Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Island Princess Alaska Cruise From Just $299 Per Person

Tucked in the back of the bucket lists of most people is an Alaskan Cruise. The season is short and the ships are numbered. However, the price doesn’t have to be equal to many bucket list items. If you act fast, you can be on a seven night Southbound Alaska cruise onboard the Island Princess of Princess Cruises from just $299 per person. The cruise departs Whittier, Alaska on Wednesday, June 11 so this great price will not last much longer.

The Cruise

island princess alaska glacier cruise
 

Island Princess embarks on a seven night, one way, southbound Alaska Glacier from Whittier, Alaska at 8:30PM on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The ship arrives at Vancouver, British Columbia at 7:30am on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Along the way, Island Princess truly discovers the Pacific Coast of Alaska.


On Thursday, June 12, it’s five quality hours viewing the Hubbard Glacier from 3pm until 8pm. The following day, Friday, June 13, Island Princess spends the day at Glacier Bay from 9:15 until 7:30pm.

Civilization returns on Saturday, June 14 with a stop at Skagway, Alaska from 7am until 8:30pm. The following day, it’s a full day at the capital city of Alaska, Juneau. Island Princess is docked in Juneau from 6:30am until 4pm.

On Monday, June 16, Island Princess stops at Ketchikan, Alaska from 10am until 6pm. The following day is the only full day at sea before arriving at Vancouver.

The Price


For a very short period of time, Princess Cruises has flash fares on this itinerary. Right now, an interior stateroom can be had for as low as $299 per person before taxes, based on double occupancy. With the additional $176.33 in government fees per person tacked on, the total price for two for an inside cabin can be had for as low as $950.66.

Other levels of stateroom are still available and the pricing is quite reasonable. An Ocean View stateroom can still be had for as low as $499 per person. Add a balcony and pricing starts at $699 per person.

The Ship 

island princess cruise ship
Island Princess was built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in St. Nazaire, France. She made her maiden voyage for Princess Cruises on July 12, 2003. Island Princess is one of two Coral Class ships in the Princess fleet, along with Coral Princess. These are the only two Panamax ships in the fleet, meaning that these are the only two Princess ships that are narrow enough to travel the full length of the Panama Canal.

Island Princess has a gross tonnage of 91,627 and is 294 metres or 964 feet in length. There are 12 decks accessible to the capacity 1,970 passengers. Typically, there will be around 900 crew members onboard.

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.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Huge Military Discounts For Western Caribbean Cruise On Vision Of The Seas

If you’re a former or present member of the armed forces in North America, pretty much every cruise line offers some sort of discount or bonus on pretty much every cruise, but it varies. For Royal Caribbean and their five night Western Caribbean itinerary onboard Vision of the Seas embarking September 20, the discount cuts really deep.

On a cruise when Joe Civilian will be paying no less than $347 per person, current and former military personnel can have an inside stateroom for as low as $222 per person. The same discount applies to members of the Police and Fire services. This price is based on double occupancy and is subject to an additional $117 per person in taxes.

The Cruise

royal caribbean vision of the seas western caribbean cruise
 

Vision of the Seas embarks from Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at 4:30pm on Saturday, September 20, 2014. She arrives back at Ft. Lauderdale for 7am on Thursday, September 25. In between, Vision of the Seas makes two port calls.

After a short trip around the bottom of Florida, on Sunday, September 21 Vision of the Seas stops at Key West in the Florida Keys. The ship is in this fabulous port from 8am until 5pm. After a full day at sea, she arrives at her second port of call on Tuesday, September 23. The final port call is at Georgetown on Grand Cayman and Vision stays here also from 8am until 5pm. Both Monday and Wednesday are full days at sea as Vision of the Seas rounds the western end of Cuba.

The Price



As mentioned, the military, police and fire rate for an inside stateroom on this ship is just $222 per person, based on double occupancy. With the additional $117 per person in government fees and taxes tacked on, the total for two for an inside cabin can be had for as low as $678. Unlike many ‘flash’ or ‘super saver’ rates, the full amount is not due on the day of booking. $210 would be due by May 31, 2014 and the balance of $468 would not be due until July 22. It should also be noted that only one person per stateroom needs to be a qualified military member.

