Interested in European Cruise Deals?

If you are read on,  as the cost of a European cruise, and for that matter all cruises, have been reduced in price dramatically in last few years.

Typically you can expect to pay around half the amount you would do if you were to fly to a European destination then travel around the country form there paying for you hotels stays at each place you visited!

The best thing about a cruise in Europe is pretty similarl to any other cruise you might take. Once you are on-board the ship, you unpack your luggage, put your clothes in drawers and into the wardrobes and then you’re ready to do just about anything. The cruise ship has in fact become a floating hotel. And you don’t have to pack and travel to another one!

Of course, what about the potential of seeing such interesting and romantic cities like Paris, Venice or Rome ? Once your ship had docked in port, depending on where you are, you’ll have the chance to take River cruises. Have you ever considered what it would be like to travel the waterways of the Danube? How about the Baltic Mediterranean seas? These opportunities are open to you if you’re seriously looking for Europe cruise bargains.

If you’re a bit of a history buff, taking a cruise in Europe is very different from the Caribbean. Its a given they both have their good points, but how much history has originated from Bridgetown in the Bahamas? There’s just something so exciting especially if you’ve never travelled to Europe before, about being exposed to this whole cultural experience. If you do decide to take advantage of a river cruise, you’ll be exposed to Old World sights and sounds, culture and history not like that of the major European cities.

And during the time you’re taking all of this in, when you’re back on the ship, you’ll be enjoying all the wonderful amenities that come with every cruise like the exquisite foods and the top of the line facilities like fitness rooms and spas. Not to mention the dancing and partying to the small hours fo the morning!

Your decision to investigate a European cruise is a good one. You’ll probably leave the experience with memories that will last forever. Not only will the cruise itself be a huge thrill but the excitement of it all will be in taking in the fantastic sights that are Europe.

How much Can I spend on a European Cruise?

So once you formulated the idea to go on a European cruise, which is definitely going to be the highlight of your upcoming year, you need to move yourself into planning mode and get the right motivation to get things organized. The planning stages are all important and can be the most thrilling parts but unfortunately you need to budget, which is less exciting but never the less a very important part of planning your cruise.

Once you got an idea in your head as to how much you want to spend, you can start to consider what options are open to you. It worthwhile considering whether you think you might take a cruise of some kind in the future, if this is the case you might want to work out how to split the budgets so you can experience some things this time and different things on the next cruise you take. In fact, you can effectively make the cruise cost a lot less if you are planning to take further cruise vacations in Europe or perhaps the Caribbean later on.

You should definitely start by looking at all the potential European cruises destinations and ports of call available, start by making a list, using the internet or using a cruise line brochure that you can get from a local tour operator or get them sent to you by the cruise lines themselves. Use these sources to work out where you want to go, make a small note of prices too, and what pages or websites you got the information from so you can easily get back to them at a later date.

When you have your list, identify 3-4 cruises that you particularly like, once you’ve done this you can start looking at comparative prices from different cruise lines. At this stage look into the amenities and extras that each cruise provides so you can make you mind up as to which is best for you.

With the final line up you can then make an informed choice as the best deals available, you can perhaps visit a tour operation in you high street, and if you have all this information that can quickly identify any great cruise bargains that you might be interested in.

Hopefully there’s some good cruise advice here, have a great cruise and good luck.

What Is The Best Discount Cruise?

When you have finally decided that you will be taking a cruise vacation and may have been watching the cruise channels on Sky TV or taking more notice of advertisements and stories about cruises in your favourite magazine, you are probably thinking to yourself, “How do I go about getting the best cruise deal available?”

In an ideal world I would probably describe the idle bargain cruise as one which ticks these boxes.

1. Visit the destinations and places you want to see
2. Has all the luxury facilities on board that you expect
3. The cruise is good value for money and a reasonable price.
4. The voyage takes place at the time of year and season of choice.

You might think that this is surely unobtainable especially if you are working to a budget and are really looking for a discounted cruise package. Not so however, with the right kind or research and preparation it possible to arrange a fantastic European cruise that meets mostly all the above criteria. Of course you may need to compromise a bit, but this should be limited if you do things right.

Occasionally you may well get lucky and with exactly the right cruise for you, what you might describe as a perfect cruise, straight away from a travel or tour operator, this isn’t all that likely but it worth having an initial look just in case.

Waiting until the last minute before booking anything is a way to get a discounted cruise, since the cruise line will be trying to fill all the available passenger space. You will usually be able to get a discount here, but make sure you check what’s included in the price, some meals and entertainment may be extra, you need to watch out for hidden costs since we are looking for bargains not nasty surprises.

If you can compromise a bit on the season, then this can make a big difference to the costs, sometimes its difficult especially if you are looking for a family European cruise, taking the kids out of school outside of term-time is usually frowned upon but if you can make arrangement with their schools this can be a great way to get a cheap cruise holiday.

Other ways to get a better package deal are to perhaps forgo some ship board amenities that you think you might not use much or even at all, this can save some money, also perhaps avoid some shore excursions if possible, perhaps even arrange your own this can turn a discounted cruise into an even cheaper bargain.