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CRUISE holidays are booming in popularity, with more options for luxury getaways than ever before. However, with all of that luxury comes a price tag. Luckily, Lonely Planet’s cruise experts have stepped in to reveal some little known ways you can save money on your next holiday.

PUBLISHED: 21:57, Fri, Nov 1, 2019 | UPDATED: 22:18, Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Cruise holidays are a perfect opportunity to discover far-flung corners of the globe while travelling in the ultimate luxury. Thanks to a booming industry, more cruises are on offer than ever before, with an array of incredible amenities to choose from. Of course, luxury comes with a price tag, and many cruises can set travellers back thousands. However, cruise experts from Lonely Planet have offered some handy tips on how you can save money without scrimping on comfort.

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As part of the new “The Cruise Handbook” from the travel experts, insiders have revealed some little-known ways travellers can adjust their sailing options to bag a little extra cash.

The time of year that passengers book plays a crucial role in how much their ticket could cost them.

“The best way to hit up the most popular cruising destinations on the planet at a fraction of the cost is to select a sail date outside of high season,” writes an expert.

“Fares follow projected weather patterns meaning that off-season or low season fares cannot guarantee the most ideal weather - but with fares being half the price, it’s worth checking out.

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"Besides, you could luck into some serious sunshine.”

The book reveals the top three cruise destinations include Alaska, Europe and Eastern Caribbean.

The best times to travel to Alaska are in May or September, for Europe it’s February or March and August is the cheapest time for the Caribbean destination.

Additionally, autumn is another great time to book cruise holidays.

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