When is the best time to book your 2013 cruise?
The destination, cruise line, departure date, and a few other factors determine the best time to book. Working with a travel professional who understand cruise pricing trends will make deciding the best to book your cruise much less stressful.
CruiseDeals.com is a trusted resource used by NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and more when writing articles about cruise market trends. Here are CruiseDeals.com’s top five 2013 cruises that you should be NOW, to get the best deal:
#1. Norwegian Cruise Line 7-night Hawaiian Cruises Roundtrip Honolulu on Pride of America.
Norwegian has announced across the board price increases on the Pride of America at the beginning of the year.
Norwegian Cruise Line has a monopoly on 7-night Hawaiian Cruises sailing roundtrip Honolulu. They used to have 3 ships cruising around Hawaii, but now Pride of America is your only option. High demand, low supply equals prices going up!
With 196 hours in port including over nights in Maui and Kauai, there is no better way to see the Hawaiian Islands in 7 days. With growing popularity and limited supply, rates are going to go up. Book Pride of America now to get the best rates on your 2013 Hawaii Cruise. Click here to see 2013 Pride of America Cruises.
#2 Disney Cruises Summer and Family Spring Break.
This is almost a no –brainer. Disney has fewer ships than the other major cruise lines and when school is out, they sell out faster than any other cruise ship. As they are selling out, the rates go up. So, if you want the best rate possible on a Disney Cruise when kids are out of school – BOOK NOW! Click here to see 2013 Disney Cruises.
There are some awesome deals on Disney Cruises in January 2013 – [less than $100 per person per day]. January is off peak, and for the cruise industry booking January cruises now, is ‘Last-Minute’. Click to See the ‘last-minute’ Disney Cruise deals.
#3 Allure and Oasis of the Seas Summer 2013.
In the winter, Royal Caribbean has some challenges filling their two largest vessels. Demand is low in the winter thanks to the kids being in school. Supply in the Caribbean is high in the winter thanks to the cruise lines bringing most of their ships back to the Caribbean from Alaska and Europe.
All of this changes in the summer. The cruise ships move back to Europe and Alaska. The kids are out of school and families are taking their yearly summer vacation. The Allure and Oasis of the Seas are the most popular vessels for multi-generational family vacations. To get the best deal on your 2013 Oasis and Allure of the Seas Summer cruise, book now!
#4. Norwegian Breakaway Summer Bermuda Cruises.
Norwegian Cruise Line launches their most innovative ship yet in May 2013.
Why book now?
- Cruising roundtrip New York City means huge population within driving distance of the port.
- Brand new ship will start getting more hype as the ship gets closer to launch driving up prices.
- The Breakaway’s first destination, Bermuda is one of the most popular destinations for cruisers.
Click here to see all 2013 Norwegian Breakaway Summer Cruises.
#5 Select 2013 Celebrity Europe Cruises.
CruiseDeals.com has exclusive rates on 20 Celebrity 2013 European Cruises. These exclusive rates can save you as much as $2000 over booking directly with the cruise line. On top of the extremely lower rates, if you book an Oceanview Cabin or higher you will receive $300 onboard credit and FREE gratuities [worth $11.50 per person per day]. Most of these deals expire on December 31st.
One of the 20 cruises in the Celebrity Europe offer:
10 night Norwegian Fjords Cruise departing May 24th on the Celebrity Infinity.
CruiseDeals.com Rate: $1649 per person
Celebrity Cruise Line Rate: $2699 per person
Plus get $375 in onboard spending money and CruiseDeals.com pays your Gratuities [$230]. That is $605 in extras on top of a savings of $2,100 over booking directly with the cruise line. Click for more details.
Here is the list of 20 Celebrity Europe Cruises with the Exclusive Rates, Onboard Credits and Gratuities”
There are many other 2013 cruises that you need to book now to get the best deal. There are some 2013 cruises where waiting is the best option. If you have a question about the best time to book the cruise you are looking at please ask in the comments. I will give you my best advice on when to book.
Author Note: Rich Tucker is a leading cruise pricing expert regularly quoted in publications like the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, etc.