How to find last minute deals on cruises, 2. don't expect peak travel
If you really want to drink alcohol look at the drink packages. It's in an agent's own best interest to find their clients the best deal and sometimes the time and research you're saved from doing is worth more than the onboard credit.
Still, crunch the numbers; if you can find a good deal on airfare, you'll save big on eleventh-hour repositionings.
Remember that if you're off exploring a port you can always return to the ship for lunch, which is of course included, and go ashore again.