Cruises have become an immensely popular vacation choice. They allow vacationers to visit multiple destinations while enjoying the travel time in between, making it easy for those who don’t want the stress of planning their own itinerary.
Cruises vary in prices, with itineraries ranging from two days all the way up to 15 days. Looking at reviews on Facebook can help you get a better idea of what the cruise company charges and how well it performs. Although some cruises can be expensive, there are some simple ways you can save money.
Save on Laundry Supplies
Bringing your own laundry supplies can be particularly helpful for those embarking on longer cruises of seven days or more. If your cruise ship has self-service laundry machines, you can save money by doing your own laundry onboard. Bringing your own supplies, such as 3-in-1 laundry sheets, so you won’t have to pay for the ship’s marked-up detergent.
Another useful item to have in your bag is a small bottle of wrinkle releaser. This provides a quick and easy way to get your more formal attire ready for dinners in the ship’s dining room.
Make Your Own Coffee
For many people, coffee is a daily staple. Unfortunately, it’s common for cruise ships to add on additional charges for coffee in onboard cafes. If you need your coffee fix, there’s an easy way to get it without spending a dime on the ship. Cruise ships offer free hot water, so if you bring your own travel coffee mug and a small container of instant coffee, you can enjoy a morning coffee for free.
Bring Your Own Alcoholic Beverages
For some people, alcohol can add up to be a hefty expense on a cruise. However, several cruise lines allow passengers to bring their own alcohol onboard. Bringing your own bottle of wine or spirits can save you a lot of money on your final bill. Check with your cruise line in advance to see if they offer this option.
Have Medicine On-Hand
You never know when illness might strike. It can be hard to predict seasickness, especially for first-time cruisers. The last thing you want to do is spend your days at sea stuck in your cabin with nausea. Bringing a few basic medicines with you will take up very little space in your bag and save you from paying the high price of having to buy medicine onboard.
There are many ways to save money on your cruise by planning beforehand. Cruising does not have to be an unattainable dream. By saving on these small items that may add up over time, you will be able to enjoy your favorite vacation guilt-free!