Theres little doubt that a cruise craze has swept the nation some of us were just born with seafaring souls, some love cruising for the popular (or yet-to-be-discovered) ports of call, while still others are simply in it for the hassle-free vacation that a cruise vacation can provide. The catch, for many of us, however, is finding the time to make our dreams of deck-time a reality. Well, happily your ships come in, thanks to these short cruise vacations that will get you just about anywhere, from popular islands with turquoise shores to south-of-the-border hot spots, or from the depths of the American Southwest to the historic harbors of New England. From mega-cruise ships to houseboats, and steamboats to windjammers, weve got you covered. Best of all, each of these short sailings ranging from one to five nights in duration depart from ports within the continental U.S. and Canada, making these quick cruise escapes within easy reach. Read our Top 10 Short Cruise Vacations picks here.
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