This post was inspired by someone very close to me, my sister. She was trying to tell me that she found a cruise for $229. Final price. The Email My Bahamas cruise initially said $229 per person but when I went to book it, it was $646.54!!! Why did the advertised price say one thing and when I booked it was another? What gives?? Attractive Pricing Buying a cruise can be compared to buying a car: The pricing looks very attractive until you start adding on the tax, tag and title. Based on Double Occupancy A cruise ship is a big floating resort with the exception that the cruise fare you see is based on double occupancy. If you see a price for $229, double that for two people, triple for three and so on. Some cruise lines give pricing breaks for more than two people per stateroom.
Words to Know
To the untrained eye it’s almost rocket science breaking down a cruise fare. But before we do that, let’s get familiar with some cruise ticket terminology.
- Base Fare: the cost of the stateroom before any other fees are added. This is the price you will typically see advertise