Cruises – one of my favorite ways to see the world. I love to sleep in one country and wake up in another, no need to pack and unpack. Cruise lines operate a range of prices from value to superdorogo. Here sparing travelers, here are some tips to cut costs.
Consider all routes
When most people think of cruises, they think of the Caribbean, on the Mediterranean, and perhaps to Alaska. However, the name oceanic port and, most likely, he will have to swim cruise. And some of these routes can be not only transactions, but also a pleasant surprise. We booked a one day 12-day Baltic cruise from London to St. Petersburg and back for less than the price of tickets from New York to London. It remains one of our favorite cruise.
Bring your own soft drinks
Food is usually included in the price of the cruise (except dining in exclusive restaurants). However, drink, except water, coffee, tea, and if you're lucky, iced tea, come with additional costs. What we are doing is to buy non-alcoholic beverages in the ports (permissible – for alcoholic beverages often have blockage), and then pour them into the glasses.
Make your own tour
We have been on dozens of cruises around the world and made only one organized tour on the ship (on our first cruise). They are expensive, moving forward the pace of the slowest traveler and restrictive. For a well-organized traveler's preferable to do on their own.
One of the tricks that we use is to look at the sights, covering the ship's tours, and include them in our "tour".
Note: Director tours often talk about the horror stories of the passengers did not return to the ship on time. The solution? Leave extra time and first make a far away place.
Great breakfast, late dinner
For a modest increase in the maximum travel time in port is a must. This means, if possible, the choice of the late seating at dinner. In addition, we usually do not eat large meals (if any). Instead, we eat a big breakfast the ship (where the breakfast is free of charge), snack pieces and bites of local food, while on the beach, and then finish the slow late dinner.
Cruise holiday – one of the favorite ways of the humble travelers to see the world. With these tips is a luxury that can fit into the budget travelers.