How Much Will Your Cruise Vacation Cost?
Whenever you mention cruising, one of the first things people want to know – and rightly so – is how much the cruise will cost. Sadly, some people believe that a cruise vacation is so expensive that they will never be able to cruise. That is so far from the truth!
You can sometimes find a cruise sailing for less than $200 per person. Yes, that is so. How cool is that?
Let me continue. Your cruise cost depends on several things. Below are some of those factors...
1. The time of year you choose to sail – Sailing during the summer will cost more than sailing during the fall.
2. The cruise line you sail with – Sailing with Royal Caribbean International will cost more than sailing with Carnival Cruise Line.
3. The number of people you add to one cabin – Fitting 4 people into one cabin will cost less than fitting 4 people into 2 cabins.
4. The size ship you sail with – Sailing on Oasis of the Seas will cost more than if you sail on Enchantment of the Seas. A larger ship will cost you more than a smaller vessel.
5. The length of your cruise – Taking a 6-day cruise will cost more than 4-day cruise.
Do you get the picture?
If you really want to cruise, get with a travel expert and allow him or her to find you a cruise package that works for you and yours.
Do not stay away from booking a family cruise getaway, because you think it is too expensive. You may be pleasantly surprised at how easily you can get your family aboard a fun cruise ship vacation.
Go have fun!How about a 5-day cruise to Cozumel and Progreso for less than $400 per person? Check out the details here: Cruise Pack Mission Cozumel.
Peter GrantPetesTravel.comMcDonough, GA
First Time Cruisers: How To Book Your Cruise If you have never cruised before but you are considering a cruise ship vacation, I want you know that booking your cruise package is not difficult.
Booking your cruise can be done either by you or a third party - a travel agent or cruise line representative. You can book your cruise in one of three simple ways, which I will discuss below.
First things first: To book your cruise, you will need the correct spelling of your name as it appears in your government-issued identification document; an email address and phone number; an emergency contact person; plus you will need an idea where you want to go, which kind of ship, the length of your cruise, and what type of cabin you want – inside cabin, oceanview, balcony cabin, or a suite.
Booking a Cruise via a Third Party
You can either call the desired cruise line and speak with a representative or you can use a travel agent. Using a travel agent works to your advantage because that person will help you choose the cruise package that is right for your family and will remain available to help with anything you need before, during, or after your cruise ship vacation.
Booking a Cruise by Yourself
1. You may visit the desired cruise line’s website to book. It does not matter which cruise line it is, you will find a link on the website to book – Carnival.com, RoyalCaribbean.com, Princess.com, NCL.com, etc.
2. You can book with an online travel company. There are several big names in travel which sell cruises – Expedia, CruiseDirect.com, Travelocity.com, etc. The only issue with booking at an online travel company is that you do not speak directly to someone. If you are booking a cruise ship vacation, it pays to speak directly to someone – a person who will use his or her expertise and knowledge of cruising to help your family find the cruise package which suits your pocket and your preference.
Happy booking and sailing!
Peter GrantFamilyFunGetaways.netMcDonough, GA