If you're looking for an ultra-affordable way to see a variety of some of the world's most popular travel destinations, your best bet might be to book a luxury cruise.
While an affordable luxury cruise might sound like an oxymoron, certain lengthy itineraries provide transportation to multiple popular spots for a fraction of the price that you would pay to fly to them and pay for local accommodation.
A voyage departing out of Canada Place Cruise Terminal in Vancouver that spends 32 nights at sea before disembarking in breathtaking Barcelona, Spain costs just over $100 per day and includes the cost of food, accommodation, transportation, and entertainment.
The awe-inspiring journey departs from Vancouver on Aug. 17 and sails down the California Coast, makes a couple of stops in Mexico and Costa Rica, before doing a full transit through the Panama Canal. After making stops in Aruba, Florida, and Bermuda, the cruise crosses the Atlantic Ocean en route to Europe where it makes a stop in Portugal before visiting Spain. There are even a couple of stops in Italy and one in France before the cruise makes its way back to Barcelona, Spain on Sept. 18.
Although the voyage is a great deal for any cruise, it is an especially great deal for a luxury option.
|Thursday, August 17||Vancouver, B.C., Canada||5:00 p.m.|
|Friday, August 18||At Sea|
|Saturday, August 19||At Sea|
|Sunday, August 20||San Francisco, CA||6:00 a.m.||7:00 p.m.|
|Monday, August 21||At Sea|
|Tuesday, August 22||Los Angeles (San Pedro), CA||6:00 a.m.||7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, August 23||At Sea|
|Thursday, August 24||At Sea|
|Friday, August 25||Cabo San Lucas, Mexico||7:00 a.m.||5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 26||At Sea|
|Sunday, August 27||At Sea|
|Monday, August 28||At Sea|
|Tuesday, August 29||Puntarenas, Costa Rica||8:00 a.m.||6:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, August 30||At Sea|
|Thursday, August 31||Panama Canal (Full Transit) (Cruising)|
|Friday, September 1||At Sea|
|Saturday, September 2||Aruba||7:00 a.m.||5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, September 3||At Sea|
|Monday, September 4||At Sea|
|Tuesday, September 5||Fort Lauderdale, FL||6:00 a.m.||7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday, September 6||At Sea|
|Thursday, September 7||At Sea|
|Friday, September 8||Hamilton, Bermuda||8:00 a.m.||6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, September 9||At Sea|
|Sunday, September 10||At Sea|
|Monday, September 11||At Sea|
|Tuesday, September 12||At Sea|
|Wednesday, September 13||At Sea|
|Thursday, September 14||Funchal, Madeira, Portugal||8:00 a.m.||6:00 p.m.|
|Friday, September 15||At Sea|
|Saturday, September 16||Cadiz, Spain||8:00 a.m.||6:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, September 17||At Sea|
|Monday, September 18||Barcelona, Spain||7:00 a.m.||11:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, September 19||At Sea|
|Wednesday, September 20||Naples / Capri (Sorrento), Italy||7:00 a.m.||7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, September 21||Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy||7:00 a.m.||7:00 p.m.|
|Friday, September 22||Ajaccio, Corsica, France||8:00 a.m.||6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, September 23||At Sea|
|Sunday, September 24||Palma de Mallorca, Spain||8:00 a.m.||6:00 p.m.|
|Monday, September 25||Barcelona, Spain||7:00 a.m.|
Vancouver cruise through the Panama Canal to Barcelona, Spain
The total cost for the cruise for two people is $7,145.22, which breaks down to a per-person cost of $3,572.61. This works out to a per diem cost of $111.64.
While that price tag might seem steep, the cost of even just one week for an all-inclusive stay in a resort in Mexico for a couple of weeks typically costs upwards of $1,500 to $2,000.
Not only does that cost include your transportation on a beautiful five-star vessel, but it also includes meals, entertainment, snacks, and lodging. The only thing it doesn’t factor in is alcohol, but you may opt to purchase a drink package that can reduce the cost of your spending.
You may book your cruise and find out more information with Cunard online.