7 Ways To Save on Cruises

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If you don't want to end up spending an arm and a leg on your next cruise, take a look at these 7 ways to save on cruises.

7 Ways To Save on Cruises

After our first cruise, we felt like we learned so much!! While our cruise wasn’t expensive to book, all of the extra add ons sure added up quick. If you don’t want to end up spending an arm and a leg on your next cruise, take a look at these 7 ways to save on cruises.

The best tip is to be aware of all the extras charged to your room so that you don’t go over budget. All-inclusive does not usually include alcoholic beverages or soda. If you’re a soda drinker it’s a good idea bring your own (check with your cruise line to see what you can bring aboard).

Here’s a few other tips to help you save on cruises:

1. Off-Season: Booking during the off-season can save you and your family some money. Do your research and choose your dates wisely.

2. Cellular: Check with your cellular provider before you go to discuss your plan and rates that you may incur. While you may want your cell phone to call Grandma or family back at home, you’re on vacation. Take this time to unplug.

3. Laundry: Generally, your ship has a full-service laundry and dry cleaning service but it does come with a price tag. Keep that in mind when packing.

4. Excursions: Do your research. Look into booking cruise-sponsored shore excursions yourself before you board.

5. Coffee: Specialty coffee drinks can be an expensive habit. If you still want to treat yourself while on vacation, some cruises offer a “coffee card” for a reduced, set price that can bring the cost of your caffeine fix down considerably.

6. Upgrades: When you check in and get your room keycard, ask to be upgraded. If there are available rooms, the staff is usually happy to move you to a bigger and better room at no additional charge.

7. Bring Soda: All-inclusive does not usually include alcoholic beverages or soda. If you’re a soda drinker it’s a good idea bring your own (check with your cruise line to see what you can bring aboard).

Going on a cruise can be a relatively inexpensive vacation but remember the above 7 ways to save on cruises to get the most out of your vacation budget!

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  1. I have never taken a cruise before but I learned a lot from this post!

  2. terese dudek says:

    these are awesome tips! thanks!

  3. Renee Travis
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    I have never been on a cruise, but thank you for all of the information. Now I may just have to!

  4. April Ralene
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    Ive never taken a cruise before, thanks for the tips in case i ever decide to

  5. Great tips, I still want to go on a cruise sometime.
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  6. Esther Tartaglia
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    I have taken 15 cruises. I always look for new tips to save money.

  7. Thanks for all the great tips. I have never been on a cruise but it is on our to do list. Hopefully, we will be able to go next year. My parents go all the time and they love it. I sent the article over to them so they could read it also.
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  8. Christine A says:

    Thank you for the tips, I haven’t been on a cruise before but I would love to take one. I’ve pinned your post for future reference when I’m considering cruise trips.

  9. We got an upgrade by checking: balcony vs inner room. Drink water!

  10. Jaime Stroud
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    Very interesting, we have never taken a cruise but I’m currently looking into them so this was very helpful.

  11. My husband insists that he’ll never go on a cruise with me. These tips would save me some time and money though!
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  12. Oh all such great tips! We have never been, but hope to someday! These will be very helpful to get a good deal!

  13. Lots of good tips. I love cruising. Wish I could go more often!

  14. Sherry Martindale
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    Thanks for the awesome tips 🙂