Sunday, April 5, 2009
Cruises-the new way to travel on a budget
Cruises can be a great way to travel on a budget. Expenses can be very controllable on a cruise. Lets say you do a 7 day Mexican riveria cruise from San Francisco. If you live in the bay area, you can avoid airfare. Once your on the ship, your cruise fare includes your stateroom, your food and beverages (excluding alcohol and soda), entertainment. Whats not included is things like souvenirs, tours at each port, money for casino on ship, & misc. spending cash. So as you can see the things that are not included are very controllable. I usually buy the tours that the ship offers, but you can also have a great time by doing your research on each port ahead of time and doing a self guided tour. A great site for this is cruisecritic.com.