Folks that are 55 and over enjoy nearly as great a rate. Seniors pay as low as $233 per person for that same inside stateroom. Of course, these cabins are subject to the same $117 per person in government fees and taxes.

The Ship


royal caribbean vision of the seas
Vision of the Seas has been in service since 1998 and is one of six Royal Caribbean Vision Class ships. Vision Class includes Legend of the Seas, Splendour of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas, Rhapsody of the Seas and Enchantment of the Seas, all built between 1995 and 1998 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France.

Vision is in the smaller range by today’s standards with a gross tonnage of 78,340. She is 279 metres or 915 feet in length and has eleven decks accessible to passengers. The ship has a capacity for 2,435 guests with 765 crew members on board.

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.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Alaska On Norwegian Sun From Just $263.44 Per Person!


The Alaska cruise season is in full swing and sweet deals are starting to appear. A seven night northbound Alaska Glacier cruise out of Vancouver, British Columbia on May 26, 2014 can be had from an amazingly low price of $263.44 per person, based on double occupancy for an inside stateroom.

The Cruise

norwegian sun alaska glacier cruise
 

On Monday, May 26, 2014 at 4pm, Norwegian Sun embarks from Vancouver, British Columbia on a seven night Northbound Alaska Glacier cruise. Sun arrives at Whittier, Alaska on Monday, June 2 at 7am. Along the way, the ship makes three port calls added to the non-stop amazing scenery.

After a full day cruising up the coast, Norwegian Sun makes her first stop at Ketchikan, Alaska on Wednesday, May 28 from 7am until 4pm. The following day, it’s further north to Juneau, Alaska. Sun is docked at Juneau on Thursday, May 29 from 10am until 8pm. The final port of call is at Skagway, Alaska on Friday, May 30 from 7am until 8pm.

The Price



An inside cabin can be had right now for as low as $263.44 per person, based on double occupancy. In addition, for that level of stateroom, there is a $107.52 onboard credit per stateroom. Government fees and taxes result in an additional $212.65 per person. The total for two for an inside cabin comes to as low as $960.78.

Other levels of stateroom are decently priced right now. An ocean view room starts as low as $322 per person while a balcony room starts at $644 per person, all based on double occupancy. The same $212.65 in taxes applies to each passenger, regardless of stateroom.

Also available is the great deal Norwegian has for Unlimited Specialty Dining. Per person, unlimited dining at Norwegian Sun’s specialty restaurants can be had for $119 per person.

The Ship 

norwegian sun cruise ship
Norwegian Sun was built by Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven, Germany. She has been in service for Norwegian Cruise Line since 2001. Sun is one of two Sun Class ships in the NCL fleet, along with the Norwegian Sky.

This is not a large ship. Norwegian Sun has a gross tonnage of 78,309 and is 258 metres or 848 feet in length. The ship has nine decks accessible to the capacity 2,002 passengers. There is typically 968 crew members onboard this vessel.

Sun spends her winters based out of Florida, cruising the Caribbean and the Bahamas. She will be based in Vancouver and Whittier until late September. At that time, she will return to Tampa by way of Los Angeles, California and the Panama Canal.

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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Norwegian Jade Mediterranean Cruise Out Of Venice, Italy From $590


Summer’s coming and the cruise ships have all gone to Europe. A bit pricier than the Caribbean, there are still deals to be found. Take for instance, Norwegian Jade is running a seven night cruise out of Venice, Italy on Saturday, May 17 and you can be onboard from just $590 per person for an inside stateroom, based on double occupancy.

The Cruise

norwegian jade mediterranean cruise venice
 

Norwegian Jade leaves my favourite city in the world, Venice, Italy, on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 6pm. Over the next seven nights, Jade basically does an out and back to Kusadasi, Turkey, arriving back in Venice on Saturday, may 24 at 8am. Along the way, the ship stops of four exotic ports of call.


First up is Dubrovnik, Croatia, just down the coast of the Adriatic Sea from Venice. Norwegian Jade stops at this port of call on Sunday, May 18 from 2pm until 9pm.

After a full day at sea, Jade arrives at Piraeus, Greece on Tuesday, May 20 at 7am and stays in port until 5pm. Piraeus is adjacent to Athens and the city centre is just a short distance away. Ten hours is not nearly enough time to explore this world famous and historic city so plan well to take advantage of your time in port.

