#10: How much does a typical cruise cost?

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We deliberately left the money talk for last. We found the P&O Cruises experience to be quite customisable with the fare covering basic meals, on-board entertainment and use of facilities. However, spa treatments and excursions costs were charged separately.

For accommodation, we stayed in an en-suite ocean view cabin. Other accommodation options include: windowless inside cabins and executive suites all varying in price.

HDYTI Tip: Cruise costs will vary wildly, even on the same ship at the same sail time. Factors to consider include time of sailing (summer/winter), destinations (colder or warmer climates) and time of booking (how close to the sailing date are you booking). Before booking, call your preferred cruise operator to discuss options that match your budget.

 

Is cruise travel for you?

P&O Cruises | Cruise | 10 tips for first time travel

Our first time experience challenged our preconceptions about cruise travel. It is our conclusion that cruise travel delivers what it promises: a package of brief but memorable experiences. Expecting anything else may leave the first timer feeling slightly disappointed. However, embracing it could open your eyes to a world you never knew existed. Is cruise travel for you? We would love to hear your views!

 

Additional resources: Read P&O’s ‘New To Cruising Guide’ here. Also read: 17 Ways to Save on an Ocean Cruise.

Disclaimer: Our media trip was arranged by P&O Cruises with transfers, accommodation and shore excursions included. However, all views and opinions remain ours and we were not paid to publish this article. Our sincere thanks go to the representatives of P&O Cruises who made our first cruise a journey of a lifetime.

Bookings: For details of P&O Cruises in 2017 and 2018 including new routes and pricing, go here.

Special thanks to Dr. Nene Moma-Adewunmi, our dear friend and a veteran family cruise traveller for additional insights!

 

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Eulanda & Omo Osagiede are London-based freelance writers and award-winning social influencers who run the popular travel, food, and lifestyle blog HDYTI (Hey! Dip your toes in).