How I booked a Cruise – and saved a small fortune!Posted by admin
Welcome to Kendall Cruises. We’re not travel agents, just a family who love cruising. We want to tell you about our experiences, in particular about how good cruising really is – for the entire family. We’ve done seven cruises – 3 Carnival Cruises, 2 Disney Cruises and 2 Royal Caribbean Cruises – so we have some experience.
I want to share my experiences of booking a cruise holiday, and how after a few years of booking these trips, I’ve managed to REDUCE the cost of a family of four by £2,500! My articles are based on saving money by booking the entire holiday – cruise, flights, hotels, insurance, etc – all over the internet.
I can’t guarantee you will do the same, but it’s not going to cost you a penny to hear what I did. Cruising is a great way to spend a holiday and when you take into account that a cruise provides travel, food, accommodation and entertainment then it actually costs less than being on land because you don’t have to pay for hotels, restaurants, cars or night clubs.
The first time I booked a cruise I paid well over the odds. I want you to experience the joy of a cruise vacation so I will explain how easy it is to save money. In the past we have paid almost twice as much by having a high street travel agent make a mess of our booking. Forget the package deal and book it all yourself. Besides saving lots of money, you’ll get a perfect holiday, individually tailored to your lifestyle.
The different cruise lines are also provide different experiences. Carnival are billed as the ‘fun ships’ and they are in deed lots of fun – but so are the rest! Royal Caribbean was just as good and Disney Cruise Lines offered a luxury cruise. Disney was relatively expensive, but Carnival and Royal Caribbean both offered cruises that were cheaper than staying on land, and we paid quite a low price for the kids. All cruise ships provide fantastic food and service.
Cruising is for Everyone and is Great for Families
Life on a cruise ship can be exciting or relaxing – or both; it’s whatever you want to make of it. The ship is a floating hotel and almost every day you’re in another port. One day sunbathe in Grand Cayman, next day visit a Mayan Temple in Belize, then shop in Cozumel before having lunch in Key West or New Orleans the next day. Buy jewelry at incredibly low prices in St Thomas, watch a show after a 5 course meal in the meal in the middle of the Caribbean and then watch a movie premier in a floating 1500 seat cinema. There’s still time for a show, disco, more food, a visit to the casino or maybe just a quiet drink in one of half-a-dozen bars. It’s magic!
Cruises often sound expensive, but they can work out much cheaper than land holidays because they include your accommodation, food, entertainment and travel. It’s all 5 star luxury and you’ll meet really nice people. And its for regular people like you. Forget about stuffed shirts sitting in deck chairs, it’s not like that. It’s for people of all ages and it’s great for families because kids love it too. There is so much to do every day that it is impossible not to like it. And if you think you are a bad sailor, don’t worry; a 140,000 tonne, 14 storey high ship doesn’t rock much!