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.
Remainder due January 13, 2021
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