Unlike staying in hotel, a cruise requires that you pay for your trip BEFORE you go. So for those of you who still haven’t taken a plunge, cruise lines now have extra-short trips where you can—pardon the pun—get your feet wet…without spending a lot. Most cruises run between 4 and 7 days, but we’re seeing more and more short term options that are only 2 or 3 night cruises.
Royal Caribbean has 2-night cruises from Miami to the Bahamas and back…and get this, it only costs about $70 per person. When you factor in all the food and entertainment that’s included, it’s practically cheaper than staying home!
Princess has 2-night cruises out of Los Angeles, heading to Ensenada, Mexico. Those start from about $200 a person. Just expect to see something of a party crowd onboard.
On a 3-night cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Celebrity Cruises can get you to two ports in the Bahamas, from about $270 a person.
Last, but certainly not, least, Disney Cruise Lines has 3-night options on the Disney Dream. Consider it a test run for your family before you commit to a longer trip at sea.
For more cruise options, visit the cruising category.
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