Princess Cruises is a cruise line known for affordable itineraries that don’t sacrifice quality. If you’re looking for a cruise under $500, Princess can hook you up! We’ve gone through their itinerary list and selected three that we think are great options. Whether you’re a cruise veteran or someone trying this type of travel out for the first time, there’s a cruise here for you.
4-Day Bahamas Private Island Getaway for $339
How could you not want to go on a vacation to a private island in the Bahamas? That’s the type of trip that travelers would pay top dollar for, but Princess offers it for only $339. This itinerary has multiple departure dates throughout this year and the next, but each cruise is more or less the same. Travelers board Regal Princess in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida before heading to Princess Cays in the Bahamas. They will then spend a full day of relaxation in the sun on the island before heading back to Florida. The only downside to this itinerary is that it only offers one day at the private island, but that’s about as much as you can get with a trip this short. All the details are available over here.
6-Day Western Caribbean with Mexico for $499
In general, it can be hard to find a trip of a decent length for under $500. This one starts at $499, so it just barely fits the bill, but the amount of adventure that you get for that price certainly makes it worth it. Much like the previous itinerary, this one departs from Ft. Lauderdale, though it only has one departure date on April 10th, 2022. Two of the days are at sea while the other days are spent at exotic locations. The cruise first ports at Roatan in Honduras before going to Belize and Mexico. Full details here.
5-Day Alaska Sampler for $449
Alaskan cruises are perfect for people that have the spirit of adventure. While many Alaskan itineraries aren’t too expensive, this one is especially affordable. The only problem is that it isn’t a roundtrip. It begins in Seattle, Washington and then hits both Juneau and Ketchikan in Alaska before dropping travelers off in Vancouver, Canada. Still, being able to see that much of Alaska for such a low price is worth the extra that you will have to spend on airfare. You can view the entire itinerary on their website.
As with all Princess cruises, these itineraries can be made even cheaper if you book with a group of four and split the cost. We’ve always liked that about them. If none of these suit your fancy, head on over to the Princess site to browse more affordable getaways.