Going on a cruise can be quite an expensive holiday, so many people are keen to get the best price and value for money that they can. With hundreds of different cruise lines, ships and destinations on offer finding the best option can be quite a challenge.
The first thing to consider is timing, as some of the best cruise deals can be found by booking a long time in advance; preferably several months before you plan to leave. On the other hand, booking just days or weeks before you plan to depart can also result in a bargain, though this can be a gamble as there is no guarantee that the trip you want will be available.
It can also be a good idea to consider the time of year you want to travel. If you are able to be flexible with dates then great prices can be found for cruises off-season or outside of the school holidays.
Shop around and do plenty of research before booking anything, this will give you a better idea of what is available and what suits your needs the best. Try not to get drawn in by just an amazing price, check what the ship is like as well to make sure you are getting good value for money.