In 2014, the average cost of a cruise was $214.44 per day, states Cruise Market Watch. The average price per day includes the cost of the ticket and on-board spending.
The average ticket cost for a cruise was $162.69 in 2014, while on-board spending averaged $51.74. Most passengers purchased a seven-day ticket, resulting in a total price of $1501.08 per person. The median length of stay was eight days, which increases the total average cost of the cruise to $1715.52. The average cost does not include items or services purchased at ports along the route. Tips or gratuities for onboard employees are occasionally included in the cost of the ticket.