Jade reaches Kusadasi, Turkey on Wednesday, May 21 at 8am. This is her furthest point from home before turning back towards Venice. After a full day at sea, Norwegian Jade makes her final port call at Split, Croatia on Friday, May 23 from 11am until 6pm.

The Price


Right now, an inside stateroom on this itinerary can be had for as low as $590 per person, based on double occupancy. With the additional $126.69 in government fees and taxes added on, reasonable for a European cruise, the total for two for an inside cabin is as low as $1,434.02. There is a bonus $26.88 onboard credit per inside stateroom. That credit goes up as the level of stateroom goes up.

Moving up in stateroom level, ocean view rooms start at $698 per person. Add a balcony and the fare starts at $1,504 per person. A suite can be had for as low as $1,558 per person.

However, if you want to explore this region in style, you might want to fork for the Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suite with Large Balcony. This is a 1,200 square foot stateroom that currently has a taxes included price of $9,713.58 for two for this cruise. A $322.58 onboard credit comes with this room. This is not the largest stateroom onboard, however. The Haven Garden Villa is an unimaginable 4,700 square feet but is already taken for this cruise.

Also, if the buffet is not for you, Norwegian Cruise Line has an offer for unlimited specialty dining. For $119 per person, you can eat at a specialty restaurant every night.

The Ship 

norwegian jade ncl cruise ship
Norwegian Jade was built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany and was originally named the Pride of Hawaii. In service as the Pride of Hawaii from 2006 to 2008, the ship took on the name Norwegian Jade in 2008.

Jade is one of four Jewel Class ships in the NCL fleet, all put in service between 2005 and 2007 and all basically identical in dimension. The ship has a gross tonnage of 93,558 and is 294 metres or 965 feet in length. There are 12 decks accessible to the capacity 2,224 passengers with 1,100 crew members onboard, as well.

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.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Norwegian Dawn Western Caribbean Cruise From Just $268!


You have to act fast to take advantage of this great deal. Norwegian Dawn leaves Tampa, Florida on Sunday, April 20 for a seven night Western Caribbean cruise and you can be onboard from just $268 per person.

The Cruise

norwegian dawn western caribbean cruise itinerary
 

Norwegian Dawn embarks Tampa, Florida at 4pm on Sunday, April 20, 2014 for a seven night Western Caribbean cruise. Dawn arrives back at Tampa on Sunday, April 27 at 8am. Along the way, she makes four great stops at ports of call along the coast of Central America and Mexico. The four stops are sandwiched between single full days at sea when guest really get to enjoy all this ship has to offer.

The first stop is at Coxen Hole on Tuesday, April 22 from 9am until 5pm. Coxen Hole is also known as Roatan Town and is the largest urban centre on the island of Roatan, belonging to Honduras.

Belize City, Belize is next up. Norwegian Dawn stops at the coastal city on Wednesday, April 23 and stays in port from 8am until 5pm.

The final two stops are in Mexico. First is Costa Maya on Thursday, April 24 from 8am until 5pm. The final port of call on the itinerary is Cozumel, the tropical island just off the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

The Price


An inside stateroom is priced to sell, starting at $268 per person, based on double occupancy. There is an additional $126.96 per person in government fees and taxes added on. The total for two for an inside cabin can be as low as 789.40, including taxes. This cabin comes with a $26.88 onboard credit (for the stateroom and not per person).

If the buffet is not your thing, Norwegian Cruise Line offers a deal for unlimited specialty restaurant dining. For $119 per person, you can eat in style as much as you want.

The Ship 

norwegian dawn norwegian cruise line
Norwegian Dawn was built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany and was originally meant to be the SuperStar Scorpio. When Star Cruises ceased to exist, NCL took over the ship. Dawn’s maiden voyage was on December 7, 2002 and she is a Libra Class ship.

Dawn is a decent sized ship with a gross tonnage of 92,250. She is 292 metres or 958 feet in length and has 11 decks accessible to passengers. Capacity is for 2,340 guests and 1,032 crew members. For a cruise line that offers rock bottom pricing, this is a great ratio of passengers to crew.

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.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cruise From Quebec City To Boston From Just $398.44!


The summer cruising season is getting underway and what better than to tour from Quebec City to Boston on a luxury liner like Holland America’s MS Veendam? Pricing for the May 10 sailing is nearly half what it’ll be a month later. You can save even more if you make it a 14 night round trip.

