The Travel Professor
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Friday, September 4, 2009

Your favorite cruise destinations

A recent survey found that the most popular cruise destination was the Caribbean, with Alaska being the second most popular destination. Coming in a distant third was Europe, Mexico, Hawaii and the Mediterranean.

Yes I agree with these results but I am also encouraging travelers to take a seriously look at the other cruise products. Cruises are a fairly inclusive travel product with many of your major costs prepaid-transportation, accommodation, meals, entertainment, transportation & so forth. For more expensive destinations like Europe and Hawaii a cruise vacation is frequently your best value.

Conduct a side by side cost analysis of a land tour versus a cruise tour. Be sure to identify and list all of your expenses as this is the only way to make an accurate comparison. If you do this cost analysis properly then I believe you’ll see the value of vacationing at sea.

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Happy travels! Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.