Deals to Jump on Now:
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, so I’ve handpicked the best deals for the upcoming summer holidays; Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. Yep, you can still get a deal! Check out my picks here
Costa Up to $150 Onboard Credit on all 2011 Sailings
CruiseDeals.com has an exclusive Costa sale starting today, May 20th through May 31st. The sale offers between $50 and $150 per stateroom onboard credit on all 2011 Costa cruises! The onboard credit amount is based on the type of category booked:
Inside Cabins: $50 OBC
Outside Cabins: $100 OBC
Verandas or Higher: $150 OBC
What I think is great about this offer is that it is available on a wide range of sailings, and you can receive up to $150 onboard credit- this amount of onboard credit is rare on any sailing! AND, Costa just dropped rates on many of their sailings, making this offer even better. If you’re not familiar with Costa, you should know they’re the leader in Europe cruising with one of the youngest fleets sailing. Call and ask us about what makes a Costa Cruise different.
As usual, I’ve picked out my favorite deal for you below. You can also search all 2011 Costa cruises here.
June 3rd Costa Serena, 7-Nt Western Mediterranean roundtrip from Barcelona. Inside cabins start at just $489 and Ocean view cabins start from $586. The best deal is on balcony cabins, with rates starting from $780 plus $150 onboard credit!
What about Air to Europe?
I was curious what airfare looks like for flying to Europe in June and was surprised rates are not too incredibly high. I did a quick search on Orbitz for flights from JFK to Barcelona June 2nd-June 10th and the airfare was as low as $662 a person.
[hr] Carnival Pack & Go
This week’s Carnival Pack & Go specials have been extended through Sunday, May 22nd! Carnival’s Pack & Go selections are updated weekly and feature deals on sailings that are departing in the next few weeks or months that typically these deals are only available Wednesday to Friday each week.
Click here to see this week’s offers. My favorite pick is:
September 10th Carnival Freedom 8-Nt Eastern Caribbean. Book an Inside for only $499 or $63 a day! Or, book an Oceanview cabin for only $599 and a balcony cabin for $849.
Hurry, these fantastic rates will be gone on Monday, May 23rd!
On Deck: What’s Coming Up Next Week
NCL Dash Sale: Up to $250 Onboard Credit
Look forward to an incredible Norwegian Sale. The Norwegian Freestyle Dash sale starts Tuesday, May 24th and goes through Friday, May 27th. The promotion offers up to $250 Onboard Credit and 50% reduced deposit on almost ALL Norwegian cruises! What I like best about this promotion is that it you can combine this offer with the hundreds of sailings where CruiseDeals.com is already offering an onboard credit. However, this offer does not qualify with sailings where we have a price advantage or Norwegian Epic voyages in Europe. For this reason, I strongly suggest you call one of CruiseDeals.com’s expert agents at 800-668-6414 to book this offer.
Onboard Credit amount is as follows:
[twocol_one] 3-5 Day Sailings:
Studio: $7.50 Inside: $15
Oceanview: $20 Balcony: $35
Mini-Suite: $50 Suite: $75
Garden Villa: $150
[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last] 6+ Day Sailings:
Studio: $12.50 Inside: $25
Oceanview: $30 Balcony: $50
Mini-Suite: $70 Suite: $150
Garden Villa: $250
[/twocol_one_last] As with most promotions, I encourage you to browse our site for your selections before the sale and prepare to act on the limited time deal. You can even call in advance and let us know what interests you so we can jump on it first thing Tuesday morning when the sale starts (but please note that rates could change by the time the promo begins). Call 800-668-6414 on Tuesday to book!