Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 -- Savvy cruisers “catch the wave” in January when they are looking for the best cruise value that year, and 2014 is no different. Almost every cruise line offers incentives for individual staterooms that rival the best deals anywhere.
“I advise all my passengers to book their cruise now to get the best savings they will see in all of 2014," explains President Kim Gibbons, founder and president of Cruise Dreams, an agency known attentive individual service as well as incomparable group travel and group cruises. “Every year, the offers from the cruise lines get better and more creative but when “Wave Month” is over, the incentives are too. The offers won’t be extended so passengers must book by either January 31, 2014 or February 28, 2014 depending on the cruise line.”
What kind of incentives? Here’s a sampling of what passengers might find when they call Cruise Dreams to plan a cruise.
Upgraded Staterooms: This isn’t just a category or two upgrade – some sailings will turn an inside stateroom into a balcony!
Shore Excursions: Shore excursions are the frosting on the cake when it comes to cruising. With credit for shore excursions ranging from $300 up to $2,000 per double occupancy stateroom, that’s a lot of frosting!
Air credit: Some lines offer up to $1,000 in credit towards air for the cruise.
Prepaid Gratuities: Having tips to cabin attendant, waiter, assistant waiter, maître d’ and the other f friendly folks who pamper cruise passengers paid in advance and as part of a booking incentive is always a favorite.
Onboard gifts or packages: Selections for booking incentives include beverage packages for two that include a wide array of cocktails, wine and beer that can really save a lot of money. Other offers include a bottle of wine, a keepsake photo, or even a book of coupons for savings shipboard around the ship.
Reduced deposits and fares: Some offers include a reduced deposit, some as low as 10% of the total fare while others encourage taking the family or friends. 3rd and 4th passengers in the stateroom pay less than normal or are even free with some cruises.
Cruise Dreams Extra: While clients always get the best values when booking with Cruise Dreams because of the special relationship they have with every cruise line as a top producer of individual and group bookings, “Wave Month” calls for something extra.
Gibbons adds, “we always like to add something special to bookings”. For groups or incentive travel, it might be an exclusive shore excursion that no one else on the ship will experience, or an onboard event customized to their interests. For individuals, during “Wave Month, we’ve negotiated an additional shipboard credit on every 6 night or longer cruise booked with Cruise Dreams. Clients will receive up to $100 additional shipboard credit per stateroom, on top of all the other savings, upgrades, credits, etc. That’s what we call the Cruise Dreams “WOW” factor.”
Cruise Dreams, provides group cruises and all-inclusive land programs for individuals, companies and organizations across the globe. Most group and incentive programs feature local culture with memorable corporate events, exotic sightseeing, teambuilding and more. Some of the more notable include African safaris, private catamarans with the songs of whales, folklore show in the desert outside of Marrakesh, hot air balloon rides, customized road rallies, cooking classes and other unusual excursions or venues.
Cruise Dreams is a specialized travel agency focusing on attentive individual travel, group travel and cruises as well as corporate incentive travel by land or at sea. Well-known and respected in the industry, Cruise Dreams is not only a top producer but a noteworthy innovator. No matter what kind of travel you plan, a cruise, full ship charter or a stay at 5-star all-inclusive luxury properties world-wide, Cruise Dreams provides expert advice and savings. They specialize in designing unforgettable trips worldwide! For more information, visit http://www.cruisedreamgroupescapes.com or call 1-877-999-4533 and ask to be added to the list to receive a quarterly newsletter.
Kim Gibbons, Cruise Dreams, http://www.cruisedreams.com, +1 877.999.4533, [email protected]