Affordable Cruise Deals – October 11, 2014

Fall is the ideal time to take a discounted cruise! Why? Kids are in school and it’s the time of year sandwiched between end-of-summer travel and holiday travel. In order to keep all of the fabulous ships sailing at capacity, the cruise lines will typically have some cabins deeply discounted if you are able to plan and travel without a lot of notice. Even some of the ships that don’t normally offer much in the way of a discount have significant savings offered in the fall. If you are looking to cruise NOW, take a moment to look over the deals below…and hopefully you’ll be on the high seas in no time at all!

Carnival Freedom

CARNIVAL LIBERTY
This five-night cruise departs from Port Canaveral, Florida on November 2, 2014 and visits three ports of call in the Bahamas: Freeport, Nassau and Half Moon Cay. This 110,000-ton ship offers plenty of entertainment as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa, three pools, a waterslide, art auctions and an Internet cafe. Night life is full of Vegas-style shows, comedy shows, a casino and a piano bar. Kids have a large playroom, wading pool and a teen hangout (Club O2 – ages 15-17) while adults can look forward to my favorite place on the ship – the Serenity adult-only area complete with hammocks, a private bar and a whirlpool. Dining options are plentiful with full-service formal dining and counter service, including Guy’s Burger Joint and the Blue Iguana Cantina. Find more information at www.carnival.com.

Pricing for inside cabins start at only $169pp. Represents over 80% off regular rates.
Oceanview cabins start at $189pp. Represents over 80% off regular rates.
Balcony cabins start at $349pp. Represents over 70% off regular rates.
Suites start at $859pp. Represents over 50% off regular rates.

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RUBY PRINCESS
This five-night cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Florida departs on November 3, 2014 and visits Princess Cays, Bahamas and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The Ruby Princess offers the exceptional amenities and innovations Princess Cruises is known for including a dramatic piazza-style atrium, street performers on Deck 5, award-winning specialty restaurants and more! Enjoy the full-service spa menu at Lotus Spa or watch a movie under the stars poolside on the outdoor screen. The youth center offers plenty for children from play areas and a splash pool to the Teen Lounge. Adults enjoy the Sanctuary with a relaxing oasis, a pool, whirlpool and spacious sundeck. For more information, visit www.princess.com.

Pricing for inside cabins start at only $289pp. Represents over 50% off regular rates.
Oceanview cabins start at a rare $169pp. Represents over 70% off regular rates.
Balcony cabins start at $229pp. Represents over 70% off regular rates.
Suites start at $399pp. Represents over 60% off regular rates.

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NORWEGIAN SKY
This four-night cruise from Miami, Florida departs on November 10, 2014 and visits three ports in the Bahamas: Grand Bahama Island, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay. Norwegian Sky offers an impressive glass-domed atrium soaring 12 decks high! The Atrium Bar offers everything from champagne and vodka to caviar. The Sky also has a cigar club, casual Sports Bar and a casino. The Coffee Bar offers guests an Internet CafĂ© and a skycam! Hungry? Dining options include Le Bistro (tableside cooking, Mediterranean cuisine and specialty desserts), as well as many other restaurants. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the two golf driving nets, basketball and volleyball courts. The ship has two pools, five hot tubs and a kid’s pool with a waterfall. For more information, please visit www.ncl.com.

Pricing for inside cabins start at only $209pp ($199pp Alabama Resident Rate). Represents over 80% off regular rates.
Oceanview cabins start at $269pp ($259pp Alabama Resident Rate). Represents over 75% off regular rates.
Balcony cabins start at $369pp ($349pp Alabama Resident Rate). Represents over 75% off regular rates.
Suites start at $799pp ($749pp Alabama Resident Rate). Represents almost 70% off regular rates.

Keep in mind that cruises, much like airlines, have the right to change pricing without any notice. What that means is that if you see the deal today, that doesn’t mean it will be that price tomorrow. Also, these prices are NOT including taxes and port fees which typically run anywhere from $75-$150 depending on how many ports of call you will visit. You will need to add this cost to the price of the cruise. And, pricing is based on double occupancy. Even so, these are AMAZING prices! Happy sailing friends!

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