6 Cruising Tips for Backpackers

 Luxury liners that transport passengers across the Atlantic in comfort and style may not appear to be the ideal mode of transport for the average backpacker but when you take into consideration that a cruise deal from the UK to the USA could include 9 nights’ accommodation and all meals, the prices start to look much more appealing.

Among the 2013 cruises from Southampton to New York that can be found on-line are deals for under £500, which can make a lot of sense to those that are travelling on a limited budget. If you are planning to spend a few months travelling across America, this could be a great way to unwind and get into the holiday mood before you arrive in the Big Apple.
Although this mode of transport can make good economic sense to backpackers and others that are trying to keep costs to a minimum, there are a few things to be aware of before departing on your travels that can help you to relax and enjoy your time onboard ship.

  1. Whilst many packages include all meals for the duration of the journey, drinks are usually sold separately. If you think the cost of a beer at international airports can be outrageous, you are not going to like the prices that are charged on most cruise ships. For this reason, it is best to stick to soft drinks until you arrive at your destination if you are travelling on a budget, or take your own alcohol with you. Some operators forbid this practice so you should check the terms and conditions of your ticket carefully before you pack.
  2. Visas can be applied for in advance. If your ship will be stopping off at