Poll Position: Splurging at Sea

June 4, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

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Sure, cruises are usually a great value when compared with land-based vacations, but with the increasing number of extras available onboard — spa treatments, gambling, dinner theatre, cupcakes, etc. — it can be all too easy to fatten your onboard bill. So, we wondered: on what do most passengers spend extra cash?
What we asked: My biggest splurge at sea is ___.
What they said: A whopping 63 percent said they spend the most on cabin upgrades — balconies or suites. Another 19 percent say booze makes up most of their onboard bills. A further 10 percent admit to spending on spa treatments, and the remaining 8 percent go with photos.
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What it all means: Cabin type is important to a lot of folks — more than half of the nearly 4,100 who responded. Frankly, we’re shocked (and encouraged) that alcohol didn’t garner more votes.
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    One Response to “Poll Position: Splurging at Sea”

    1. CruisingGoddess
      June 5th, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

      Mine would be jewelry. Those onboard jewelry shops are too tempting. Last year, I disembarked with a new $1,800 tanzanite and diamond ring. I have to admit though, I love wearing it though so that’s all that matters. =)

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