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What Happened to My Virtual Cruise Life?

Holland America July 10 Itinerary

My little project “My Virtual Cruise Life” got put on hold as we got swept away in searching for and getting a boat under contract.

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Virtual Cruise Life–Norwegian Spirit Roundtrip Rome

Norwegian Spirit May 18 Roundtrip from Rome

In this second installment of my virtual cruise life, I’ve decided to add a Norwegian Spirit round-trip cruise from Rome.  I’ve also investigated the costs and logistics of getting from Copenhagen to the Port of Rome at Civitavecchia.

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Starting My Virtual Cruise Life

Norwegian Getaway April 2017 Transatlantic

My newest blog project is to plan a summer of Mediterranean travel using last-minute cruise bookings interspersed with land travel.  I want to see what the ratio of land/sea travel would turn out to be, and to come up with an approximate cost.

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Living on the Norwegian Sky–Last Minute Pricing

Norwegian Sky

You can save a little money by waiting until the last minute to book the Sky.  The new per diem cost for two people is $259 a day, down from a high of $293/day in June.  One of the itineraries has sold out in the cheapest inside category, but balcony cabins are still available.

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Living on the Regal Princess–Last-Minute-Pricing

Regal Princess Image

If you waited until December to book your month-long sojourn on the Regal Princess in January 2017, then you waited too long!  Two of the four 7-day sailings are sold out!

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Living on the Royal Princess–Final Pricing

Royal Princess

Now that we’re inside the final payment period, I’ve recalculated how much it costs to stay on the Royal Princess for the month of January 2017.  The new per diem is now $266 per couple including gratuities.

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Living on the Caribbean Princess–Last Minute Pricing

An Image of the Princess Cruise's Caribbean Princess

I’ve retabulated what it costs to live on the Caribbean Princess for the month of January 2017.  The price per day for two people in an inside cabin has dropped from $265 (March 2016 price) to $218 (post-Thanksgiving week.)  This last minute pricing would save a couple over $1400 versus booking earlier in the year!

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My Favorite Cruise Blog–Pescado Amarillo

My favorite cruise blog is written by someone who lives on cruise ships for half a year.  She picks a Princess ship that she and her husband use as a home base, and they spend the winter months making back to back cruises on the same ship.

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June Update–Cost of Living on the Caribbean Princess

The cost to live on the Caribbean Princess for the month of January 2017 has decreased since February.  The per diem has gone down from $265 to $259 per couple per day.  One of the itineraries has gone up in price, but two 8-day sailings can now be booked as a package for a big discount.

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June Update–Cost of Living on the Norwegian Sky

Norwegian Sky

It now costs about $293 a day for two people to sail on the Norwegian Sky in January 2017.  The per diem cost has gone up $8 a day due to an increase in taxes, port fees, and gratuities.  The base price of the cruises has not changed since my first post in February.