Compare the Luxury Cruise Difference

Many clients have the perception that the price difference between a luxury cruise such as Silversea Cruises is out of reach for their budget until looking at the true cost of a premium cruise compared to a luxury cruise to the Mediterranean in 2016.  For comparison sake, I am using Celebrity, Holland America and Oceania as examples doing side by side pricing to Silversea cruises.

Cruise Line           Silversea              Celebrity             Holland America        Oceania

Ship                        Silver Spirit        Equinox               Eurodam                     Riviera

Embark Port         Istanbul               Athens                 Barcelona                    Athens

Disembark             Athens                 Istanbul               Barcelona                    Rome

Total Nights               7                             7                                7                                 7

Ports Visited              7                              6                               6                                  7

Guest on Ship         540                        2850                  2104                              1250

Staff/Guest Ratio  1 to 1.4                   1 to 2                  1 to 2.3                          1 to 1.6

Suite Size (Sq Ft)   376                         379                      360                                420

Category                  Veranda                Sky Suite            Signature Suite           Penthouse

Cruise Fare             $6,600 pp             $2,749 pp          $1,699 pp                     $5,099 pp

Pre-cruise hotel      Included               $442                   $458                             $750

Airfare from

East Coast               Included                $1,271                  $909                            Included

Transfers                  Included               Included              Included                     $219

Shore Excursions   Included                $600                    $600                            $600

Gratuities                  Included               Included              $98                               $98

Bar Drinks/Wine     Included               Included              $280                           Included

In-Suite Bar              Included                Included             Included                     Included

Butler Service           Included                Included             N/A                              Included

WiFi Service             Included                 Included             $105                            Included

Fees & Taxes            Included                 $74                       $75                               Included

Total per person     $6,600                    $5,136                  $4,224                         $6,763

 

Silversea Cruises offers the most all-inclusive at sea for selected cruises with more luxury for just a few dollars per day.