Jul 13, 2012 10:39 - holly | 1,549 views
Sailing the 7 seas, discovering far-flung lands and basking in brand new cultures is a popular wish for many whilst going about their day-to-day lives. Here we present the figures that will help you to budget for the realization of that dream.
Cruise Market Watch researched the 12 most popular cruise routes and revealed the costs of cruises per region and average on board spending. With this info-graphic the cruise goer will be able to plan their spending according to the places they wish to visit. For instance, it will be useful to know that the price of the ticket represents on average 77.3% of how much you are likely to spend, this is topped by on board expenses which correspond to 22.7%.
According to the research the most exclusive region is Northern Europe where passengers are likely to spend an average $249 per day, with the Middle East and South Pacific close behind. On the economic side of the spectrum, routes through Mexico and Central America, the romantic setting of the Caribbean, and North America cost on average around $100 less each day.
Costs additional to the ticket are split over 3 main areas – the onboard casino and bar, shore excursions, and the spa. It may come as no surprise that the casino and bar sees the majority of this money with 12.5% of the total budget, followed by shore excursions and spa, which together don’t even match half of the spending on letting their hair down.
No two days at sea will be the same, as you never know which species of wildlife may escort you along your way. Depending on which route you take you may see dolphins, seals, or maybe even whales! Families can frolic about the on board swimming pools, newlyweds can indulge in the spa, and adventurers can explore the different stop-off points the ship makes. Whoever you are and whatever your interests, a cruise holiday is guaranteed to please.
Sailing off into the sunset is a great way to enjoy your free time, and different cruise companies and routes are making it increasingly doable for those even on a shoestring allowance. In order to get the most for your money, make sure that before you set sail you take time to surf the internet or speak to a travel advisor so that you can find and choose the best route to suit you.
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