Cruise Season Coming Soon
Written by: Paul Motter
Wave Season, a term the cruise lines uses for the period right after New Year’s Day, will be upon us soon.
I realize how hard it may be for many of you to be thinking about a cruise right now. I do not remember an election season this interesting my entire life. Plus, the holiday season is coming soon. But come January, my guess is almost everyone reading this will be thinking about a cruise more than ever. After an exhausting and contentiuos election like this – we NEED a little peace and quiet.
Cruise wave season should be a blast this year. Fuel prices have dropped, the dollar is stronger, and unfortunately the economy is weak, but that means BIG sales on many of the cruise lines. If you get my newsletter (and if you don’t you should Subscribe to the CruiseMates Newsletter Here) then you saw that I ran down bargains as low as $243 per 7-night cruise per person, $299 and $329 for Caribbean cruises on NCL and Carnival, and even $449 on the brand new Holland America Eurodam.
I will be leaving for the inaugural ceremony for the Ruby Princess in just two weeks. Presiding over the cermoney will be Tristan and Ryan of the Bachelorette fame. This is because Princess still embraces the “Love Boat” Moniker, which is something I think is great. Some things about the Media get over-done and overly commercial, but Princess Cruises will always be the Love Boat as far as I am concerned.
In just about one month after that (in six weeks) I will be going to the preview of the Celebrity Solstice, so I get to see the ship a couple of weeks before I host our CruiseMates cruise group of 99 people. That is good, because it is a brand new class of ship – the first one to be introduced in many years – and so I’ll have a chance to look it over before we get our entire group on board.
Anyway – so point is that we only have 12 days of this election season left, and then you will be amazed how quickly life returns to normal just in time for wave season.
I predict the bargains will only last another six weeks or so. Soon, people will be looking away from CNN, MSNBC and FOX and they will be thinking about ways to get out of the cold weather again. So, since you know you are going to be wanting a cruise soon, I suggest the best time to book one is right now. Prices like $299 for an NCL cruise to the Caribbean or Mexico, or a Carnival cruise to the Caribbean, will certainly not last much longer.
Yes, I know the economy is a bit scary right now, but the best thing to do is get on a cruise ship, maybe cut back on the tours and wine at dinner so you save a little money, and let time pass. Recessions are not fun, but wallowing in misery does not make them pass any faster. Life is short and is to be enjoyed while you are able.
So do the unexpected – book a cruise now while few other people are doing so, and save a bundle of money. It’s like the stock market, you have to buy when everyone thinks you are crazy. That is what has made Warren Buffet a rich man.
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Posted: October 23rd, 2008 under Paul Motter.