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Tips to save money and make the most out of your cruise holiday

A cruise is a great way to see the world but there is no getting away from the fact that it can be quite an expensive experience. However, there are some ways that you may be able to save money on your cruise and get the most out of it.

So consider cruise options, take out cruise insurance for peace of mind, pack your bags and have fun. Check out our tops tips below to get the most from your cruise and money savings tips.

Simple solutions for getting the most out of your cruise

Here are some simple tips to help you get the most out of your cruise holiday:

  • if you are planning a romantic night watching the sunset from your balcony on the cruise ship you may wish to avoid scented candles and use fragrance beads instead. With the door to the balcony open the scent will waft around. You could also use a battery operated candle, as they look realistic and are safer;
  • a no-fly cruise may work out cheaper as you don’t have to factor in costs for flying;
  • if you are unfortunate enough to get seasick on your cruise you may be interested in hearing that eating an apple relieves the symptoms. Alternatively you might want to try inhaling the scent from the rind of a peeled orange;
  • on the days there is an excursion planned you may want to pre-order breakfast to eat in the room. You then don’t have to get in the queue for breakfast and be at risk of missing the departure - or your breakfast;
  • all of the cabin doors in the corridors look the same. If you want yours to stand out you might want to tape or tie something onto the door or the handle. For instance tie a brightly coloured scarf or ribbon around the handle. This way when you are coming back to your cabin late at night after enjoying drinks, you will find your cabin a lot easier.

Simple ways to save money on your cruise

  • when visiting different regions around the world you may want to go on excursions. Rather than book excursions through the cruise line you may save money if you book with the tour operator;
  • if you intend visiting the spa on-board the cruise ship you may wish to wait until the ship is in docked in a port as usually this is when they offer discounts;
  • take out cruise insurance online with a specialist provider, as this is typically the most suitable way to not only get adequate insurance, but also adequate protection;
  • you typically save money if you are not bothered about having an outside cabin with a balcony, so book an inside room to save money. At the other end of the scale if money is no object there is the luxury cruise cabin with in-spa treatment and butlers.
  • if you are part of a group of friends or family going on a cruise you may want to take walkie-talkies with you. When you separate you can then use them instead of using mobile phones. This means you save money as you don’t have to pay roaming charges;
  • you might want to check to find out if you are able to save money on your cruise by going to an auction website and bidding for your cruise.

As you can see there are many ways that you may be able to save money on your cruise. Taking out cruise insurance should not be one, as you should not skimp on adequate insurance. Bengo Travel hopes you enjoyed our tips to help you get the best out of your cruise along with saving money.