If you’re short on time, but you just want to get away from it all for a few days, why not take a cheap weekend cruise? Cheap weekend cruises, also called “3-day cruises,” appeal to all types from couples and singles to honeymooners and families. Just about every cruise line offers weekend cruises during just about any time of the year. During weekend cruises, cruise passengers can enjoy all of the same amenities and entertainment available on longer cruises such as casinos, tasty cuisine, spa treatments, recreational activities, and more. A weekend cruise can also be part of a longer itinerary or a land vacation to destinations such as Africa, Asia, Europe, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.
Some weekend cruises may set sail on Friday and return on Sunday, while others will set sail on Thursday and return on Sunday. Some of the most popular cheap weekend cruises are to the Bahamas, specifically, Carnival Cruise Lines 3-Day Bahamas voyage. Carnival offers 3-day Bahamas cruises aboard Carnival Fascination, Carnival Imagination, and Carnival Sensation. Carnival’s 3-day Bahamas cruises typically begin on Friday, remaining in Nassau for 24 hours giving passengers time to explore before setting sail. Carnival also offers 4-day adventures including stops in Cozumel and Key West.
On a Carnival weekend cruise you can expect plenty of duty-free shops and a mall (Galleria Shopping Mall) as well as well as the following activities: 2 Children’s Playrooms, 3 Outdoor Swimming Pools, 6 Whirlpools, an aerobics room, a beauty Salon & barber shop, a card room, closed circuit TV & satellite TV at sea, a fully equipped Nautica spa & health club, a jewelry shop, a 1/8 mile Nautica jogging track, a photo gallery, a radio room, shuffleboard, a relaxing library (Tara Library), and VCR rentals if you just want to relax in your room and watch a film. During your 3-day cruises, you will have several formal dining nights (optional) along with a traditional American buffet, and a 24-hour pizzeria.
Entertainment aboard all 3-day Carnival cruises ranges from lounges, piano bars and casinos to discos, and bar & grills. You will also find show lounges, cafes, and a teen disco club. Paris Lounge is a major attraction with a 2 level showroom featuring elaborate Vegas-style shows. Rates for Carnival are roughly $66 per day or $199 for the entire cruises. Suites, doubles, and single cabins are available.
Other popular cheap weekend cruises include: Norwegian Cruise Lines U.S. Pacific Coast cruise aboard the Norwegian Star, Royal Caribbean’s Baja Mexico cruise aboard the Monarch of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s Bahamas cruise aboard the Majesty of the Seas, and Princess Cruise Lines U.S. Pacific Coast Cruise aboard the Diamond Princess or the Sapphire Princess. These 3-day cruises range from $58-$68 per day or $174-$204 for the entire 3-day cruise.
While other cruise lines offer a good amount of weekend cruises annually, Carnival Cruise Lines offers the most cheap weekend cruises per year. To book a weekend cruise, contact your favorite cruise line or your local cruise travel agent. You can also check out any of the discount booking search engines below for fast searching and booking.