4 Cruise Experiences at Any Budget

Take the trip of your dreams no matter how much you’ve set aside.
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Whether you’ve been a little bit naughty or very, very nice, chances are you’ve earned a reward this season. There’s no better investment than an unforgettable travel experience. After all, research says that experiences bring us more happiness than material goods, although there’s nothing wrong with a few souvenirs, either. So what to do and where to go? We have a few ideas, no matter how much pocket change you’ve got.


For about $600…

Take an easy, breezy three-night Bahamas escape on Enchantment of the Seas. You’ll leave from Port Canaveral, enjoy the fun and adventure of Nassau, spend a relaxing day on CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island in The Bahamas, and then head back to the mainland a more recharged and refreshed version of your former self. Interior staterooms start at approximately $579 for two guests.


For less than $2,000…

Head down to Ft. Lauderdale, FL to board Oasis of the Seas and embark on an adventurous seven-night Western Caribbean getaway. Sea days can be spent exploring the ship’s seven neighborhoods, adventures and activities – think an onboard zip-line and the largest spa at sea – while ports of call include Labadee, Haiti (Royal Caribbean’s private beach resort), historic Falmouth, Jamaica and Cozumel, Mexico. Prices start at $1,576 for two guests.


For less than $3,000…

Treat yourself to a brag-worthy 14-night Around the Horn cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas in an ocean-view stateroom – about $2,000 for two guests. In addition to stops in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Montevideo, Uruguay and more, you’ll sail around Cape Horn, Chile – also known as the “far end of the earth” – and see the rugged terrain of the Tierra del Fuego.


For less than $15,000…

If you’ve been really good, why not experience the Mediterranean in style onboard the revitalized Jewel of the Seas? Splurge on a nine-night Greek Isles cruise (starting at about $13,000 for two guests), and luxuriate in a Royal Suite complete with a living room, private balcony and more. You’ll sail round trip from Rome for easy air booking, and in between visit Sicily, Athens, Mykonos, Ephesus and Santorini for one unforgettable trip.

Beautiful village of Oia at sunrise, Santorini, Greece