July 20. Travel is not cheap right now. For those who want to escape this summer, that means splurging, whether you’re filling your tank for a road trip or buying a pricey flight. But there’s an exception these days: cruises.
Cruise fares remain cheap as the industry recovers from pandemic lows. In fact, depending on your vehicle and where you’re driving, going on a cruise might cost you less than filling your gas tank.
Flights skyrocketed in price this summer, and on top of that, many are getting delayed or completely canceled. Hotels are expensive, too, and coping with labor shortages. Vacation rentals are picked over. Driving isn’t the budget-friendly option it once was, either.
Four- and five-night Bahamas cruises on Carnival in August and September cost as little as $25 per night on some travel websites, including Priceline and Cruises.com. Taxes and fees are not included and, in some cases, are more than fares.
Source: The Washington Post