Tips for finding cheap cruises include using Twitter, signing up for mailing lists, checking daily deal sites and booking ahead of high season. A good deal should be fairly priced without compromising on the itinerary.
Many cruise lines, agents and agencies post last-minute cruise bargains and latest promotional deals on their official Twitter feeds. Following the right people on Twitter can help to unearth great deals as soon as they appear. Using the Twitter list function to customize a list of relevant tweets helps to stay up-to-date.
Signing up for agency or cruise line mailing lists is also a good way to find bargains. Many companies use emails to help fill cruise ships. These contain the latest promotions, short sales and last-minute deals. It is a good idea to use a separate email account when signing up to mailing lists to avoid cluttering your main email inbox.
Daily deal sites with travel sections also post deals on cruises. Checking these sites daily can help find out about a good deal as soon as it appears. These offers are typically obtained on a first-come, first-served basis with a set number of up-scale items for sale.
Last-minute cruise deals for certain destinations and dates may be difficult to find or may not offer a choice of cabins. Booking a few months or a year in advance can help to secure a cruise and save money, especially for summer and Christmas travel.