Here’s how to get two cruises for the price of one.
But first, let me ask you a question…
How Many Luxury Cruises Can You Afford?
You see… a cruise can be as cheap or as expensive as you like.
That’s a bold statement, isn’t it, David?
I suppose it is.
But here’s another question (we are going somewhere with this)…
What’s the Difference Between a Basic Inside Cabin and a Large Suite?
- A butler?
- A view?
A suite is pretty cool – and rather very nice to have.
But how long do you intend to remain in your cabin?
How much time will you spend enjoying those additional luxuries?
On a cruise which visits lots of different places, you’ll probably not be spending much time in your cabin.
Our First Cabin
On our first cruise, we saved up and selected a nice cabin with a balcony.
You probably know the story…
It was our 25th wedding anniversary… and it was our very first cruise… so we wanted to make it special.
We didn’t know any different.
If you’ve not heard our story, you can read it here. We saved up to afford a delightful cabin with a nice balcony where we could relax in the sunshine.
But we were so busy exploring the Caribbean Islands that we hardly had time to use the balcony.
Second Cruise Choices
So when it came time to book our second cruise, we chatted about it.
“You know, we probably didn’t make good use of that balcony”
“You’re right. It was nice to sit down and relax with a book. But we could do that on the deck”
“OK, let’s book an inside cabin, then. They’re much cheaper.”
“You’re right. In fact, we’ll probably be able to afford two cruises for the price we’d have to pay for a nice balcony cabin.”
Best Price Cruise
Listen… If you’re not that bothered about booking a particular cabin.
And if you don’t mind which deck – or which part of the ship…
And if you’re willing to give up some flexibility…
You can get rock-bottom prices. Especially at certain times of the year such as Black Friday.
And if you play your cards right… you’ll book the cheapest inside cabin and then the cruise company might decide to upgrade you to a better cabin.
That’s happened to us a few times.
Nothing To Do With Money
David Kirkland, the author of The Intelligent Cruiser, says:
Enjoying the perfect cruise has absolutely nothing to do with how much money you spend.
We’ve certainly proved that to be the case.
So you have the choice.
1. You can spend a lot on a few extra luxuries.
2. Or you can cut right back – and still enjoy a luxurious cruise.
Sorry… I mean enjoy two luxurious cruises for the price of one!
Your Bargain Cruise
Have you enjoyed a great cruise for a bargain price?
Tell everyone about it in the comments box below, and let’s keep this conversation going.