5 of the Best Deals on Cruises in 2016

Here are some of the best deals on cruises

Here are some of the best deals on cruises | Source: iStock

Cruising isn’t for everyone, but for those who totally dig transporting from one port to the next, and swoon at the chance to post up on a floating resort for days on end, there are booking deals to be had. If sailing the open seas is on your mind, then check out 5 cf the best deals on cruises in 2016.

1. Royal Caribbean, 1, 2, FREE Deal

Royal Caribbean is a big player in the cruising biz, so it’s no wonder this deal is probably no sweat off their Sales & Marketing back. Offering the third night free on select sailings from September 2016 through March 2017, the 1, 2, FREE offer is just what you’ll be craving come the start of fall. Book now, and reap the benefits of this sweet deal in just a couple months. Destination options include Alaska, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Europe and the Caribbean, with a varied number of sailing days.

2. MSC Cruises, All-Inclusive Cruise to the Caribbean

Aboard the MSC Divina, year round sailings are offered from Port Miami to the Caribbean with All Inclusive deals, offering savings of at least $388 per person (or $776 per couple). All-inclusive sailings on this ultramodern ship include 7 nights, all meals at the buffet and main dining rooms, unlimited drinks, Wifi, tour excursions (guests receive between $40-75 in shipboard credit which can be used for a tour or other amenities on board), and kids 12 and under sail free on select sailings. The 3,500 passenger MSC Divina features authentic Mediterranean style dining, family-friendly activities including the 4D theater and LEGO experience, and the MSC Yacht Club — an all-inclusive private VIP club level with a personal butler, 24-hour concierge services, and exclusive Top Sail lounge and pool. Destinations include Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Georgetown, Cayman Islands; and Cozumel, Mexico.   

3. Norwegian Cruise Line, Free at Sea Offering

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Offering guests the chance to get up to two free offers, the Free at Sea deal delivers a savings of up to $2,600. With this package, passengers who book now can choose among free WiFi (250 minutes), free shore excursions ($50 per port Shore Excursion Credit), free Specialty Dining Package, an Ultimate Beverage Package, or Free Friends and Family deal, in which your 3rd and 4th guest sail free when you book a 5+ day cruise.   

4. Princess Cruises, Red, White + Blue Sale

Don’t wait to book this offer, as it’s only good through July 6th. As though there weren’t enough reason to celebrate everyone’s favorite national holiday, Princess Cruises gives you several more, with their Red, White + Blue Sale. With fares starting as low as $89 per guest, per day, and free gratuities, a variety of cruising options at affordable prices await. From sea to shining sea, all offerings depart from North America, allowing passengers to explore destinations including Hawaii, the California Coast, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal, Caribbean and Canada & New England.

5. Celebrity Cruises, Caribbean and Alaska Upgrades Offer

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With the Upgrades Offer available on Caribbean and Alaska sailings, passengers will get a veranda stateroom at ocean view stateroom rates on select Caribbean sailings ten nights or longer. Additionally, guests may upgrade from ocean view to veranda, veranda to Concierge Class — which includes a dedicated onboard concierge desk, personalized service, 24-hour room service, and more — or Concierge Class to AquaClass — which offers spa-inspired staterooms, with unlimited access to the Relaxation Room and Persian Garden, along with a bevy of additional soothing extras — on select sailings in Alaska. Lastly, passengers may choose among one of the following free perks — free drinks, free internet, free tips, or $300+ in onboard spending money.

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