Travel Experts Say Now is the Time for Cheap Cruises

Travel Experts Say Now is the Time for Cheap Cruises

Travel experts say now is the time to find cruise bargains.
(NBC News) If you have a little bit of vacation time stashed away, this may be the week you decide what to do with it, because somebody's got a deal you may find difficult to refuse.

It's always much cheaper to take a cruise this time of year, and this year cruise prices are at all-time lows.

In fact, MarketWatch reporter Catey Hill says cruises are cheaper right now than a motel stay.

"It's almost to the point cheaper than the Motel 6 when you consider that on a cruise you get all your food included in that price," Hill says.

Carnival is offering cruises for as low as $35 a night, while Royal Caribbean has taken as much as a thousand dollars off some sailings.

The deals are there because it's off-season, plus, ships are repositioning from chillier to warmer regions of the world.

Some bad publicity the industry's gotten recently is also contributing to the bargains.

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