Little-Known Cruise Ship Tips to Save Money, Get Stuff, and Have More Fun

Going on a cruise is a wonderful way to celebrate life, either solo or with a companion. The downside is that it can be pricy — from drinks to internet, there are a lot of extras that aren’t reflected in your initial receipt. After pursuing the discussion forums, we’ve gathered some helpful tips that will save you money and help you enjoy your trip to the max. It turns out all you need to do is ask.

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Cheap Drinks

On most cruise ships, you can bring your open drinks to any part of the ship you like — to your room, pool side — you are not restricted to the bar or lounge. This also includes bottles of wine or buckets of beer, which can be an economical choice if you are entertaining or traveling as a group. An all you can drink card is often offered, and is well worth it. It not only covers alcoholic beverages but also soft drinks, carbonated waters and specialty coffees.