Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Big Money On The High Seas Part2

Last night Veronica and I watched the show Cruise Inc- Big Money on The High Seas, that was shown on CNBC. I found the show to be interesting. I got a few good looks at the Pearl, the ship we will be going on to Alaska. The ship looked very nice. The show was mainly about how the cruise lines try to turn a profit and what goes into achieving that goal. There are many ways the cruise lines get your money or at least try to. Some of them include art auctions, jewelry sales, internet service, higher quality specialty restaurants that require an additional surcharge per person...sometimes a 2 for 1 special is offered, bingo, photographs, numerous bars and lounges for liquor sales, spas and of course a casino to name a few. After watching the show, Veronica and I knew that we would come home with a few of our dollars still in our pockets. About the only thing that will cost us extra, while on board, would be trying a couple of the specialty restaurants. I think that the worst thing for us is that we are not really "crowd" people. But I am sure that with the size of this ship, we should be able to find some crowdless areas and if not, we have our balcony to find refuge at. I will be journaling our daily events and taking plenty of photos and video so that I can share it with everyone.

4 comments:

CIS said...

looking forward to your pics. have never been on a cruise. wife would like to go sometime. not sure how i would do on a ship knowing i can't depart any time i choose.

Teaching The Teacher said...

I have some family members and friends who have gone on cruises and that's what they've told me too. They loved their trip, don't get me wrong, but there is always a reason or opportunity to spend your money. You and Veronica are wise to be cautious. I would love to visit Alaska, but I think I'd rather be on land, thank you very much. ;o)

♥ Kathy said...

I can't wait! And don't worry, y'all aren't the only non-crowd people out there ;)

GmaJo said...

You'll enjoy your Alaska cruise. We went for our 30th anniversary last year and it was a ball. I've never seen so many bald eagles in my life! We did take one side trip where a boat took us out to an island with a guide. We saw lots of whales playing enroute, seals, and once on the island we saw dozens of bald eagles and observed where a bear had been fishing. Go and have fun!!

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