Feb 27, 2014 5:19 PM GMT
I don't do cruises but for those who do...
If you're fond of taking cruises, these tips from travel expert Peter Greenberg will help you score some credits you might not know about and save as much as $250 on your next sailing.P
Greenberg notes that several cruiselines have a "resident rate," which is a discount just for living close to a port city or even in the whole state. One example: $130 off a 5-day cruise that's listed at $330. Some of the states with these special resident rates include Florida, Georgia, California, Washington, Hawaii, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The best way too find these rates, he says, are from travel agents who specialize in cruises.P
Another tip, which might only to frequent cruise travelers who happen to also invest in the stock market, is to buy at least 100 shares of stock in Carnival (which owns a bunch of other cruise lines) or Royal Caribbean. Those shareholders can get up to $250 in onboard credit. Right now Carnival (CCL) is trading at $40.33 and Royal Caribbean (RCL) is at $52.49.