2020 was a terrible year for the cruise industry, and 2021 saw an extension of those challenges. Cruise companies are now resuming operations with the expectation of clear sailing ahead, and it’s a great time to catch a killer deal on a cruise
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.
3-Night Mediterranean Cruise
You can journey south for a relaxing holiday in the Mediterranean off picturesque south of France and Italy. From Barcelona to Valencia, Spain, this 3-night cruise has inside staterooms starting at $119 USD per person (~£99) based on double occupancy. Stop by Palma de Mallorca and Allicante. The price includes all meals for the entire day. Free coffee, tea, milk, juice and water. There is ample entertainment with featured shows, discos and clubs, lounges and bars. You’ll also have access to fitness facilities, pools, hot tubs, and sports courts.
5-Night Mediterranean Cruise
Depart Genoa, and visit ports across Southern France and Spain aboard the immaculate MSC Seaview, for roughly £149, you can journey south for a relaxing holiday from Genoa. Spend 5 nights at sea, and visit orts of Call at Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Barcelona, Spain, Marseille, France and return back with all meals included. Take in extensive entertainment options onboard like shows, comedy clubs, lounges, and bars. Pools, spas, and fitness facilities are also available for all guests. For roughly £25 per night, you’ll find all the hospitality for a fraction of the price of a hotel. Surely a frugal deal.
7 Night Western Europe Cruise
Depart Marseille, France and visit ports across, Genoa, Civitavecchia (Rome), Palermo, Valletta, Barcelona, and return to Marseille aboard the immaculate MSC Virtuosa, starting at roughly £281 ($339 USD), you can journey south for a relaxing holiday. All meals are included, at a number of restaurants. Take in extensive entertainment options onboard like shows, comedy clubs, lounges, and bars. Pools, spas, and fitness facilities are also available for all guests. For roughly £40 per night, you’ll find all the hospitality for a fraction of the price of a hotel. Surely a frugal deal.
1-2 Night Options From Southampton
Skip the airport and bypass the Eurostar aboard the MSC Virtuosa as it sails on a Grand Voyage from Southampton to Le Havra off the coast of France. Starting at $59 USD per person based on double occupancy (~£49), you will cross the channel in style. MSC also has 2-night options departing the UK which return back and visit the Channel Islands starting at roughly ~£90 based on double occupancy.
4-Night Belgium and Netherlands Cruise
This princess cruise departs Southampton UK and visits Ports of Call at Rotterdam, Holland and Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium. Interior rooms start at $369 USD (~£306) and you will sail aboard the Sky Princess, the newest addition to the Princess fleet built in 2019 and which accommodates 3600 guests and 1300 crew. With Michelin-star chefs, mixologists, and master sommeliers, an exceptional experience will always be delivered.
3-Night Bahamas Cruise
A tropical getaway awaits you off the coast of Florida in America. Enjoy 3 nights aboard the Celebrity Cruises Silhouette, visiting Nassau as well as either Key West or Bimini starting at just $168 USD per person (~£140). Tropical looking Nassau lies on the island of New Providence, with neighboring Paradise Island. A popular cruise-ship stop, it is known for its beaches and coral reefs. It retains many of its colorful British colonial buildings. Don’t forget to check out the pink Government House.
With such attractive pricing on cruises, 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. 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.