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How to get the best winter cruise deals

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When the cold weather and gray skies set in, so too do the winter blues.

But you can escape them by setting sail aboard a cruise ship.

Today’s cruise lines offer small "boutique" ships to mega-ships that offer a "Las Vegas casino resort" feel, as well as and hundreds of choices in between, to destinations such as Europe, the Caribbean, and Hawaii, among others.

Luckily, winter is often an ideal time for landing a great deal on a cruising vacation. The month of November and through mid-December are considered off-peak times, which translates to lower cruise fares for travelers. Rates tend to go up between Christmas and New Year’s, and back to regular pricing during the months of January, February and March.


You can find even better deals by booking your trip through a travel agent, such as the experts at Crystal Lake Travel, who have the education, training and experience to find the right trip that best fits your needs. Travel agents have access to cruise line promotions that aren’t available to the public, which can mean helping you score a great deal.

And speaking of expenses: don’t forget to factor gratuity into your budget. Most cruise lines suggest tipping $10 to $12 per day per passenger. This means each cruiser, regardless of age, should budget at least $70. The trend now is to prepay the tips and have them added to the cost of your cruise.

Are you looking to escape the snow and cold this winter by taking a sea vacation? Don’t wait to make your plans. Let Crystal Lake Travel help you land the best deals to navigate the waters of the world while enjoying exclusive amenities, events, destinations and experiences.

Crystal Lake Travel : 13 Crystal Lake Plaza, Crystal Lake IL 60014 : 815.459.2500 :

http://www.cltravelagency.com/

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