You're paying for this voyage one way or another. Your only other option is to retake Zara for Italy.
Oh... just you, huh?Well, if you crusade for the church then all your mortal sins will be forgiven!
Guys, we can't do this! We fight only for Christianity. We need to turn back-
Sweet! I could use some sins forgiven, to be honest....
*sigh*Fine. All crusaders have their sins forgiven, and so do financial patrons of the crusade, and those that conscript their servants, and you may keep foreign treasures, and... um, survivors get an "I crusaded" sticker.
I can't believe I'm this desperate for cash....
Did someone say free merch?
Wait, how did I get here?
If you elect to do so, we shall reward you greatly.