With a plethora of on-board amenities, fantastic dining options, and plenty of entertainment, there's something for everyone on a cruise. And the best part? You can visit multiple destinations all in one sailing with everyone in your family or all of your closest friends!
How to save by sharing a stateroom with three or more other cruisers:
Many cruise lines offer reduced or free fares for the third and fourth guests sharing a stateroom. These discounts can vary depending on the cruise line and the specific sailing, but it's not uncommon to see discounts of up to 50% off the regular fare. This can make a huge difference in the overall cost of the trip, allowing you to save money while still enjoying all the benefits of a cruise vacation.
It's worth noting that these discounts are typically limited-time offers typically only available on select sailings and stateroom categories and the availability of these promotions can be limited, especially during peak travel periods. If you're interested in taking advantage of these discounts, it's best to book your cruise as early as possible to ensure that you can secure the best possible price.
What about port charges and taxes?
Even if a third or fourth passenger or child sails free, the discounts apply to the base fare only and don't include additional fees such as port charges and taxes.
Port charges and taxes are fees that are charged by the port authorities and governments of the countries you visit during your cruise. These fees are not included in the base cruise fare and must be paid separately by all guests, regardless of whether they receive a discount on the base fare.
While the third and fourth guests in a stateroom may not receive a discount on port charges and taxes, they still benefit from the overall savings on the cruise fare. Even with these additional fees, the cost per person is still significantly lower!