The Travel Professor
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Is a cruise vacation a good value?

A reader emailed asking “Is a cruise was a good vacation value?”

My answer is YES!

A cruise offers one of the best travel values for your money. Your fare includes all meals, your cabin, onboard daytime activities, nighttime parties and entertainment. So for once, you'll know what your vacation will end up costing you before you go.

You can find a cruise vacation for just about every budget.

Your only extra expenses will be soft drinks and alcoholic beverage, gratuities, optional shore excursions, and personal services such as massage or hairstyling.

Do me a favor and compare everything that is included on a cruise to a comparable land based vacation. Be sure to factor in all the expenses-food, beverages, entertainment, etc. I’m sure when you see the actual costs of that beach getaway versus a vacation at sea you’ll agree on the value of a cruise.

You'll be amazed at the value…Bon Voyage!

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