How to Get a Last-Minute Cruise Dealby Fran Golden | May 30, 2017
1. Begin early.
Start looking 60 days before your sailing. By then, cruisers whose plans have changed have already canceled, cruise lines have a good read on passenger load, and last-minute deals begin to emerge. The reductions may or may not continue as the sailing date draws closer.
2. Get deals delivered to you.
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3. Make friends with the cruise lines you like best.
If you've cruised before, make sure you're a member of the line's past-passenger program for priority access to deals. Also, sign up for the lines' email newsletters to receive alerts.
4. Use our “Shop for Cruises” engine to compare prices.
Or, if you don’t know which ship is right for you, start with our Navigatr tool and take a couple of minutes to let us help you out.
Fran Golden is a Cleveland-based contributor to ShermansCruise who also writes for USA Today.