category that you will be comfortable in for the duration of your cruise.

Vacations To Go has access to every available cabin on every sailing, and our cruise counselors will be happy to quote the lowest available price for whatever you seek.

Visit our world-famous 90-Day Ticker. Here, you'll find all the very best last-minute markdowns, right up until the day of departure. Right now, you can find terrific deals discounted by up to 86%.

For our international customers: the U.S. government has finally lifted the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for residents of other countries flying to the United States.

Now, all international travelers -- regardless of vaccination status -- can take advantage of our deeply discounted cruises departing from ports in the continental United States, Hawaii and Alaska. To search our comprehensive list of cruises from the U.S., use our Find a Bargain tool.

I have scanned all the sailings in the next 90 days, and listed below are all the deepest discounts according to type of cabin.

Inside Cabins

Click here to see all sailings offering inside cabins for at least 70% off.

Oceanview Cabins

Click here to see all sailings offering oceanview cabins for at least 70% off.

Balcony Cabins

Click here to see all sailings offering balcony cabins for at least 70% off.


Click here to see all sailings offering suites for at least 70% off.

Here are today's Top 10 Cruises, brand-new specials from the world's best cruise lines. Click the FastDeal # for details. 1) Alaska, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs Anchorage (Seward) Jun 28, starting at $279, save 92%, FastDeal # 32244

2) Caribbean, 7 nights on MSC Cruises, departs Port Canaveral Sep 3, starting at $409, save 63%, FastDeal # 44834

3) Alaska, 7 nights on Princess, departs Anchorage (Whittier) Jun 24, starting at $329, save 77%, FastDeal # 40721

4) Northern Europe, 7 nights on Holland America, departs Copenhagen Jul 26, starting at $699, save 50%, FastDeal # 12161

5) Mediterranean, 9 nights on Celebrity, departs Rome (Civitavecchia) Jul 1, starting at $679, save 80%, FastDeal # 24730

6) Eastern Canada & New England, 9 nights on Royal Caribbean, departs Bayonne Sep 7, starting at $636, save 71%, FastDeal # 21488

7) Caribbean, 7 nights on Carnival, departs Galveston Aug 26, starting at $739, save 71%, FastDeal # 37998

8) British Isles, 10 nights on Norwegian, departs Copenhagen Jul 2, starting at $649, save 94%, FastDeal # 10074

9) Caribbean, 5 nights on Virgin Voyages, departs Miami Oct 22, starting at $984, save 5%, FastDeal # 39695

10) Pacific U.S. & Mexico, 7 nights on Oceania Cruises, departs Los Angeles (San Pedro) Sep 20, starting at $1,049, save 83%, FastDeal # 25740

To search for discounts of up to 82% on cruises, use our Find a Bargain tool.

Once you've found a FASTDEAL, call us at 800-338-4962 (US and Canada) and a cruise counselor will attend to your needs. International customers, please email or call us at +1-713-974-2121.

Please email me your comments, suggestions and questions at alanfox@vacationstogo.com and I will respond the same day.


Alan Fox
Executive Chairman
Vacations To Go