Subscribe

Top 5 ways to save on your summer vacation

3. Consider a cruise

  • close
    The new Costa Fascinosa ship sails in the Venice lagoon earlier this month. Cruise operator Costa Crociere hopes the glamour of Italy's biggest ship will mark a new era for a company whose reputation was marred by the deadly Concordia disaster. Cruise prices are down 25 to 33 percent in the aftermath of those disasters.
    View Caption
  • About video ads
    View Caption
of

In the aftermath of several recent disasters at sea, cruise prices are now 25 to 33 percent lower than last year's prices, reports Nancy Dunnan, publisher of the TravelSmart newsletter in New York City. Some cruise lines also are offering such enticements as free air transportation to a port city or no charge for children traveling with their parents. "Repositioning" cruises – one-way travel on ships moving between their seasonal cruising regions – can cost up to 50 percent less than the standard cruise rate. Experts suggest checking with travel agents specializing in cruises or visiting websites such as RepositioningCruise.com to find deals.

3 of 5

Read Comments

View reader comments | Comment on this story
 
 
Make a Difference
Inspired? Here are some ways to make a difference on this issue.
FREE Newsletters
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.
 

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK