How To Get The Best Price On Your Cruise!

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Have you ever wondered how to get the best price for your cruise vacation?  Well, let me count the ways!  My family and I love cruising, and we have been to the “school of hard knocks” when trying to get a great cruise deal!  So, I’m sharing what I’ve learned so far.  I want your cruise vacation to be memorable and at a great price!  Before we get into how to get the best price for your cruise, there are some simple steps I recommend you take to become a cruise insider. Cruise insiders stay on top of the deals and promotions as they become available so you know a great price when you see it, and you have lots of great choices before you decide.

To become a cruise insider:

  • Establish an online account with the cruise line(s) you are interested in.  This will enable you to compare cruises and save the ones of interest for later research.  Once you cruise, this online account establishes a rewards member number that can be used to get freebies as you become a loyal customer.

 

  • Use social media to get the latest on deals, promotions, etc. for the cruise lines.  Actually follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.  If you have your notifications turned on, you will get a lot of traffic so be prepared.  If you enjoy this type of thing, you will have loads of fun with this tip!

 

  • Sign up for the cruise line newsletter.  Deals and special promotions are also advertised in the newsletter.  Also, most cruise lines have a blog.  Lots of good info here as well.

 

  • Don’t forget to sign up for the promotions that are sent out by email.  You don’t want to miss anything!

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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!  I hope this post finds you in good spirits and looking forward to another year!

As 2019 approaches, most of us think about what we will do different this year.  We may decide that this is the year we will lose weight, eliminate our debt, or travel more.  Perhaps we will pursue that promotion we always wanted.  Each year brings on new possibilities.  We have so much to consider, and so much to do.

Instead of New Years resolutions, why not establish a 5 year plan?  This approach will allow you to be strategic, focus on your priorities, understand what takes you away from your priorities and help you to truly work towards achieving your goals.  To get started, I recommend you take a look at the website Organize My House, and the post, How To Create A 5 Year Plan which can be found here:  https://organisemyhouse.com/how-to-create-a-5-year-plan/

Make your goals for 2019 fit into your overall vision for the future.  Happy New Year, and I wish the best for you and your family!

 

Between The Dashes

May 2018 – Southern Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Cruise Line

This was the first time Al and I went on a cruise, just the two of us, leaving from Port Canaveral going to Aruba, Curacao, and Grand Turk on the Carnival Sunshine.  During this cruise, we experienced a lot of firsts which I’m excited to share!

  • Cruise Director:  Al and I weren’t aware how important the cruise director is on a cruise.  Ours was awesome!  Our Cruise director was Mikey, and he made you feel like you wanted to be wherever he was on the ship because you knew you were going to have fun!  Now I know what it means to say Carnival’s “Fun Ships”!  Mikey selected Al to participate in a dance contest and Al actually won!  Mikey started our day with fun and had events all day long if you were up to it!  Here’s a pic of Mikey with Al and I.

 

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