DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

What Total Dollar Amount do you feel the Average Cruise should cost for 5-7 days?

Going to Alaska

Going to Mexico

Going to Caribbean 

Break out airfare and excursions if you want but mainly cruise price itself

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ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

2500 for a balcony

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Excluding airfare and excursions.

$100.00 pp per day.

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I would be comfortable at $100 - $150 per day for Caribbean or Mexico (depending on the room).

Up to $200 for Alaska. (plus excursions, pre and post cruise transportation)

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Depends on the cruise line, cabin type, and the destinations.

  • For NCL, CCL or RC, between $70-$90 for basic interior or ocean view, maybe a less desirable balcony
  • For PC and CC, between $100-$130 for basic interior, ocean view or balcony. "Club" cabin prices are higher (e.g., concierge, aqua)

In 2015, our per person/per night cost for cruises (not including tax/fees) were as follows:

NCL $57 7n

Caribbean Interior (last minute special)
 

CC $132 7n 

Caribbean Aqua balcony
 

CC $132 7n Caribbean  Aqua balcony
 

CC $175 7n Caribbean

Aqua suite
 

RC $109 15d

Transatlantic

Northern Europe
Balcony
 

RC $157 7 n Norwegian Fjords
Balcony
 

PC $236  28n Hawaiian Island and SoPac
Minisuite 

 

Just as an aside, Panama Canal and Alaska are premium destinations.  Port charges and fees seem to hike up the price tag significantly.  I don't think it is realistic to compare those to Caribbean or Mexico.

PS: Sorry about the formatting on this.

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I have no idea.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Id say up to $ 100.00 USD a day for inside or ocean view up to $ 150.00 a day for balcony on Ocean cruises,  River cruises are more.

$100pp - Ocean View

 

$130pp - Balcony

 

 

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

We created a spreadsheet which we have used for many years in order to track anticipated and real cruise costs.  We track cruise prices we are interested in on one sheet as well as the real costs (broken down a number of ways) on a separate sheet in the same workbook. This has been very helpful when comparing "value" for our cruising dollars and keeping a record of our expenditures so we can forecast and evaluate our cruise budget year-to-year. Otherwise, it's just like an unskilled person shooting arrows at a rather small target. We like to be a bit more precise than that when it comes to our money.

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Wow. Great info Crusing. Thanks. Someone certainly has been doing their homework Wink

 

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I try to stick to $100 a day or so for oceanview.  If it is a Grand or Grand World Voyage, I go higher.  River cruises will run higher but they include shore excursions.  It all depends on how badly you want to go on that particular cruise and the time of the year you are going. The cruise company and the particular ship also affects price.  New ships cost more money as do holiday dates.  How booked the ship is is another variable. 

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