Anniversary Cruise Guide
An anniversary cruise is one of the most romantic getaways you could wish for, relaxing onboard one of the many fantastic ocean liners, being pampered and visiting some amazing places.
A great perk on celebrating your anniversary while on a cruise is that you may get a cabin upgrade or even a bottle of Champagne to help you celebrate and you may have the chance to renew your wedding vows while onboard. Just imagine the romance! Make sure you tell them when you book!
There is so much choice when you are choosing an anniversary cruise.
Alaska cruises in June to August are a great way to see all of the wildlife, plus it is warmer in these months! These cruises do get very busy so you will want to book as soon as you can, saying that you can always get a deal if you look hard enough. We have put some links at the bottome of this page to help you find some great deals.
Canada and New England cruises are very popular in the Fall as the golden leaves and autumn shades. July and August are their low season but great for water sports.
The Caribbean cruises are at their busiest late June to August and February to April, it is advised to arrive at least a day early to try and avoid the crowds. It is worth looking at the low seasons, Late April to May and September to early January apart from the Christmas and New Year holiday weeks. There is the threat of hurricane season June to November, but we were in the Caribbean in August a few years ago and only experienced a couple of cloudy days.
The Mediterranean's busiest times are May to August, the Med does get very busy during the summer months so again it is worth looking at the low seasons in March to April and September to November. You will find it easier to see the sights and it will be quieter onboard.
Have you ever heard of repositioning cruises? These are when the cruise lines are looking to move their big ships to the next route, they are normally only a few days but you get all of the luxury, definately worth looking at if this will be your first cruise.
Last minute bargains are worth looking at, you could find your perfect anniversary cruise for a fraction of the cost, but as your anniversary is a specific date you may find this could lead to disappointment - it's your call!
Have a look at organising the parts seperately, book your flights and cruise seperately if it saves you money.
When you are comparing cruise prices make sure you read the small print as they may not include port charges, taxes, shipping and handling fees.
I have found that a cheap cruise for your wedding can be found at cruisedirect.com use this website to price compare the various cruise lines and their packages. It doesn't seem worth booking direct with some of cruise lines as they don't offer a discount, the travel agents do!
Another website worth having a look at is Travelocity for their Cruise Deals: Biggest Sale of the Season!! They will have a list of the deals on at the moment.
Good luck finding your cruise for your anniversary, don't forget to send us the photos!
More anniversary vacation package ideas here!