Book early – Cruise trip tip

Cruisers who purchase their cruise packages at least three months in advance may receive deep discounts to the tune of 50% — or more.

Cruise lines often reward early bookers handsomely, because the sooner a particular cruise is booked to capacity, the sooner they can begin ramping-up efforts to book other cruises on the same ship.

Booking early is also a wise step for those eager to snag a particular room or deck before the thousands of late-booking passengers get their chance.