The Cruise

holland america ms veendam canada new england cruise
 

MS Veendam officially embarks from Quebec City, Quebec on Saturday, May 10, 2014 but actually leaves port at 4pm on Sunday, May 11. This means you can park you luggage on the ship and enjoy all this historic Canadian city has to offer. Veendam arrives at Boston, Massachusetts at 7am on Saturday, May 17. Along the way, she makes four port calls.


After cruising up the St. Lawrence, the first stop is in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and more specifically on the Northumberland Strait at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. MS Veendam is docked at the PEI capital from 8am until 5pm on Tuesday, May 13.

The following day, Veendam stops at another island. This time, it’s Sydney, Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island. She is docked here on Wednesday, May 14 from 8am until 4pm. Next up is Halifax, Nova Scotia on Thursday, May 15 from 8am until 5pm. The final port of call is Bar Harbor, Maine on Friday, May 16 from 8am until 5pm.

If you opt for the 14 night return trip, MS Veendam turns around and leaves Boston at 4pm on Saturday, May 17 and arrives back in Quebec City on Friday, May 23. The return follows the same itinerary, just in reverse and with slightly different times at port.

The Price


Right now, Holland America is offering Canadian residents a special fare for this cruise, although it’s only about a dollar less than the already spectacular flash special rate. An inside stateroom can be had for as low as $398.44 per person, based on double occupancy. There is an additional $212 in government fees and taxes added per person. This makes the total for two for an inside stateroom as low as $1,220.88.

From there, the rates go up with the level of stateroom. An ocean view cabin starts at $498.28 per person. A room with a balcony goes for as low as $1,099 and a suite can be had for as low as $1,148.44 per person. The same taxes and fees apply regardless of the level of stateroom.

For the 14 night itinerary, an inside stateroom goes for as low as $748.70 per person. This equates to $2,203.74 for two when the $353.17 in taxes and fees are added in. An ocean view cabin starts at $918.10 per person while a balcony stateroom starts at $2,148.60 per person and a suite starts at $2,198.50 per person.

The Ship 

ms veendam holland america line
MS Veendam was built by Fincantieri in Italy and has been in service for Holland America Line since 1996. This is a small ship with a gross tonnage of 57,093. Veendam is 219 metres or 719 feet in length and has ten decks accessible to passengers. Capacity onboard is for 1,350 guests and 580 crew members.

On July 12, 2014, MS Veendam will leave Boston to cross the Altantic Ocean. However, she will not stay long. Veendam returns to Boston to restart the Quebec/New England cruises on August 16.

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.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Eastern Caribbean Cruise On Carnival Glory From $299!


You need a vacation now! Well, maybe you could hold out for another week. For as low as $299 (USD) you could be sailing on Carnival Glory out of Miami, Florida on Sunday, April 20, 2014 on a seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise with four awesome ports of call.

The Cruise

carnival glory eastern caribbean cruise
 

Carnival Glory embarks from Miami, Florida at 4pm on Sunday, April 20, 2014 on a seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise. She returns to Miami for 8am on Sunday, April 27. Along the way, Glory makes four port calls on some beautiful tropical islands.

First up is Nassau, Bahamas on Monday, April 21. This stop is short, arriving at 7am and leaving at 2pm. Next up is the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Carnival Glory arrives at St. Thomas Harbour on Wednesday, April 23 at 10am and stays until 6pm, giving plenty of time to enjoy the island’s shopping, beaches and awesome mountaintop views.



If it’s Thursday, Carnival Glory must be in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Plan to get up early to discover this historic city. The ship arrives at 7am and has another early departure time of 3:30.

Grand Turk Island in the Turks and Caicos is the last port of call on this cruise. Glory arrives at Grand Turk at 11am on Friday, April 25. She is docked on this tiny island for just 6 ½ hours but that’s plenty of time to enjoy the location. From the upper decks of the ship, you will be able to see clear across Grand Turk to the ocean on the other side. Beach, water sports and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville – there ain’t much more.

The Price (all prices for Carnival are given in USD)



Right now, the Super Saver rate for this cruise starts at $299 per person for an inside stateroom, based on double occupancy. There is an additional $125.52 in government fees and taxes added on per person. With taxes included, an inside cabin for two can be had for as low as $849.04 total.

