A long cruise is delightful, but if you have limited time to sail, take a look at quick, three- or four-night cruises that venture from several different U.S. homeports to a variety of great destinations.
A short cruise can give you a relaxing break while using just
a little of your precious time off from work. Because some sail over a weekend,
if you have a flexible work schedule, you may not need to use up any vacation
days at all.
Short cruises are affordable, but you won’t miss out on any
onboard features or activities. You’ll have access to all the same dining, spa,
workout and entertainment venues as if you were sailing for a week or more.
A short cruise is also a brilliant way to try a new cruise
line without making a big investment. If you like the style and service, you
can book a longer cruise for the future. Just keep in mind that most short
cruises use midsized ships; if you book a longer cruise with the same line, but
on a larger ship, you can expect to have more activities and amenities to
Here are a few ideas for short cruises:
Sail from New York City to the Royal Dockyard in Bermuda with
Norwegian Cruise Line. On either side of your visit to the pink sand beaches or
green golf courses of Bermuda, days at sea provide time to try the onboard
restaurants swim in the pool and more.
You can take a three-night cruise to The Bahamas from Port
Canaveral, Fla., on Disney Cruise Line. Your ship will call on the Bahamian
capital of Nassau, as well as Disney’s wonderful private island, Castaway Cay.
If you have four nights available to cruise, Celebrity
Cruises can take you to the Western Caribbean from Miami, Fla. Onboard, you
can visit the spa, sample 40 types of craft beer at Craft Social, and more. Between
days spent at sea, the ship visits the lovely, beachy island of Cozumel,
If you’d rather sail from the West Coast, Princess Cruises offers
two options for a four-night getaway from Los Angeles. Visits to beautiful
Santa Barbara or San Diego, Calif.; Ensenada, Mexico; and a day at sea should
bring you back feeling refreshed and ready to plan your next cruise.
For more information about these and other itineraries for short
getaway cruises, contact Anita, your professional travel advisor.
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