Once you get past having to spend money on the base cruise fare, required fees, and transportation costs, there are some ways you can save money on your cruise and in ports of call. This blog post should help give you some ideas of ways that you can save money during your Alaska cruise vacation. You probably don't want to see dollar signs floating everywhere like in my photo to the left.
Tip #1: Do Only The Free Things In Ports of Call or Just Walking Around
If you really don't want to take an excursion or don't want to pay for an excursion there are still some things you could do or see in your Alaska ports of call. You could simply walk around a port or call and browse the shops. Try searching for free attractions within walking distance from your cruise ship. You never know what you may find!
Tip #2: Eat On The Ship and Not in Ports of Call
The food onboard your cruise ship has already been paid for in your cruise fare. Eating in a port of call instead of eating onboard is like double paying for your meals. Unless you really want to try something you should consider getting back onboard your ship to eat lunch or any other meals that you are docked for.
Tip #3: Only Do What Is Free On Your Cruise
Onboard your cruise ship you will many opportunities to spend money onboard. Cruise lines need to make money from selling products and services onboard. Try to refrain from buying these goods and services if you want to save money.
Tip #4: Attend Your Ship's Port Shopping Talk
You may have to sacrifice a little bit of time to learn about saving money in ports of call, but sometimes these talks are worth it. Some cruise lines give free and discount coupons in these talks as well as free giveaways. You never know what discounts or free coupons you may get, so coming to this type of talk may be worth it!
Remember the easiest way to save money is to not spend money. Enjoy your Alaska cruise!
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