I have a client that is sailing on Royal Caribbean’s newest ship next year, the Icon of the Seas.
They got a STEAL of a price when sailings first opened earlier this year, at about $3300 for 2 in a balcony cabin.
Those rates are now about $9300 and I’m absolutely flabbergasted.
I’m totally for spending $10,000 on a cruise, if it makes sense. $10,000 for a mass market cruise balcony cabin with no extra bells and whistles is an absolutely not, ESPECIALLY when I know I could spend that amount for a better experience on a premium or luxury cruise.
I could even spend that amount for a luxury river cruise in Europe and you know what that includes that this Royal Caribbean cruise won’t?
Now devil’s advocate to that is that I would have to pay for airfare and a pre-night hotel in Europe, rather than just gas money and parking at a Florida port, but that’s an expense I’d be willing to make for a better experience.
And here’s also a great case study for why you work with a professional travel advisor like myself.
I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but toot toot!
As someone who not only knows the industry well, but also knows how to get to know you well–I ask you very meaningful questions during the discovery process, so I know exactly what’s important to you out of a vacation or a retreat.
From that process, I know exactly what cruise line or itinerary to best pair with you based on your travel needs and desires.
So I would know if you, too, would rather venture on a European river cruise for $10,000, or if you’d be ok with spending that type of money on a basic mass market cruise to the Caribbean.
I’m curious to know though–which would you pick?
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