If you are taking time and energy to search for the best cruise deals in order to save some money, it is equally important to be cost effective while you are making your pre trip arrangements. Here are some ideas to help you save money while you get ready for your cruise.
Start out by just bringing what you have with you.
You don’t need to go on a shopping spree before you go on your cruise, and the clothes that you wore last year will do just fine for your trip. Unless you plan on modeling the latest fashion on deck, go and relax and have a good time, and don’t feel bad about bringing last years shorts.
The same idea also is relevant to your luggage. Nobody is really going to be paying attention to what kind of suitcase you have with you. And, you are only going to be using it until you get in your cabin on board, so there really isn’t a need to get the matching patented leather set of luggage.
Bring cash and hide the credit cards.
Don’t use your credit card unless you absolutely have to. Instead, plan ahead and think about how much you want to spend on your trip for things like souvenirs and other things. Before you go, set that money aside and don’t overspend. This will help you not to over charge things when you are on vacation, and keep regrets to a minimum.
Stock up on film for pictures before you go.
No cruise is complete unless you can take pictures of your adventure and sharing them with people when you get home. Paying for those memories will cost you a lot of money if you get your film on board. The better thing to do is get enough for the trip from the store before you leave.
Be frugal in your preparation just like you have been in finding the right deal on your cruise. Follow these suggestions and you will have more money when you go on your vacation while coming home to less debt that you will ultimately regret.