What to book now: Europe Cruises
January is quite the busy month for booking cruises, with the New Year brings lots of plans for the upcoming year’s vacations. And, if a cruise to Europe is on your list this year, now is going to be the best time to book.
The high season for Europe (cruises included) is summer and while that means there is more demand during this time, there are also more choices when it comes to itineraries and ships as most cruise lines move their cruise ships to Europe just for this prime season. If summer seems like a long time away, keep in mind there is a lot of benefit to booking early – especially when transatlantic flights are involved. By booking early you will secure the best rates on your cruise and have more options when it comes to cabin type and location.
Demand for Europe cruises is up compared to last year. The biggest reason travelers are booking Europe cruises now are the incredible booking bonuses that CruiseDeals.com and many of the cruise lines are offering. Whether it is an onboard credit, a free drink packages, free gratuities, or all of the above, there are some great sales that make booking your Europe cruise early even more worthwhile.
I’ve provided the basics of my favorite sales to take advantage of when it comes to Europe cruises, be sure to check them out along with my handpicked deals below.
2014 Europe Cruise Sales
The Celebrity 123 Go sale gives you the opportunity to choose two of the following perks when you book an ocean view or higher on 2014 Europe cruises; free gratuities, a free classic beverage package for two, or onboard credit based on the length of your cruise. What makes this deal even sweeter is that we are already offering you free prepaid gratuities on select categories of Celebrity cruises, so you really could be eligible to receive all three perks with this one! Plus, on top of this sale, we also have exclusive rates that offer up to $4,364 savings on select sailings.
With Royal Caribbean’s offer you will receive $175 to $400 onboard credit when you book an ocean view stateroom or higher on any 6 night or longer Europe cruise. This onboard credit can be used for anything onboard – such as spa treatments, specialty dining or excursions. Plus, CruiseDeals.com is also offering free prepaid gratuities on select categories of Royal Caribbean cruises, just look for the prepaid gratuities icon when booking online!
Holland America’s Above and Beyond sale also features free beverages. Just book select Europe cruises departing June – December 2014 in an ocean view cabin or higher and receive a free signature beverage package (includes alcoholic beverages). Plus, you can reserve your cabin with a 50% reduced deposit.
And if a river cruise is on your list, CruiseDeals.com is also offering free gratuities on all 2014 Europe river cruises! Give us a call at 800-668-6414 for more information.