There are cruise deals available on cruises leaving from New York, but timing is a critical factor in getting a real bargain. The best cruise deals are snapped up by those who either reserve early or wait until the last minute.
What makes a good deal on a New York cruise? Any rate below $100 per day is cheap. And on high-class ships the fair price is well above that. Remember, these cruises are luxury vacations that include meals, entertainment and all the amenities.
Book well ahead of your departure date and you might get a good early-bird cruise deal. The cruise lines like to sell cabins early so they know how much promotion they'll need to do later in the year.
On the other hand, specials on last minute cruises are for people who like to gamble. Cruise lines drop the rates on remaining cabins as the date of the cruise approaches. Choices are limited, but you can sometimes grab an excellent deal. Norwegian is particularly aggressive in marking down cruises for last minute deals.