By: Lynn Elmhirst, host and producer, Ship2Shore.TV
Video: Cruise Tips: How to Get the Most Value from your Cruise Booking
How do you make sure you get the best bang for your buck when you book a cruise?
As Ship2ShoreTV’s cruise travel expert I’ve had the opportunity to meet a lot of people in the cruise and travel industry, and pick their brains over smart cocktails in some of the fantastic bars and lounges on cruises we’ve shared.
In this video, I share some of the cruise tips about maximizing your cruise vacation dollar. Whether you’re taking a luxury, all-inclusive cruise, or a mega-cruise with many optional costs, there are tips and tricks to spending your holiday budget in the way that makes the most sense for your vacation style. Sometimes, more luxury can actually be less! And sometimes, less luxury can be the best vacation of your lifetime!
As always, when you are planning a cruise vacation, I recommend doing your homework and the math! Working with a travel agent can help you understand all the expenses you’ll be incurring. Budget accordingly, as if your vacation was a project at work. And like any good project manager, allow for surprises with what I like to call a ‘holiday contingency’ padding – at least 10%. And if you don’t run into extra expenses, you have a little extra in your pocket for some incredible souvenirs – or an upgrade on your post-cruise extension hotel room!
As this video makes clear, whether you’re aiming for a budget cruise or a luxury cruise, there are ways to make sure you get the best value and the most for your travel dollar.
Produced in association with Travel and Escape, with superwoman travel video producer Garine Tcholakian.
Filmed on an Arosa river cruise in Germany.
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