So I was excited to take my husband on his first cruise last summer to celebrate his birthday.
I had sailed with Princess before and loved how they strike the right balance between casual and luxury. It was also the first time any of us had visited Alaska, and with seven Princess ships sailing there, I was convinced they were experts at navigating America’s final frontier.
The base price of the cruise was $799 per person, which included an interior stateroom, all meals not served in specialty restaurants, and entertainment.
I thought it was a cheap price, but as an experienced cruiser, I knew there would be extras, like Wi-Fi, drinks, excursions, and upscale restaurants.
In the end, I spent just over $2,800 per person, which was $2,000 more than the base price. Although it wasn’t exactly the cheap deal I had originally booked, I thought the price was worth it considering the fabulous trip we had.
Here’s a closer look at how we spent our money.