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Wealthy passengers get perks

Wealthy passengers get perks
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On Norwegian, luxury travellers can stay in a hidden, keycard-protected area called The Haven that includes a concierge, 24-hour butler service and a pool and restaurant away from the crowds. On other lines, affluent guests get special seats at shows, personalised shore excursions, and a promise that they will never have to wait in line for anything.

For the ultimate indulgent experience, step aboard a luxury cruise ship.

Before you book, see if you qualify for any discounts

Before you book, see if you qualify for any discounts
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You’ll get lots of extra perks if you’ve travelled with us before. Also ask for a price adjustment or upgrade if the price of your room drops after you book. Then set a ‘price alert’ at cruiseline.com to get notified if the cost of your cruise drops below the level that you paid.

Bring strong magnetic hooks

Bring strong magnetic hooks
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They’ll stick to the metal walls of your cabin, giving you a handy place to hang your jacket, wet swimmers and other items to save space.

Don’t wait to book your next trip

Don’t wait to book your next trip
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If you love cruising, consider booking your next cruise while you’re onboard your current one. You can get a great deal, and many of us let you change your ship or cruise date – or even cancel – with no penalty as long as you do it by a certain time.

Sources: Sherry Kennedy, founder of cruisemaven.com; Jim Walker, a maritime attorney who specialises in cruise line law; Brian David Bruns, former crew member on six cruise lines and author of Cruise Confidential, a former cruise crew member from Thailand and three current cruise line employees who asked to remain anonymous.

This article first appeared on RD.com

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