Let’s face it, for most people on this side of the world (ie: North America, South America) and even some on the other side (China, Japan, Australia), the next Backstreet Boys cruise in 2016 is going to be expensive.
And when we say expensive… we mean EX-PEN-$$$$$$-IVE.
We calculated and for an American to have a decent room on board, fly over to Spain, transportation, hotel, excursions off the boat and spending money, one would need about $4,000 to $5,000.
So unless you’re rich, you work 24/7 and have five jobs, you just received a big inheritance, or your Mommy and Daddy are going to pay for it, come next May, you won’t be in Spain.
Here are five things that you CAN do instead of going on the 5th Backstreet Boys cruise and going into debt (even more than you already are – damn platinum VIPs!)
Emotional torture scenes brought to you by Taylor Alison Swift.
1. Meet up with all of your BSB BFF’s and plan a trip
Sure, this trip won’t include Nick shoving some weird vodka/Red Bull mixture from a water bottle down your throat, but it will include you and your best Backstreet friends having fun together without the boys. Because really, the friends is what makes it fun. Besides, you know, Kevin’s dancing. Wait… don’t think about the dancing.
2. Stay offline and have a BSB DVD weekend
You keep your DSL/Cable internet router-whatever plugged up, but block Twitter from your laptop. Stop the messages coming from the Backstreet Boys Twitter account because you know they will tweet. Grab your DVDs or hey, VHS’, and have a Backstreet Boys DVD weekend. And if you’re feeling feisty, watch some New Kids on the Block. But make sure you turn your Twitter notifications off because…. if Eddie gets to tweeting from the BSB account…
3. Buy coffee for 1,500 days
For the price of the cruise and all that goes with it, you could buy coffee every day for a little over four years. Nick…. Four years of coffee. Kevin…. drinking four years worth of coffee during May 2016 because you’re not on the cruise. Don’t drink it all at once.
4. Go to other concerts
Go see the artist that you love besides the Backstreet Boys. Go see Taylor Swift (logical choice here) or Garth Brooks. Ed Sheeran is doing a lot dates in North America this year. He does a great job at mixing older songs with his songs and uses “Everybody”… oh… wait…
5. VIP. VIP. VIP. V-I-Freakin’-P
Think of all the VIP you can do if you save the money you would spend on the cruise. You could do Platinum VIP for at least six or seven concerts on the next tour, plus some Gold and Silver VIP thrown up in there. And don’t forget the After Parties. We can’t forget the after parties. And the dancing with Kevin.
Yeah, it’s time that Europe got their turn. Yadda, Yadda. Doesn’t mean us spoiled Americans and Canadians can’t be a little bitter. We hope you enjoy the cruise everybody that books it when it goes on sale.