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Is a cruise good value for money?

A cruise may seem expensive with a large up-front cost but there are cruises to suit a variety of different budgets. Discover more below...

Cruise voyages can provide excellent value for money with your food, accommodation, daytime entertainment and evening activities all provided as standard. 

Although at first glance the upfront costs may seem high for a cruise holiday, the fact that most of your spending is done at this point means that you can budget for any additional spending well in advance of your holiday.

Whilst it is true that there may be certain onboard facilities such as Spa Treatments and Speciality restaurants which do incur additional charges,  these are not a compulsory part of your cruise holiday allowing you to spend as little or as much as you want. 

On a traditional land based holiday you may be handing out cash for many extras such as airport transfers and tips, cruising gives you the option of spending exactly what you plan!

Most cruise providers offer the option to upgrade to include basic or premium drinks packages and the ability to pre-book speciality restaurants, allowing you to pay in advance and forget about money completely for the duration of your cruise. Some of these options may also be offered at a discounted rate if booked in advance rather than if booked on board your cruise ship.

Many of the major cruise lines also now offer various promotions with added extras such as on board credit, group savings or free stateroom upgrades included in your cruise fare. Every cruise line offers different incentives throughout the year, but they are all equally geared towards giving customers the best on board cruise experiences.

The fact that your cruise ship also acts as a 'floating hotel', delivering you to a variety of exciting countries and destinations within a relatively short space of time is a huge advantage. There is no land based holiday that would offer you that option at such a reasonable price.

The appeal of falling asleep in Rome and waking up in Venice means that there’s always another day of exploring to look forward to all for one built in price!

The freedom and flexibility of visiting such different destinations means that you never have to limit your horizons. You can choose to explore the ports yourself or for a little extra you can take in a guided tour or shore excursion – the choice is yours.

The standard onboard dining options can also range from regional cuisine restaurants, to all-day buffets packed with traditional favourites, ensuring there is something to suit everyone’s tastes. Most ships do have speciality restaurants available for a small additional fee but these are optional extras and down to your own personal choice.

The range of available onboard activities also means that it should never be an issue to keep the family entertained. Plenty of ships are designed for younger cruisers with waterparks, kids clubs, and even the latest video games rooms to keep them entertained.

The latest Broadway shows, Cinema Screens and live comedy shows are just some of the other exciting entertainment options on a cruise. Many ships even have special themed events such as Murder mystery, Music or Dancing shows giving you the chance to meet the stars up close!

In short, cruising offers fantastic value for money as it caters for every budget allowing you the option to choose as little or as much as you wish to spend.

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