Contributor Nicole Rebeiro is back today with some interesting information about onboard spending. Readers report onboard spending ranging from as little as only the amount of gratuities for the crew to more than they paid for the cruise itself. Nicole breaks it down with a new infographic.
According to research recently carried out by Cruise Market Watch, travelers will spend on average $1286 on a cruise ticket, 77.3% of their overall travel budget. A cruise vacation does include a lot but other associated expenses add up. On average, cruise travelers will spend 4.5% more on shore excursions, 2.3% on spa treatments and $208 per day in casinos and bars.
The luxury of a cruise is available to all sorts of budgets, companies tailoring their ships and packages to give the absolute best for less, and the info graphic below shows which routes are suitable for higher and lower end funds.
On a modest budget, cruise routes of North America, Mexico, and the Caribbean are great options and cost around $132 per day. Have more cash to splash? Areas of the Middle East, Northern Europe, and the South Pacific will increase the cost around $100, coming in at about $241 per day.
Contributor Nicole Rebeiro is a conservationist, and when she is not away on remote islands nurturing rare species back to health, she is a keen, London-based travel journalist.
Flickr photo by Jeff Belmonte