BANGOR – With lots of cold weather still in front of us, lots of Mainer’s are dreaming of escaping to a warmer climate. But you better act quickly.
The folks at AAA say January and February are great times to purchase cruise tickets. Some of the major cruise lines are offering last minute deals.
And if you plan to travel during a major holiday or school vacation, it’s best to book now to get the best deals and to make sure there are openings where you want to go.
A travel agent can help and it won’t cost you.
AAA Travel Agent Susan Gildart said “It doesn’t cost you money. We can book you on a cruise that you can book. It’s not going to cost you more. The cruise line doesn’t charge for us to book you and we may in fact get you discounts because AAA gets a lot of discounts on cruises, tours and hotels.”
Susan says the strong U.S. dollar has also made trips to Europe, Mexico, Australia and some other locations more affordable.
The most popular destinations for New Englanders this year are Florida, Italy, Ireland, Hawaii and the Caribbean.