Best price per day for a cruise

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How do you calculate the cost of your holiday? With a cruise – where the fare includes meals and entertainment – it’s easy to work out how much you’ll spend for each day on the ship.
Then it’s simple to compare exactly what you’re paying, whether you’re sailing from the UK, or flying to the Mediterranean or the Caribbean. Just remember to budget for extras such as excursions, drinks and gratuities.
£117
Top of the shop today is the luxurious Queen Mary 2; sail from Southampton on September 19 and visit Barcelona, Monaco, Civitavecchia (for Rome), Naples, Gibraltar and Lisbon during this 12-night cruise. The £1,399 fare includes a free upgrade to a balcony stateroom. Go to www.iglucruise.com or call 020 8544 6447.
£107
This seven-night cruise on board Thomson Celebration includes return flights from Gatwick to Marmaris, in Turkey. The ship calls at Bodrum, Izmir, Mykonos, Athens, Navplion and Crete. Fare for the August 9 departure is £749. Go to www.cruise118.com or call 0800 280 2614.
£101
Another seven-night fly-cruise, this time on Royal Caribbean’s Splendour of the Seas, sailing from Venice to Split, in Croatia; Naples and Capri, Civitavecchia, Livorno (for Florence and Pisa), Toulon, France, and Barcelona for the flight home. Fare for the November 20 departure is £710. Go to www.royalcaribbean.co.uk or 0844 493 2061.
£86
Fly to Dubai on January 30 next year to join Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas to cruise through the Gulf to Fujairah, Muscat (overnight stay), and Abu Dhabi, plus an overnight stay on board in Dubai. Fares for the eight-night cruise start at £799, and add an optional three-nights in a Dubai hotel for £149. Go to www.iglucruise.com or call 020 8544 6447.
£75
This 12-night cruise on board Ocean Countess (formerly Cunard Countess) sails from Liverpool on September 13 and visits Lisbon, Cadiz, Casablanca, Gibraltar, Malaga, Praia da Rocha, and finally Gijon in northern Spain before returning to the Mersey. Fares from £899 for an inside cabin. Go to www.cruiseandmaritime.com or call 0845 833 9798.

£62

Finally, the bargain of the week has to be a 21-night voyage from Southampton to San Francisco on board P&O’s Oriana. On the first leg of an 84-night world cruise, the ship calls at Madeira, St Lucia, Margherita Island and Curacao before transiting the Panama Canal and visiting Acapulco. The £1,299 fare includes flights to London from San Francisco; Manchester flights are available for an additional £69. Go to www.iglucruise.com or call 020 8544 6447.

By | 2010-07-24T00:01:00+00:00 24 July 2010|Cruise Deals|1 Comment

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John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.

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  1. Cruise Holidays 25 July 2010 at 12:08 am - Reply

    and no need to change hotels to see new places – they all come to you

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