VN: How do I go about choosing a cruise ship?
Kenn: There are several factors that go into deciding which ship is right for you. Travel style is important. Each style will have its own definition of the perfect cruise. Are you traveling as a family, a couple or as a solo cruiser? You should also consider the age range of your party and the types of activities they would find entertaining.
VN: Are cruises really all-inclusive?
Tara: Cruises are one of the best ways to travel, as far as value is concerned, as they include your accommodations, most food selections and entertainment in their pricing. Typically, gratuities will be an additional cost, as will soda and specialty drinks. Optional shore excursions are usually an additional cost, but they can be booked and paid for in advance. The definition of all-inclusive depends on the cruise line, however, so talk to your AAA Travel Counselor before setting sail to learn about the specifics for your cruise.