Are Cruises the Most Affordable Type of Holiday

With the rising cost of living, people are finding they have to be creative with their vacation choices. Most can not afford to take a vacation and those who can weigh the cost involved. A 7-night driving vacation can vary in price as many factors apply, but a reasonable estimate is:


- Meals 2 meals per day assuming the hotel you pick has breakfast included


4 ppl = 100.00/day (eating really cheap) total $700.00


- Accommodations (depends on where you travel)

4 ppl =150.00/ night(staying really cheap) total $1050.00


-Fuel cost is approximately $60.00/day(keeping close to home)Total $ 420.00


-Activities and Entertainment (assuming 1 daytime and 1 nighttime)

4 ppl=50.00/person per day Total $1400.00


For a family of 4, the minimum you can spend is about $ 3570.00 for a 7-night vacation. Works out to $ 892.50pp


Summary: You will have had a nice budget family vacation driving from place to place within three days of your home with enjoying an activity each day and maybe a show in the evening.


Just like everything else cruising can be everywhere on the budget scale from an inside cabin to a suite on a luxury liner. Keeping this article budget themed, I opted to search out the lowest price I could find. (keep in mind this is a quick search a travel agent might be able to do better.) I decided to give you the lowest prices on some of the top 5 cruise lines and stayed within the Caribbean as it is usually more affordable and searched July as the kids are out of school. All are based on Western Caribbean and 7-nights.

7-night cruise in the Caribbean,



Carnival Cruise Lines, Western Caribbean $2874.08=$718.52pp

Lunch in three ports $30.00/pp= $120.00(optional)

Three excursions $150.00/pp(optional) free to explore on your own

Flights/travel to port $ varies

onboard spending $ varies (you really don't need to spend anything)


Norwegian Cruise Line, Western Caribbean $ 4242.26=1060.56pp ( had to exchange the dollar NCL would only quote in CAD)

Lunch in four ports $40.00/pp=160.00(optional)

four excursions $200.00pp (optional)

flights to port $ varies

Onboard spending $ varies (you really don't need to spend anything)


Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Western Caribbean $3296.32= 824.08

Lunch in three ports $30.00/pp= $120.00(optional)

Three excursions $150.00/pp(optional) free to explore on your own

Flights/travel to port $ varies

onboard spending $ varies (you really don't need to spend anything)


Disney Cruise Line, Western Caribbean $9211.64 =2302.91pp

Lunch in four ports $40.00/pp=160.00(optional)

four excursions $200.00pp (optional)

flights to port $ varies

Onboard spending $ varies (you really don't need to spend anything)


Princess Cruise Lines, Western Caribbean $ 4934.60=1233.65pp

Lunch in four ports $40.00/pp=160.00(optional)

four excursions $200.00pp (optional)

flights to port $ varies

Onboard spending $ varies (you really don't need to spend anything)





Cruising will have you enjoying stress-free travel, no driving, no traffic, transporting your luggage only once, Kids only clubs for all age groups. Eating some of the best food and satisfying every taste. Watching the best shows as if you were on Broadway and not at the front of a ship. So many activities and amenities that I can't mention them all. The best part is they are included in your cruise fare. Yes I know some activities and amenities are extra like the spa, massages, treatments (hair, feet, hands) specialty dining, and drink packages, but you don't have to take part to enjoy a cruise vacation. You also get to experience the culture in 3-4 ports/countries get to see and do amazing things.


Summary: Carnival and Royal both come in under the budget of a driving trip while Disney and princess are more, you factor everything you get and do on a cruise for the money your spending it's not tough to see why cruising is becoming one of the most affordable holidays.


Not to mention these are only five cruise examples, There are lots of Cruise lines, and If you can go at a different time of year, you might find the prices much cheaper.


Want to know how you can afford to take that cruise, check out this article:



https://www.cruise-capt.com/post/how-you-too-can-afford-that-cruise







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