A cruise can make for an unforgettable vacation experience. But, if you’re not careful, you can spend more than you had in mind. By just changing a few habits and following some helpful tips, you can stretch your dollars further while on a cruise. You don’t have to overspend to have fun and enjoy your trip. Here are some ways to stretch your dollars on your next cruise.

Head to the Spa on Port Day

When the ship spa is less busy, they may run exclusive deals and promotions. It tends to be less busy on port day as passengers are out and about exploring. Head to the spa and see if you can get a relaxing service at a discount!

Make Sure You’re Not Overtipping

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When you take a cruise, service and gratuity fees are often added to your bill. Even when you’re ordering drinks or paying for spa treatments, gratuity is usually added to the bill that you pay. This makes things simple for you! Make sure to check out our guide to tipping to make sure you’re not overtipping.

Take Part in Your Own Adventures at Port

Booking shore excursions through your cruise line can be convenient, but the costs can quickly add up. If you’re feeling adventurous, wander off on your own to explore and try new activities while at port. This can keep activity costs lower.

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Take a Break from the Internet

We use our phones and computers daily, so why not take a break from it all by disconnecting while on your cruise? This is a great way to get some time away from the screens and can save on Internet costs.

Buy a Drink Package

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If you want to drink, it can be pricey to do so while on a cruise. If you want to save some money and drink without worry about the bill, look into purchasing a drink package. If you’re more than just an occasional drinker, it can be a good option. Just know that you may have to have everyone in your cabin book a package, too.

These are some great ways to stretch your dollars further so you can have fun and not overpay for a fantastic cruise vacation.