Cruise secrets: Stay onboard at the dock for discounted deals and spa treatments | Cruise | Travel

Depending on the duration of your cruise, the ship is likely to stop off in multiple ports along to way, offering passengers the chance to head out on excursions and visit the local area. However, according to some cruise-goers, there is an excellent reason to stay onboard. At least some of the time anyway. A cruise is packed with onboard activities meaning there is little chance of getting bored while sailing. Although, with many people on the ship, prior booking or early rising is essential if you want to best…

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Cruises: Six great deals for trips to Cuba, the Mediterranean and more… | Cruise | Travel

SNOW-capped mountains, prolific wildlife including humpback whales and gigantic glaciers are just some of the things you’ll encounter in Alaska. Holland America Line (0843 374 2300 / hollandamerica.com) offers a seven-night Alaskan Explorer cruise on Eurodam from £1,597 (two sharing, full board). Set sail from Seattle on June 2, stopping ports including Juneau, Ketchikan and British Columbia. Price includes return flights from London, free hotel for one night pre-cruise and transfers. There’s a free upgrade from an inside cabin too and $300 onboard spending.  _______________________________________________________ UNPACK only once on this…

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Cruise ship deals: This is the best time to book your next holiday | Cruise | Travel

When is the best time to book your next cruise holiday?  Matthew Phillips, director of travel for AARP, believes he’s got the answer to this age-old question.  For Phillips, January to March is the best time to book your next cruise holiday.  He said: “This is when most cruise lines promote and feature their best offers of the year with discounted rates, onboard upgrades and airfare credits.”   Phillips might be onto something, as there are plenty of cruise deals floating around at the moment.  For example, cruising giant Royal…

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