Cruise vacations can be a luxurious and enjoyable vacation that is still cost effective. The biggest expense of any vacation is transportation, lodging, and meals. Any vacation, whether traveling by car, by plane, or by boat involves those top three expenses. When choosing a cruise vacation, all of those are already taken care of for you. The ship will take you from destination to destination, your room is paid for, and your meals are included. Not having to research and purchase hotels, train tickets, and tour guides in every city can save a lot of your time. Cruises take that stress out of the equation with all those details of the vacation taken care of.