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How much do cruises to Costa Rica cost?

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A cruise to Costa Rica generally costs upwards of $1700 per adult as of 2015. Prices vary widely, though, and depend on the size of the package included, the cruise line and the season.

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Cruises to Costa Rica run between $1200 and $9000 per adult. The price for children varies as well, but generally runs around $300 or more. Deals can be found on cruises that cut prices, but the primary factors in pricing are the type of suite, the duration of the trip, the season, the cruise line and the number of features included in the package.

The size and location of cabins significantly impact prices, with interior rooms running about one fifth the price of the largest suites. At the center of the pricing scheme, rooms with an ocean-view or veranda cost half as much as the largest and run around $1,000 to $2,000 more than the smallest rooms.

Additional tours and activities may be added to some cruise packages and typically run between $75 to $150 apiece. These are generally added to the base price of the cruise, but some packages include such extras already.

The popularity of Costa Rica drives prices up in the winter. Specifically, December, January and February tend to run the highest. Longer trips also cost more. A cheaper week-long excursion costs around $1,700 while a three-week journey averages $3,500 per person. Some deals can be found on longer trips, however, which average the same as week-long trips.

Costa Rica cruises offered through Carnival Cruise Lines, Costa Cruises, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean International typically offer the best deals. Holland America can be more expensive than Princess, depending on the package. Smaller ships offer more intimate and unusual experiences, but often slightly higher prices than larger cruise lines.

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