More learning about cruises today, and it’s not encouraging. First, in response to my brother-in-law’s comment about a travel agent’s help, I contacted a local travel agent today. The first thing she asked was, “Are you hoping to do this cruise this summer?” When I said yes, she said, “Well, that will be difficult. Not impossible, but difficult. People plan cruises to Alaska a year in advance.”
The next thing I learned is that there are crushing, punitive taxes on these cruises. One of the ones I was researching online had a per-person ticket price of $600. The taxes on that were over $200. Does that seem right to you? Maybe it’s all part of the re-distibution thing that seems to be popular today. Still, it seems unfair.
So, I’m a little discouraged today.