Google Analytics Alternative

The Expert in Baby Boomer Travel

Travel Copywriter

One of my favorite online discount cruise travel agencies is Vacations to Go, which always lists hundreds of heavily discounted upcoming cruises from dozens of cruise lines around the world, including both ocean and river cruises.

In one section of the site, Vacations to Go lists special discounts on certain sailings that are only good for passengers aged 55 and over on the day of departure. Just one passenger in each cabin needs to be 55 or over.

When you call a Vacations to Go counselor to book your cruise, be sure to mention your age. The cruise line will require proof of it before giving the discount.

The number to call there is 800-338-4962, but I would advise looking at the website first to see what’s available for your preferred destination, dates, and cruise line(s).

Carnival offers aged 55+ discounts as well. Photo from Carnival Cruise Lines.

Carnival offers aged 55+ discounts as well. Photo from Carnival Cruise Lines.

Note that the age 55 discount may not result in the lowest fare you can find for any given cruise.

There are  also special discounts for police, firefighters, military, teachers and others, and it’s usually not possible to combine them.

Most cruises are discounted based on many other factors as well, such as when you book (either very early or very late often results in the biggest discounts, though booking late may limit your choice of cabins) or if there are special sales being offered at the time. Vacations to Go counselors will advise you as to the best discounts available on any given sailing, based on your particular situation.

I’ve seen some cruises discounted (from the brochure price) up to 85 percent or more on Vacations to Go, and many of at least 50 percent.

Keep in mind that discounting is very common in the cruise industry and it’s always wise to ask about discounts before booking any cruise. Not all cruise lines discount, but many of the top mainstream lines offer them routinely.

A big agency like Vacations to Go, which deals in volume, is a great place to start checking.

Here are the cruise lines currently offering discounts for passengers aged 55 and up on Vacations to Go now. Just click through to reach to appropriate pages:

Carnival

Celebrity

Costa Cruises

Pullmantur

Royal Caribbean

Note that these cruise lines offering age 55+ discounts may change from time to time, so it’s a good idea to check back often.

Additional note: check out the travel deals — on trips, luggage, backpacks, etc. — at dealwiki.net.

 

Be sure to download my free report, “How to Ride the Coming Wave of Boomers,” available here. It’s all about the best ways to market travel to baby boomers — the biggest-spending group of travelers the world has ever seen. It’s also the easiest way to subscribe to my blog, so you won’t miss a posting. Thanks!

 

 

3 Responses to An Easy Way to Get Age 55+ Cruise Discounts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Auto Europe Car Rental

retirees_raise-2015-v2-300x250

Save

Save

Save

Save

Sign up to follow my blog


 Follow me on Twitter
 Connect on Facebook
 Amazon Author page
 Connect on LinkedIn
 Circle me on Google+

Travel Writing Blogs

Save

Getting On Travel Top Boomer Travel Blog 2018 Badge

2014Seal_Gold

Baby

Top Senior Adventures Blog

Save

retirees_raise-2015-v2-300x250

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Best Baby Boomer Travel Blogs in 2015

image001

NATJA SEAL-Gold winner

According to government and private surveys:

  • Leading-edge baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1955) and seniors account for four out of every five dollars spent on luxury travel today.
  • Roughly half the consumer spending money in the U.S.--more than $2 trillion--is in the hands of leading-edge baby boomers and seniors.
  • Baby boomers (born 1946-1964) travel more than any other age group.
  • When asked what they would most like to spend their money on, baby boomers answered “travel” more than any other category, including improving their health or finances.

Auto Europe Car Rental