2020 was not a good year for the cruise industry. For the last couple of years, most cruise ships have been sitting docked and collecting dust, while cruise companies have scrambled to gain access to capital and emergency loans to stay afloat. With the sun on the horizon, the cruise industry is relaunching, and its offering some very attractive pricing, even free drinks and WiFi, to lure customers back to the Tropics and the Mediterranean. Check out some of these killer deals being offered on cruises as cruise lines resume operations.
3-Night MSC Cruises Southampton To Lisbon
At just $69 USD per person, roughly £50, you can journey south for a relaxing holiday to Lisbon. Departing from the port of Southampton, spend 3 nights at sea, with all meals included. Take in extensive entertainment options onboard like shows, comedy clubs, lounges, and bars while enroute to your destination of Lisbon, Portugal. Pools, spas, and fitness facilities are also available for all guests. For roughly £17 per night, you’ll find all the hospitality for a fraction of the price of a hotel. Surely a frugal deal.
MSC Cruises Northern Europe
Departing in the first half of 2022, this cruise offers a brief respite from just $159 USD per person, roughly £120. There are options departing Southampton at this price point. It is a two night cruise aboard the MSC Virtuosa. The price includes both mineral water and coffee in the room, with other upgrades available. It goes from London to the Channel Island of Guernsey. There is also an option to depart from Barcelona at the same price to go to Genoa and back for two nights in the second half of 2022. There are a host of other Northern European cruise options to Germany, Rotterdam, and other destinations for similarly affordable prices.
MSC Caribbean & Bahamas 4-Night Cruise
For $129USD (about £98), sail from Miami and enjoy ports of call at Nassau, and to the highly-regarded private island of “Ocean Cay”, which is owned by MSC. “Ocean Cay” has been awarded “Best New Cruise Destination” by The Points Guy Editors’ Choice Awards 2020 and “#1 Best New Private Island”, by Porthole Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards 2020. Make this voyage across the warm waters in comfort aboard MSC’s 3rd largest ship and enjoy complimentary dining for the duration of your journey.
MSC Cruises 7-Night Mediterranean
This impressively affordable $348 (roughly £261) last-minute cruise is 7 nights and can be boarded from a number of ports – that’s just £38 per night. It stops in Marseille, France, Barcelona, Spain, Naples Italy, Genoa Italy, and the Balearic Islands. If you book further out, there are shorter versions of the trip for 4 nights at a similar price point.
Royal Caribbean Miami Getaway
This 2 Night Getaway Cruise is sure not to break the bank, starting at just $81 USD (about £61), stopping at CocoCay Bahamas. It and other Royal Caribbean Florida cruises leave from either Miami or Orlando area, though the cheapest price is out of Miami. Three are longer versions for 4 nights which start at just $132 per person and add another destination in the Bahamas.
Royal Caribbean Mexico
This 3 night cruise from the West Coast of America travels down to Mexico in Ensenada. Starting at just $120 USD per person (about £90), you will see the beautiful Pacific Ocean, as well as the charming town of Ensenada in Baja California Norte. If you would like a longer Mexican cruise, there are options leaving Texas which go to Yucatan, Cozumel, or both for five nights starting at $171 (about £129) and $181 (about £136) for 5 day options, or at $302 (about £228) for 7 night options, which adds the country of Honduras.
Royal Caribbean Canada
This 4 night cruise will lead you to other parts of the Queen’s Commonwealth, though it departs from the USA in New York area. Starting at $181 USD (about £136), it goes to gorgeous Halifax Nova Scotia, passing the beautiful coast of Maine on the way. You’ll travel aboard The Adventure of the Seas complete with water slides for kids and Solarium whirlpools for grown ups!
With such attractive pricing on cruises for 2022, you really can’t go wrong. All of the major cruise operators have implemented generous policies on rescheduling and cancellation (be sure to check their fine print) in order to assuage customer’s concerns regarding booking now. With new health & safety protocols for your peace of mind and elevated standards of sanitation and cleanliness, you can rest easy. Right now many cruise operators are offering free drinks, WiFi, and gratuities through 2022. Some operators are offering free excursions, free specialty dining, and free kids, while other operators are offering discounted airfare packages. This all makes for a rare opportunity to get back out there and enjoy your holiday while keeping more money in your pocket.
With the end in sight, book a cruise before prices head back to normal, and get your holiday off right and proper.