I know the content I’ve been presenting recently has been ultra dream-worthy, but it’s also important for me to put out some tangible information to get that left brain thinking too. Without further ado, here are a few cruise retreat expenses you may not have thought of, that should be considered when working on your budget:
1. Onboard Deliveries
If you are having any sort of delivery onboard such as gifts to cabins, or deliveries to the meeting space, there is a nominal fee for that. Sometimes the fee is per cabin, and other times it is an hourly fee.
If you are having a larger event that requires getting a substantial amount of items to the port, know that it is not as simple as just that. Firstly, the ports don’t accept direct shipments, and secondly there are all sorts of paperwork and such needed due to the customs process. But no worries on this front, as I will help to coordinate all these moving pieces for you.
You may have already considered getting a thank you gift for your event speakers, but what about for everyone that has helped you put this amazing event together like your planning committee and the onboard crew?
These guys always find a way to sneak in somewhere, don’t they? One of the fees that I’m specifically thinking about are payment processing fees, if you are collecting payments for transactions such as registration, or maybe even private coaching onboard.
Of course there are more retreat expenses than just the ones I’ve mentioned here. These are just a few that don’t normally come from the top of mind. Were any surprising to you?
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Rita m. Perez is a member of the American Society of Travel Advisors and the cruise lines international association, in addition to being an independent affiliate of nexion travel group. She is a FL Seller of Travel TI54156