Family cruises are a fantastic way of seeing more of the world without having to deal with the hassle of taking multiple flights. Sailing the seas with your family doesn’t have to be expensive. Follow these money saving tips and you can enjoy an affordable family cruise.
Explore as a family
When you do want to take a trip onto dry land, explore the area yourselves rather than booking an excursion. Do a little research before your trip and you’ll be able to plan the exact places that you want to see and you can adjust your budget according to entry prices. If you book tickets for major attractions in advance you may even be able to bag yourself a discount! Plus, this way you’ll get to see the parts of the area that you and your family want to see rather than what the rest of your group may want to see.
Save your wine
Ordering a bottle of wine to enjoy with your dinner? If you don’t finish it then be sure not to waste it! Ask your waiter to cork it and save it for another night. After all, you’ll be travelling on board for at least a week so there will be plenty more opportunities to have a glass with dinner.
Enjoy on-board entertainment
The on-board entertainment that’s available on cruises is always impressive. Plus, the best news is that the entertainment continues even when the ship is anchored at port! Live music, quizzes and evening shows are among the things that you and your family can enjoy. Save money by spending a few of your nights enjoying these activities on board rather than heading off the ship.
Travelling around the world on a cruise? Pack appropriately for all weather conditions and you’ll cut out the expense of last minute shopping trips while you’re away. Getting caught in rainy or cold weather is never pleasant, but if you’re properly prepared then you can save money by avoiding rushed, and inevitably overpriced, purchases. Not sure what to pack? Take a look at our round the world packing list and you’ll be prepared to face the weather of all climates and seasons.
Prepare for your cruise by researching your destinations and planning your packing list and you’ll be able to make the most of your trip without emptying out your wallet!