Intelligent Cruiser – Cruise Ship Travel Guide
Travel & Leisure / 03/16/2014

Intelligent Cruiser – Cruise Ship Travel Guide   Cruise-lines are experts at getting you to empty your pockets while on board. It’s almost like walking into one giant, floating Las Vegas casino. The ship’s layout, the colors, the music…everything is designed to get you to spend more money. To add insult to injury, they then charge you some of the most absurdly inflated prices for everything from drinks, spa treatments, shore excursions, internet, laundry, photographs, alternate dining, gifts and souvenirs and more. How do they get away with this? #1: Most people justify their over-spending because after all, they think that a vacation is not a time to worry about money. #2: Cruise-lines skillfully conceal all of your options, creating the illusion that spending money is the only path to the amazing cruise-vacation you’re after. How else can cruise-ships charge $4 for a tiny bottle of water?!! It sounds absurd. Yet it sounds even more absurd when there are water fountains all around-the-ship full of perfectly safe, drinkable water. Bring a water bottle, fill it up at these fountains, and ‘Voila!’ you just saved $30, $40, $50 over the course of a voyage. And that is just the tip of…