Make no mistake, Miami is the cruise capital of the world. No other port in America — or the world — sees as many cruise passengers as the south Florida port.
And where there are lots of passengers, you better believe there are lots of cruise ships all competing for your business. That means you can find some amazing deals sailing from Miami. In fact, while the port is the busiest in the world, it’s also offers some of the cheapest cruises.
So how can you find the best cruise deals from Miami in 2018? Below we’ve rounded up the absolute cheapest trips based on the price of an interior cabin. Rates begin at just $179 per person. However, if you want to find other deals, then there are some helpful tips to keep in mind.
First, the biggest factor in how much you’ll pay is when you can sail. The rule of thumb is that cruises are cheapest when kids are in school. If you can sail during January-February, April-May, or September-December, then you’ll find cheaper rates. Fares are especially low between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Second, if you are looking for the cheapest overall cruises, then it’s common sense to look for shorter cruises. Longer trips offer more value on a per-day basis, but they can still be expensive. Stick with cruises that are five days or fewer if you want to stick to a budget.
With this in mind, we’ve tracked down the absolute cheapest cruises (21 in total!) you can take from Miami in 2018.
3-Night Carnival Cruise | December 7, 2018 | $179
One of the reasons it is so cheap to sail from Miami? Its location at the southern tip of Florida means the ship doesn’t have to sail very far to hit popular ports. For instance, this three-night cruise aboard the Carnival Victory sails from Miami to Nassau — just 185 miles away. For just $179 you can get on the ship, making it perfect for anyone looking for a quick and cheap getaway. Learn more about this cruise.
In addition to the departure on December 7, there are the following departure dates available at low rates:
- December 14 | $179
- November 16 | $194
- September 7 | $204
- September 14 | $204
- September 21 | $204
- September 28 | $204
4-Night Carnival Cruise | November 12, 2018 | $194
As the world’s largest cruise line, it shouldn’t be surprising that the cheapest cruises are usually found with Carnival. This particular trip sails on the Carnival Victory from Miami with stops in Key West and Cozumel. And while it’s extremely rare for find a 4-night cruise for under $200 (and less than $50 per night), this itinerary offers six different dates to sail for that little. Learn more about this cruise.
In addition to the departure on November 12, there are the following departure dates available at low rates:
3-Night Celebrity Cruise | January 17, 2018 | $199
Want to go a little more “upscale” than a Carnival cruise? Celebrity offers just the ticket and some amazing prices. Sail on January 17 and you’ll pay just $199 per person for an interior cabin. The Celebrity Equinox will take you to Nassau before returning to Miami. The trip is short, but it you are looking for just a cheap and easy getaway, then it can’t be beat. Learn more about this cruise.
4-Night Carnival Cruise | December 13, 2018 | $209
If you enjoy days in port instead of simply sailing the open ocean, then four-day trips are going to be preferable to three-day cruises. This trip leaves Miami and calls on Key West and Cozumel before returning — so you get two days in port instead of just one as with shorter cruises. Prices vary widely depending on the time of year you sail, but this trip leaving December 18 is only $209 for an interior cabin aboard the Carnival Sensation. The Sensation is an older ship, however, for under $210, that’s a small price to pay for going on a four-day trip with room and board included. Learn more about this cruise.
In addition to the departure on December 13, there are the following departure dates available at low rates:
4-Night Carnival Cruise | November 15, 2018 | $214
Carnival also offers this four-night trip aboard the Carnival Sensation. Your trip makes two stops — Princess Cay and Nassau in The Bahamas. The best news? The trip departs on a Thursday and returns first thing on Monday morning. That means you are missing a minimum amount of work since it sets sail over a weekend. The second best news? A cabin starts at just $214. Learn more about this cruise.
4-Night Carnival Cruise | October 1, 2018 | $219
We’ve listed other trips aboard the Carnival Victory above, but this four-day trip aboard the ship will take you to Half Moon Cay and Nassau. Half Moon Cay is Carnival’s private island that’s reserved just for cruise ship guests. The island features gorgeous stretches of powder-white sand and stunning turquoise waters. Think of it as your own private playground paradise that’s accessible for less than $220. Learn more about this cruise.
4-Night Norwegian Cruise | October 1, 2018 | $219
If you thought that the best deals were only on Carnival, then think again. This four-night cruise is aboard the Norwegian Jade from Norwegian Cruise Lines. The trip sets sail on January 22, with only a single stop in Cozumel. Don’t worry about getting bored on the ship. That’s because Norwegian offers an open bar and free wi-fi on this cruise. That should give you plenty of things to do to pass the time and makes a great deal absolutely spectacular. Learn more about this cruise.
3-Night Royal Caribbean Cruise | January 5, 2018 | $219
Royal Caribbean is known for being slightly more expensive than competitor Carnival. Still, you can find some great deals with the cruise line. This 3-night cruise aboard the Enchantment of the Seas features two stops — Cococay (Royal Caribbean’s private island) and Nassau — before returning home to Miami. The best price for this itinerary is on January 5, when you can sail for just $219 per person. Learn more about this cruise.
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