Hutchie wrote:Can anyone who has done the Kruise give me a rough estimate of the TOTAL cost that they incurred, ie with the cruise, flights, pocket money, extra accommodation etc??? Cheers.
I would be interested in knowing the rough cost of a Kruise to find out if its a possibility especially as I haven't booked any Kiss tickets for this tour yet?......
Chaps , have a look at Kissonline for the cost of cabins first they start quite reasonably at about $750 if 4 people are sharing but they sell out very quickly and they don't have a porthole or any daylight , (ask Ian!) . Mrs Mad and myself get a cabin with a balcony , not cheap , but it means that i can have a fag when I want and not have to go all the way outside. We pay for ours with a monthly debit from the bank so it makes it easier to manage , instead of a lump sum.
Have a peep at Norwegian Cruises website to see all the restaurants as 60-70% are free and serve up really nice stuff (last year the first night in one was Lobster night!) ,so you don't have to worry about that at all.
Yer main 'thing' is going to be the booze... If you stick with beer you should be OK! my Bar bill for the Kruise was about $700 Inc mrs Mad ,but she's not a big drinker and of course the amount you drink is up to you ,BUT as you aren't paying for it in the here and now it's easy to overdo it slightly!. They will also add on any merchandise and sundries you buy,and they add about $12 a day for the staff as gratuities.so on the last day I paid about $850. (I think Karls was $1200 or so but his wife Jasmine is an Alki!!!!
Just Joking both of you!
The photoshop also sells loads of photos for the entire journey , as they are taking piccies of everything the whole time...and they charge for them but I don't know how much , I suppose about $10-20 each, but I didn't worry about that as I stole any pictures anybody wanted (I must have taken about 30 ,and I'm not even a scouser , sorry TSTB!)
Flights are also dependent on who you go with but look at about £400-600 return .
The Holiday Inn in Miami is doing a very good rate for KissKruisers (Thanks Ian!) of just under $160 per room per night for up to 4 people so think about who to team up with.
Chuck in spending money in Miami for a day or 2 before and after for food and souvenirs etc , and a taxi from the airport if you don't know yer way around. If you want to save money the Metro system gets you there with one change , for about $3.
So all in all if you go on a bender (me) and then buy loads of souvenirs (Mrs Mad) ... about £1700 - £2000 all in = flights ,cruise, booze , hotel , souvenirs plus theres always a couple of extras here and there...AND it depends on how long you hang around before and after the Cruise too...,. BUT BUT BUT , you can do it for a LOT less if (unlike some of us , looking at you Lieutenant Dan!!!
) you show a little self control...
Chuck in TONS of fun , loads of mates and laughs and loads of music and as the TV advert says ,= PRICLESS! I hope I may have possibly tempted you? It really depends on yourself and how much you want spend while you're there.
Any Questions? Hopefully someone else will chuck in some more info for you , but I promise you ,it's the trip of a lifetime and you will have such a blast ,by the time you get off the ship saying teary goodbyes to all ,the only thing you will say to each other is " SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!"