I have used a ship before to travel to Europe and on to Italy . In off season you can often travel for LESS than business class airfare and arrive relaxed not jet lagged and crippled from sitting 9 or 10 hrs in a seat smaller than a dining room chair. This year was exceptional for bargains. Unless you have a travel agent willing to do the work, finding a great price requires diligent searches on line, signing up for every cruise lines price alerts and often price
checking your target trips constantly.
But all this work can pay off.
The general rule is to charge solo travelers double the fare for other passengers.
Often there are promotions for ‘no solo supplement’ or discounts for solo travelers as ships do not reach their capacity bookings.
|Relax on the deck and watch the sea.|
My searches result in affordable travel to many of the locations on my ‘travel list’. Having time is an asset.
While reviewing the cruise offerings over an 8 week period I found $100 a day sailings to Greece, Turkey and in the Mediterranean in October and November. Several were priced even lower.
Many travelers have the one or two week ‘vacation’ per year and must arrive at their destination ASAP. I don’t choose to take beach trips so I concentrate on travel to countries outside of North America.
Transatlantic crossings offer wonderful relaxing days, with additional options for learning, entertainment and meeting travelers from all over the world. My east bound trip will exceed my goal price of 100 euros per day but combined with the exceptionally low priced return sailing of less than $100 per day, it all averages out.
And you must take into account the Queen Mary is NOT a budget cruise line. Think about taking this ‘experience’ once in your life. .
Be a traveler NOT a tourist
Alitalia just sent this. Business class for the SAME price as my ship crossing (balcony cabin).
Be creative with your solo travel.
Choose the comfort of Magnifica-Business Class for your holiday escape to Italy. Great holiday fares starting at $2512 round-trip. Don’t miss them!
Hurry and book until November 30th, 2013.
Click on each offer to read the fare conditions.