MSC Seaside is one of the newest cruise ships that sail to the Caribbean. Seven night cruises out of the PortMiami can often be found for around $500 per person. The Eastern Caribbean itineraries stop in the popular ports of San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Maarten. The Western Caribbean itineraries stop in Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
MSC Seaside offers some of the most budget friendly prices for 7 night cruises to the Caribbean and if you book right now, you can even enjoy unlimited drinks.
Norwegian Sky sails 3 and 4 night cruises out of the PortMiami to the Bahamas. Prices for the 4 night cruises start at the price of $389 per person for an inside stateroom. What makes your dollar go the furthest on Norwegian Sky is that drinks are included in cruise fares. The cruise ship also sails to Cuba although prices aren’t near as friendly for those cruises.
The 4 night cruises stop in the ports of Nassau, Freeport, and Great Stirrup Cay. Great Stirrup Cay is Norwegian Cruise Line’s private island and the most popular stop on the cruise. View Cruises on Norwegian Sky
Liberty of the Seas
Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas offers 7 night cruises to the Western Caribbean for less than $500 per person. The cruise ship recently received a huge waterpark in the aft of the ship that added to the family friendly features already found on the ship. View Cruises on Liberty of the Seas
Carnival Imagination offers great budget friendly options for those on the West Coast. The 4 night cruises on Carnival Imagination out of Los Angeles are as low as $169 per person for an inside room.
The cruise stops in the ports of Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico. View Cruises on Carnival Imagination
Another Carnival Cruise Line ship where your dollar will go a long way is Carnival Paradise. Five night cruises to the Western Caribbean are as low as $244 per person.
Last Minute Cruises
If you are flexible and can cruise with only 3-10 days notice, you may be able to find some great last minute deals on cruises. Since cruise lines need the cruise ships to sail as full as possible so they can make a profit, they often slash prices at the last minute to try and fill up the ships. However, some cruise lines have recently tried to do away with last minute discounts.
This option is great for those who are retired and live near a cruise port. Airlines tend to do the opposite with last minute fares with over inflated prices.
Newer Cruise Ships
While most newer cruise ships command a premium, that doesn’t mean that you can’t find some great values. Six night cruises to the Caribbean on Carnival Vista are as low as $489 per person.