Cruise travel is such a phenomenal value that it’s easy to believe that it just might be cheaper to take a cruise than to stay at home. Conde Nast Traveler recently reported that U.K.-based Cruise Deals did the math to prove its truth as it relates to living in London, but what about in the U.S.?
For the sake of comparison, Cruise Deals said it costs about $4,000 a month or $133 a day (converted from pounds) to be a London resident including average prices for rent, food, transportation and entertainment — all things included in a cruise vacation. Alternatively, the company said a 120-day world cruise aboard P&O Cruises’ Arcadia comes in at $16,000 total or $125 a day. Indeed, a per diem of $125 is less than $133, and under that, travel to destinations well beyond England are featured such as Barbados, Curacao, Bora Bora and Los Angeles.