With the holidays just around the corner, you may be thinking about a quick getaway. Last-minute travels are usually expensive, but fortunately there are several cruise deals out there that allow you to have a wallet-friendly trip. These affordable cruise bargains this winter will let you set sail for less than $1,000, including all taxes and fees.
To make the most of the holidays, U.S. News went in search of some of the most budget-friendly cruise deals available. Below are five excellent cruise vacation ideas for procrastinators.
Miami provides various cheap cruise fares at any time of the year, but it's difficult to match Royal Caribbean International's five-night cruise aboard the Empress of the Seas. The rates start at $723 for the sailing departing on January 7, 2017. In addition, Royal Caribbean offers price-conscious cruisers the privilege to escape the winter season for warmer weather. Ports of call on the itinerary include Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico.
Norwegian Cruise Line offers a five-night trip aboard Norwegian Pearl, departing on January 15, 2017, from Miami for just $721 per couple. With the special deal, the fare will include your choice of a free open bar, 150 minutes of complimentary Wi-Fi or an extra stateroom guest. The itinerary includes stops in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Key West, Florida.
If you have more free time, consider cruising aboard the Carnival Valor on January 23, 2017. It's a major plus to be aboard this cruise because every itinerary is offering rates under $1,000 per couple in an interior cabin. The trip departing on the said date costs just $736 for two passengers, with all taxes and fees included, and the itinerary includes stops in Progreso and Cozumel, Mexico, with two days at sea to enjoy the ship.
If you don't have much time to take a long trip, then this voyage might be the right one for you. This four-night cruise aboard the Norweigan Pearl departs on January 25, 2017 from Miami. The itinerary includes a stop in Cozumel, with a day at sea each way between Miami and Mexico. To upgrade to an ocean-facing stateroom, you can still pay just $1,004 for a balcony cabin throughout the entire trip.
Carnival offers a six-night trip aboard the Carnival Conquest, departing on January 29. The cruise, which will sail from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, costs just $976 for two people in an interior cabin, including all taxes and port fees. Key West, Grand Cayman and Cozumel are the itinerary's stops before going back to Fort Lauderdale. Meanwhile, to have a cheaper cruise trip, here's a cruise deal hack below.
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