Sure, fall brings foliage, fairs, festivals and football, but we’ve found even more reasons to celebrate the season: cheap cruises! October is officially known as “National Cruise Month,” and with it comes an abundance of excuses to book your next voyage. From valuable onboard credits to cruise giveaways, this is the month to plan your vacation on the sea. But low prices are just one of our favorite reasons to book a cruise this fall. Still not convinced? We’ll give you a few more:

Lower Cruise Rates

There’s a reason “summer” and “vacation” go so well together — that’s when the majority of people take time off to travel. But for those who go against the grain, you’ll find that “fall” and “savings” make a pretty pairing as well. Dare to be different this fall, and plan an off-season adventure, whether you’re sailing to Europe, the Caribbean, or even Australia. Not only will you find some of the best rates on cruises during the fall, but you’ll also have the opportunity to take advantage of the special promotions available during National Cruise Month.

Holland America Line

Holland America Line

Lighter Crowds

Why fight large groups of people when you can wait a bit and avoid them? With the rest of the world in a back-to-school, back-to-work mindset, you’ll have the opportunity to score a spot on the relaxing cruise you’ve been dreaming about. Book between summer and the busy holiday season to encounter more space on the sun deck, quicker service at the pool bar, and more intimate excursions (hello, sea turtles, nice to meet you!). Plus, you’ll be escaping to paradise, right in the heart of winter’s chilliest months. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it?

Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Cruise Lines

Breathtaking Destinations

Where do you dream of sailing away to? September marks the unofficial end of the Alaskan cruise season, but also opens up some interesting new itineraries as those ships change course. Explore cruises destined to reach tropical escapes like South America, the Hawaiian Islands and the Caribbean, where you may find a few exotic creatures along the way. And if you don’t mind traveling a little further before you set sail, create the trip of a lifetime with a cruise to Africa, Australia/New Zealand or Europe. Remember to plan ahead to make the most of your journey at each port — and don’t forget to take in the view on your way in!

Holland America Line

Holland America Line

New Ships

Whenever a new cruise ship is unveiled, we can’t wait to be among the first check it out. There’s just something to be said about checking an experience off your bucket list before others have even had a chance to add it to their own. This October, Norwegian Cruise Line introduced the Norwegian Escape, a 1,065-foot vessel ready to accommodate our every whim. Featuring the largest water park at sea, everything is grander on this ship, from its adults-only waterfall grotto to its exhilarating casino. If you choose to stay on board rather than explore offshore, we wouldn’t blame you a bit.

Ready to book your next oceanic adventure? Explore our upcoming cruises and let the journey begin!

 

 

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