2. What’s your budget?
The cost of a cruise includes room, onboard entertainment and all the food you can eat, literally. There are three meals a day and unlimited snacks and spectacular features like the midnight buffet. Not included in the basic price is alcohol, soft drinks and souvenirs. You’ll have the option to take shore excursions at each port of call, and these can be costly. And you won’t forget gratuities for the room steward, the head waiter, the table waiters and other staff members. Aside from money spent at the onboard casino, there’s no cash spent on board. Everything is charged to your room via your room key. That includes your 10 year old unless you restrict the card.