Do you dream of visiting exotic destinations around the world like Bali, Tasmania, or Vietnam? Traveling the world does not have to cost your life savings. Cruising with Norwegian can take you to all of these destinations and more. What’s more is that you won’t have to spend a fortune to see these exciting places.
A cruise vacation is one of the most affordable getaways available. What other kind of trip offers you the opportunity to visit multiple countries at once while enjoying Broadway-style entertainment and dining at a variety of top restaurants at one affordable rate?
Even though cruising is such a good deal, there are still tons of ways for bargain hunters to save more money. Here are some of the easiest ways to save on your next cruise vacation.
#1 Cruise from a Port Close to Home
Norwegian offers many exciting cruises from several North American home ports, including New York City, Boston, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Tampa, Orlando, Seattle, and more. Cruising from a port close to home can result in significant savings in airline hand luggage. Plus, you can still visit unique destinations like Cuba, Nicaragua, and Nova Scotia.
#2 Purchase a Beverage Package
Drinks can quickly add up on vacation. Fortunately, savvy cruisers can save money on alcohol by purchasing a beverage package. You get unlimited beverages throughout your entire cruise. Cocktails, wine, draft beer, soda, juice, and more are included. A drink package like this can save you up to $178 per day on your cruise. Norwegian also has FREE open bar on Norwegian Sky and select Norwegian Sun sailings.
#3 Sign Up for Special Offers
Rather than repeatedly checking for the newest deals, let the deals come to you. Sign up for Norwegian's email list and the best offers will be sent straight to your email account. This will help you save on your cruise booking and save time too. You'll get up-to-date information on special offers, the latest info on new ships, and breaking news on new destinations and itineraries.
#4 Sail for Free
There is no better way to save money on a cruise than by sailing for free. No, you don’t have to stowaway on a. Third and fourth guests in a stateroom are free on many of Norwegian’s sailings. This can save a significant amount of money for a family with young children or friends traveling together that share a stateroom.
#5 Take Advantage of Cheap or Free Wi-Fi
Stay connected and share your trip memories with friends and family back home by finding cheap — or even free — Wi-Fi. Norwegian offers free Wi-Fi on some sailings for select category staterooms. So, you can Facetime with friends back home, check work emails (if you must!), or stream your little one's favorite bedtime cartoon. An Internet package can save you up to $125 on Wi-Fi charges.
#6 Don’t Forget about Cruise Insurance
While you might think that you are saving money by forgoing travel insurance, the opposite is often true. If you don't buy cruise insurance, an unforeseen event could ruin your trip and cost you money. Cruise insurance helps assure that your vacation is worry and hassle-free.
Need to cancel your vacation? No problem! The Booksafe Travel Protection Plan offers “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage. What if there is a trip delay because of weather? Well, the plan also covers your out-of-pocket expenses for hotel and meals if your vacation is delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. With cruise insurance, you’ll be able to enjoy a worry-free, relaxing vacation.
Are you an expert cruiser? How do you save money while sailing to your favorite cruise destinations?