Three Reasons Why Now Is a Smart Time to Book a Cruise
After a summer without cruises, travelers can’t wait to sail the seas once again.
“I had a client who wanted to go to Panama next October and the sailing date they had chosen was already full,” says travel agent Steve Schawbel. “If clients are interested in booking for future years, they should book as soon as possible.” Here’s why now is a great time to make that cruise reservation.
Space is becoming more limited.
Don’t wait to lock down an ocean-view cabin or a pair of connected suites, like in Celebrity Cruises’ The Retreat®. Every ship features a select number of staterooms, but availability will only further decrease in 2021. New industry-wide safety measures—as recommended by top scientists and experts on the Healthy Sail Panel—will reduce ship capacities next year. Celebrity Cruises’ thorough return-to-service plan means future travelers should reserve soon for the best selection.
“People are antsy and they want to cruise again, so the ships are filling up,” Schawbel says. “Since ships are decreasing capacities, booking far in advance ensures you’ll get the sailing and cabin type you’re hoping for.”
If the price of your cruise drops before you sail, you’re protected.
Unlike buying airline tickets, there’s no benefit in waiting for cruise prices to drop. From now through September 30, Celebrity Cruises is offering a best price guarantee. The price protection program ensures that if a lower fare for your itinerary becomes available up to 48 hours before you set sail, you can request to have those savings applied to your booking as an onboard credit. Rest easy that you’ll never miss the best package deal.
“There are also plenty of promotional options right now where you can get perks included, like drink packages and onboard credit,” Schawbel adds.
You’ll enjoy a world-class trip wherever you go.
Even though the ships may look a little different next year, the vacations themselves will remain unparalleled. Travelers can look forward to visiting exotic European locales like the Norwegian fjords or the stunning shores of Malta, but they can also find once-in-a-lifetime memories closer to home, too.
“I think Alaska is going to be the hot destination for next year because it’s domestic and offers a lot of open-air activities,” Schawbel says. Sailing alongside snow-capped mountains, glacier-rimmed fjords, and wild coastal plains, Alaskan cruises capture the natural beauty of “The Last Frontier.”
No matter which destination tops your travel bucket list, book your trip with the best. “Celebrity Cruises wins all of the cruise awards for a reason,” says Schawbel. “They listen to customers and if there’s a problem, they take care of it. You won’t find better service, better ships, and better deals anywhere else”
For more information and to make a booking, visit celebritycruises.com or call your local travel advisor.This is a paid partnership between Celebrity Cruises and Boston Magazine's City/Studio