Lorraine is bummed! Saw a cruise she wanted to take, and darned if it didn’t sell out the first day! She speaks (facetiously, of course) of the Regent’s Seven Seas Navigator 128-day, 62-port, around-the-world tour sailing from Miami in January, 2017.
This little bauble would have set her back a mere $109,998 for the smallest suite – but keep in mind, that’s per couple.....such a deal! But look at all the “freebies” included in the cost....first-class airfare round-trip Miami, shore excursions, pre-cruise 5-star hotel accommodations, unlimited onboard phone time and Wi-Fi, all gratuities, and even (get this), FREE medical care. That’s a definite bonus, because just thinking of the daily cost could land one in the infirmary – LOL!
Is this the world’s most expensive cruise? No! Turns out there’s stiff competition among the luxury lines for that ONE PERCENT of the world's cruising population who can afford such leisure. For example, Crystal Cruises departs on its 102-day world tour in January, 2016 – that one will only set you back $205,720 PER PERSON – or if that’s not luxurious enough, you could cruise Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 for a mere $233,998!
You can bet your bottom dollar (literally) that you won’t see any shorts and flip-flops on these cruises – LOL!
In all seriousness, how many of us would actually spend that much for a cruise even if we had just won the lottery?
Personally, Lorraine would be counting up how many 7-day sailings that would buy – wow – think about it – and bring your shorts and flip-flops, but, please, not in the dining room. Even we 99 percent should keep at least a modicum of “class” – LOL!