One of the best ways right now for an American to save money when booking a cruise vacation, is to pay for the trip in Canadian funds. The Canadian dollar has dropped dramatically and quickly over the last few months and as a result, it means an almost 20-25% discount for Americans when they ask their Travel Agent to charge them for their cruise in Canadian instead of US dollars.
You can pay for your cruise fare, taxes and gratuities. You can also prepay for On-board credits, so you don’t pay in USD while on the ship. You can go onto your cruise website and pre-book and pre-pay for your excursions as well and in many instances you can also arrange for things such as spa passes, which you can buy online and in advance of your cruise. Just remember that the exchange rate you are given depends on the day you book your trip.
A little bit of planning can go a long way to make cruising a very affordable vacation option, especially when you take advantage of cruise promotions which can include things such as 3rd, 4th and 5th guest sharing a stateroom, sailing for free, other than just paying taxes which would be combineable with promotions which include all alcoholic beverages or all dining choices at the specialty restaurants or even free wifi or shore excursion credits. It all depends on the cruise line you book with and the promotion’s they have.
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