SeroTalk Extra: All Aboard a Cruise Vacation

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What better way to ring in the unofficial start to the summer season than a comprehensive look into cruise vacations? For some, this multi-billion dollar industry adds up to the perfect vacation. For those who have never been on a cruise, it might sound more like the perfect nightmare.

Our guest on this SeroTalk Extra is Bill Kociaba–who, in addition to a wealth of knowledge on all things health and wellness, knows a thing or two about those floating cities on the sea.

Show Highlights

Among other topics, we discuss:

  • Hey, aren’t cruises generally for the newly wed or the nearly dead?
  • Why would I want to vacation on a ship and not a resort?
  • What are the various types of cruises?
  • Before I get excited, how much does it generally cost?
  • What does the price generally include?
  • Okay, so maybe I’m on the fence. What’s the best way to book a trip?
  • What are the passport requirements, and what other logistics should I consider?
  • What should I pack?
  • Are there such things as healthy meal options aboard these ships?
  • What kind of medical services can I count on while aboard?
  • Fine fine, but what if I spend the whole trip feeling seasick?
  • What can people possibly find to do to stay entertained aboard a ship?
  • What’s the one cruise and/or excursion I should consider taking?

Additional Reading

So, are you interested yet? Fantastic! Check out these helpful articles:

Repositioning Cruises: How to Get a Luxury Cruise for Cheap

How can you land a $400 room on the Celebrity Reflection for just $62 a night? Keep reading.

Imagine finding a luxury hotel room that costs just $62 a night, a price that includes all of your meals and a view of the ocean from your private balcony.

Sounds like a pretty great deal right? Well, it’s for real.

That’s the kind of nightly room price you can find when booking a vacation on a repositioning cruise. Read more.

How to Save Money on Your Next Cruise

Sometimes you have to make a choice: go for the easy cruise fare, or spend a lot of time searching for the perfect rock-bottom rate. With multiple lines
offering a range of ship classes with sailings every single week of the year, you can go nuts researching all the possibilities and picking the best offer. Let us help you simplify. Here are our top 10 tips for saving money on your next cruise. Follow our advice, and you can be confident you’re not getting
gouged on your vacation bill. Read more.

How to Save Big Money on Cruises

The cost of vacations at sea can quickly add up — but it doesn’t have to. The trick to saving big money on cruises is to shop smart and make the most out of the deals and discounts cruise lines and related industries have to offer. With a little savvy ahead of time as well as on board, you can have a blast for less during your next floating holiday.

Step 1

Score heavy discounts by booking your trip during wave season, which lasts from January to March. This is the time of year when the cruise lines offer lots of money-saving enticements to persuade travelers to book vacations. You don’t have to travel during wave season — you just have to book the trip. Committing at the beginning of the year during this deal-heavy season can get you various extra perks, such as onboard credits, cabin upgrades and free airfare. Read more.

Get in Touch!

Have any tips of your own? Have you been on a cruise and want to share your experience? Or, did you go on a cruise and hated it? Send us your feedback!

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About Joe Orozco

Joe Orozco is the Communications Director for Serotek Corp. He is also Managing Director for AlphaComm Strategies. When he isn't writing web pages, proposals, and online marketing materials for social and commercial entrepreneurs, he enjoys reading and writing about technology, financial management, and strategic planning. Follow Joe on Twitter @ScribblingJoe
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