When planning a vacation, everyone wants to hit that sweet spot for booking. You want to avoid paying too much and you never want to be restricted in terms of destination or accommodation. That’s why it’s best to book your trip early, especially where small ship cruises are concerned. Many of our cruises are already booked into 2016! By making your plans well ahead of time, you can save money and cruise where you want, how you want. Here are the three biggest reasons to book your cruise early.

3 big reasons to book your cruise early

Get a Better Deal

When you book your cruise 8 to 12 months in advance, you’re guaranteed to never miss out on our special offers. Scroll through our lists of cruises or visit our Specials page, and you can’t miss our deals and discounts for select departures. We have some incredible offers, like 2-for-1 fares and $2000 off per cabin, but only when you book your trip by a certain date. Those deadlines are regularly 7 months or more in advance of the cruise, so make sure to book early and take advantage!

Get the Destination You Want

It is not uncommon for some of our most popular cruises to sell out a year in advance. Certain destinations as well as many of our themed cruises are always among the favorite excursions of the year, and they book up faster than a lot of hopeful travelers think. If you’re considering a cruise to Alaska or the Mississippi River, or if you love the idea of a wine tasting cruise, call us right away to find out how early you should book a trip.

Get the Accommodations You Want

One of the advantages of small ships is the added comfort and luxury. It’s the only way you can take a cruise and still feel like you’re getting away from the masses on a peaceful, relaxing vacation. But, because we travel in smaller groups on smaller vessels with fewer cabins, the best rooms and accommodations get snapped up quick. So, if you have your heart set on a balcony room for your cruise to the Galapagos next year, you’d better act fast. Book your vacation early to get the most out of your experience.

Sooner is always better than later, otherwise you just have to gamble on what’s available last minute. If you wait until it’s almost too late you may sacrifice options in the ship you take, the destinations you visit, your cabin and more. Also, an alternative from your cruise of choice may mean flying to your port of embarkation and adding to your expenses.

There are so many advantages to booking your cruise vacation early— it’s a no-brainer! Contact USA River Cruises about your travel plans today! Call (800) 949-1643 or send us an email and we’ll contact you shortly.