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Saving Money on your Vacation or Honeymoon by Booking a Cruise

Updated on February 25, 2012
Cruise Ship
Cruise Ship | Source

After months or maybe years of planning, you are making plans to get married and book a vacation for your honeymoon.

Of course you want to spend your money wisely, and find a great deal.

How can you make your dollars stretch and still get a well deserved break to spend time on vacation?

Booking a cruise for your honeymoon or normal vacation, is one of the best ways to start your new life together with your partner.

The main things you want while on vacation are; relaxation, enjoying quality time together, creating great memories, and eating amazing food. These are all things a cruise can offer you, and even more, at a great price.

All Inclusive Perks

The cost of a cruise can be as expensive or cheap as you want. Most of the cruise companies offer fabulous deals on 7 to 10 day trips for around $500 per person.

This is an all inclusive price, which includes meals, accommodations, entertainment and actives on the ship, at no extra cost.

Basically for the starting cost of $1,000 you and your partner can go on a week vacation, with all the food, drinks, sunbathing and entertainment you could ever want.

Trying to find a traditional vacation spot would cost you that just for the airplane tickets and hotel rooms, leaving you to pay extra for food and entertainment.

Sunset on the ocean
Sunset on the ocean | Source

Food and Activities

Most cruise ships offer breakfast, lunch and dinner from simple cafe styles to the elegant brunch and formal dinner settings.

Room service is also included for late night snacking or early morning coffee at no extra cost. Any alcohol or liquor you choose to drink is extra, but all the sodas and juices are included for free.

After dinner you can go to a comedy show, or magic show or even a Broadway play. There are club areas for dancing and listening to great music.

Many ships have a small cinema where movies are available, and you can even find a gambling area for trying your luck at cards.

Depending on what type of cruise you book, there are many shore excursions, at each destination the boat docks. You can spend the whole day out sightseeing and taking in the local activities.

If you like, you can spend extra money sampling the local food and nightlife at each stop, or you can go back to the boat for a romantic evening dinner at no additional cost.

Final Tips

While on a cruise ship, you set your own time schedule, and can do anything or everything you like.

Sleeping the whole day if you prefer, or sunbathing with the ocean breeze on your skin. Food and drinks are available 24 hours and day, and you will never get bored with all the activities.

You can plan a cruise for spring, fall, summer or winter; literally any time of year. There are many different companies and ships that offer awesome amenities and vacation spots to see.

From the shorter trips with U.S. only ports, to grand transatlantic cruises, you can go honeymooning or vacationing on a budget and still create wonderful memories.


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      Carrie Smith 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Thank you for the great comments.

      Johnathan - I love that profile pic too!

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      Johnathan L Groom 6 years ago from Bristol, CT

      your profile image is magnificent

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      Brenda Trott, M.Ed 6 years ago from Houston, TX

      How right you are! These are the perfect place to go when you have a strict budget..even if it isn't a honeymoon. You'll never be without a bed at the end of the night, and you'll most definitely never go hungry! Thanks for sharing up and useful!

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      I think that is a nice, economical way to enjoy a honeymoon. Nice information-thanks for sharing. :)