The price drops that are coming up are just too good to save to the end. So this week, I am switching things up a bit with my weekly cruise deals and giving you details of what’s coming up next week first.
On Deck: Royal and Celebrity One Day Only Deals
Get ready to act quick on “Price Drop Tuesday” as Royal Caribbean and Celebrity offer remarkable price drops on handful of sailings, for one day only! Each week I watch the rates drop on Tuesday and I’m telling you, they go right back up on Wednesday. Why do I like to give you a sneak peak at these deals? So you can call our experts in advance to get all your questions answered, making you ready to “pounce” come Tuesday! Here are my favorite deals from each cruise line:
October 1st Celebrity Constellation 12-Night Greek Isles cruise from Istanbul: Veranda cabins will drop a hefty $1,430 per person from $2,329 to just $899! This is only $85 per person for a Veranda cabin on a premium cruise, you can’t beat that price! Or, for just $100 more treat yourself to a concierge class veranda. They are dropping $1,520 per person from $2,519 down to $999.
Other things to love about this deal– It features a very port intensive itinerary visiting 9 ports in 12 days! Also, the fact that it sails in October; fall is a fantastic time to travel in Europe with cooler weather and smaller crowds. Airfare can also be a bit more reasonable during this time.
September 1st Vision of the Seas 15-Night Northern Europe & Med Cruise, Stockholm to Istanbul: Inside cabins will drop $500 from $1,249 to only $749, only $50 a day for a Europe cruise over Labor Day! For just $150 more, book an Ocean view cabin with rates dropping $570 from $1,469 to $899 and only $60 a day!
Other things to love about this deal– These rates are really remarkable for a Labor Day cruise. But the highlight of this cruise deal is the itinerary, visiting ports in Denmark, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Turkey.
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Deals to Jump on Now
Celebrity Holiday Sale- ends Monday
Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to book a premium holiday cruise with some tremendous incentives. Celebrity’s Holiday sale ends on Monday. The promotion features $150 to $500 onboard credit on select December holiday sailings. The onboard credit is based on the type of category booked; Inside: $150, Outside: $200, Veranda: $250 and Suites: $500. Click here to search all the sailings that apply. (Qualifying sailings are marked with a red star that says “Holiday Cruise Booking Bonus”).
My favorite deal? The December 24th Summit 7-Nt Southern Caribbean– Rates start from just $849 for inside cabins. This is a fantastic value for a Christmas cruise and it is on a premium cruise line! Not to mention that this sailing features a great southern Caribbean itinerary.
Aren’t familiar with Early Saver rates? The early saver is just one of Carnival’s many rate programs. These rates offered when you book up until 3 months in advance for cruises 5-Days or less, and 5 months in advance for cruises 6 days and longer. The prices are typically around 20% lower than other rates. The other nice thing about these rate codes is that after you book your cruise, you find a lower Carnival advertised fare; they will match that rate and issue you the difference in onboard credit. These rates provide you with quite possibly the best rate you can get on a Carnival cruise. However, it is important to point out that Early Saver reservations require a full non-refundable deposit per person. If you’re planning a vacation a few months in advance, these are great rates to take advantage of- just please keep in mind that your deposit will be non-fundable.
We want you to be able to take advantage of these offers, so CruiseDeals.com has a dedicated Early Saver page that features cruises where the early saver is soon to expire. Check it out here.
Here is a great early saver deal that is expiring soon, so if you like what you see, don’t hesitate to book!
October 31st Carnival Ecstasy 5 Day Western Caribbean from New Orleans– Inside cabins start from just $279 ($56 a day), outside cabins start from $329 and balcony cabins start from $629.
Author Note: Martha Lester is CruiseDeals.com Chief Deal picker. CruiseDeals.com is the only cruise agency recommended in this months Money Magazine issue focused on finding the best deals!!