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In many ways, booking a stateroom onboard a cruise ship sailing is much like booking airline seats.  The pricing can change literally by the minute, due to changes in availability.  Simply stated, the principles of supply and demand are constantly at work.

Sidebar: I’m sure many of you remember taking Economics at some point, so if this post conjures up images of a teacher drawing grids on the board while trying to drill the concept of supply and demand into your head, my apologies!!

Availability is often the biggest factor that affects the price you pay, whether it’s a cruise, airline seat, or any other form of travel.  To help cruisers out in this regard, at Celebrations International Travel, we’ve reserved space on a wide variety of sailings in different regions.  This way, when you call us with cruise requests, more likely than not, our agency can book you into a stateroom in our reserved inventory.

The advantages to booking your cruise this way are:

1) The cruise fares and stateroom types we have reserved are protected for the time that we can offer them. This means not having to take your chances on the type and/or location of your stateroom.  We’ve reserved some great ones, or we can help you choose if you’d prefer something different.

Because we secure our group space far in advance, you’re guaranteed a great deal!  As other cruisers surf the Web and watch cruise fares hike because availability has become limited, you’ll have none of those worries when booking with Celebrations!

2) Value & Savings: By reserving blocks of space on so many sailing dates and itineraries, we are able to offer couples, families, and any cruisers the same savings enjoyed by large groups of cruisers.  On particular sailings, our clients may also be offered additional complimentary add-ons or special amenities.

3) We’ll Accommodate You: Whether your cruise is a getaway for the two of you, a full-scale family reunion, or a company-wide event, if you’re booking into any of our reserved space on sailing, we will work with the cruise line to adjust our inventory so that everyone traveling with you can be accommodated at the best possible pricing.  Need different stateroom types or space for a private party or meeting?  We can take care of that too!

Contact us for a great deal on your next cruise vacation!

All the cruises on which we have reserved space will be posted on the Celebrations Web site soon.

Watch for more updates on the blog!

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For our international travelers, new words of advice:  Pack light and check the airline’s Web site for updates on checked baggage fees and policies.  I came across this link to a USA Today article on Twitter: http://goplanit.com/l/1dv

At my agency, Celebrations International Travel, we’ve found the surge of new baggage policies, weight limits, etc. all to be so confusing and ever-changing, we simply remind travelers to check the airline Web sites for their most up-to-date information before they pack their bags.

As much as airline travel costs these days, it’s a shame that your bags can’t travel free even overseas anymore.  But maybe a little creative packing and space-saving will help you avoid some of the cost of checking that extra bag.  Or maybe traveling with a partly-empty bag will give you room to bring home souvenirs!

Do you have packing or international travel tips you’d like to share?  Post them here, and I’ll also share them on Twitter.  (We’re on Twitter @CelebrationsInt.)

Celebrations International Travel offers air ticketing for most destinations around the world.  Contact us for more information.


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