Before you embark on the cruise of your dreams, it’s a good idea to sit down and draw up a budget of what you can afford to spend. The great thing about cruises it that they usually include a lot of extras which means you can save your cash for other indulgences.
That said, there a few things that you may need to factor in to your budget. These include: beverages, photograph opportunities, shore excursions, non-inclusive dining, tips, internet, laundry, medical treatments, on-board shopping, onshore spending money, spa treatments and other activities.
Remember your personal items:
Remembering to pack personal items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, hair spray and soap can save you a lot of money at the on-board chemist!
As well as the obvious things, be sure to look into any international travel expenses such as passport applications, visas and travel insurance. While you can choose to spend money on souvenirs and extras, these are all essential!
Check out deals:
Often, it is far more cost effective to buy a more expensive package with included extras than to purchase additional items and experiences while on-board. Cruise 1st have some great deals on offer so be sure to check them out!
As well as the above points, here are some final tips to help you get your budget friendly Cruise in line: think about using a pre-paid credit card to keep track of your spending, pre-book as much as you can so you don’t end up with any nasty surprises, don’t scrimp on travel insurance as this could cost you big time in the long run!