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Cost Of A 3-Day Cruise

If you have considered taking a cruise but have thought that the cost is too high, your best bet is to take a 3-day cruise.

Here is why I recommend a 3-day cruise for first-time cruisers:

1. The price is usually great; and,

2. You get an opportunity to test the waters – a manner of speaking – to see if cruising is for you.  Cruising is not for everyone, and a 3-day cruise gets you away from land long enough, but not too long.

So, what's the cost of a 3-day cruise?  The cost of your cruise will depend on a few things: when you cruise, which cruise line you sail with, and which ship.

If you book a 3-day cruise with Disney Cruise Line, you will pay a lot more than with Carnival Cruise Lines.  Depending on when you go, a 3-day Carnival cruise can cost you less than $300 per person.  If you have more than two people in the cabin, you will even pay less.

As usual, the best time to sail in during the fall or winter months.  You will always find 3-day cruises for less than $400 per person, if you sail during fall and winter, except near or around holidays.  

You may even get very lucky and find a deal for $200 per person.  Contact a Travel Agent and have him/her get you the best deal.

Note too that the bigger the cruise ship, the more the cruise package will cost.  Aim for smaller ships to begin your cruising adventure.

Go have fun!

Peter Grant


Why Would You Pay 2-3 Times More for a Disney Cruise?

If you are hoping to cruise in the future, please consider this question:  Why would you pay 2 to 3 times more for a Disney Cruise?

The fact is that while Disney cruises visit similar ports of call like Carnival or Royal Caribbean, Disney’s prices are always more.

For example:  Some time ago I looked at a 3-day Disney and Carnival cruise to the Bahamas, sailing on April 3rd and this is what I found:

Carnival prices began at $279 per person for an inside cabin.

Disney prices began at $640 per person for the same inside cabin.

I picked another 4-day sailing for April 13th and this is what I found:

Carnival prices began at $329 per person for an inside cabin.

Disney prices began at $1,353 per person for the same inside cabin.

Tell me, why would someone pay 2 to 3 times more for the Disney cruise?  The answer – the Name.  Have you heard the question: What’s in a name?

The Disney name is known for fun, fun and more fun.  Hence, people are willing to shell out more money to spend on a Disney cruise.  Despite the difference in prices with other cruise lines, Disney cruises remain popular.

People live for the thrill of sailing with Disney characters, the friendly and exciting atmosphere and the great program activities for kids of all ages.

If you desire to book a Disney cruise, I would not stop you.  In fact, I would say “Go for it!”  However, I would also nudge you to consider saving on another cruise ship, heading to the same ports of call.

Happy sailing!

Peter Grant
McDonough, GA


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