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Last Minute Cruises

Going on a cruise is a perennially popular way to take a vacation. Cruises offer everything- food, entertainment, and a place to stay. For a lot of vacationers, where they actually go is a secondary consideration! The trouble is, sailing on a cruise costs a lot of money. For vacationers who want to take a cruise, but don’t want to spend the hundreds of dollars that one would cost, last minute cruises can offer the best of both worlds.

Last minute vacation deals exist for one reason and one reason only- sometimes it costs a company more to leave a seat or a stateroom empty than it would to fill it at a steep discount. This is especially true for cruises. If you owned a cruise ship capable of carrying two thousand passengers, and it cost you the same amount of money to sail it full as it did to sail it empty, would you want to let it go to sea with only half of the passengers it could hold? Therefore, ships that still have rooms empty when it gets near to their departure time will end up slashing their prices for these rooms, to help them avoid sailing a ship with a lot of empty spots. This is true for a Disney cruise, a Carnival cruise, and the Norwegian Cruise Line alike. Vacationers willing to wait and book last minute cruises can get luxury vacations, often at a fraction of what they would have cost otherwise.

Last minute vacations don’t just extend to last minute cruises, either. People often need to fly to their departure dock, which means that they need to find a plane ticket. Last minute airfare can be had cheaply, just like last minute cruises can, if people are willing to wait to book their trip until a few days to a few weeks before their departure.

That said, getting great last minute travel deals is about more than just waiting around for awhile, than getting a fantastic discount. Because these last minute vacation deals exist only when companies have empty staterooms left near a cruise’s departure date, vacationers who have their heart set on getting last minute Carnival cruise deals are going to be disappointed if Carnival happens to not have any spots left. Therefore, people who have a very specific idea of the vacation they want are better served by sipping the discount, and planning ahead. For travelers who are willing to accept last minute Disney cruise deals instead of riding on a Carnival cruise, for example, there are plenty of opportunities to have a great vacation on a dime.

Last minute cruises require some compromise, but they are well worth it for travelers who want to save money. By being willing to be flexible about which cruise they take, what kind of stateroom they have, or even where they go, people booking last minute vacations can end up spending a fraction of what picky vacationers pay for trips that they’ve planned beforehand.

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    Carnival Cruise Lines
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    Celebrity Cruises
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    Crystal Cruises in Venice
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Top 10 Reasons to Go on Last Minute Cruises:

 1. Save Money
Last minute cruises can be cheaper than land vacations, and always include meals, accommodation, and day and nightly entertainment, as a minimum. Often, children are allowed to stay for free with the parents, or, you can get steep discounts. Rates below $100 per person are not unusual on last minute cruises. Choosing a luxury cruise line on a last minute can give you an all-inclusive trip, including soft and alcohol drinks, onboard credits, and gratuities. You can even bundle a flight into the base price.
 2. See Multiple Destinations
Not only you will visit multiple destinations, but you also won’t have to pack up and unpack your things while moving around. No need to decide which place to go – wake up every morning in a new city, island, or country.
3. Fun For All Ages
It’s a great occasion for an extended family to be together, and yet everyone can enjoy their own activity: kids will love swimming pools and video games, parents will have an opportunity for a romantic dinner together, and grandparents will enjoy nightly entertainment programs. You all can get togther for breakfast and land excursions.
4. Choose Between Intimate or Mega-Ships
While some of you will thrive on a huge mega cruise ship, such as Oasis of the Sea of Royal Caribbean, others may prefer a more intimate and lavish atmosphere of the Seabourn Odyssey line.  Better yet, there are really small river barges from French Country Waterways designed for just 12 people, or you may even prefer a masted sailing ship from Lindblad Expeditions.
5. Numerous Onboard Activities
On last minute cruises you can be as busy or as relaxed as you wish. Would you just bask in the sun with a book , or would you rather try your luck at a casino? Do you want to swim with the kids in the pool, or play basketball with your son? There are numerous classes, dance lessons, lectures, movies, dining experiences and live music performances, just to name a few.
6. Easy Planning
Last minute cruises are easy to plan as they combine accommodation and  transportation in one package. All that you are required to do is to pick your cruise line and ship, itinerary, and the type of cabin in your price range. There’s no need to search and book hotels in different cities, or arrange for transfers between places.
7. Cruise Ships Are Cities Afloat
Some people are afraid they would be locked in a confined space without having access to modern conveniences. Such worries are groundless. Once onboard a ship, you’ll quickly find out that it no different from your home town: all ships are outfitted with Satellite TVs, cell and WI-FI services; laundry service and medical facilities are available as well. Not to forget, discos, swimming pools, spas, movie theatres, numerous restaurants, and gyms.
8. Safe Way To Visit Exotic Locations
If you have always wanted to visit the Middle East, Asia, Europe, or the Caribbean, but  have been nervous about your safety, customs, or have had similar concerns, you can always trust last minute cruises with a safe vacation. Your itinerary will always included all major ports, cities, and small villages to encompass all regional highlights. And, as there are always guided tours available, there’s no need for an additional research on your part.
9. Romantic Experience
All the fabulous pastime: the never-ending ocean, the stars in the sky, the warm wind in your hair, the comfort of the ship, a dinner for two, and dancing in the evening, will set the mood for a very romantic experience. Last minute cruises are great for honeymooners, weddings, or vow renewals, whether it’s onboard or ashore.
10. Great for Socializing
Do you like meeting people from all over the country and from around the world? Then going on a last minute cruise will give you exactly this opportunity. Last minute vacations at sea have proved time and again that a strong long-term relationship can start during a cruise, when you meet new people at the piano bar concert, at your dinner table, or by the pool. Kids can always meet other children of their ages during kids activities that they can spend time with and not just sit by your side. Last minute cruises are a great opportunity to make new friends or strike new relationships.

 Give the gift of the high seas! Incredible deals on last-minute cruises starting at only $49.