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Luxury Cruising for Less

Posted January 9th, 2017

Ah, luxury cruising… stunningly stylish cabins, restaurants and lounges. Personalised and attentive service that leaves you wanting for nothing. The highest quality of cuisine on the menu around the clock. If you want to live like a king or queen on your holiday, you can’t go past luxury cruise lines such as Silversea, Seabourn and Regent Seven Seas and Crystal Cruises.

Worried about the price tag? Whether you’re saving up for a special occasion and want to make your dollars go further, or simply appreciate a good deal, there are ways to get more out of luxury cruising for less.

Book Early

It’s a piece of advice that’s been done to death, but it certainly can make a difference. As demand grows and cabins sell out, many luxury cruise lines raise their rates. The solution? Get in early before the demand sets in and put a deposit down. Not only will you save some hard-earned cash, but you’ll have a greater range of suites to choose from.

Some luxury cruise lines, such as Silversea, also try to entice travellers by offering an early booking bonus (planning ahead could save you 10% on voyages). If you’re able to pay in full, you may also earn an additional discount – Crystal Cruises’ passengers can save 2.5% on their fare when they pay in full 180 days prior to sailing.

Book Back-to-Back Cruises

Getting rewarded for cruising more? Sounds good, doesn’t it? Sail on two consecutive cruises, stay on board and bid farewell to the poor souls who have to leave the luxury of your cruise ship. Seabourn offers ‘Combination Cruise Savings’ of up to 10% when passengers travel on the same cruise ship for two or more voyages in a row. Silversea, meanwhile, has ‘Extended Voyage Savings’ which allows guests to save up to 5% on each consecutive voyage selected.

Book a Cruise on Your Cruise

Like many larger cruise lines, such as Royal Caribbean International, several luxury cruise lines reward passengers for booking their next journey while still on their cruise ship. Silversea has an onboard savings program that sees guests save 5% on select sailings when they make a deposit to confirm their new reservation. The best part? Thanks to the line’s Fare Guarantee, passengers can get the best possible fares, no matter how early they book.

Loyalty Pays Off

If you have your heart set on luxury cruising, the best way to enjoy free perks and savings is to choose one cruise line and stick with it. Many luxury cruise lines have exclusive clubs for repeat guests and reward those who refer friends and family. As a result, you could enjoy everything from complimentary laundry service, stateroom upgrades and free onboard credit to savings on select cruises and even completely free cruises.

Another great way to pounce on deals and discounts is to let your Cruiseabout consultant know about your plans! Forget signing up to newsletter after newsletter – we can do all the work for you and keep you up to date. Simply give us a call on 1300 954 66 today.

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  Absolutely nobody in Australia knows more about cruising than Cruiseabout. With close to 30,000 nights on ships all across the globe, our consultants’ extensive experience and passion for cruising is unequaled. We're here to share the joys of cruising holidays with more Australians and invite them into our world - because we love cruising!

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