Question: Cheap Cruise?
I’m looking to book a cheap cruise for a couple. Prefer to leave from somewhere in Florida and travel to the bahamas or caymen islands or mexico (pretty flexible with the destination). We want to go on a 4-5 night cruise in the middle of june. Anyone have a good suggestions for a cheap place to book?
Answer by k94life2003
In Florida main cruises depart from Tampa, Port Canaveral, Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) and Miami.
Going to the Bahamas is easiest for a 3-4 day cruise. Other destinations are Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Cancun can be done in a 7 day cruise.
Try cruisecomplete.com. It’s pretty helpful. You will find major differences in price between cruise ship companies too. Carnaval is good and not to spendy compared to others.
Question: cheap cruise?
does anyone know where i can book a cheap cruise? i was thinking under 1000 for 2 people if possible!
Answer by kookoo4travel
Question: Cheap cruise?
Someone told me that if your plans are flexible that you can show up at the port on departure day and get a mega cheap cruise since they want to fill all the cabins last minute. Has anyone heard of this? I live in Orlando so Port Canaveral is only a 45 minute drive away. Was wondering if it was worth trying sometime?
Answer by TINKERTOY ….. the 1 & only
Every since 9/11 the cruise lines no longer offer “last minute” cruises. About the best you could do now for last minute is a week or two before the cruise leaves. All passengers on ALL cruise ships must register with their personal information at least 3 days before the cruise departure date so that the security checks can be made, including FBI checks. Passengers who do not complete this information in advance will be required to arrive at the port at least 2 hours early so that the information can be gathered and a last minute check completed. They will retain you at the checkin in desk while it is done. Then the cruise lines are required to submit a complete passenger manifest at least 60 minutes before departure.
Here’s what Royal Caribbean’s web site has about this:
“Q: Why should I use Online Check-In?
A: Completing the Online Check-In process for all the guests in your reservation will save you from having to fill out forms at the pier and needs to be completed 3 days prior to your saildate.
Royal Caribbean International requires guests to be checked in no later than 60 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time*. Guests arriving late will not be permitted to sail. This supports government regulations in some ports that require cruise lines to submit a departure manifest 60 minutes prior to sailing. Guests are requested to complete Online Check-In no later than 3 days prior to the cruise in order to expedite the pier check-in process. ”
Royal Caribbean is one of the cruise lines that sails out of Port Canaveral. SO now days a last minute cruise is likely to be a week or two before the cruise sails. AND, cruises generally sell out, at least on all of the ones I have been on lately, and so your chances of getting that last minute deal a week or two before the sail date are also slim. BUT, do go to the cruise line web sites that Use Port Canaveral and look for their specials.
Port Canaveral’s web site: http://www.portcanaveral.org/index2.php
It has a cruise calendar that shops what ships are sailing each week.
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