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Cruise Ships Are Much More Expensive Than You Think, And Here’s What You Don’t Know

By KK Angus, 22 June 2018


11Be thrifty

To avoid laundry on board pack smartly and be careful of the season and the fabrics. Make sure you make room for more clothes instead of handbags, accessories or shows as you will be needing them. Also opt for cotton clothes and lighter materials. Avoid carrying tweed or velvet or anything that feels heavier. If you are worried about evening clothes, opt for simple yet chic options and accessorize right.

Be thrifty

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12The spa is really overpriced

As you might have guessed a cruise ship spa is much more expensive than a regular spa. Getting a massage aboard a ship cannot come cheap, obviously. A basic facial can cost you around  $300 or more. Most people don’t realise it until they sign up for a relaxing massage or some other treatment. It is advisable to steer clear of the spas on your cruise vacation.

The spa is really overpriced

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13Here's what to do


Make sure you get all your treatments before your cruise vacation. But if you absolutely have to get a spa treatment wait for the port days. As most people leave the spas are in want of business and offer discounts and offers on treatments. Or you can carry your squeeze masks and skin oils with you. A cruise vacation is all about relaxing, and you can just have a spa day in your cabin.


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14Look for free alcohol

There are also ways to save money if you’re smart and keep an open eye. Look for happy hours and discounts in bars, when you want to go drinking on a cruise ship. Usually, cruise ships offer a ton of hourly considerations on foods and beverages. Interestingly, some lecture sessions or free talk sessions onboard a cruise ship also offer cocktails.

Look for free alcohol

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15Avoid cruise excursions

Instead of booking an expensive excursion package on shore, go explore on your own. Be careful about the time because a cruise-sanctioned excursion usually takes care of that, and you mustn’t wander off too far, or you will miss the ship. But you will find exploring an island on your own can be much more fun and economical.

Avoid cruise excursions

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