Having just gotten back from Vegas on Tuesday night, I can tell you that Vegas is wwwwaaayyy more expensive than a cruise. My hotel bill alone was $368 for two nights at the Monte Carlo, and then $69 for next two nights (employee rate at the Grand Desert). Food for four days ran about $40 a day, taxis are another $60, tips were probably around $50. A grand total of $707 for 4 nights (would have been $966 if I had stayed at Monte Carlo). That doesn't include the money lost gambling which totaled about what I would lose on a 7 day cruise. My cruise coming up in Sept (tips included and with single supplement) was only $610 for seven nights. Vegas doubles what I payed for my Dec cruise.