Finding a cheap cruise from California is not difficult. The short trips to Mexico are always affordable. But how to find a good deal on a longer cruise?
Travel agents and online cruise reservation services have current cruise deals. Compare two or three sources, they all aren't the same.
Booking early is a basic way to save money. The cruise lines want to fill ships as soon as possible, so they give good deals to those who make a reservation a year or more in advance.