5 of the Best Budget-Friendly Cruises

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Kiss the end-of-summer blues goodbye and book a quick cruise getaway this fall. Enjoy a worry-free vacation without digging too deep into your pockets. Here at The Cheat Sheet, we’re always on the hunt for great deals that fit not only your lifestyle, but your budget, too. We’ve rounded up five cruises that we think would make the perfect escape from the everyday grind. Ranging from quick three-day cruises to leisurely seven-day trips, we’ve found some great offerings on sailings between now and the end of the year.

3-Night Bahamas Cruise by Royal Caribbean: From $216

Looking for a cheap and easy way to escape the fall blues? With the 3-Night Bahamas Cruise, you’ll depart from Miami and sail to CocoCay – Royal Caribbean’s private island, featuring activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, boating, jet-ski rentals, an aqua park, and more. Day 3 Port of Call brings passengers to Nassau – home to pristine beaches and turquoise waters. Located on New Providence Island, the city is a great place for sightseeing. This quick trip will have you feeling reenergized and ready to return to work after a quick escape in the Caribbean sun.

3-Day Pacific Coastal Cruise by Norwegian Cruise Line: From $149

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With one stop in Astoria, Oregon, the Pacific Coastal Cruise departs from Vancouver, B.C. and ends in San Francisco, offering tech industry travelers the perfect opportunity to take a one-way flight to B.C., enjoy a couple nights of sailing off the coast, and return ready to get back to the daily grind. Passengers aboard the Norwegian Pearl will choose between 16 dining options, 13 bars and lounges, a casino, spa, and a bowling alley.

7-Day Hawaii Escape by Holland America: From $699

Most people don’t need to be sold on a trip to Hawaii, and with the 7 Day Hawaii Escape Cruise by Holland America, you won’t need to be sold on the cost, either. With most days spent at sea on this repositioning cruise, it’s all about the R&R. The ship is musically themed, and any true music fan will appreciate the memorabilia scattered throughout, including signed guitars from Queen, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton, and the Rolling Stones. This cruise departs from Vancouver, B.C. and disembarks in Honolulu, Hawaii.

West Coast Getaway with Catalina Island by Princess Cruises: From $249

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Looking for a getaway from Los Angeles? The West Coast Getaway with Catalina Island is a four-day roundtrip cruise that whisks worker-bees away from the city and out onto the water for some warm, southern California sun. After departing from the port, the Ruby Princess sails to Catalina Island – home to America’s oldest fishing club – and then on to Ensenada, Mexico, before heading home to L.A., with one day at sea in between.

Western Caribbean Cruise by Celebrity Cruises: From $439

A five-night, roundtrip vacation from Fort Lauderdale is the perfect way to escape the northeastern cold. The Western Caribbean Cruise quickly transports passengers to a tropical paradise, stopping at Cozumel, Mexico and Key West, Florida, with days at sea in between. There’s no shortage of amenities aboard the Celebrity Constellation, which is even home to a world-renowned Canyon Ranch Spa for ultimate pampering and indulgence!

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