With Carnival’s Super Saver rates, the stateroom is assigned at the time of boarding. The fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full at the time of booking.

The Ship 

carnival glory cruise ship
Built by Fincantieri in Italy, Carnival Glory made her maiden voyage in July of 2003. She is one of five Conquest Class ships in the Carnival Cruises fleet. All five are nearly identical and entered service between 2002 and 2007.

This is a large ship with a gross tonnage of 110,000. Glory is 290 metres or 952 feet in length with 13 decks accessible to passengers. Capacity is for 2,974 guests and 1,150 crew members. Carnival Glory is based out of Miami, Florida year round. She does a mix of seven night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. The Western version typically stops at Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Mohogany Bay on the island of Roatan in Honduras and Georgetown, Grand Cayman.

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.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Pacific Coastal Cruise On MS Statendam From Just $198.34!


On May 14, 2014, ms Statendam of the Holland America Line makes her way north from San Diego, California to her summer home. Statendam repositioning from Southern California to Vancouver, British Columbia results in a one of a kind four night Pacific Coastal cruise. Holland America has a flash special on this cruise right now and an inside stateroom can be had for as low as $198.34 per person.

The Cruise

holland america line ms statendam pacific coastal cruise
 

MS Statendam embarks from San Diego, California on Wednesday, May 14 at 4pm for this four night Pacific Coastal cruise. She arrives at Vancouver, British Columbia on Sunday, May 18 at 7am. Along the way, she makes one stop. The one port of call will have a special place in the hearts of Denver Broncos fans.


On Saturday, May 17, ms Statendam docks at Port Angeles, Washington. She remains in port from 2pm until 10pm. Port Angeles is on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, within sight of Victoria, British Columbia, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Port Angeles is the birthplace and home of Football Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway.

Between San Diego and Port Angeles, there are two full days at sea to enjoy the luxury of this Holland America ship as it makes its way up the Pacific Coast, past California and Oregon.

The Price


Much of this ship is already sold out for this Pacific Coastal cruise. However, with the latest flash special, an inside stateroom onboard ms Statendam can be had for as low as $198.34 per person, based on double occupancy. With the additional $104.72 per person in government fees and taxes, the lowest priced inside cabin goes for $606.12 for two.

There are limited staterooms available for this cruise. The ship is small so space is limited right from the start. However, there are Ocean View cabins still available from $228.17 per person and suites are available for as low as $397.92 per person. The same $104.72 in taxes applies to these rates, as well.

The Ship 

ms statendam holland america line
Built by Fincantieri on Italy’s Adriatic Coast, ms Statendam has been in service since 1993 and is Holland America Line’s oldest ship currently sailing the high seas. Statendam is a S Class, or Statendam Class, ship and is the oldest of four S Class vessels.

This is not a large ship with a gross tonnage of just 55,451. Statendam is 219 metres or 719 feet in length and there are ten decks accessible to passengers. Capacity is for 1,258 guests and 557 crew members.

MS Statendam will spend the summer exploring Alaska. She will run seven night, one-way Alaska cruises with Vancouver, British Columbia and Seward, Alaska as her home ports.

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.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Enchantment of the Seas 4 Night Bahamas Cruise From Just $169


Royal Caribbean provides the perfect short getaway to the Bahamas from Port Canaveral, Florida. It’s a buyer’s market for the April 14, 2014 sailing on Enchantment of the Seas for the four night Bahamas cruise. An inside stateroom can be had for as low as $169 per person. Hurry, time is running short and all Balcony cabins and suites are already waitlisted.

The Cruise

enchantment of the seas 4 night bahamas cruise
 

Enchantment of the Seas embarks from Port Canaveral, Florida at 4:30pm on Monday, April 14, 2014 for a four night Bahamas cruise. She arrives back at her home port on Friday, April 18 at 7am. Along the way, Enchantment makes two stops, including a full day and night at Nassau.


On Tuesday, April 15, Enchantment of the Seas anchors off Coco Cay at 8am. Guests are tendered ashore to this private island leased by Royal Caribbean. Formerly known as Little Stirrup Cay, the island is part of the Berry Islands of the Bahamas. Chances of getting lost on the island are slim with it being just a kilometre wide from north to south and 190 metres from east to west. The island is used by Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. Enchantment of the Seas leaves the island at 5pm.

