I've been researching cheap vacations and found some good articles about how cruises can be cheap. Sounds good to me! I see some great published fares, but am wondering if they really end up being cheap for someone on a tight vacation budget? This article swayed me towards cruising cause it sounds wonderfully relaxing, but any thoughts on added or hidden costs? Why Choose a Cruise Vacation? | Cheapest Cruises I also see some amazing last minute December fares and I'm ready to go!