Family cruises, fact or fiction?

Many people believe that family discount cruises are nothing but a myth. This group is more prone to the more likely inexperienced, rare traveler. If you are interested in booking a family cruise, ignore this popular myth. The belief that cruising with a family discount can’t cost a lot of money.

Reject the myth. Family cruises really do exist and save families thousands of dollars by enjoying fantastic, fun vacations on amazing luxury cruise ships.

Regardless of the economy, people are looking for discounts, offers and other ways to reduce the cost of their vacation. Today, wise customers use coupons and other special offers to save money on goods and services. Those same customers who want to save money on groceries and other retail goods can save a good chunk of money when booking a cruise vacation.

There are a number of different options when booking a family cruise. Before you decide on your next cruise, you should explore each of them. You will be surprised how many discounts there are on cruise ships.

The most popular and easiest way to find a discount on a wide range of family cruises and vacations is with just one mouse click.

Simply search Google for “Family Cruises” or “Discount Cruises” and you’ll find many resources.

Caveat Emptor!

Don’t make a hasty decision. Postpone all bookings until you have exhausted all available options. There are various resources available to you and you should take the time to research them all.

Discount travel websites are popular for finding discounts on cruises and other vacations. Some well known travel websites are Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz to name a few. As for travel sites, we recommend that you completely exhaust your search before giving them your personal information.

Some feel comfortable directly contacting the cruise line, especially if they want to embark on a last minute cruise. One word of caution here. Please note that the cruise line will not book your cruise. They will always instruct you to contact a professional travel agent.

If you belong to a membership club, you should research all the offers they offer. In addition to roadside assistance, car clubs offer special offers for a wide range of holiday travel. Another esteemed club of members regularly offers great deals for senior citizens.

One alternative to researching family cruises at a discount is to work with a professional travel agent. Travelers working with professional agents do so for personal attention and services not available on travel sites and membership clubs. These professional travel agencies operate locally and online.

Another travel myth is that travel agent rates are higher than their online competitors. This is not true.

This myth is completely unfounded by experience. The professional travel agent industry controls a large number of passengers and because of their enormous purchasing power they really have preferential treatment from every travel salesperson.

Circular lines rely on professional agents to attract more customers to these agents. In fact, some well-established and respected travel agencies get amazing deals that are not available to the general public.

With a small amount of time and research or professional help you can easily find many cheap cruises.

Why miss the fun and excitement of a cruise, when you now know that there are a lot of family cruises available at a discount.

You just have to know where to find them.