6 Great Cruises for Less Than $600

by  Kayla Becker | Jul 27, 2017
NCL / Norwegian Sky in Havana

Looking for a cruise that won’t break the bank? You’ve come to the right place. Whether your ideal vacation is in the sunny Caribbean or even across the pond, we found the best cruise deals out there right now, all for under $600:

7-night Western Mediterranean on MSC Meraviglia
Why It’s Great: This shiny new ship from MSC has the line’s latest features including Cirque du Soleil shows, a water park with twisting slides, and an Eataly restaurant. You’ll get a sea day to explore it all in addition to lots of time on land, with port days in Palermo, Valletta, Barcelona, Marseille, and Genoa before ending in Rome.
Price: $439 for an inside cabin (that’s just $62 per day), or you can upgrade to an ocean view for $739. Bonus: Kids under 11 sail for free.
Sail Date: December 11
To Book: Click here.

7-night Caribbean on Anthem of the Seas
Why It’s Great: There are tons of technological innovations and action-packed activities on this ship — one of the newest in Royal Caribbean’s fleet. On your three sea days you can try out the skydiving and surfing simulators and grab a drink from the robotic bartenders. Even better? You’ll also get time to explore Nassau and lie on the beach at the line’s private island in the Bahamas, CocoCay.
Price: $599 for an inside cabin or $649 for an ocean view cabin.
Sail Date: October 28
To Book: Click here.

4-Day Cuba on Norwegian Sky
Why It’s Great: Even with changes to U.S. travel to Cuba scaling back, you can still head to the Caribbean’s hottest destination on a cruise — and this one has an open bar. You’ll spend two days in Havana, then a day on Great Stirrup Cay where you can soak up the sun or swim with stingrays.
Price: An inside cabin starts at $549, but you can upgrade to an ocean view for $879.
Date: October 23
To Book: Click here.

7-night Transatlantic on Queen Mary 2
Why It’s Great: Sail from New York to Southampton with British flair on this traditional ocean liner with seven days at sea to relax. You have plenty of downtime for afternoon tea, spa treatments, and planetarium shows, or visiting the dogs in the ship’s kennel or grabbing fish and chips in the pub. It’s a great choice for those who want a traditional cruising experience on a beautiful (and recently refurbished) ship.
Price: $594 for an inside cabin. And on this sailing, Cunard is offering a free upgrade from ocean view to balcony: the price for both is just $834 (normally, balcony on this ship can be more than $1,000).
Date: November 12, December 8
To Book: Click here.

4-night Bahamas on Carnival Liberty
Why It’s Great: Calling all partiers and cruisers on a budget — for about $52 per day you can sail to sunny Nassau and a private island in the Bahamas Princess Cay, and have a sea day to sample all the watering holes and fun activities on board. And though it’s not the newest ship in Carnival’s fleet, Carnival Liberty still has the line’s best casual eateries and bars, including burgers from Guy Fieri at Guy’s Burger Joint, plus a lively rum bar and nightclubs.
Price: Inside cabins start at just $209, or $269 for an ocean view.
Date: Feb 3, 2019
To Book: Click here.

7-day Baja Mexico on Ruby Princess
Why It’s Great: Convenient for West Coast cruisers, this sailing is roundtrip from Los Angeles and heads to the golden shores of Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas. You’ll also have three sea days to relax on the newly renovated ship, which has a restaurant helmed by celebrity Chef Curtis Stone, an adults-only spa-inspired lounge, plus The Voice singing competition.
Price: Prices start at $549 for an inside cabin and are just $50 more to upgrade to an ocean view.
Date: November 11
To Book: Click here.

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