How Much Does a Cruise Typically Cost?

January 5, 2011

in Travel

This is a guest post written by Lauren Dzuris.

There’s nothing like getting away from your hometown, leaving your job at the office for a week or two, and just enjoying the scenery that a cruise ship brings.  Between the crystal blue waters, amazing dinners, and all the fun activities how could you not enjoy a cruise?

Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Pearl, part of the Norwegian Cruise line, off the Bahaman coast in the Caribbean January 1, 2010 in Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.

Although everyone would love to go on a cruise sometime in their life, a lot of people skip that idea and just take a regular vacation whether they fly or drive.  The most common reason for that is because they think all cruises are going to be expensive.  Yes, they can be expensive but like anything else, you can find ways to make it cheaper.

If you have the goal of going on a cruise, make it happen!  You can find one that is just as affordable as any other trip.  In fact, we’ll give you a good estimate on how much a cruise actually costs below.

What Determines the Price?

To make a cruise fit into your budget, you want to take a look at a few things.  These things will all have an impact on how much your cruise will cost:

  • The cruise line
  • The location you’re heading to
  • How long you’d like to go for
  • The kind of ship you’d like
  • The time of year that you’re planning
  • Any promotional offers that are out
  • Where you live and where you’ll be flying to
  • The type of accommodations you select

How Much Does the Average Cruise Cost?

So, to get an idea of what a cruise usually costs, you have to consider a lot of things.  The least that you’ll ever pay for a cruise will probably be $400. Although, if you want luxury, and the best of the best you can easily spend thousands!  Alaskan cruises and European cruises from the U.S. can easily run $2,000 for a pretty basic package.

Although cruises can be expensive, they can also be a great deal.  So, if your dream is to take a cruise just do your research, plan ahead, and try to cut the costs as much as possible!

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