Tuesday, November 26, 2013

NCL 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise From $249

There are a few advantages to taking a Western Caribbean cruise out of New Orleans, Louisiana. First, you get to more ports of call than embarking out of Florida. Second, you get to spend time before and/or after your cruise in New Orleans!

The Norwegian Jewel is currently based out of New Orleans until April and is running seven night Western Caribbean itineraries. Right now, these cruises can be had for very little money. You can be on the Jewel when it embarks on December 8, 2013 for as low as $35.57 per person, per night.

The Cruise

norwegian jewel western caribbean new orleans
This seven night Western Caribbean cruise embarks from New Orleans on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 4pm. Norwegian Jewel arrives back in the historical U.S. city at 8am on Sunday, December 15, making four port calls along the way.

The ship spends two full days at seas, on the Monday at the start at Saturday at the end. First stop is at Cozumel, Mexico on Tuesday. On Wednesday, it’s down the coast to Belize City, Belize. Thursday marks the third country in three days with a stop at Coxen Hole, Honduras. On Friday, Jewel returns to Mexico but this time it’s on the mainland at Costa Maya.

The Pricing

Using Norwegian Cruise Line’s BestFare rate, an interior stateroom can currently be had for as low as $249 per person. This equals $35.57 per person per night. This price does not include $99.38 in government taxes and fees. Everything included, a couple can have this cruise for the total price of $696.76 which is less than what one person usually pays for a seven night Caribbean cruise.

Rates are decent across the board for this cruise. An Ocean View can be had as low as $399. A balcony room is priced as low as $649. A suite can be had for under a $1,000 at $849. These are per person rates based on double occupancy and are subject to the same $99.38 in government taxes and fees.

The Ship

norwegian jewel cruise shipNorwegian Jewel has been in service since 2005 and is the oldest of four Jewel Class ships in the Norwegian fleet. A medium sized ship with a gross tonnage of 93,502, Jewel is 965 feet or 294 metres long. She has 15 decks, 12 that are accessible to passengers. Capacity is for 2,376 passengers and 1,100 crew members.

Other ships in NCL’s Jewel Class include the Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Jade. All four ships are nearly identical. The Pearl was put in service in 2006. The Gem came next in 2007 and the Jade joined the fleet in 2008. However, the Jade started life as the Pride of Hawaii and was put in service in 2006.

 The Small Print

·Because of the nature of last minute deals, the pricing printed here is fleeting and could change at any time.

·Prices are in Canadian dollars.

·Most meals are included in a typical cruise price but DRINKS ARE NOT!

·Also not included are gratuities.

·Cruise pricing does not include air fare, ground transfers and hotel accommodations before and after the cruise.

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