This week, I'm pleased to present a fantastic Veterans Day Sale
with terrific offers that we've arranged with five cruise lines:
Princess, Cunard, Holland America, Seabourn and Carnival
you'll find special deals for sailings in Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean
In addition to deep discounts, these offers may include free amenities
or shipboard credits, which are as good as cash on the ship and can be
used toward onboard purchases not covered in the cruise fare, like shore
excursions and spa treatments. Please note that some rates on our site
may not be eligible for free amenities or shipboard credits.
And to all veterans, we thank you for your service.
is offering our customers huge discounts -- save up to
60% with special pricing on select sailings. Plus, receive shipboard
credits of up to $485 per cabin on select cruises. Book by November
See dates and prices
Princess provides exceptional service and intimate public spaces on
ships that carry 670 to 3,000-plus passengers. Onboard offerings include
wine tastings, yoga and tai chi classes and the Discovery at Sea
program, which includes stargazing experiences and talks by destination
has reduced rates by up to 66% for Vacations To Go
customers, plus get shipboard credits of up to $1,000 per cabin and
prepaid gratuities for two on select departures. Suites also receive
beverages. Book by November 16.
See dates and prices
Cunard recalls the glamour of the golden age of ocean travel, with
white-glove service and well-appointed staterooms. Passengers enjoy
world-class spas, a variety of restaurants and lounges and the
award-winning Cunard Insights enrichment program with notable guest
is offering our customers special discounts on
certain departures, for savings of up to 75%. Also receive shipboard
credits of up to $600 per cabin on select sailings, and free gratuities
on applicable European departures. Book by November 17.
See dates and prices
Holland America boasts 146 years of seafaring heritage, and its elegant,
midsize ships travel to nearly 100 countries. You'll find gracious
service, fine cuisine and enrichment programs such as hands-on cooking
classes developed by America's Test Kitchen and activities curated by
has provided big discounts and exclusive pricing on
select last-minute voyages -- save up to 76%. In addition, receive
exclusive shipboard credits of up to $1,750 per cabin on a variety of
sailings in 2020.
See dates and prices
Seabourn is a luxury line with a fleet of yacht-like ships that call at
lesser-known ports and harbors. They provide spacious, ocean-view suites
(many with balconies), casually elegant atmospheres and retractable
marinas for complimentary water sports like kayaking. The upfront rate
includes fine wines, premium spirits and gratuities.
is offering Vacations To Go customers huge discounts,
for savings of up to
84%. See dates and prices
Carnival delivers fun-filled vacations at a terrific value. Its ships
offer day-to-night activities: There are deck parties, comedy clubs,
water parks, mini-golf courses and sports courts, as well as children's
programs, no-kids Serenity decks, fitness centers and spas.
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.
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 husband and I want to take a Mediterranean cruise next year
to celebrate our 10th anniversary. It will be our first trip to Europe.
Can you help us plan a special onboard celebration with the cruise
: Yes! When you book your cruise with us, your travel counselor
will gladly note anything you might want to celebrate during the voyage,
and they'll find out what the cruise line can offer to recognize your
to learn more about our Mediterranean cruises. Or, use our
tool to search for voyages by departure date, departure city, length of
sailing, cruise line and more. Happy anniversary!
What is the best way to find last-minute deals at your
If you're flexible on ship and travel dates, check out our
It is by far the most popular page at
Here, you'll find all the very best, last-minute bargains, with
discounts of up to 82%.
We've been publishing this list since 1984, when our company opened its
doors and we first convinced cruise lines that they should take whatever
they could get for an unsold cabin rather than let it sail empty. We are
the best in the world at locating last-minute cruise deals and
frequently sell them out before other travel agencies even hear about
: What do I do if something urgent comes up before or during my
: Your Vacations To Go travel counselor is ready to address any
issues that may arise as you plan and enjoy your vacation. They will
remain your personal Vacations To Go contact from when you make your
booking until you return home, and hopefully for your future trips,
You will receive detailed contact information for your counselor so that
they can respond to all questions or concerns. If your counselor is
unavailable when you contact us, their voicemail or email reply will
include instructions about whom to speak with in their absence. It's our
top priority to look after you when you need us!
: Are cruise booking deposits refundable?
: There has been a general move away from refundable deposits.
They may still apply in some cases, but the policies vary depending on
the cruise line and the specific fare you choose, as well as how far in
advance you make the booking. When you make your travel plans with us,
your travel counselor will be sure to verify whether or not your deposit
is refundable, and confirm any applicable cancellation deadlines.
: How do cruise ships get their ratings?
: Ship ratings are based on industry standards for onboard
amenities, the level of service (room steward, waiters, reception desk,
etc.), food quality and presentation and the condition of the vessel's
accommodations and public areas. But there are other important factors
as well, such as the feedback and surveys from returning customers
who've traveled on a ship and the personal experience of our more than
Our ratings range from 1 to 6 stars, with 6 stars representing
exceptional quality in every way. As a general rule, we do not represent
or recommend any ship rated less than 3 stars.
You can see all of our ship ratings by
, 10 nights on Holland America, departs Fort Lauderdale Nov 24, starting at $439, save 71%, FastDeal # 15032
, 4 nights on Royal Caribbean, departs Port Canaveral Dec 2, starting at $249, save 60%, FastDeal # 28942
, 7 nights on MSC Cruises, departs Miami Jan 18, starting at $469, save 66%, FastDeal # 31983
4) Australia & New Zealand
, 10 nights on Norwegian, departs Sydney Dec 1, starting at $319, save 61%, FastDeal # 11285
, 7 nights on Carnival, departs Galveston Jan 25, starting at $489, save 81%, FastDeal # 40621
, 7 nights on Norwegian, departs Los Angeles Dec 1, starting at $499, save 56%, FastDeal # 12354
, 7 nights on Celebrity, departs San Juan Dec 14, starting at $499, save 62%, FastDeal # 31118
, 7 nights on MSC Cruises, departs Rome Feb 2, starting at $509, save 50%, FastDeal # 26723
, 14 nights on Celebrity, departs Hong Kong Jan 4, starting at $649, save 75%, FastDeal # 32399
10) Tahiti & South Pacific Islands
, 7 nights on Paul Gauguin Cruises, departs Papeete Jan 4, oceanview starting at $2,845, save 58%, FastDeal # 11920
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visit our world-famous
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days from now,
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Once you've found a FASTDEAL, call us toll free at 800-338-4962 (US and
Canada) and a cruise counselor will attend to your needs. Customers
from the UK, please call toll free 0-800-098-8546. All other
international customers, please email or call us at +1-713-974-2121.
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