Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Best Value For Money Spent

You don’t have to be cheap, but it helps – especially if you don’t have a lot of money to be tossing around. If you have the money, of course, spend it; that’s what the stuff is made for. Cabbage, simoleons, greenbacks, dead presidents, moolah, bread, whatever . . . it’s not the root of all evil, as you hear it quoted; it’s the love of money that is.

I like to see how much I can get for $100/day. A tablecloth breakfast with full menu, likewise with a tablecloth lunch and supper, late-night snack, free room service day and night. Let’s add in entertainment in a showroom, movie in a theater, casino, nightspots with their various ambience, adequate room with tv and dvd, exercise equipment, a large library. Every morning, you wake up in another city or at another island.

Not bad; not bad at all. You find this on a cruise ship. If you book the cheap seats, and do it the right way, you can be enjoying all this and more for about one Ben Franklin a day, perhaps a bit more. You can book something better in the way of cabins, and spend a lot more, but you get the same meals, the same nightspots and the same transportation to the next spot. But it’s neat being cheap and knowing you’re paying only 1/3 or less than the folks with their own verandah.

I don’t know what the costs would be like for other vacation spots, but I keep hearing people say that cruising is the best value for money spent. As the resident cheapskate where I live, I’d have to agree with that. Got my passport, got my cruise booked for next year, ready to go.


Blogger David Yonki said...

As a former employee of an on line travel agency, I have to agree with your assessment. And you go top of the line in terms of cruise lines and still get a bargain.
Resident cheapskate? Hey, you bought me lunch down there one day.

April 27, 2007 10:07 PM  

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