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Budgeting for "Extras” on Your Next Cruise


The cost of your next cruise includes everything you need for a wonderful vacation at sea: a comfortable stateroom, delicious food, engaging entertainment and lots of onboard amenities, from pools and hot tubs to kids’ clubs and nightclubs.


In addition, many ships have additional features and amenities available on a pay-as-you-go basis. Cruise lines charge separately for these "extras,” giving passengers the option of whether or not to indulge in them.

 

Traditionally, extras have included soda and liquor, ship-to-shore phone calls, spa treatments, shore excursions and casino charges. More recently, cruise ships have added features such as Internet centers, espresso bars, alternative restaurants and specialized exercise classes available at nominal fees.

 

If these extras are important to you, you’ll want to include them in your vacation budget. Your personal cruise expert can help you estimate how much you can plan to spend onboard. He or she also knows which cruise lines are offering shipboard credits – essentially, money you can use to pay for extras – as an incentive for early booking.

 

Your personal cruise expert can also help you explore another option: booking a cruise that includes extras in the base cruise fare. Many luxury ocean-going and river cruise lines include amenities such as beverages and alternative dining in their fares, providing greater value for their higher prices. Some cruise lines even include shore excursions in their base fares.

 

To explore the options for enjoying luxurious "extras” on your next cruise vacation, talk with an expert at Cruise Holidays.

Cruise Holidays of Northwest Austin

About Us

Diana Whiteside

I am Diana Whiteside, owner of Cruise Holidays of Northwest Austin.


I have been a resident of Austin since we moved here when I was in second grade, so I consider myself a native. After graduating from high school in Austin I went on to Texas A&M and received my Bachelors Degree in Education. I returned to Austin where I became a teacher and raised my family.

During that time my family and I cruised often so it didn't take long for me to make a transition to becoming a business owner of a travel agency.

 

Though we are called Cruise Holidays of Northwest Austin, we plan other land vacations for our clients. Over the past eight years we have planned trips all over the world.

 

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