It’s good to have control of your money and costs before you go on your cruise holiday. Hence, it’s essential to understand what is included or not included in the cruise price you pay. It definitely helps you with budgeting. There is a wide variety of cruises out there, for sure you will find the one that meets your needs as well as your budget. Going on a cruise holiday not necessary has to be that heavy on your pocket!
One of the best things about going on a cruise, is that most of the basic expenses are already included in the cruise price, which in many cases makes this type of vacation more affordable than land holidays. Cruise price inclusions may vary slightly, based on the cruise line you choose, but in most of the cases it includes the following:
|All Meals||Fitness Center|
|Live Music & Entertainment||Theater Shows|
|Access to Lounges, Night Clubs and Discos||Access to Kids’ Program|
|Swimming & Whirl Pools||On Board Games & Activities|
Accommodation includes your stateroom and its facilities, like television, en-suite bathroom, sitting area and a cabin steward who will provide you with daily maid service, including tidying and cleaning the room, replenishing towels and so on. There might be further privileges coming along with your accommodation, based on the cabin category you selected and the cruise line you are sailing with.
All meals are included in the cruise price, like breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main dining room and in buffet restaurants as well as in some of the specialty restaurants. It has to be noted that some of the specialty restaurants are available at an extra cover charge, or there are charges applicable a la cart. Room Service is included in the price as well, however there might be times like between midnight and 5am when some cruise lines apply a cover charge. Be rest assured, that you find endless of food options available on board without paying anything extra!
Trivia, Pool Games and Dance Classes are included, as well as Sports Deck activities like Rock Climbing, Basketball, Mini Golf, and many more based on the facilities offered by the individual cruise line. You can also have sessions on shopping tips, photography and demo cooking for free, but taking actual classes will be at an extra charge.
|Airfare and Airport Transfers||Alcoholic Drinks & Soft Drinks|
|Shore Excursions||Items of personal nature, like Spa, Internet etc.|
Most of the cruise lines offer different Soft Drinks and/or Alcoholic Packages on the first day of your cruise, which will work out cheaper for you than paying based on consumption.
Various options of shore excursions are available at every port of call at an extra charge. You can anytime go online and check out the different tours, you can even book them online or once you are on board, based on your requirement and budget.
If you require any more details about what’s included in your cruise, our cruise specialists will be more than happy to assist you. Please drop us a message through email or call us on +971 55 355 3450.