Just The Facts | 10 Ways to Save Money On A Cruise | Larry Jackson

Real Travel Expert Larry Jackson, owner of Cruise Holidays of Viera, joins Ken from RTE Travel Talk for this episode of Just The Facts. In this episode, Ken challenges Larry on his Top Ten ways to Save Money on a Cruise list. Larry and Ken dive deep into each of the following items, providing valuable insights and practical tips for budget-conscious travelers:

I. BOOK EARLY: Larry explains the benefits of booking your cruise well in advance to secure the best deals and availability.

II. USE CABIN GUARANTY CATEGORIES: Learn how opting for a cabin guaranty category can potentially save you money while still ensuring a comfortable onboard experience.

III. USE A CERTIFIED CRUISE TRAVEL AGENT: Discover the advantages of working with a certified cruise travel agent like Larry to maximize savings and receive expert guidance throughout the booking process.

IV. GET ALL YOUR DISCOUNTS: Larry highlights the importance of researching and utilizing all available discounts, from loyalty programs to special promotions.

V. BOOK ONBOARD VISIT FUTURE CRUISE DESK: Find out how visiting the future cruise desk onboard can lead to exclusive discounts and perks for your next voyage.

VI. PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE: Learn why investing in travel insurance is a wise decision to protect your investment and provide peace of mind during your cruise.

VII. BOOK SHOULDER SEASON & HURRICANE SEASON: Explore the advantages of booking your cruise during shoulder season or hurricane season for potential cost savings and fewer crowds.

VIII. BECOME A SHAREHOLDER: Larry discusses how becoming a shareholder of certain cruise lines can offer additional benefits and discounts for future cruises.

IX. KNOW YOUR BEVERAGE PACKAGES: Gain insights into the various beverage packages offered by cruise lines and how to choose the right one to suit your needs and budget.

X. CONSIDER PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSIONS: Discover the benefits of booking private shore excursions independently to potentially save money and enjoy a more personalized experience.

To wrap up the episode, Larry and Ken give viewers a sneak peek at next month’s topic: How to Cruise to Hawaii. Whether you’re a seasoned cruiser or planning your first voyage, this episode provides invaluable advice for saving money and making the most of your cruise experience.

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