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10 Best Budget Cruises Of 2019 (& How Much They Cost)

Going on a cruise is a great way to stay at an inclusive resort that brings the sights to you. The ship will travel while you sleep so that when you wake there’s a new port to explore. The convenience of traveling with your hotel and yet still being able to discover new places each day is a fantastic way to see the world. Of course, having your room, food, onboard amenities, and sometimes entertainment all the tips of your fingers doesn’t always come cheap. Still, there are some great budget cruises out there, especially if you can book last minute. You can get some incredible deals, you just have to know where to look.

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10 Alaska

This 7-night cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines departs from Seattle and will make stops in Ketchikan, Juneau, Icy Strait Point, and Victoria, Canada before heading back to wrap up in Seattle. $1000 of Onboard Credit comes with the price of your ticket, starting at just $699. You can use that credit for things like port excursions or drinks. Some other packages offer you to add certain packages to your trip at the time of booking. June, July, and August are the peak months for Alaskan cruises, so book a trip in the off-season to get the best deal.

9 Panama Canal

This 12-night cruise is a steal it’s so affordable. For 12 nights the cost of booking a trip that leaves from Miami, Florida costs a mere $349. Plan on heading through the Panama Canal before visiting Colon, Panama, Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, Georgetown, Cayman Islands, Roatan, Bay Islands in Honduras, Harvest Cay, in Belize, Costa Maya in Mexico, and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas before heading back to Miami.

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Excursions in Puerto Limon are great for adrenaline junkies, while those with an appreciation for the stunning example of engineering will be wowed by the Panama Canal. A cruise this length means that there’s sure to be something for everyone.

8 Europe

If you’ve always dreamed of cruising through the Mediterranean, then the next cruise is the perfect match. Leaving from Civitavecchia, Italy the cruise will travel to Croatia, Montenegro, before rounding back to Italy to stop in Messina, Naples, Pisa, and Florence. This incredible 7-night trip will only set you back $449 per person. Of course, transportation to get to your departure city is not included, so be sure to plan accordingly. This cruise, aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line, also includes $1000 onboard credit when booked before October 31st.

7 Hawaii

The next destination on our world-wide cruises is Hawaii. Notoriously expensive, a cruise is a fantastic way to save on the cost of hotel and transportation by taking a cruise, bundling all that cost into one low price of $899 per person. This cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line departs from Honolulu making stops in Kahului-Maui, Hilo, Kona, Nawiliwili, and Napali Coast before heading back to Honolulu. Experience the beauty and breathtaking sights of Hawaii while hiking past waterfalls and splashing in the ocean. Visit volcanoes and watch the gorgeous sunset after a day of surfing.

6 Canada/New England

If sandy beaches aren’t on your to-do list consider taking a 7-night Canada/New England Cruise for $949 a person. This cruise departs from New York City and makes stops in Portland and Bar Harbor in Main, Saint John and Halifax in Canada before returning to New York City. While cruising on the Atlantic, you’ll experience stunning vistas of fall foliage, Maine lighthouses, and possibly see some whales as your travel in style. This one is a bit pricier than some of the others on the list but worth every penny.

5 South Pacific

You’ll have to schedule a chunk of time off for this next cruise, but what a steal! Norwegian Cruise lines have a 14-night cruise departing from Tahiti, French Polynesia for just $1499 a person. The tropical destinations on this trip are spectacular heading to Bora Bora, Morea, Nuku Hiva in French Polynesia before heading to Nawiliwili in the US, Kona, Hilo, Lahaina, Maui, and finally arriving in Honolulu in Hawaii to round out the trip.

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There will be plenty of sunshine and gorgeous water in your future when you book this trip.

4 Asia

This next cruise is a 4-night Asia Cruise on Royal Caribbean that departs from Shanghai. At just $454 per person, this cruise is the perfect getaway that won’t break the bank. Stopping in Okinawa, Japan before heading to Hong Kong, passengers will get to sample three distinct but equally impressive stops in Asia. From the almost tropical climes of Okinawa to the bustling city life of Hong Kong, this trip promises to be an incredible journey.

3 Nassau

At just $277 this next entry ranks as the one of cheapest of the bunch. A 4-day historic cruise to Nassau on Dreamlines will depart from Port Canaveral in Florida, stop in Nassau in the Bahamas before heading back to Florida. Nassau has amazing blue water, beautiful beaches, and fantastic weather. This trip is perfect for a romantic getaway or with the entire family. Though it might be a quick trip, it is perfect for a weekend getaway.

2 Bermuda

Bermuda is everything a tropical island should be. Incredible beaches, pastel buildings that scream sandy destinations, and beautiful sandy shores. Even more incredible is that you can find a 7-night cruise for only $349 per person. Leaving from New York City the cruise will travel straight to Kings Wharf, Bermuda where passengers can enjoy everything the city has to over. This deal is one that can’t be missed.

1 Mexico

The last destination on our list is by far the least expensive at $199 per person for the 4-night cruise. This Carnival cruise departs from Long Beach, California and stops in Catalina in the US before heading down south the Ensenada, Mexico. Once in Mexico passengers can go on many different excursions included Jeep tours, horseback riding, deep-sea fishing or a wine tour if that is more your speed. At less than $200 it’s hard to pass up on this quick getaway.

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