Hop onboard a summer cruise

Summer vacation is almost here. I’m beyond excited to sleep in, relax and not check my email I’m betting you are, too. But the next three months are not just for making up for the sleep we lost, they’re about having some fun. One way you can have fun, get a tan, and meet new people is to book a cruise. To help you on your search, here’s a breakdown of five of the most popular cruise lines departing from South Florida.

 

Royal Caribbean International

Departs: Ft. Lauderdale and Miami

Destinations:  From FTL: Caribbean, Bahamas, Transatlantic, Panama Canal. From MIA: Bahamas, Transatlantic, Repositioning

Duration (days): 2-5, 6-9, 10+

Onboard: Basketball court, casino, fitness center, Broadway shows, ice skating rink, zip line, spa and many more

Prices: start at $179

Savings: Over 55+, U.S. Military or U.S. Law Enforcement, Fire Department or EMT

Age: 21+ unless accompanied with a guardian

Prohibited items include: Firearms, illegal drugs, coffee makers, skateboards, alcohol, HAM radios

 

 

Carnival Cruise

Departs: Ft. Lauderdale and Miami

Destinations: From FTL: Caribbean. From MIA: Caribbean, Bahamas, Transatlantic

Duration (days): 2-5, 6-9, 10+

Onboard: Mini golf, Seaside Theatre, comedy club, poker nights, fitness center, spa and many more

Prices: start at $189

Savings: 55+, active/retired military, a past guest, state residency

Age: 21+ unless accompanied with a guardian

Prohibited items include: Alcohol, large coolers, firearms, fireworks, pepper sprays, handcuffs, surfboards, bicycles, lasers

 

 

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Departs: Miami

Destinations: Bahamas, Transatlantic, Caribbean, Panama Canal

Duration (days): 1-4, 5-8, 9-14, 14+

Prices: start at $169

Onboard: Casino, Blue Man Group, golfing, bowling, Nickelodeon At Sea, spa, beer and wine tastings, and many more.

Savings: 55+, Latitudes Member with Norwegian, state residency

Age: 21+ unless accompanied with a guardian

Prohibited items: Liquor, firearms, weapons, explosives, ammunition, animals

 

 

Princess Cruises

Departs: Ft. Lauderdale

Destinations: Canada/New England, Caribbean, Panama Canal, South America, Transatlantic, World Cruise

Duration (days): 6-8, 9-15, or 16+

Onboard: Library, production shows, karaoke, spa, casino, boutiques

Prices: start at $167

Savings: Previous customer, sign up for emails

Age: 21+ unless accompanied with a guardian

Prohibited: N/A

 

 

Booze Cruise: 

Departs: Miami

Destinations: Miami waterways

Onboard Activities: endless drinks, dancing, South Beach style lounges

Prices: $75

Duration: two hours

Savings: N/A

Age: 21+ (obviously)

Prohibited: N/A

  

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