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21. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1204 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

All the ship excursions are included in the fare on the Viking Sun. So there are no extra costs for the excursions. There are also overnight stays on land in 23 cities including Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Ushuaia in Argentina, Hobart in Tasmania, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Mumbai in India and Luxor in Egypt. The cheapest ticket works out to £270 per person per night which is not cheap, but works out in dollars to $380 per person ($760 for two) which includes all transportation, food and lodging.

I mostly don't do a cruise which is more than about $240/day per person because that's about what it costs us traveling on our own boat or car. But I just took a river cruise and I figure just the cruise part (not counting the air fare and the hotels before and after the trip cost me about $580 for each of us.

22. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1204 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting greatgrandmaR

I mostly don't do a cruise which is more than about $240/day per person because that's about what it costs us traveling on our own boat or car. But I just took a river cruise and I figure just the cruise part (not counting the air fare and the hotels before and after the trip) cost me about $500 for each of us.

I just went to figure up the cost. For a trip of 19 days, first class air fare, cruise, hotels, tours, and insurance, I paid $977/day for each of us.

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Sep-2019, 02:50 GMT by greatgrandmaR ]

23. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 764 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I've only done one cruise and it was not particularly traditional one as it was a cargo ship but it was the best way to see the Marquesas Island in French Polynesia espcially with the time we had. The one thing I learnt doing that cruise was that I am not that fond of sea days. So I could never do a world cruise because they tend to have a lot of sea days

24. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1720 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting greatgrandmaR

I paid $977/day for each of us.

Wow. For years I've had a target price of £100/day, complete cost for travelling, and I've probably done 15 cruises within that price. I think I need to up my budget a bit now, for inflation and also the pound is low.

It also helps that I'm not interested in cruises which are all-singing all-dancing, I just want comfortable transport to a new destination each day rather than top name acts and gourmet dining.

Given my travel budget I've found cruises the cheapest way to see some expensive places like Scandinavia and Iceland, and places that are harder to get between such as islands in the Caribbean and Pacific.

25. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1204 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndyF

Quoting greatgrandmaR

I paid $977/day for each of us.

Wow. For years I've had a target price of £100/day, complete cost for travelling, and I've probably done 15 cruises within that price. I think I need to up my budget a bit now, for inflation and also the pound is low.

It also helps that I'm not interested in cruises which are all-singing all-dancing, I just want comfortable transport to a new destination each day rather than top name acts and gourmet dining.

Given my travel budget I've found cruises the cheapest way to see some expensive places like Scandinavia and Iceland, and places that are harder to get between such as islands in the Caribbean and Pacific.

I also find that cruises are the cheapest way to go to places such as Bermuda. I find it strange that people think that cruises are expensive - they are the cheapest way to get to many places. The original poster's round the world cruise is a little more expensive than some, but it does include excursions which are add-ons to many cruise prices.

Now about that last cruise that I took which was $977/day. It was a luxury cruise - not because I wanted "all-singing all-dancing" but because I can no longer walk far or carry my own luggage. So I paid for the extra help.

It was a river cruise in France. All the excursions and most of the alcoholic drinks were included. So the cruise price itself was a little more expensive. I think the cruise itself was probably about $500/day

Also that $977/day price included first class air fare from the US to France and from Spain back to the US. I just can't fly overnight in coach anymore, and since I have the money for it, I don't see why I should try. My ticket was $3200.00, but my granddaughter's ticket flying back to Houston instead of Baltimore was $5100.00

I got us picked up by private car from the airport and I also paid for an extra four days in a hotel in Paris - (an expensive place to stay). The hotel that the cruise group used was around $385/day. There were also some expensive extras like an all day guided tour for the two of us, and a dinner cruise on the Seine. I included those things (and insurance) in the price.

I could have done things more cheaply, but that wasn't one of my goals.

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Sep-2019, 13:42 GMT by greatgrandmaR ]

26. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1204 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Teoni

I've only done one cruise and it was not particularly traditional one as it was a cargo ship but it was the best way to see the Marquesas Island in French Polynesia especially with the time we had. The one thing I learnt doing that cruise was that I am not that fond of sea days. So I could never do a world cruise because they tend to have a lot of sea days

Yes they do - which is why the complaint about no down time that someone made in this topic - just is not correct.

Bob doesn't like sea days either. I don't think I would like quite so many of them, but we had 4 on the way to Hawaii and also on the way back and it wasn't too bad. But that cruise I didn't take with Bob - I went with a friend

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