Cruise holidays are some of the best ways to see multiple countries without multiple flights.
However, this can often come at a price with additional costs quickly adding up.
One of these can be getting to the cruise, with transport from the airport to the boat often not included in the price, but offered as an add-on by cruise companies.
Passengers should avoid the shuttle service by the ship or local taxis, and instead choose a different way which can be free.
Many hotels which are located near large cruise ports can offer a free hotel shuttle service.
In a bid to entice people to stay, many chains allow a heavily discounted service or free transport included in a stay.
Marriott hotels, as well as Holiday Inn chains and Intercontinental offer free services for guests even if they stay just one night.
Popular parts in the US such as Florida have strong competition between hotel offerings, which is the reason behind the additional perks for cruise-goers to entice guests.
For people who drive, they also sometimes allow free parking included.
This is also a safer option for a place to leave cars – many travellers who chose to leave theirs at the port returned to find them damaged in 2007 following a hurricane.
While cruise shuttles can be an expensive choice, it is due to the help they offer if in a foreign country.
They will often know more about the cruise liner location as well as the foreign language which can help nervous travellers feel at ease.
Taxis can also be the quickest way, with shuttles sometimes only running a few times a day.
However, these are also the priciest so should only be chosen if travelling awkward times of the day.
Saving money on a cruise can easily be done by savvy passengers wanting to avoid extra costs during their holiday.
For example, passengers should take their own washing powder onboard to avoid spending money on this during the cruise journey.
This allows passengers to do laundry in their own room instead of paying for laundry services.
It also reduces the amount of clothing that needs to be packed, meaning fewer baggage fees when travelling by plane.