Cheap Cruise?

cheap cruise

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 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
Carnival cruises

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:

It has a cruise calendar that shops what ships are sailing each week.

What do you think? Share your opinion.

13 comments to Cheap Cruise?

  • taiflorida

    you can try a local travel agent too …

  • Kristina L

    My favorite discount cruise websites are:

    I’ve found some great deals through them.

  • Lew

    Try a travel agent first. they help you decide what cruise, cruise line, dates, and cabin that suit your requirements. (some even offer incentives like on board credit or upgrades to get your business)
    Once you have a quote, you can go on-line and see if you can find a better price. You can trawl the different cruise web-sites and the cruise line web sites. If you can’t get a better deal, go back to the travel agent and book the cruise. You have plenty of options to get a good deal, but if you’re trying for June, your options may be limited, there’s not much left.
    Good luck with your search.

  • guy

    June? If you insist on going in June, let me warn you…all the schools and colleges have let out for the summer. The cruises will be noisy, crowded and the shorter (4-, 5-day) will be cheaper. Carnival will be the cheapest but they have a new rule that at least one person in each cabin must be 25 years old; many travel agents are turning away 18-24 year old newlyweds because of this ruling. Also, you will likely be stuck with a fuel consumption fee; many cruise lines are doing this (so far $5 per guest per day; before gratuities).
    We always look at vacationstogo dot com because it is located 5 hours away from us and they send their info packets through overnight delivery. (I’m a bit off your question; hope this helps anyway.)

  • mzoppo

    I would go to and request a quote from them, there not only give you a good price but have a very good service, I dont use anyone else. I seen to many people calling themselves travel agents and have no clue.

  • B Anne

    Check out They have good deals all the time. We have used them 3 times. Their site is easy to search for destinations, etc. and their agents are really helpful.

  • OCT1989

    A good site to book cruises is with “Amazing Tours and Travel”.

    This will allow you to compare and save. They have many cruises in your price range.

  • raichael13

    My fiance and I did a Carnival Cruise (on the Victory ship) this past May for $1065.00 for both of us. It was 7 days out of Miami and went to Mexico, Grand Cayman and Jamaica. I suggest looking directly at the Carnival site or trying out a travel agent that books Carnival.
    Remember though, the less money you spend the less fancy the cruise will be. Carnival is a great ship for young people/couples that want to have fun enjoying the pools, nightlife, casino and aren’t too picky on food and ambiance.
    I LOVED our cruise … ps: it’s where we got engaged!!

  • TINKERTOY ..... the 1 & only

    Just go to the cruise line web sites and look for their specials; they all list a link to their specials right on their home page. Also, book really early, like 9 to 12 months in advance to get the best price. Also, look for cruises less then 7 days, like 3, 4, and 5 day cruises. Generally a cruise is going to be priced based on about $125 a day, so you cheapest cruises will be the shorter ones. The cheaper cruises will go to the Bahamas, Bermuda and/or the Eastern Caribbean and Key West. But you can have a great time on them.

    Carnival Cruise line normally has the cheapest fares but you should also look at Norwegian and Royal Caribbean also.

  • taiflorida

    let me know if you try it, there has been plenty of questions about this but no answer from a person that actually tried it!

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