7 Best Budget Cruise Lines Of 2023

Here’s 7 Budget Cruise Lines That Will Make Your Cruising Dreams Come True

BUDGET CRUISE LINES – Here are the seven (7) budget-friendly cruise lines that will make your cruising dreams come true.

Cruising is frequently referred to as the most relaxing vacation ever. You just unpack once, but every morning you awaken in a different country or island. Additionally, there are always events going on board that keep everyone busy, and almost everything is included in the fee.

You also never have to worry about where to eat. So if you choose one of the most economical cruise lines, you won’t have to worry much about going over budget while you’re on board.

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MSC Cruises

From the United States (New York, Miami, and Orlando), MSC Cruises offers sailings to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Bermuda, New England, and Canada. Additionally, it provides sailings to places like Egypt, Dubai, South Africa, the Mediterranean, and more.

Cost: MSC cruises begin at just $129 per person.

Watch out for MSC’s limited-time promotions, which include free Wi-Fi, cocktails, and up to $200 in onboard credit that can be used to reserve extras like spa visits or shore excursions.

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Carnival Cruise Line

Since its founding in 1972, the 24-ship vessel of the well-known and regarded Carnival Cruise Line has carried millions of passengers. Alaska, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Greenland, Hawaii, Mexico, the Panama Canal, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the South Pacific are among the places it travels to. It also stops in Greenland.

Cost: Carnival cruises start at $169 per person.

Watch out for specials: Carnival offers up to 40% off cruise pricing on days like National Tourism Day in addition to $50 in onboard credits and lower deposit rates starting at $50 per passenger. Free cabin upgrades and “Early Saver” pricing with price protection are two additional limited-time specials that give early bookings peace of mind.

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Royal Caribbean

In addition to Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island resort in The Bahamas, the line offers itineraries to 240 destinations in 61 nations across six continents. The ground-breaking company is renowned for several firsts at sea, including a Flowrider surf simulator, bumper cars, zip lines, rock climbing walls, and an ice skating rink. The Icon of the Seas, the company’s newest vessel, will be the largest cruise ship ever when it sets sail in January 2024.

Cost: Royal Caribbean cruises start at just $172 per person.

Watch out for specials like “30% Off Every Guest” (which offers a 30% discount off the cruise fare for all guests in the stateroom), “Up to $550 Off” (which offers an instant discount of up to $550 USD per stateroom), and “Kids Sail Free” promotions, which entitle the third and fourth guests who are 12 years or younger to a free cruise fare.

Other savings to take into account: Royal Caribbean offers unique access to pre-cruise savings and discounts on items like shore excursions, beverage packages, food packages, and Wi-Fi packages that won’t be accessible once you’re onboard.

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Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises is a high-end cruise line with internationally renowned itineraries that visit Alaska, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the British Isles, South America, Japan, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaii, the South Pacific, and the California Coast. It’s a great option for a romantic cruise (they host many weddings and vow renewals), but it’s equally welcoming to families.

Cost: There are hundreds of Princess sailings available for less than $100 a day, and 60 sailings are under $60.

What to look out for: Princess frequently runs discounts with modest deposits of $100 and savings of 40%.

Upgrade to the Princess Plus or Princess Premier packages for additional savings, which include the cost of amenities like Wi-Fi, refreshments, gratuities, and more for a savings of up to 66% compared to buying them separately.

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Norwegian Cruise Line

The fleet of 18 ships operated by Norwegian Cruise Line travels to more than 400 of the most sought-after locations on earth, including Asia, Africa, Alaska, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, New England, the Caribbean, Hawaii, the Mediterranean, Mexico, the Baltic, South America, and more.

Cost: Norwegian cruises start at $249 per person.

Watch out for these specials: NCL provides a number of promotions all year long. One recent deal had 70% off, free travel for the second guest, and free sailing for the third and fourth.

Additionally, all cruise packages may be paired with Norwegian’s continuing “Free at Sea” deal, which includes unlimited open bar, speciality meals, Wi-Fi, and excursions, making it one of the best and most economical cruise lines. (Want to learn more about cruise ship hidden features you didn’t know existed?)

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Holland America Line

For 150 years, Holland America Line has operated ships in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Europe, South America, the Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, visiting both well-known and less-visited destinations. With a fleet of 11 vintage ships, it travels to all seven continents on more than 500 voyages annually.

Cost: Holland cruises start at just $89 per person.

Watch out for specials from Holland America, which is currently providing 45% off cruise rates, up to $300 in onboard credit, and reduced deposits of only $150 in honor of its 150th anniversary. The company often runs additional promotions all year long.

Another cost-saving option is Holland America Line’s Kids Cruise Free program, which entitles passengers 18 and younger to free travel to Europe, the Caribbean, and Alaska when they are booked as the third or fourth passenger on a number of voyages. Additionally, travelers can benefit from the Have It All Cruise Package, which includes shore excursion credits, a drink package, specialty meals, and Wi-Fi, when making direct bookings on Holland America Line’s website.

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Celebrity Cruises

With 15 award-winning ships, Celebrity can take travelers to more than 300 locations in 79 nations throughout all seven continents, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, the South Pacific, Galapagos, and Canada.

Cost: Celebrity cruises start at $288 per person.

Watch out for specials: Celebrity provides a variety of promotions, such as a spring sale that saves up to $800 per cabin and gives guests up to $800 to spend on board. Additionally, keep an eye out for deals like 20% off Galapagos trips (round-trip airfare included) and Alaska weekend flash bargains (second guest sails free with $250 onboard credit).

Consider the all-inclusive choices for prepackaged drinks, Wi-Fi, and tipping to save up to 45% over purchasing these products separately.

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