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Tips For Saving Money When Going On A Cruise

By Peggy Anderson

While it is good to investigate cruise deals if you are trying to save some cash, it is just as important to look for ways to cut costs in your trip planning. Here are some suggestions that may help you save some money before you even start your cruise.

First thing is to bring what you have.

You don’t have to get a new wardrobe before you start packing, and the outfits that you wore last summer are just fine for your cruise. Remember the cruise is not going to be a fashion show, rather a time to relax and enjoy yourself. Bringing your flowered shirts and last years bathing suit is perfectly acceptable.

The same rule goes for your baggage also. People are not going to be staring at your suitcase as you stroll down to your state room, so just pack your clothes into whatever you have at home, and save the money from not buying the matching suitcase set and use for something that matters.

Bring cash and hide the credit cards.

Leave your credit card alone unless there is an emergency expense you have to cover. For day to day spending, set a budget before you go and determine how much you are going to spend of souvenirs and other items. Put the amount you choose aside and use that on your cruise. This helps protect you from using your credit card too much and having regrets later on.

Stock up on film for pictures before you go.

No cruise is complete without taking pictures of your vacation and sharing them with friends and family when you get back. However, paying for film on board will cost a lot more money than getting them at your neighborhood store. So get the film before you go.

Using these tips will help you to save money above and beyond what you saved when booking the cruise. Plan ahead and be frugal in your preparations, and you will have more to spend when you get under way. Have a great trip!

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