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By Carrington, Wigan
on 20 Mar
Can you tell me about all drink packages?
1 Answer , 109 Views
By Sparkes, Hemel Hempstead
on 19 Mar
Going on azura in may how expensive is a bottle of gin from...
3 Answers , 174 Views
By Rabett, Gosport
on 18 Mar
How much is it to take a small dog on the queen mary and where are...
3 Answers , 704 Views
By Stratton, Merseyside
on 16 Mar
Can you tell me if you have to have a meal in the limelight club to...
3 Answers , 220 Views
By Johnston, Middleton
Can you take any booze on celebrity.
3 Answers , 819 Views
By howard, st helens
Are gratuities compulsory? is it true they expect you to pay by the...
1 Answer , 720 Views
The correct answer to this question is that in the us and caribbean - they tend not to have to pay port charges for docking - whereas they do in europe - hence the price gets passed on.
Seems to me that, as a rule of thumb, American cruises cost $50 - $100 per day when UK ones cost £100. American prices may notinclude service,port charges,transfers, etc. whenUK ones do. America sites seem to block one booking at American prices.
For years practically everything you purchase in the US is the price they pay in dollars we pay in pounds. American sites do not block UK cruisers from booking, it's the 'British' companies like P&O, Princess that do the blocking. Go with the majority of other lines & you can book at US prices.
Fuel costs in Europe are much higher than in the USA. Also, ships sailing from the USA tend to cruise for short periods (often 7 days) in the Caribbean where fuel costs again are lower. Many cruise lines sailing from the UK tend to perform rather longer cruises therefore are more expensive to operate. Finally, cruising in the USA is still much more popular than in Europe although the UK is catching up. My experience from living in the USA is that the average American "cruiser" would rather take three 7-day cruises than one of 21 days. I'm not sure this is the cae in Europe.