Budgeting Money: What’s Included and What’s Not Included


When you price a cruise and you see that final price what you see is not everything you need to consider – It is not the final cost of your trip.

Though cruises are more all inclusive than a hotel vacation, You still have additional cruise and non-cruise related expresses.

So lets brake down that cruise price. 


Guest 1$ 777 cost of basic cruise
Guest 2$ 777 cost of basic cruise
Cruise Total$ 1,554 Total cost for 2 people basic cruise 
Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses$ 309.70
Total Price (USD):
$1,863.70 This includes all taxes, fees and port charges
Minimum Refundable Deposit:
Deposit $200

Remainder due January 13, 2021

What’s Included

Accommodations- that is your stateroom

Your transportation to ports of call

Main dining/food venues Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included but most ships have specialty dining that you may want to take advantage of but is not necessary but check out which venues are included and which are not,

Onboard activities and games provided by the entertainment staff

Pool and Gym – although some gym classes and services charge a fee

Daily and Nightly entertainment including Broadway style productions which varies by cruise line

What’s Not Included

Specialty Dining Venues

Most beverages are not included except tea/coffee, lemonade, ice tea etc. budget in sodas, water, beer, wine and alcohol, consider drink packages carefully and make sure they make sense for you-they may or may not save you money

Spending money onboard-shopping, casino

Also remember port days when you will be off the ship-food and drinks in port

Shore Excursions – either with the trip or on your own are additional expenses if you choose to take them –if not than factor in taxis and other fees for the activities you might want to do

All expenses at ports of call that are not included in a purchased shore excursion


Important: You must factor in transportation to port air flights or driving expenses

And a hotel.  Arriving at the port the day before is advised especially if flying

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