On the CruiseDeals.com Facebook Page, we did a poll to find out how much rising gas prices are impacting your summer vacation planning. So far 122 people have responded.
Gas Price Poll Results:
No Impact to Summer Vacation plans: 20.6%
Minor Changes, Like how we are getting there: 29.5%
Major Changes, Like we changed destination or length of stay: 19.6%
Not going on Vacation this summer due to rising gas prices: 23%
Haven’t finished planning Summer Vacation, not sure of the impacts yet: 7.3%
In this unscientific Facebook Poll, we learned that 72.1% of the people who answered have had their summer vacation plans impacted in some way by the rising gas prices. With 23% of the people who answered ‘not going on Summer Vacation this year due to rising gas prices’.
CruiseDeals.com chips in for Gas:
If you are in the 75% of the US living within driving distance of a US Cruise Ship Terminal, cruising is by far your best vacation value. You’re correct… driving to the port does require purchasing gas. CruiseDeals.com has a solution! Book a balcony cabin on select 2011 cruises departing from a home port near you and CruiseDeals.com will help you pay for the gas to drive to the port! Based on the length of the Cruise, CruiseDeals.com will give you $10 per day to use toward onboard expenditures to help offset your gas costs. This is for new bookings only that are booked April 15, 2011 – April 23, 2011.