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How Much Does a Spring Break Cruise Cost?

 
low costCaribbean Cruise: $340-$480 Per Personaverage costBaja Mexico Cruise: $330-$824 Per Personhigh costHawaiian Cruise: $1,200-$2,500+ Per Person
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Spring break occurs each year in either March or April, typically either the week before or immediately after Easter.

Typical costs:

  • Cruises to the Bahamas from Florida in an interior room for three nights cost about $300-$400 per person, double occupancy, depending on the cruise line, destination, number of nights and choice of stateroom[1] . An ocean view or room with a balcony typically costs $325-$530.
  • Expect to spend about $340-$480 per person, double occupancy, for a three or four-night Caribbean cruise out of Florida in an interior room. Upgrading to an ocean view cabin or room with a balcony costs about $325-$750.
  • Three-day trips to Baja Mexico [2] out of Los Angeles during Spring Break cost about $330-$350 for an interior room, per person, double occupancy, depending on travel date. Ocean view rooms cost about $370-$430. Four-day cruises cost $420-$825 per person, depending on the cruise line and sailing date. Special student group rates for Spring Break cruises are available through different travel agencies. For example, Paradise Parties offers a five-day cruise[3] embarking from Mobile, AL, at $450 per person.
  • Longer cruise typically have fewer children and students on board. Another option for non-students looking for a quieter experience is to try a cruise to Europe, Asia or the South Pacific, which tend to have longer itineraries and cost about $1,200-$2,500 or more per person. For example, Hawaiian 14-day cruises from Los Angeles[4] cost $1,200-$2,500 during March, depending on stateroom. During 2012, add about another $100 per person for cruises during Easter week in April on most cruise lines.
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What should be included:
  • A stateroom -- complete with fresh maid service daily, toiletries, movies and 24-hour room service --most dining experiences and onboard nightclubs are typically included. Onboard activities vary by ship, but generally include pools, mini golf or shuffle board, movies, concerts, an art gallery, shopping opportunities and stage shows.
Additional costs:
  • Alcoholic beverages are typically only included at selected events. Beer on average costs about $5-$7, wine $6-$11 per glass and cocktails at $5-$9. The final bar tab will be delivered to the stateroom on the last night of the cruise, with a 15% gratuity added in. Early-bird drink specials shave a few dollars off cocktails purchased before noon. Check with the cruise line for rates. Alcohol consumption is generally limited to 21 and older. Policies for alcohol age limits[5] and bringing alcohol onboard vary by cruise line.
  • All destination activities are priced separately from swimming with dolphins at $80-$250 depending on interaction level, to deep sea fishing at $125-$500 per person, plus license or parasailing at $35-$70 to soar above the water.
  • Tipping[6] crew members is typically handled either at the end of the cruise when envelopes are left in the stateroom on the last night, picked up at the purser's office or paid in advance at booking. Plan to tip about $10-$12 per person, per day.
  • Gym access is generally included; however, onboard casino and spa services are not. Depending on the ship and the embarkation point, onboard gaming age might be 18 or 21.
Discounts:
  • Sailing immediately after Easter[7] when university students are back in class, can reduce the price by $25-$150 per person.
  • ShipCruise.org lists deals on cruises from shipboard credit, kids sail free offers to stateroom upgrades.
Shopping for a spring break cruise:
  • All-inclusive travel packages may be available through the local university's student services office.
  • Many travel agencies are geared to college-age students. Student Travel Services matches up travelers by destination[8] , while Student City[9] creates Spring Break packages.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.royalcaribbean.com/findacruise/cruiseDetails/itineraryAndPricing.do?hasSenior=&hasM...
  2.  www.carnival.com/BookingEngine/SailingSearch/Search2/?dat=032012,042012&datFrom=032012&...
  3.  www.paradiseparties.com/springbreakcruises/carnivalholiday.asp
  4.  www.princess.com/learn/destinations/hawaii/cruises/hhi.jsp?utm_source=google&utm_medium...
  5.  www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=46
  6.  cruisetalk.org/cruise-line-policies/tipping-policies/
  7.  www.carnival.com/BookingEngine/SailingSearch/Search2/?dat=042012&embkCode=JAX&numGuests...
  8.  www.ststravel.com/
  9.  www.studentcity.com/college/spring-break-bahamas-party-cruise
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