The following day, Wednesday, April 16, Enchantment docks at Nassau at 7am. She remains in port at the largest city in the Bahamas until midnight. After heading back out to sea, the ship takes her time going back up the coast of Florida with a full day at sea on Thursday, April 17.

The Price


Right now, an inside stateroom can be had for as low as $169 per person, based on double occupancy. With the $72 in government fees and taxes tacked on, the total price for two can be as low as $482. Ocean View staterooms start at $259 per person. As mentioned, balcony cabins and suites are all already spoken for. This price trumps all other rates including military, police and fire and seniors.

The Ship 

royal caribbean enchantment of the seas
Enchantment of the Seas was built at Kvaemer Masa Yards in Helsinki, Finland, now known as STX Finland. She made her maiden voyage on July 13, 1997 and was upgraded for 2005. Enchantment is a Vision Class ship with a gross tonnage of 82,910. She is 301 metres or 989 feet in length. Previous to 2005, the ship was 279 metres or 916 feet in length. There are eleven decks accessible to the capacity 2,449 guests.

Enchantment calls Port Canaveral her home port all year round. She alternates between three and four night Bahamas cruises. The three night has the same two ports of call but she hustles back to Port Canaveral after leaving Nassau and doesn’t have a full day at sea.

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.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Flash Fare Pricing For Ruby Princess April 27 Transatlantic Repositioning Cruise


Right now, Princess Cruises has some Flash Fares on the market that are simply a steal. For the 14 night Transatlantic sailing of the Ruby Princess, you’ll pay just slightly more than if you took the same ship on a 4 or 5 night Bahamas or Western Caribbean cruise. Ruby offers a unique itinerary between Ft. Lauderdale and Southampton with ports of call that many ships don’t cover when crossing the pond.

The Cruise

ruby princess transatlantic repositioning cruise
 

Ruby Princess embarks from Port Everglades at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 4pm for a 14 night transatlantic repositioning cruise. Ruby arrives at Southampton in the United Kingdom at 5am on Sunday, May 11. Along the way, she makes four port calls.


After two full days at sea, the first stop is Hamilton, Bermuda on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Ruby Princess is at port from 8am until 3pm at the Bermuda capital. Typically, cruise ships stop across the bay at King’s Wharf and not right in Hamilton.

Departing Bermuda, there are five full days at sea before the next stop, another national capital. Ruby stops at Lisbon, Portugal on Tuesday, May 6 and stays in port until 8pm. Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal and boasts a metro population of over three million.

Travelling up the coast of Portugal and around the top of Spain, Ruby Princess makes her next stop at Bilbao, Spain on Thursday, May 8 from 8am until 6pm. Bilbao is a city on the north coast of Spain, near the border with France.

The final port of call comes after another full day at sea. Ruby stops at Le Havre in the north of France. Le Havre is located on the English Channel and the ship will be docked here from 7am until 8pm on Saturday, May 10.

The Price


The cabins are going quickly for this fast approaching voyage. An inside stateroom can be had onboard the Ruby Princess at the Flash Fare price from as low as $599 per person, based on double occupancy. With the extra $135 per person in government fees and taxes tacked on, the price for two for one of these inside cabins can be had for as low as $1,468.

Other levels of stateroom still available include ocean view, balcony and suite. An ocean view cabin starts at $1,099 per person while the addition of a balcony brings that starting price up to $1,299. If you’ve got the coin, there is a family suite with balcony on the Dolphin Deck that starts at the low, low price of $11,198 per person.

Because these are flash fares, they are non-refundable and must be paid in full at the time of booking. For present and former members of the armed forces in Canada and the United States, your deal gets sweetened with a $250 onboard credit. If you wish to take advantage of this perk, you must submit an online form to Princess at least 14 days before the ship sets sail.

The Ship


ruby princess grand class cruise ship
Built by Fincantieri on the Adriatic Coast of Italy, Ruby Princess made her maiden voyage on November 8, 2008. Ruby is a Grand Class ship with a gross tonnage of 113,000. The ship is 290 metres or 951 feet in length and has 15 decks accessible to guests. The capacity onboard is for 3,080 passengers and 1,200 crew members.

