Survey Results on Calculating Cruise Costs, New Survey on Paid Behind the Scenes Tours

We have our results in from our survey about calculating the cost of the cruise.   I say that you can subtract out any normal expenses like food and gas that you would spend at home that because you are away you would not incur.    However, any fixed expenses like rent or car payments could not be subtracted.  Even though you don’t use your car or house while you are on a cruise you still have to pay for it.   So if a cruise cost $1000, and you normally would spend $300 during that week on groceries, eating out, and gas, you could subtract that cost from the cruise which means that your cruise only costs $700.   My husband disagrees with me and says that if you pay $1000 for your cruise, that is what is costs plain and simple.     Here is what our readers said:


When you caculate the total cost of your cruise, do you subtract regular expenses like gas and groceries which you would not incur during your cruise?

  • No, what you pay for the cruise is how much it costs. (50%, 63 Votes)
  • I never thought about it that way, but its a good idea. (28%, 36 Votes)
  • Yes, if you don’t spend money you would if you stayed home, you can subtact that amount from the total cost of the cruise. (22%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 127


It looks like my husband and I will never solve our argument because half of you agreed with him and the other half either already do it my way or think it is actually a good idea to do it my way.   The world may never really know the answer.


Our New Survey

Our new survey asks our readers to weigh in on the subject of paid behind the scenes tours which Cruise Talk  wrote about yesterday.  In that article, Cruise Talk discusses the new trend of paid behind the scenes tours.   Would ever pay for a tour?   Please answer our poll on the right hand side of the page and let us know how you feel.