Tiana Templeman provides trips on how to find a cruise deal that's a steal.

Whether you're saving for your first sailing holiday or believe too many cruises are never enough, it's handy to know how to find the cheapest cruise deals. Even better, there's no need to skip luxuries with a bargain fare. Many deals come with extras such as a free drinks package, balcony upgrade or airfares to Europe. Here are some of the best ways to find a cruise deal that's a steal.

Book using a travel agent

While it's cheaper to book many holidays independently, a good

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Get a group discount

Book a longer cruise

Timing is everything

Last-minute bargains