Basics About Cruise Prices

Prices that will leave you afloat

by Nicole Rebeiro

A cruise holiday to many is a far off dream of open seas, exciting ports, and on board excellence…well dream no further!

Thanks to Cruise Market Watch’s recent research of the 12 most popular cruise routes, it has been discovered that your wish can easily become reality, without being in debt for the next 5 years! The research found that the average cost of a cruise ticket is $1286, which is 77.3% of the total amount that the majority of travelers will spend on a cruise.

How to spend your time

So, how do most people spend the remaining 22.7% of their budget? Usually it is throughout 3 main areas – the onboard spa, casino and bar, and shore excursions. On average, a cruiser will spend $208 a day in the casino and bar, enjoying cocktails and some light hearted gambling, and $38 per day indulging in some relaxing spa treatments. Whilst exploring the various stop off points, cruisers will spend approximately $76 a day, perhaps on exciting land activities, souvenirs, or tasty local cuisine.

Where to go

The research showed that for those with a larger budget, the exclusive regions of Northern Europe, the South Pacific and Middle East are a good choice, costing between $228-$249 per day, however this should not worry those looking for something a little cheaper, as for $115 a day you could sail through exciting Mexico and Central America, or for a little extra ($138 a day) take to the romantic regions of the Caribbean and Bahamas – perfect for newlyweds looking for a romantic honeymoon.

A cruise is such a good way to spend your holiday as it allows you to create your own personal blend of relaxation and activities, whether you want to put your feet up and be waited on hand and foot, or explore other cultures and make full use of all the different onboard activities – it’s up to you! And as this info graphic shows, the trip of a lifetime is available to any budget.

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• Nicole Rebeiro

Nicole is a London-based travel journalist, and whilst she is not telling tales of her travels to the people of the local home where she volunteers, she is out discovering the world and creating new ones.

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