This is a Guest Post by Austin Gambino, The Cruise Web Team
There’s a lot that goes into booking a Caribbean cruise. Every traveler is looking for maximum value for their dollar, as well as the right cruise line, region and cruise excursions for their vacation. Want to get the most bang for your Caribbean Cruise buck? Take a look at these tips for getting the best Caribbean cruise deal.
The best prices and finest availability for booking a Caribbean cruise is always as soon as the itineraries are released. Although you’ll see last minute deals, and late price drops, the best price will usually be about a year out from the sail date.
So, book now and forever hold your peace.
Use Your Shoulders
The ‘shoulders’ are the parts of the cruise season when taking a Caribbean cruise is considered to be less popular. If you book a Caribbean cruise sailing during the ‘shoulder’ season, you will be more likely to get a lower price.
- January and February are a good time to sail (post-holiday months).
- The fall months – September, October and November (hurricane season) – are also great times to sail, at least during non-holiday weekends.
- Pro-tip: the best price will commonly be found a year out, just after the winter holiday, in January.
- Warning: there’s a reason the shoulders are cheaper, weather may affect your vacation.