What better way to relax on your vacation than all inclusive Caribbean cruises?
Once the choice of the wealthy taking a cruise is now an attractive and affordable option for many holiday-makers. A major part of the appeal is that you just board and go. Everything is taken care of and there are none of the travel hassles that other vacations can throw up.
All inclusive Caribbean cruises are one way to keep extra planning to a minimum. You don’t have to think about additional costs and you can relax on your sun lounger knowing that everything is taken care of.
You may compare prices for all-inclusive fares with the basic tariff and decide that the extra costs don’t seem worth it. That’s not necessarily true. For one thing, it depends on what is included, and that too can be hard to judge until you’re on the spot.
A good example is on-shore tours at the various ports that you dock at along the way. All inclusive Caribbean cruises may include excursions to places of interest on land. You may not know till you get there what the cost of making your own arrangements will be. You’ll have the additional hassle of finding someone or some form of transport to get around. It could even cost you more. In a worst case scenario you might not even manage to make your own arrangements and could be stranded, while your fellow passengers proceed smoothly to their destination.
In this situation, by paying the all-inclusive fare you can rest assured that the excursion you fancy is already organized for you and firmly on the agenda. The service provider is an outfit known to the cruise company, and tried and tested. For peace of mind and a hassle-free holiday, the extra outlay can be well worth it.
Going the cheap route can saddle you with all sorts of additional costs that you hadn’t budgeted for – and sometimes they can be hugely more expensive than you bargained for.
In fact, excursions are often extra anyway, but it can still be worth paying extra to effectively add it to your cruise package and save you organizational work when you should be having time out.
And the hidden costs of a non all inclusive trip can really add up. They may include on-board entertainment, drinks and gratuities for staff. Small amounts, you might think, but they accumulate fast. You could also end up paying extra for things like access to saunas and spa facilities. You just don’t know where the additional charges will crop up until the situation arises. Plus you have to keep producing your cruise card and signing chits for your extras to be added to your tab.
You can also sometimes make big savings on all-inclusive packages. All-inclusive deals that include the costs of flights and transfers can save you a substantial amount. Insurance and airport taxes may also be covered by an all-inclusive fare. Don’t take it for granted that it is necessarily cheaper – but it’s worth investigating the savings you can make with all inclusive Caribbean cruises.