Posted February 6th, 2013, 08:58 AM
Holland America has an oldies "Malt Shop" cruise next November, 2013 on Eurodam. It has a long list of well known performers from the 50s and 60s including Neil Sedaka, Petula Clark and so many more, plus Elvis impersonators. It is a seven-night cruise.
I just posted a question about it under "Theme Cruises."
I asked because I find the price for cabins on this special cruise to be very high. I wondered if the concerts were really worth the high tariff for the cruise. So I am hoping someone has taken the Malt Shop tour before and can tell me what they thought about it.
To determine if it's worth it, take the cost of the theme cruise and subtract what it would cost for a regular cruise on the ship. Then take the remainder and divide it by the number of acts that are performing on the theme cruise. That will tell you approximately what you would pay for tickets to see each performer at a land-based concert.
example: $8,000.00 (cost of theme cruise) minus $5,000.00 (cost of regular cruise) = $3,000.00. $3,000.00 divided by 20 (performers) = $150.00 per act (tickets). This example is based on double occupancy.
Whether or not it's worth it is all relative. The thing you have to say to yourself is "I really want go. Can I make it happen? Will my budget allow it?"
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