Budget – Cruising can be a great value. With the ship acting as your floating hotel, included meals, transportation from port to port and on-board entertainment to list just a few of the included basics, cruising is a cost effective vacation. But, don’t forget the additional costs of traveling to the cruise port, drinks, excursions (if they aren’t included) upgrades to specialty restaurants, gambling on-board, etc., and rack up too many expenses. Ultimately, there is a cruise for just about every budget. You just have to decide what your budget is going to be and try to stick to it.
My first cruise was an NCL cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. It was a wonderful experience and I didn’t want it to end. What will be your first cruise?