10 Questions to Ask Your Cruise Line Before You Bookby Fran Golden | January 09, 2017
1. What is included in the fare?
The initial fare you're quoted may include port charges, fees, and taxes ... or it may not. At the same time, a fare may include more than you think — such as an onboard spending credit to use for alcoholic drinks, spa treatments, or other extras. Conversely, make sure you understand what charges you'll encounter on board, such as automatically added gratuities.
Fran Golden is a Cleveland-based contributor to ShermansCruise who also writes for USA Today.