Currently, Ruby Princess is running shorter Western Caribbean and Bahamas itineraries out of Fort Lauderdale. Once across the Atlantic, she will lengthen her cruises to typically 12 night British Isles tours with Southampton as her home port. The 12 night British Isles makes stops in England, France, Ireland and Scotland.


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.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Splendour of the Seas Atlantic Crossing From Brazil To Spain From Just $579!


You might want to brush up on your Portuguese and Spanish for this awesome Transatlantic Repositioning cruise. You might also want to act fast to take advantage of the great rates and make all the necessary arrangements. Splendour of the Seas of Royal Caribbean embarks on a 14 night Transatlantic journey from Santos, Brazil on April 26 and arrives at her summer home of Barcelona, Spain on May 9. You can be onboard for as low as $579.

The Cruise

royal caribbean splendour of the seas transatlantic cruise
 

Splendour of the Seas embarks from Santos, Brazil on Friday, April 26, 2014 at 5pm for a 14 night cruise across the Atlantic Ocean to Barcelona, Spain. She arrives in Barcelona at 6am on Friday, May 9. Along the way, Splendour makes four port calls, two off the coast of South America and two on the eastern side of the pond.

First up is Rio de Janeiro just up the coast from Santos in Brazil. Splendour of the Seas is docked at this party city from 8am until 5pm. Unfortunately, that means no nightlife but lots of time on the beach.


After a full day at sea, Splendour makes her next port call at Salvador, Brazil on Monday, April 28 from 9am until 5pm. This city with a metro population of around 3.6 million is dubbed Brazil’s ‘Capital of Happiness’. Want the full name? It’s Sao Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos...

Say goodbye to land for the next six full days. Splendour arrives at her next stop on Monday, May 5. She is in port at Tenerife from 9am until 5pm. Tenerife is the largest and most populous of Spain’s Canary Islands.

After another full day at sea in which the ship passes through the Strait of Gibraltar, Splendour of the Seas arrives at Malaga, Spain at 12pm on Wednesday, May 7. She stays at this port on the southern Spanish coastline of the Mediterranean Sea until eight in the evening.

The Price


Right now, an inside stateroom can be hand on Splendour of the Seas for this cruise for as low as $579 per person, based on double occupancy. The additional government fees and taxes amount to $207 which brings the price for two for an inside cabin to as low as $1,572. Are you 55 or older? This price actually trumps the seniors discount by a few dollars per person.

It steps up pretty quick from there. An ocean view cabins starts at $1,269 per person. Add a balcony and the price goes way up to $2,739 per person while suites start at $2,949 per person.

The Ship 

royal caribbean splendour of the seas cruise ship
Built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in St. Nazaire, France, Splendour of the Seas has been in service for Royal Caribbean since 1996. She is the second oldest of six Royal Caribbean Vision Class ships. This is a small ship with a gross tonnage of 69,130. Splendour is 264 metres or 866 feet in length and has ten decks accessible to the capacity 2,076 passengers. There are typically 750 crew members onboard.

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.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Great Deals For All And $250 Onboard Credit For Military On Emerald Princess Transatlantic Cruise!

Transatlantic repositioning season is upon us and there are some incredible deals on voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Princess Cruises has thrown their hat into the ring with a great offer on a 15 night cruise onboard Emerald Princess. Space and time are limited in order to get on this ship for as low as $599 per person. Are you a veteran or current member of the armed forces in North America? Even better. Princess offers an amazing onboard credit for our combat heroes.

The Cruise

emerald princess transatlantic repositioning cruise
 

Emerald Princess embarks from Port Everglades at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on this 15 night Transatlantic Repositioning cruise at 4pm on Friday, April 18, 2014. She arrives at Southampton, England, her summer home port, on Saturday, May 3 at 7am. Along the way, the ship makes five port calls, all on the eastern side of the Atlantic. The ports are unique and the time at each port is much lengthier than most other cruises.


After six full days at sea, Emerald Princess makes her first and shortest stop at Ponta Delgada in the Azores Islands of Portugal. On Friday, April 25, Emerald is in port from 7am until 4pm before heading out to sea again for another two full days.

Emerald has two stops in Ireland on consecutive days. On Monday, April 28, she is docked at Cork, Ireland from 8am until 7pm. The following day, guests can experience a long day and a bit of the night in Dublin, Ireland with the ship in port from 10:30am until 10pm.

