A study has revealed the cost of cruising across a range of destinations has remained consistent, or in some cases cheaper, over the last ten years.
The research, conducted by cruise specialist cruise.co.uk, found the majority of cruises remained cost consistent for sailings from 7 to 14 nights – across the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Caribbean – when looking back over the last ten years.
The agent took a series of sample sailings in 2012, 2019 and 2022, comparing similar experiences, from multiple cruise lines. Most were, as a minimum, in line with inflation, if not cheaper.
In a particularly striking example, an inside cabin on a 14-night P&O Caribbean cruise, sailing from Barbados came in at £1,659 including flights ten years ago in 2012. In 2019 the cost came down to £1,503 per person, while a matched 2022 sailing only set guests back £999.
Similarly, a balcony cabin on an early summer 14-night Mediterranean cruise with Princess Cruises, sailing from Southampton was £1,499 in 2012, but just £1,315 if sailing this year, a reduction of 12%.
Tony Andrews, deputy managing director of cruise.co.uk, said: “Given how much is included on a cruise holiday – such as meals, top class entertainment, kids’ clubs across a range of ages and onboard leisure facilities – means it’s phenomenal to see so many examples of consistent pricing over the last ten years. Holidaymakers would be hard-pushed to find any other getaway that offers such incredible value for money over time.
“With money-saving drinks packages also available on most sailings, we’re confident the all-inclusive nature of a holiday at sea means cruises will continue to offer unbeatable value.”
For more information, go to www.cruise.co.uk or call 0870 990 8824