A Quickie Cruise from San Diego to Victoria

By Bob | March 8th, 2007

roadtrip.jpgSometimes economics can make no sense. If you add up the costs of gasoline, food, ferry fees and a night or two at a hotel during a road trip from San Diego, California to Victoria, British Columbia, you likely would be very pleased if you could do it for $180 in a car.

That is the amount that Holland America is charging for a 3-night cruise aboard the Oosterdam. Instead of sitting behind the wheel of a car listening to bad AM talk radio and occasionally stopping to eat Doritos at a gas station, you can sit back on a cruise and let the captain steer you north. You can feast on buffet foods, gamble, drink and get to know people from around the world. At night you can watch the onboard entertainment, catch up on a book and not have to worry about the fleas in your bed.

Not much of a choice now is it?

The best road trip around is on the sea and at the end of it you’ll be rewarded with a visit to beautiful Victoria, one of the most charming places in all of North America. Of course, you will have to pay to go back home. Or you can emigrate to Canada. Your choice.

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