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Can I Afford a Cruise?

Published 08/09/2016 10:39 AM   |    Updated 11/07/2019 04:44 PM

When you consider all of the fun you can have onboard a Carnival cruise – and in one of the exciting destination ports our ships visit – you may find yourself wondering, “Can I afford a cruise?” The good news is, Carnival offers a range of cruises, starting at very reasonable prices, and with so many options, with different destinations, departure ports and sailing lengths, we are confident that you will find an awesome cruise to fit your budget.

As you plan your cruise vacation, it may help to know which forms of payment Carnival accepts, which you can view here. This includes major credit cards, Carnival gift cards and more.

We also offer payment plans, beginning with a deposit. The plans vary in payments and time required, but you can find more information on payment schedules and how to make your payments here and here.

Something else to keep in mind as you assess your budget is that Carnival often offers great promotional fares, which you can view on our website. There are also offers such as Early Saver which you can read more about here.

While there are some charges you can incur onboard your cruise, many daily expenses (excluding alcohol, specialty meals and some services) are included in your fare, which makes cruising one of the most affordable vacations around. Ask us at the time of booking what is included in your fare. In the lead-up to your cruise’s departure, you can also browse our website for details on onboard amenities and shore excursions you may want to opt for once you set sail. This way, you can plan ahead for those additional expenses.

With cruises as short as two days from some ports, Carnival offers some of the best value when it comes to cruises, and we aim to offer fares and experiences for all ages and budgets.

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