Posted By Cruise Market Watch / 1st November 2012
The infographic below guides you on how far in advance you should book, and the season to set sail for the best deal on a Caribbean cruise. This provides a framework for planning, from which you can then narrow down your specific destinations, cruise duration, cabin type and ship segment. Based on actual pricing* from 26 cruise lines and 144 cruise ships representing over 7,500 sailings in the Caribbean and Bahamas between September 1, 2010 to November 30, 2013, it just goes to show a little advance planning can save a lot of money per person per day on your cruise itinerary.
Interestingly, unlike its European infograph counterpart, Caribbean cruises get more expensive each month closer to the sail on date - so no penalty for booking well in advance!
* Cruise Market Watch total weighted average price (per per person per day) across all cabin categories.
Posted By Cruise Market Watch / 27th September 2011
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Going on a cruise is one of many vacationer's dreams. The great thing about a cruise is that everything is pretty much there for you and you don't have to worry about bringing in extra money, not unless you want to buy some souvenirs on the place of your destination. Other than that, it's all about enjoyment and lot's of fun. It is still highly recommended though that you bring in just a bit of extra cash just in case of emergencies.
How much are last minute cruises?
There are many different types of cruises you can take and if you are going for a last minute cruises, it will all depend on where you want to go and how many days do you want to stay. If you are going to like the Caribbean, then you should be expecting between $150 to $300 per person. That includes your stay for at least 4 nights from Miami. If you are going for 7 days and coming from a different location, then the price may not be the same.
What are the best cruises?
If you are looking forward to go on a cruise with your kid's, I think the best cruise that I can recommend is the Disney cruise. Your kids will enjoy themselves while they're on the ship. They'll be entertained by their favorite Disney characters. For the parents, they can entertain themselves with some of the great shows and nightclubs as well. As part of the cruise, you will get to spend some time in the Caribbean for 2 nights or depending on the package you want to purchase. You can find the best combination like 3 days in Caribbean and 4 days Disney World.
How much money should you bring?
The average amount of money a person should ranges from $1000 to $2000. The only thing you will be spending on your cruise is your cocktails, souvenirs, and if you want to try your luck at the casino, but you won't have to pay while you are on board, you can pay that on the last day of your cruise. Coffee, tea, milk, lemonade, punch, and bottled water are all free.
What are the best places to go on a cruise?
Some of the famous cruise destinations are the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Bora Bora, Jamaica, Alaska and of course for your kid's, Disney World, but there are some other great destinations to choose from. The farther the location, the more you'll have to pay. Disney cruise is about $600 to $700 per person.
It is for your best interest to contact your local travel agent for all the list and information of available cruise destinations. They have all information of the prices and the best deal they can provide you, along with the number of days you want to spend. They will also be glad to offer different packages they have available on every cruise. This will give you an idea of what and where to go based on your budget.
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