Want to get away on a short cruise – without breaking your budget?
Royal Caribbean is offering a 3-night cruise to Nassau departing January 5, 2020 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. By sailing in January you can book yourself aboard this voyage for as low as $170 per person — less than $60/night!
This trip is the absolute cheapest Royal Caribbean cruise we found departing the United States. Here’s more about the deal and how you can book it for yourself…
The ship departs from Port Canaveral in Fort Lauderdale – among the most popular spot for cruises in the entire world.
Especially if you’re a first-time cruiser, make sure you take advantage of the sail-away festivities, as crew and guests celebrate the start of a new voyage. If you’re a social butterfly, this is a great time to get to meet and chat with fellow passengers. If you’re more introverted, just hanging poolside and watching the festivities will get you in the spirit without having to put yourself out there.
The second day of the voyage you’ll be in historic Nassau. There you can do everything from swim with dolphins, head to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, get a hotel daypass, or visit the Straw Market for souvenirs. See our list of things for cruise passengers to do in Nassau here.
Finally, you’ll wrap up your cruise headed back to Fort Lauderdale with a sea day. This will give you one last opportunity to have a ball on the ship, hang out poolside, and finish up that golden tan.
This cruise sails aboard the Majesty of the Seas. The ship has a capacity of about 2,800 passengers. Launching in 1992, it’s among the oldest ships in Royal Caribbean’s fleet, but its most recent refurbishment took place in 2018.
Options for shipboard fun include a rock-climbing wall, spa, wine tasting, dance classes, piano sing-alongs, a casino, live music and stage productions. Given the size of the ship – it’s one of the smaller in the fleet – there aren’t as many food options on Majesty of the Seas. Still, you can enjoy the Windjammer buffet, main dining room, the Chef’s Table gourmet menu and Johnny Rocket’s.
Frankly, there are several reasons that this cruise is so cheap – especially for a cruise line known for premium pricing. The trip meets many of the biggest factors that lead to discounted cruise prices. It sails during an inexpensive time of year, it offers an inside cabin, and it’s a cruise on an older ship.
Sail at the cheapest time of year
The rule of thumb is that if you can sail when school is in session, you’ll pay cheaper rates. This trip fits the bill. Leaving in early January, it’s right after school goes back in session following the Christmas holidays. It’s one reason why you’re able to sail here for less than $60 per day.
Book an inside cabin
Some people “have” to sail in a balcony cabin, but you’ll find the cheapest rates when you select an interior room. If you’re concerned about being in an inside cabin, consider how much time you’ll likely spend outside your room.
When the ship docks at its scheduled ports, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible experiencing what these destinations offer. When you’re onboard, the ship itself provides a variety of options for food and fun. Since the cabin is just where you’ll sleep and shower, you’ll likely barely notice the small size.
Choose on an older ship
Fares for sailing aboard one of Royal Caribbean’s newest ships tend to be much higher than a cruise on one of the line’s older vessels. It’s no coincidence that this cruise is aboard one of the oldest vessels in the fleet.
While older and smaller ships don’t offer near as much to do, they are great for budget cruisers. And since cruise lines regularly update and refurbish their ships, the older ships still offer many of the exciting features you associate with Royal Caribbean.
Ready to learn more or book? You can learn more about this cruise – and other inexpensive trips – at AvoyaTravel.com.
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