Cruise Ship FAQs

Cruise ships are the height of luxury, with activities and entertainment to suit every taste and high-class destinations in which to soak up the sun and enjoy the scenery of palm trees and even designer shopping. The ships themselves are filled with restaurants, bars and swimming pools, making each one its own island paradise.

When you're thinking about travelling on a cruise ship and for that added peace of mind, you might want to consider taking out a cruise travel insurance policy, to protect you in the event of unforeseen emergencies and circumstances such as medical care. This of course is especially important in countries outside of Europe where the EHIC isn't valid.

What is the most expensive cruise ship ever made?

One of the most expensive cruise ships ever built is the Oasis of the Seas, which cost $1.4 billion to make. Ships this large can support over 5,000 guests for every trip. The expenses of making a cruise ship range from the size of the ship, the number of beds it has, and the boat's amenities and features, as well as the building shipyard it was made in. For instance, some ships may need better materials than ever depending on the type of vessel they are and their purpose.

Allure of the Seas is the most expensive cruise liner ever built and can house over 6,000 guests. However, its cost was not only down to its size; its cost was largely due to its extravagant amenities, including an onboard ice rink, the first cruise liner Starbucks, an Aqua theatre which features high divers, a rock climbing wall and an H2O zone. All these made the ship both expensive to build and costly for passengers, with 18 decks to enjoy and the ultimate technology for your trip.

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