Instead of flying off to a distant land for a much needed vacation, why don’t you spend almost the same amount on a sea sailing vacation. There are lots of destinations and before you select one, it is good to know what is inclusive in the package.
Despite its price tag, a lot of vacationers have said that an all inclusive sailing vacation saves you money because you don’t’ have to shell out any more money for food when you have already paid for this when you book the trip. All you have to do is check out the cuisines being offered and then dig in.
Naturally, you will already get a room throughout your stay so you can rest that as some say is similar to what a five star luxury hotel can offer.
So guests don’t get bored while they are onboard, you also get to watch live entertainment, engage in activities planned by the ship’s crew and the use of their facilities like the gym or pool with no extra charge.
But there are a few things that are not included in the package. These include the tips, the spa services, equipment rentals and the cost of shore excursions. All in all, you will probably spend $1,000 to $1,500 which does not yet include the cash you will spend buying souvenirs and eating when your ship is docked in port.
We mentioned earlier that food for the entire trip was free. Surprisingly, this does not cover the drinks that you will be consuming. So, passengers are advised to bring in a few refreshments of their own. Keep in mind though that there is usually a corkage fee for those who have hard liquor while in some sailing companies, this is not allowed.
The other option is to buy a prepaid card that allows you to order as much as you want at a flat fee. It is usually $30 for kids and $45 for adults.
Another thing that comes with some sailing vacation packages are airport transfers and airfare. With that, you won’t have to worry anymore about how to get to the port especially when you have never been to this place before.
One question that a lot of people forget to ask before booking on a trip is if there is a cancellation policy inclusive in the sailing vacation in the event that the trip does not push through. The weather could postpone it indefinitely so you should know if you are able to get a full refund, given a voucher for another vacation or compensated in some other way.
A lot of sailing vacation companies posts what is inclusive in their packages by posting this in their website or in their brochure. If you don’t have the time to look through them, call your travel agent so he or she can do the research and present to you the options that fall within your budget.
Once you know what is inclusive in a sailing vacation, it will already be easy for you to decide where you want to go. You just have to pack your bags and make it to the airport or the port of departure hours before they leave so you won’t feel you are in a rush when you are supposed to take it easy and just relax.