In the first and second parts of this series, we listed 10 river cruise comparison points. To review they are the ship design, the excursions, bicycles, the wine, the food, dining accommodations, ship spaciousness, terms and conditions, single supplement waivers and ownership.
Itinerary, time and cost. These are three topics which many people ask questions about. What's your favorite itinerary? What's the best time to river cruise? How much does it cost to river cruise? You ask about itinerary, time and cost - we answer.
This continues our series on Alternative Suppliers and why you should ask about them. This post describes what an alternative supplier is and what it means. In ocean cruises, there are several generic categories that are used to describe various suppliers. There's mass market - think Carnival and Royal Caribbean. There's premium lines like Celebrity, Princess, Holland America. And then there's luxury brands. (Oceania and Azamara would add an additional category between premium and luxury for their brands). Regent is surely a luxury brand.
Can I even afford my vacation? And why do vacations cost so much in the first place? These are some of the more common questions we get.