Our 1st Cruise Experience - Total Vacation Costs
My wife and I just got back from our 5 day Carnival cruise to the Bahamas last week. We bought the cruise back in May for $661 and we really enjoyed it. It was great for the two of us to get away and unplug for a few days. I'll be following up with several post on our cruise experience along with the good and the bad. Here is a breakdown of our total vacation costs:
Breakdown of Cruise Vacation Expenses
|(2) 5 Day Carnival Cruise Tickets||$ 661.00|
|Hotel Night Before Departure||$ 145.13|
|(1) Soda Card||$ 36.75|
|(2) Cruise Auto-Gratuity ($10/day/pp)||$ 100.00|
|Misc Tips (luggage, excursion, etc)||$ 7.00|
|Souveniors, Gifts||$ 50.50|
|Wife's hair braids in Freeport||$ 10.00|
|Transportation in Nassau (taxis, ferry boat)||$ 14.00|
|Food/Drinks while in ports||$ 23.21|
|Transporation in Freeport (taxis)||$ 20.00|
|(2) Snorkleing excursion in Freeport||$ 90.00|
|Estimated gas to drive rt to Charleston||$ 55.00|
As you can see the cruise tickets ended up almost less than 1/2 of the total cost of the vacation, but we still found tremendous value in the cruise and well worth the money we spent.
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