Beware The Hidden Cost Factors Of A Cruise
Using cruise ship reviews is a great way to determine whether a cruise you’re interested in is going to be worth investing your time and money in.
Let’s face it, taking vacations can be an expensive past time and cruise deals today are at a level where prospective holiday-makers are being enticed in a big way to make a cruise vacation their next holiday. Why?
Simply because prices have been slashed in recent years and what was once a vacation reserved for those with comfortable bottom lines, is now affordable for just about everyone.
Watch Your On Board Expenses
Here’s the crunch. Yes, you may get a seven day cruise to the eastern Caribbean for two for under $1000 and that is an extremely good price. But when doing cruise ship reviews, do some homework on the on board expense. In some cases, it can set you back quite a bit.
For example, cruise line generated photos can be a major expense if you have a small budget; casino expense particularly if you like to have a dabble on the slot machines can be expensive. Why? Limited number of one and two cent machines which most play for enjoyment but a large selection of higher priced machines.
Internet costs can be very expensive. On a cruise we took to the eastern Caribbean during December of 2007, access to the on board internet service was 75 cents per minute. It was obviously cheaper for a package but for many, spending long periods online was out of the question.
These may seem insignificant before your cruise but when it comes time to settle up before you leave, it can leave a pretty big hole in your pocket. This article is only intended to make you aware that yes, you can get on board a cruise ship at a cheap price and have one heck of a fantastic time but be aware the cost factor doesn’t stop when you’ve paid your fare.
Consider all aspects of your cruise and most importantly, include additional expenses to your fare in your projected budget.