Most cruise ships stationed in New York Harbor set sail to New England or nearby Bermuda, so a cruise from the Big Apple that reaches as far south as the Bahamas is a rare find indeed. However, on Memorial Day weekend, the Norwegian Jewel ships off to the Bahamas from New York City, for a pithy starting rate of $599. This 7-night, round-trip voyage on Norwegian Cruise Line pushes off from the coast on May 29 and features a Mastercard Gift Card promotion of up to $500 (based on cabin price), $75 onboard credit, and up to $400 per cabin in onboard savings!
To book, visit www.cruise.com or call 1-800-833-2718.
About the Cruise: Leaving New York for a week of leisure and excitement, the Jewel idles in the spring-thawed Atlantic waters until it reaches Floridas bustling Port Canaverala detour on the way to NCLs secluded private island, Great Stirrup Cay. If the writers of the film, Castaway, had marooned Tom Hanks there instead of the South-Pacific, hed hardly mind the beach barbecues, calypso bands, strung-up hammocks, and sparkling waves lapping at his feet. After a day of undisturbed paradise, the ship sails to Nassau, for more tropical scenery, shopping, and culinary indulgence. The cruise concludes with two more nights on the Jewel, allowing passengers to soak in the NCL premiere travel experience, which includes a cabaret lounge, spa, tennis courts, and more.