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30 Ways To Save Money On A Cruise
Posted By Ron On July 19, 2010 @ 6:00 AM In Personal Finance,Relationships,Saving Money | Comments Disabled
My wife and I recently celebrated our 20 year wedding anniversary by taking an Alaskan Cruise through the Inside Passage. Simply put, we loved going to Alaska and immensely enjoyed the cruise itself.
 Although we’ve been on several Caribbean cruises with Carnival Cruise Lines, we chose Princess Cruise Lines this time. We were “kid-less” and wanted a more mature and laid back cruise experience  and Princess delivered. I’m planning a more in depth article about what we did and where we went but while I was on this cruise vacation, you just know I couldn’t help but spot ways to save money!
Cruise vacations aren’t necessarily cheap, but for us, cruising is a very pleasant way to get away. There is a distinct advantage to unpacking once, but getting so see so many different ports and destinations. Done right, a cruise vacation can be a great value and there are some specific ways you can keep the expense of setting sail from getting out of hand.
 When you arrive, you’ll be given a “cruise card” that will act as your room key, your get-on/get-off key, and your onboard charge card. It will be tied directly to a major credit card  and any charges you incur will be billed to your credit card  automatically at the end of the cruise.