Understand the Hidden Costs of Cruises

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Though many things aboard a cruise ship are free, many still, however, are not. Learn about what hidden costs you should watch out for in this free video series.

Part of the Video Series: How to Plan a Cruise Vacation
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Video Transcript

And this is trying to figure out the real price when purchasing your cruise. Now, when you see advertisements advertising a certain price on a cruise, there are some charges included and there are some charges not included. I think you will find that the charges in the advertisement does not include government taxes. And a lot of times they don't include fuel surcharges for certain cruise lines. That is something to keep in mind of when you are looking at those advertisements. And another thing is what if you are cruising with more than two people? A lot of times on ships, they will reduce fairs for the third and fourth person in your cabin. That is something you definitely want to keep an eye on. Now, you also want to be knowledgeable of what is included on the price of your cruise and what is not. Now, for hidden charges when you are on your cruise are; things like sodas, carbonated drinks and alcoholic drinks typically are not covered on your cruise fair. Things like gambling, shore excursions and some restaurants aboard cruise ships also include hidden charges. So you are going to want to make sure you take some spending money with you to cover those unexpected costs. And if you keep these things in mind, there won't be any unpleasant surprises when you go on your cruise.


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