Great Cruise Deals For North Americans

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.

MSC Caribbean & Bahamas 4-Night Cruise

For $129 USD ($164 CAD) or about $32 USD per night ($40 CAD), 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.

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 (~$153 CAD), 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 (~$217 CAD) and $181 (~$230 CAD) for 5 day options, or at $302 (~$384 CAD) for 7 night options, which adds the country of Honduras.

MSC Cruises Northern Europe

Departing in the first half of 2022, this cruise offers a brief respite from just $159 USD per person (~$202 CAD). 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 Cruises 7-Night Mediterranean

This impressively affordable $348 (~$443 CAD) last-minute cruise is 7 nights and can be boarded from a number of ports – that’s just.  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 Canada

This 4 night cruise will lead you from the US back to Canada, departing from the USA in New York area.  Starting at $181 (~$230 CAD), 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!

In Conclusion

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.