Cruise Price Estimator
The total cost of your cruise depends primarily on the cruise
line, cruise length, type of cabin, roundtrip air fare from where
you live to the cruise ship, and port taxes. Cruisers who cruise
alone may also have to pay a singles supplement. This page
contains some guidelines that can help you estimate the total
cost. Please fill out a quote request form to find out what your
next cruise will cost. We have happy clients throughout the
Air fare depends on the distance you have to fly. Flying to
Alaska or the Caribbean from the U.S. typically costs from
$300 to $450 more per person if you purchase the air
add-on from the cruise line. Europe or Asia can be as high as
$1000 to $1400 per person. First class and business class
upgrades are sometimes available for an additional fee. Please
note, even if you find a special that lets the kids cruise free,
they do not get free air fare.
Cruise lines do an excellent job of obtaining low cost air fares
for their passengers because of the large number of air line
seats they fill although you may be able to get a local special
air fare for less.
Port charges and taxes generally run about $110 to $160 per
person for a 7-day cruise. 12 and 14 day cruises will usually
run from $150 to $250 per person depending on the number of ports
of call and the actual ports. Each cruise will be different.
Cruise lines are beginiing to quote all rates including port
charges but this is not consistent yet.
Cruise ships have all types of accommodations. Inside cabins are
the least expensive and are in the interior of the ship and have
no outside light or view. Ocean view cabins cost as little as
$100 per person more and may offer from a port hole to a large
window with panoramic views. (We've had both types and highly
recommend an ocean view cabin. It makes your vacation more
This is an outside cabin on
Holland America's ms Ryndam.
The next step up from an outside cabin is our favorite, a cabin
with a private verandah (balcony). These cabins have large patio
sliding doors that go outside to your own private verandah. The
verandahs vary in size, but are always big enough to comfortably
watch the scenery go by. The top-of-the-line cabins are usually
called suites and can be 2 to three times the size of a typical
cabin. They are always outside cabins and many have large
private verandahs. Some have a separate bedroom, dining room and
living room, even a grand piano. A cruise line wants to make
sure you are comfortable, and everyone has different tastes and
Verandah cabins are usually large and luxurious. Each has a
private balcony with sliding glass doors into your cabin. You
can go outside anytime you wish from the privacy of your room.
This is the top rated new feature of the new generation cruise
lines, and all the top new ships have a large number of cabins
with verandahs. This one is on RCCL's Legend or Splendour of
If you are traveling alone and wish to have your own cabin, most
cruise lines charge a supplement that is 50% to 100% above the
per person double occupancy rate. This depends on the ship. A
few ships have special single passenger cabins.
Total Cost Example
Suppose we find you a great bargain rate on a 7-day cruise to the
Caribbean for $699 per person. What will the total cost be?
We've itemized the numbers below to give you an idea. This is
just an estimate.
Cruise =$ 1398 ($699 x 2 people - Inside Cabin)
Air Fare = $700 ($350 x 2 people)
Port Taxes = $240 ($120 x 2 people)
Ocean View Cabin = $200 ($100 x 2 people)
Total Cruise Cost = $2538 for 2 people ($1269 per person)
Princess Cruise Lines now offers the Love Boat
Loan. You don't have to save up for your cruise
anymore - you can cruise now and pay off your vacation over time
with small monthly payments. Ask us for details.
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