The only thing better than sailing on a cruise? Getting a great deal on it.
What’s good news is that cruises can offer some of the most affordable vacations you can buy, assuming you do your homework and find the best deals. If you’re hunting for a cheap vacation, the cruise lines are happy to oblige.
Case in point: Galveston. With Royal Caribbean, Disney, and Carnival all sailing from the island, there is a bounty of cruises to choose from. And with so many ships — including many offering short cruises — there are deals for anyone willing to look.
As with most of the cheapest cruise fares, it helps to be flexible with your travel dates. The cheapest time to take a cruise is when school is in session, so the 2018 best cruise deals from Galveston include a number of trips leaving during the school year instead of the summer months.
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5-Night Carnival Cruise | January 27, 2018 | $249
The cheapest cruises will always be four and five-night trips from Galveston. The nice thing is that often you can find five-night trips for less than four-night trips. This cruise in particular is the cheapest one sailing from Galveston. Costing just $249, it includes stops in both Progreso and Cozumel aboard the Carnival Valor. Learn more about this cruise.
4-Night Royal Caribbean Cruise | September 17, 2018 | $249
Royal Caribbean has another another ship to Galveston, this one sailing on shorter (and less expensive) cruises. That good news for deal hunters. It allows people on a budget to sail aboard the Enchantment of the Seas in September for four nights, starting at just $249. The trip includes one stop in Cozumel. Learn more about this cruise.
In addition to the departure on September 17, there are three more dates available starting at $249:
4-Night Royal Caribbean Cruise | February 5, 2018 | $249
Before Enchantment of the Seas, Royal Caribbean is bringing Vision of the Seas to Galveston earlier in the year. It will sail four-day cruises to Mexico, and offers some great values. The ship sails to Progreso on February 5, with interior rooms starting at just $249 per person. Learn more about this cruise.
4-Night Royal Caribbean Cruise | February 19, 2018 | $249
With school in session, there are great deal for people able to sail in February. This four-day trip aboard Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas has a single stop in Cozumel, but is perfect for a quick getaway. Rates cost just $249 for an interior cabin. Since the trip leaves on a Friday, you can be back at work early the next week without having to take a lot of time off of work. Learn more about this cruise.
In addition to the departure on February 19, this cruise also sails on March 5, 2018 for $249.
5-Night Carnival Cruise | December 1, 2018 | $269
The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is among the cheapest dates you will ever find to set sail. This five-night trip aboard Carnival Valor is actually cheaper than many four-day trips! The cruise will take you to popular Cozumel and rustic Progreso. And while you can sail the same trip for $249 in January, sailing for just $20 more isn’t a bad deal if you can go in December. Learn more about this cruise.
In addition to the departure on December 1, there are two more dates available for $269:
4-Night Carnival Cruise | December 10, 2018 | $289
If you can sail from Galveston in December, then you can buy this trip aboard the Carnival Valor for just over $300 for an interior cabin. It calls on just one port — Cozumel — in between two sea days. While the trip isn’t long, the timing is perfect. It’s a great time of year to escape the chill of winter with some warm Caribbean sunshine. Learn more about this cruise.
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