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Vacationers can reduce their cruise costs

04.04.2011
Topic Cruise Travel

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Travellers who are thinking about taking a cruise for their summer getaway will have many options when it comes to places to visit and which company to use. Smart vacationers can take advantage of a few tips that may help them save money on their next cruise vacation.

Tourists may want to start planning their cruise as soon as possible. Once they decide where they would like to head off to, they can begin searching the Internet for great deals. Another way to save some cash is by booking with a travel agent as they may be able to offer some special discounts, according to MSN.

Travellers can also cut costs is by joining a cruise line's rewards programs. In most cases, it is free to sign up and guests can earn some great benefits, such as gifts, discounts on food, priority reservation and much more, the news source reported.

To save even more money, tourists can opt to lead their own tours and excursions rather than going with a cruise line, reported the news source.

"I always recommend people go on the cruise lines' websites and see what's being offered in the ports on your cruise," Stewart Chiron, a cruise expert, told the news provider. "At a lot of ports you can do it yourself, see more, and have it be a lot less expensive."