When’s the Best Time to Snap-up Fantastic Cruise Deals?

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Cruise Ship at Night

Thanks to their great value for money, cruises are gaining increasing popularity with cost conscious Aussie holidaymakers. And the even better news is that September has been pegged as one of the best months to secure a fantastic cruise deal! While Cruise 1st offers great cruise deals all year round, below are some of the factors that make September particularly special:

Shoulder Season

After the tourist packed summer months of June, July and August, the European high season starts to draw to a close. The weather may not be as warm but the shoulder season months of September to November are still a great time to explore the continent’s beaches and cities. Cruise prices also significantly drop after August which makes September the perfect time to book a last minute cruise or secure a bargain place on-board an October or November itinerary.

Back to School

With American and European school years generally starting at the end of August or the start of September, next month is a great time to beat the Northern Hemisphere school holiday crowds and pick up a discounted cruise package. The Caribbean is a year round cruise destination, however with decreased UK and US demand during the months of September to December, it’s a great time for Aussies to soak up the sun!

Extras and Frills

As well as slashing prices, many cruise lines will also offer extra perks during the month of September in order to attract off season travellers. From all inclusive drinks and gratuities to bonus on-board credit and cabin upgrades, September is a fantastic time to take advantage of special offers.

Cheaper Flights

Once again, off season prices instantly translate to lower flight costs. This means that if you’re booking a cruise and fly package, lines will be able to offer significant discounts off the overall price.

Great Cruise Deals at Cruise 1st

While Cruise 1st offers competitive cruise package deals throughout the year, those determined to secure a truly incredible deal should get in touch with the friendly customer service team and ask about upcoming September offers!

Images sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credit: Fintan Corrigan

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Lily Egge

Lily is in her mid 60’s and loves cruising. She and her partner have cruised on at least 40 cruises so far and there is much more to see. They usually travel on a balcony cabin, especially at Christmas where they celebrate on the cruise with the family. She lives in Manifold Heights in Victoria. Lily writes for Cruise 1st on a regular basis.

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