We’ve written blog posts before about why booking early is, in the majority of cases, the best time to book a cruise holiday. But how early is early? It is somewhat of an abstract concept, but you should try to book as far in advance as is possible – once you know you have no commitments, and that you’re definitely happy with your choice of cruise line and destination.
What is fascinating is just how early that is now becoming. In the past few weeks, Crystal Cruises announced itineraries for 2016 and early 2017, meaning you can now book a cruise holiday three years in advance. When we say you can, people actually are doing so too – our specialist Cruise Concierge team have taken enquiries and made bookings for people on 2017 Crystal Cruises this month.
Ultimately it relies on your own personal organisation, and how comfortable you are knowing what you’ll be doing in three years’ time. Think back three years, and reflect on where you are now, and you may be surprised at just how much has changed.
But then think of the benefits of booking three years before you sail and, if it is possible for you to do so, it really does make a huge amount of sense. You’re likely to get first choice of all the staterooms and suites on-board, so you won’t be left disappointed with you selection of room. You’re three whole years to get excited about your cruise, and plan it to the finest detail – perfect if you want our concierge to help tailor your ultimate cruise and stay escape.
And finally, if you’re working to a budget you can perhaps stretch it given the more time you have to pay, so you can upgrade to that higher class of suite or add on a couple of nights to your itinerary that maybe you wouldn’t be able to.
2017 may seem like a long time away, and 2011 may feel like ancient history. But book a cruise now and you’ll be surprised just how quick it comes round. Call our team today if you want to know more about Crystal Cruises’ 2017 itineraries.