I have recalculated how much it costs to live on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, using the month of February 2017 on the Enchantment as an example. The total per day cost for two people has changed from $235/day to $229/day.
Earlier this year, I became interested in how much it would cost to live on cruise ships. Reading about the experiences of long-term cruisers piqued my interest, and I decided to do some research on how much it would cost to spend most of your time cruising. This topic is turning out to be a series! Details on how I became interested in the living on cruise ships, how I chose different ships to compare, and stories of people who are actually doing this can be found in the links below.
Previous Posts on Living on Cruise Ships
Revisiting Costs of Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas
The red link above takes you to a post that I did back in February where I wrote about how much it would cost to cruise for the whole month of January 2017 on board Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas. At that time, the per diem costs of living on the Enchantment were $235 a day for two people, including all taxes, fees, and gratuities.
Since that time, the three-day itineraries have remained the same, but a few changes were made to the dates of the four-day itineraries. These changes won’t affect my per day calculations. I have shown how the cost for each itinerary has changed since February in the last column of my charts. If there is an “n/a” in the change column it means that there was no cruise on that date in February for comparison.
Three Day Itineraries on the Enchantment–June Prices
Prices have decreased $37 for each cruise.
Four Day Itineraries on the Enchantment–June Prices
Prices are seesawing. Some going up, others going down.
The New Per Diem Rate–Cost of Living on a Royal Caribbean Cruise
The total cost for all itineraries on the Enchantment are $7332.10 for the month of January. There are a total of 32 days (the last cruise extends two days into February.) The new costs for living on the Enchantment are $229.13 a day for a couple.
I plan on coming back soon after final payment date to recalculate rates. Will they go up or down?