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There are so many different options when it comes to taking a cruise holiday; you need to make sure you choose the right one for you so you can get the most out of it. There are quite a few things that should be considered first before you start looking for a cheap cruise and defiantly before you book, these are:
The easiest thing to decide on is where you want to go. Picking a region is easy, deciding on what itinerary you want to follow can be a little harder. Cruise holidays to certain destinations can be seasonal; following weather patterns which means the one you want may not be available year round. Break down the must visit ports and from then you can look at cruise lines which offer the places you want.
Type of cruise holiday
Are you looking for a family holiday, couples holiday, singles holiday or a quieter holiday? This can determine what cruise line you choose and which cruise ship as many lines tailor make some of their ships to suit different needs. For example; Disney Cruise Line ships clearly are designed around you families. The largest ships of Royal Caribbean are jam packed with things to do, which if you have a large family or group and want to be busy will be a good option. Then you have Cunard which is more suited to the discerning traveller, a grander affair when travelling a good option for couple or older travellers.
Price is a deciding factor for many things. Cruise holidays are no longer exclusively for the rich there are some fantastic deals to be found. Inside cabins or ones with just a port hole are your cheapest option. Food and drink can be found all inclusive with some offers, or you can always pre pay before you go and use a pre pay cruise card whilst on board to keep costs down. Types of cruise can be cheaper, repositioning cruises can be £100’s pounds cheaper but it does mean you either have to book a flight for the way to the start port or way back from the final port of call.