Looking for the cheapest cruises in 2019? There are two ways to think about what is the best deal.
First, you can search for cruises with the smallest “headline” price. These are the ones that are the absolute cheapest in terms of what you’ll pay. What you usually find, however, is that these are extremely short trips. Two and three-day cruises offer low prices because there is less time actually spent on the cruise. That means the cruise line has to offer less food, entertainment, and boarding.
The other way to look at the cheapest cruises in 2019 is to consider the price per night. This way you can compare all cruises — no matter how short or how long — with how much they will cost you for each day of vacation.
Below, we’ve filtered through thousands of cruises from ports all around America to find the absolute cheapest departures based on the price per night. Each one of these trips costs less than $50 on a daily basis, based on the “per person” price of an interior cabin. For more on getting the best deal on a cruise, read our 10 rules of cruise buying here.
All prices are based on a recent search and subject to change.
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15-Night Norwegian Cruise From Port Canaveral for $43 Per Night
$649 Per Person | Dates: April 27
While you can find deals on shorter trips, it’s usually the longer cruises that offer the lowest rates on a per-day basis. This is because most people can’t take the time off for longer trips (more than 7 days), meaning that cruise lines cut fares to entice passengers. Case in point: This 15-night repositioning cruise from Port Canaveral to Barcelona, Spain aboard the Norwegian Epic. It includes stops in Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, and more. The price starts at $649, or just $43 a night to sail to Europe. You will be in charge of your own transportation back home. Learn more about this cruise.
4-Night Carnival Cruise From Miami for $45 Per Night
$179 Per Person | Dates: January 28
Departing Miami for Key West and Cozumel, this cruise aboard the Carnival Victory lasts four nights and costs just $179 per person for an interior room. What’s so interesting about this deal is not only that it costs just $45 per night, but that it offers a sailing in the middle of the North American winter. While prices are usually lower during this season, this is still an amazing deal for a late winter cruise. Learn more about this cruise.
In addition, this cruise is available for slightly more ($184 per person) on the following dates: September 9 | September 16 | September 23 | September 30 | October 7 | October 28 | November 4 | Learn more about these cruises
15-Night Norwegian Cruise From Miami for $43 Per Night
$649 Per Person | Dates: April 27
As mentioned earlier, you can often find cheap deals with irregular cruises. This 15-night repositioning cruise takes passengers from Miami to Barcelona, Spain for just $649 per person. That comes out to $43 per night for people that can take that long of a cruise. Along the way you’ll have stops in Ponta Delgada, Cadiz, Malaga, and more. There is only one departure date for this cruise aboard the Norwegian Star — April 27. Still, if you can book a ticket (and figure out transportation back home), then you’ll snag a fantastic deal. Learn more about this cruise.
6-Night MSC Cruise From Miami for $45 Per Night
$269 Per Person | Dates: April 2
Ever since Cuba opened up to more tourism, cruise lines have been quick to add the island nation to a number of routes. We’ve noticed that older and smaller ships are often used on this route, offering lower prices than what you’ll find on the biggest and newest ships. Case in point is this cruise to Cozumel, with an overnight stay in Havana, Cuba. Departing on April 2 from Miami aboard the MSC Armonia, the trip costs just $269 per person, or about $45 per night. That’s a dirt-cheap price for this length of cruise. Learn more about this cruise.
5-Night Carnival Cruise From Jacksonville for $47 Per Night
$234 Per Person | Dates: November 9, November 18, December 2, December 7
Jacksonville is often forgotten as a cruise port in Florida given the popularity of places like Miami and Port Canaveral. However, you don’t want to miss checking out the deals offered from there. This trip is five nights with stops in Nassau and Princess Cays for only $234 per person, or $47 per night. The cruise departs on November 9 and then about two weeks later on November 18 aboard the Carnival Ecstasy. Learn more about this cruise.
11-Night Norwegian Cruise From New Orleans for $49 Per Night
$539 Per Person | Dates: January 6
When it comes to cruises from New Orleans, most trips are one week or less and hit a couple of ports in Mexico before heading back home. This trip, however, breaks the mold. It’s 11 days and hits six different ports before returning to New Orleans. That sort of trip is nearly unheard of sailing from Louisiana. The price of $539 is also almost unheard of. That comes out to just $49 per night for a trip of a lifetime aboard the Norwegian Breakaway. Learn more about this cruise.
4-Night Carnival Cruise From Long Beach for $46 Per Night
$184 Per Person | Dates: December 2
While Miami is known as the cruise capital of the world, it is the port of Long Beach that offers up some of the best deals in cruises. This trip aboard the Carnival Inspiration has stops in Catalina and Ensenada before returning home. We found rates for as low as $184 per person for an interior cabin. That prices comes out to just $46 per night based on a 4-night trip. Learn more about this cruise.
5-Night Norwegian Cruise From Miami for $49 Per Night
$249 Per Person | Dates: January 10
Miami has an advantage when it comes to cheap cruises simply because of the volume of trip departing from the port. This trip aboard the Norwegian Jade costs just $249 or $49 per night on the five-night trip. Along the way you will have stops in Harvest Caye, Belize, and Costa Maya, Mexico. In addition there are two days at sea for those who like to spend more time on the ship. Learn more about this cruise.
5-Night Norwegian Cruise From Tampa for $49 Per Night
$249 Per Person | Dates: January 12
Can’t make it to Miami? What about this $49 per night trip from Tampa? Sailing aboard the Norwegian Pearl, an interior cabin costs just $249 per person for a five-night cruise. The cruise makes two ports of call — one in the Cayman Islands and another in busy Cozumel. This particular cruise departs in mid-January, making it the perfect escape from those cold days farther north. Learn more about this cruise.