Best Cruise Deals Of Summer 2023
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Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Joanna McCarthy

Best Cruise Deals Of Summer 2023

couple travel , Cruise Deals , Cruise Vacations , family travel
Simone Cherí
Simone Cherí May 18, 2023

Although summer is the most popular time to cruise there are still several great deals for a quick getaway. With kids out of school and the resurgence in demand for travel, finding the best last-minute cruise deals this summer may be more challenging than normal.

What makes cruises a particularly great method of vacationing is the mostly-inclusive nature of cruise packages. The inclusion of most dining options, non-alcoholic beverages, and all-day entertainment is a surefire way to keep nearly anyone in the family entertained.

Whether you’re planning for you and your plus one or a family vacation, here are some of the best cruise deals you can still book for travel this summer.

4-Night Caribbean: Carnival Paradise

Starting at $689
4-Night Caribbean on Carnival Paradise
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Carnival is known for its family-friendly aesthetic, and with the departure city of Tampa, it’ll be easy to gather the family for this four-night cruise. Setting sail on June 22 through June 26, the Carnival Paradise ship has plenty of activities for the whole family. Although this cruise option only has one stop in Cozumel, Mexico, you’ll still be able to enjoy the onboard activities during two days at sea.

Join in the fun of Carnival’s many onboard activities including entertainment programming and youth programs. Play a game of mini-golf or cool off with the kids at the Waterworks Waterpark. Once the day comes to an end, try your hand at Blackjack in the Majestic casino or head for a nightcap at BlueIguana Tequila Bar or RedFrog Rum Bar.

Interior rooms start at $669 per traveler or splurge a bit on a spacious balcony room with private outdoor space.

4-Night Caribbean: Voyager Of The Seas

Starting at $736
4-Night Caribbean on Voyager of the Seas
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Royal Caribbean offers another option for a short vacation departing from Galveston, Texas. Voyager of the Seas makes one stop on this cruise to Cozumel, Mexico in addition to two days at sea. This cruise itinerary runs from July 20 through July 24.

Highlights of the ship include laser tag, the Flowrider Surf Simulator, and a rock-climbing wall for the adventurous. There are also three spaces for kids and teens to enjoy, in addition to fun for the whole family with an outdoor movie screen, a sports court, and an arcade.

Inside rooms start at $736 per traveler or upgrade your stay for as low as $936 for a balcony room.

5-Night Caribbean: Carnival Valor

Starting at $479
5-Night Caribbean on Carnival Valor
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Cruise lovers located in the south or southwest can set sail from New Orleans for this five-night cruise with two destinations and two days at sea. This late summer cruise departs on August 21 and returns to its home port on August 26. Explore the Mexican hotspots of Cozumel and Progreso, each with its own day excursions to suit any traveler’s taste.

Adults 21+ will enjoy the relaxing Serenity Adult-Only Retreat while the kids have their fun at Camp Ocean. You’ll find your at-sea spirits in the BlueIguana Tequila Bar, RedFrog Pub, and Alchemy Bar. The Valor’s onboard entertainment is another way to pass the time, with laughs at The Punchliner Comedy Club and showstopping performances at Playlist Productions.

Snag an inside room for the budget-friendly price of $479, with suites starting at $1,234.

4-Night Mexico: Navigator Of The Seas

Starting at $289
4-Night Mexico on Navigator of the Seas
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Navigator of the Seas prides itself on having the longest waterslide at sea. Make the most of this short getaway by indulging in a pool day, next-level nightlife, and dining options for every craving. This alternative late-summer cruise takes off from Los Angeles, which is ideal for TN readers on the west coast. 

The Lime and Coconut is the ship’s multi-space bar that’s situated across three levels of prime pool front views. Adventure Ocean has plenty of space to play for kids, and a reimagined Living Room for teens offers a backyard hideaway. This ship even has a Royal Escape Room challenge for brain-teasing fun on the sea.

This super affordable cruise ranges from $289 per traveler for an interior room to $696 per traveler for a suite.

7-Night Caribbean: MSC Seascape

Starting at $669
7-Night Caribbean on MSC Seascape
Photo Credit: MSC Cruises

The jump-off point for your epic week of adventures on MSC Seascape is the grandaddy of ports in Miami. Although this cruise is longer than others, it’s still pretty affordable in comparison. MSC is known for delivering European hospitality with luxury accommodations that deliver a relaxing and upscale experience. Explore several Caribbean destinations such as Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Bahamas, Ocho Rios, and the Cayman Islands. The itinerary also includes a stop in the popular Cozumel, Mexico.

Say goodbye to summer with this cruise, which sets sail on Aug 27 and returns to Miami on Sep 3. The Marina Pool on Deck 18 has a 360-degree water fountain island to lounge in the pool. MSC Seascape also has one of the largest kids’ areas of any ship in the fleet to keep the kiddos entertained. MSC Aurea Spa offers a wide selection of Balinese massages and other wellness and beauty treatments for top-tier relaxation while at sea.

Pricing for this 7-night cruise start at $669 per traveler for an inside room and suites run up to $1,389 per traveler.

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