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 2019? Below we’ve rounded up the absolute cheapest trips based on the price of an interior cabin. Rates begin at just $123 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 (20 in total!) you can take from Miami in 2019. Please understand that just like airfare, cruise prices change and may not be exactly what’s shown below when you look to book.
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2-Night Royal Caribbean Cruise | February 8, 2019 | $123
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 two-night cruise aboard the Mariner of the Seas sails from Miami to CocoCay — the cruise line’s private island — just a couple of hundred miles away. For just $123 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 February 8, there are the following departure dates available at low rates:
3-Night MSC Cruise | December 17, 2019 | $169
Most casual cruisers have heard of major lines like Carnival and Royal Caribbean, but not MSC. The cruise line is making in-roads into the U.S. market and gaining quite a following. That’s because in addition to offering a great vacation, MSC also has some extremely affordable trips. This 3-night cruise goes to MSC’s private island and Nassau, after departing Miami on December 17 aboard MSC Divina. The trip is only $169 per person for an interior cabin (just over $50 a night). Learn more about this cruise.
4-Night Carnival Cruise | January 7, 2019 | $179
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 (less than $50 per night), this itinerary offers 10 different dates to sail for that little. Learn more about this cruise.
In addition to the departure on January 7, there are the following departure dates available at low rates:
- January 14 | $179
- January 28 | $179
- September 9 | $179
- September 16 | $179
- September 23 | $179
- September 30 | $179
- October 7 | $179
- October 28 | $179
- November 4 | $179
3-Night Carnival Cruise | November 15, 2019 | $189
If you enjoy days at sea, but want to take a short trip, then this might be the cruise for you. It sails from Miami to Nassau (only a short distance away), but stretches the cruise into three days. That means you get an entire day at sea after sailaway. Prices vary widely depending on the time of year you sail, but this trip leaving November 15 was only $189 for an interior cabin aboard the Carnival Victory. Learn more about this cruise.
4-Night Carnival Cruise | December 2, 2019 | $199
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 $200. Learn more about this cruise.
4-Night Norwegian Cruise | January 21, 2019 | $229
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 21, with stops in Key West, Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian’s private island) and Nassau. Don’t worry about getting bored on the ship. With three ports of call in four days, you’ll be off the ship almost as much as you are on it. 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.
5-Night Norwegian Cruise | January 10, 2019 | $249
The longest trip in our list of cheap cruises from Miami, this Norwegian cruise runs just $249 for a five-day trip — less than $50 a night. During the vacation you’ll spend two days at sea and have two ports of call, one in Harvest Caye, Belize and another in Costa Maya, Mexico. We found this price for January 10, but other dates at similar prices are available. Learn more about this cruise.
In addition to the departure on January 10, there are the following departure dates available at low rates:
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