How to make cruises more affordable

Savings Angel

Have you dreamed of a family cruise vacation but feared the price tag? Josh Elledge, savingsangel.com has some tips for how to cruise on a budget.

“Cruising is all inclusive, so meals activities entertainment and more are already covered in the price,” Elledge said. “ What you spend above and beyond that is up to you and it can be tightly controlled.”

Elledge’s top four tips for making cruising a budget friendly vacation option:

  1. Limit on-board spending by avoiding high cost extras like alcohol, casino gambling, special activities
  2. Skip high cost shore excursions coordinated by cruise line and venture out on your own or work with a tour consolidator. Using public transit can save you even more.
  3. Choose the location and time of year wisely. A location with lots of competition gives you competitive prices and off season cruises can save as much as $500 per person per week.
  4. Don’t book directly through the cruise line, unless it’s a last minute special. Work with a special booking agent or websites like cruisecompete.com that has travel agents competing for your dollar.







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Josh Elledge is chief executive "Angel" of SavingsAngel.com, a website that teaches consumers how to save money through a free money savings video eCourse and podcast. SavingsAngel also provides hundreds of 50% off or better deals each week to members by matching local grocery and drug store sales with its free database of over 5,000 accessible coupons. A husband and father of three, he now appears each week on television, in eight newspapers, and a number of radio stations across the country teaching families how to cut their grocery bill in half using the Internet. Elledge created the technology found on SavingsAngel.com through the need to save his own family’s money. Successfully able to cut his own grocery bill from $600 a month to less than $300 a month, his message has reached hundreds of thousands of families. SavingsAngel.com is now growing rapidly throughout the country. You can watch a short video at SavingsAngel.com that will explain more information about how to cut your own grocery bill in half with the help of SavingsAngel.com!