A cruise at first look may seem like a good deal, that is until you get on board and feel overwhelmed with the extra costs for beverages, excursions, and activities.
Rather than feel like you’ll break the bank, here are seven easy ways to keep your wallet happy while still enjoying your cruise vacation.
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When Mark and I booked our week-long cruise of the eastern Caribbean, one of the main draws for us was that it had five ports of call – St. Thomas (USVI), Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten – plus our departure port of San Juan, Puerto Rico. I’ve always been a proponent of fast travel – maximizing what I experience in a destination in a short period of time – but even one day in each port of call was a challenge for me. Nevertheless, we tried our best in each location to see it as fully as possible – with varying degrees of success – and I’ve outlined what we did each port of call below. Continue reading “How to Spend a Day at 6 Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call” →
The destination I was most excited to explore during my week-long cruise of the eastern Caribbean was St. Lucia. From what I knew of the island, I imagined lush vegetation punctuated by mountainous terrain and pristine beaches – and I can assure you, St. Lucia did not disappoint. Continue reading “Under the St. Lucian Sky” →
On the front and tail end of my family’s week-long cruise around the eastern Caribbean (coverage on that to come soon!), my family and I found ourselves with two half days to spare on either side in our departing port of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Continue reading “How to Spend One Day in San Juan, Puerto Rico” →