Thank you for clicking on this page. If you haven't cruised before, you might have some concerns and questions. The following information will hopefully answer your questions concerning the price of a cruise. If there are still some left unanswered, please contact us so we can resolve them. We want to add a personal touch to your decisions.
The Cost of a Cruise
One of the most frequent comments is a cruise costs so much (probably being compared to a land vacation). We want to prove this wrong! Please read more.
When you take a cruise, one low, prepaid price covers it all. (As compared to a land vacation where you are constantly taking out your wallet to pay for hotel rooms, meals, and entertainment.) All your meals are included. Every shipboard activity is included. Even the entertainment is included. The fact is, compared to land vacations, a cruise is free from most added expenses, hassles, agitation, reservations and transportation worries - not to mention the tiresome job of packing and unpacking between exotic locales.
As floating resorts, cruise ships are fabulous destinations in themselves, offering everything you would expect in a great resort on land:
When was the last time you paid so little for so much?
If that were all that a cruise includes, it would be a great deal. But cruises can be sold as packages which include:
And there's one element that distinguishes a cruise from all other vacations. That's the voyage itself. That may sound obvious, but think about it. You're being transported from port to port in the most civilized fashion possible. You do what you like, eat what you like, sleep as long as you like and then you're someplace new. It's an experience no hotel can offer.
Back to the price. Lets do a simple price comparison of a cruise versus a land vacation (based on two people):
So you not only get a lot of vacation for your money on a cruise, but you're able to anticipate costs and plan you budget in a way no other vacation allows, from transportation and accommodations to meals and entertainment.
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