Cruise holidays are generally not a cheap holiday option. However, with so much competition, many attractive cruise deals and options are increasingly on offer. Cruise and Stay deals give good value for money considering the levels of services and standards maintained on-board, besides the fact that this particular option covers the best of both worlds. The wide selection of cheap cruises and exclusive cruise deals is aimed at taking care of all permutations and combinations of options that a customer can desire. The parameters considered are the time and duration of journey, point of embarkation and departure, itinerary, budget, personal requirements, medical conditions and so on.
Intense competition amongst the various cruise companies has led to an unbelievably wide selection of cruise and stay deals. A single cruise company can offer as many as 75 to 300 deals to various destinations and throughout the year. Organizing your own trip is the cheapest option, but requires a lot of planning beforehand. It would involve a lot of legwork and research for which one may not have the time or expertise. Travel agents have hands on experience and are generally on top of things in these matters and engaging their services is worthwhile. They are so organised that even your schedules and itineraries are typed and ready for you.
The cruise and stay deals covers the cost of all meals on board and many activities catered to by a particular cruise liner viz. spa, gambling casinos, theatres, gym, tennis courts, swimming pools etc. Besides discounts are offered even up to 70%, last-minute or late deals; cheap deals all give exceptional value for money considering the costs of staying in a similar standard hotel with identical facilities and meals included. Cruise deals take care of many more details which you may now even be aware of, which may also lead to a strategic lapse which could ruin your holiday.
Examples of cruise and stay deals viz. Island cruises – last minute offers, late deals,2010 cruises, island escape cruise, island star cruises and so on. In the Alaskan cruise/tour, parts of the Alaskan state can only be accessed by sea like Sitka, Ketchikan, Juneau while the tour is scheduled on a motor coach or train to take one to the Denali National Park. One can draw comfort from the fact that the agent knows exactly where you are during your vacation and treat your hotel stay the same way as you would be on board. For a small fee (the agent’s commission) your travel agent can strike the best deal covering your requirements.