From Dublin, Emerald Princess takes its last full day at sea before hitting mainland Europe for her final two stops. On Thursday, May 1, Emerald docks at Brussels, Belgium from 8am until 6pm. The following day, it’s a stop on the English Channel at Le Havre, France. The final stop is the longest, arriving at Le Havre at 8am and departing at 9pm in order to cross the Channel to the final destination.

The Price


For a limited time and while there’s still space on the ship, an inside cabin on Emerald Princess for this Transatlantic cruise can be had for as low as $599 per person, based on double occupancy. There is an additional $135 in government fees and taxes. This brings the total for two for an inside stateroom to as low as $1,468.

Princess Cruises has a great offer for current and former members of the military in Canada and the United States. On cruises over 14 days in length, these brave souls qualify for a $250 onboard credit per stateroom. Remember, just one person in the cabin needs to have served. The catch is: you must submit an online form to Princess no later than 14 days prior to sailing. For this particular cruise, that 14 day window is coming up fast!

For this cruise, all suites are sold out already. Ocean View cabins start at $1,199 per person and staterooms with a balcony start at $1,399 per person. The same government fees and taxes apply, no matter the level of stateroom.

The Ship 

emerald princess grand class cruise ship
Built by Fincantieri on the northern coast of the Adriatic Sea in Italy, Emerald Princess is a Grand Class ship that made her maiden voyage on April 11, 2007. This is a large ship with a gross tonnage of 113,000 and a length of 290 metres or 951 feet. There are 15 decks accessible to the capacity 3,080 guests. 1,200 crew members make Emerald run smooth.

Currently, Emerald Princess is finishing up her winter schedule out of Ft. Lauderdale where she runs a mix of Southern and Eastern Caribbean itineraries of ten or more nights. Once in Southampton for the summer, Emerald will sail a mix of Western Europe, Mediterranean and Baltic/Scandinavia cruises.

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.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Holland America MS Westerdam 3 Night Pacific Coastal Cruise From $148.38!


For those with not a lot of time but who are looking to get on a cruise ship, why not take a three night journey up the Pacific Coast from San Diego, California to Victoria, British Columbia? There are no distracting ports of call along the way, allowing you to fully enjoy all the luxury MS Westerdam of Holland America Line has to offer. Even better, the pricing right now is outstanding!

The Cruise

holland america ms westerdam pacific coastal
 

MS Westerdam embarks from San Diego, California on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 on this three night cruise up the coast to Victoria, British Columbia. There are no stops along the way, just the ocean and the coastlines of California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Westerdam arrives in Victoria on Friday, May 2 at 12 noon.


Guests board Westerdam at the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal in downtown San Diego. Upon arriving in Victoria, guests get off the ship at Ogden Point Cruise Ship Terminal, right in the centre of the historic Canadian city and the capital of the province of British Columbia.

In essence, this is an extension to a 14 night Panama Canal cruise that originates in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and, in essence, this is Repositioning Cruise. After wintering in the Caribbean, MS Westerdam makes this April journey to her summer home port of Seattle, Washington. After adjusting a bit south from Victoria to Seattle, Westerdam settles into a routine of seven night roundtrip Alaska cruises for the summer months.

The Price


Holland America is having a ‘flash sale’ and an interior stateroom can be had for as low as $148.38 per person, based on double occupancy. With the additional $63.80 per person in government fees and taxes, which apply to all passengers regardless of stateroom level, an interior cabin for two can be had for $424.36, including taxes.

From there, the prices don’t move up too quickly. You can have an ocean view for as low as $208.25 per person. A balcony stateroom (Deluxe Ocean View Verandah) starts at $248.20 per person. A Superior Verandah Suite will run $937.88 per person.

The Ship 

ms westerdam holland america line
Built by Fincantieri in Italy, MS Westerdam has been in service since 2004 for Holland America Line. Westerdam is one of four Vista Class ships in the fleet. Together with MS Zuiderdam, MS Oosterdam and MS Noordam, the Vista Class ships are named for the four main compass points.

For Holland America, Westerdam is a large ship with a gross tonnage of 82,500. She is 285 metres or 936 feet in length and has eleven decks accessible to passengers. There is a capacity for 1,916 guests and 800 crew members onboard.

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.