Monday, April 15, 2013

What do cruises include?

For first time cruisers, one of the most common questions I get is What do cruises include?

For mainstream cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Carnival, NCL, Holland America, and Princess - when you see a cruise fare advertised, it is a per person rate that includes your lodging, meals, entertainment, juices, and coffee/tea. The per person is based on two people per cabin. 

Disney cruises include soda in their rate. Other high end cruise lines such as SilverSea may include some alcohol and some tours in the ports of call. 

Taxes and fees usually run between $40-$150 per person depending on the length of the cruise. 

Most of the mainstream cruise lines now have alcohol packages you can add for between $40 - $55 per day. 

You are responsible for your airfare and the transfer to and from the ship.

Cruises are  a great way to see a lot of places and only have to unpack once.  The ships also offer a lot of activities. 

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