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Step 5: Know your price range

While the price of a cruise may seem like a lot at first, keep in mind that going on a cruise is like staying at an all-inclusive resort. The price covers your cabin, meals, and onboard entertainment. Some prices include airfare, which is almost always a good way to go if you need to fly to the port, because many cruise companies negotiate discount prices with the airlines (so the price will be lower than if you paid for a flight separately). And many prices also include port charges and taxes.

Cruise prices don't include beverages (of any kind), personal purchases or services, tipping, optional cruise cancellation insurance, or optional onshore excursions.

When you're ready to book a trip, ask what's included in the price you're being quoted. Your travel agent can also provide advice regarding the going rate for tipping and expenses that aren't included. You'll also want to budget in any personal expenses (money for shopping or for eating in port restaurants rather than only on the ship, for example).

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Step 1: Choose a destination
Step 2: Choose a timeframe
Step 3: Decide what amenities are important
Step 4: Collect brochures
Step 5: Know your price range
Step 6: Choose a type of cabin
Step 7: Call your travel agent

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