Olga, a travel lover, shares her experience of traveling on a cruise liner, and tells how you can find a profitable sea trip.
Let’s get acquainted:)
My name is Olga Alyoshkevich. I am an entrepreneur in the field of cruise holidays and a lover of travel. My entrepreneurial activity takes place mainly online, so it has no boundaries and boundaries.
What is your experience of traveling on cruise liners?
I have rested on cruise liners 2 times and I plan to do it 2 more times this year after the borders of other countries open and ships begin to make their routes.
Are these sea cruises?
We are talking only about cruise liners (ferries and motor ships are not considered). Cruise liners sail only on the seas and oceans.
Is it more profitable to buy a cruise on the websites of cruise companies or from agents?
As with all types of travel, self-booking on online platforms is always more profitable for money. Agents also need to pay a percentage for the service, and you still need to look for a good agent.
Where to look for great deals on cruise ships?
There are favorable offers for cruises on several resources. If last-minute cruises to some destinations are suitable for you, then you can monitor the site vandrouki.by .
If you are planning your vacation, you want to choose your own destinations, lines, ships, cabins at any time convenient for you, then the most favorable conditions and prices in the world are now provided by the inCruises cruise club platform, but for this you need to be a permanent member of the club. I use a club membership and can purchase any cruises for myself at prices below the burning ones.
Club membership implies that you need to be a permanent member of the club. You joined the club in order to travel and use this online platform. There is a club discount, all prices are at promotional prices.
inCruises Cruise Club Membership Terms
You need to accumulate $100 each month. Each member of the club has his own office, there is an account, and every month you need to pay this bill in the amount of $ 100. This money is converted into the domestic currency – the cruise dollar. $100 is 200 cruise dollars. And with these cruise dollars you get a cruise, respectively, the prices are 2 times cheaper.
Prices for club members have excellent discounts of up to 50% or 3-4 times cheaper than the prices of travel agencies. The result is $1,200 a year. This is a subscription in installments. You can buy a cruise in 2 weeks. That is, you have joined the club and in 2 weeks you can purchase a cruise.
What points should I pay attention to when choosing a cruise ship tour?
- When choosing a cruise, pay attention to which countries it goes to in order to make the appropriate visas for yourself.
- Be prepared to pay a service fee of about 8-10 euros per night. Holidays on cruise liners are considered elite, service and services at the highest level, therefore, it is customary to pay tips there.
- When choosing cabins, pay attention to the number of floors to avoid the fact that the view from the porthole will be on the boat.
- I always solve and clarify all my questions at the reception, both on paid and free events, as well as on excursions and movements in cities.
- In fact, there are plenty of different moments for each ship and route. All the nuances need to be clarified after you have chosen a ship and a direction for yourself.
What does the cruise cost consist of?
The cost of the cruise consists of the cost of the route + port fees + taxes (which depend on the port, the time of parking in ports, from the cruise company, etc.). We pay the service fee (tip) after the cruise on the ship itself.
What is included in the cruise price?
The cruise price includes:
- accommodation in a cabin
- meals in a fixed restaurant
- round-the-clock buffet
- evening daily shows of the highest level, discos, entertainment events
- the movement itself
- many services (depending on the category of cabin purchased)
- unlimited non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages and many others may be included.
What is paid separately on the cruise?
These can be excursions, alternative restaurants, bars and cafes with soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, laundry, spa treatments, and tips.
What kind of visas are needed for a cruise?
For a cruise, you need those visas, depending on which countries the liner visits. These issues specifically need to be clarified with the cruise companies themselves. It all depends on the country of residence, nationality, etc.
What is a cruise card and what is it for?
A cruise card is your pass, credit card and key together. On the ship itself and in the port, you use only the cruise card.
Is there Internet on the liners?
The Internet is available via satellite communication when the liner is at sea. At the shore, you can use the Internet via a European SIM card.
It is worth noting that satellite communications are very expensive. The price is different everywhere. But if the cabin is expensive, then the Internet can be included in the price. It all depends on the liner.
The average price for cruise travel.
The cost of a cruise is a stretchable concept. It can vary from $100 to $40,000.
It all depends on the cruise company, the category of the selected cabin, and the duration of the route. But now definitely a cruise vacation is cheaper by 30-50% of the usual classic hotel vacation, but in terms of service, impressions, service is many levels higher.
Your tips for travelers going on a cruise.
The advice for traveling on a cruise liner is this – be prepared for the fact that you will plunge into a fairy tale. That you will get infected with this virus after your first stay. Take the whole family with you on the trip. Relationships are restored there, you are charged with special energy there, everyone is resting there – both children and adults from children) There you get well and get the most vivid and indelible impressions!
For more information, you can visit the cruise forum — navimba.com , here you will find reviews of sea and river cruises.
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