Forget freezing this New Year’s Eve. You can get a big bang for your buck in sunny Belize and Guatemala on a 12-night cruise with Blount Small Ship Adventures, saving 25 percent off per person when you book by Nov. 15.
The sailing departs from Belize City on Dec. 28 on Grande Mariner, an 83-passenger ship that visits off-the-beaten-path ports mega-ships can’t reach, where beaches with world-class snorkeling, bird sanctuaries, and Mayan ruins are all on the agenda.
Savings come out to a whopping $1,150 per person (your price drops from $4,599 to $3,450) for the lowest cabin category available. The deal includes an early arrival on Dec. 27, with one night on board the ship as well as dinner and breakfast in the morning before setting sail (an additional savings of $150).
Compared to other small cruise lines, Blount's sale has good value. A Star Clippers sailing in December in the Caribbean, for example, would be at least $6,000 for seven nights. Plus, your fare on Blount covers complimentary kayaking and snorkeling, all meals, and complimentary wine and beer during meals (and you’re also welcome to BYOB).
The ship isn't luxurious, but you’ll like the experience if you enjoy a laid-back dress code, lectures from an onboard naturalist, plus excursions in the ship’s glass-bottomed boat. Ring in the New Year with a themed masquerade party on deck, a Champagne toast, and dancing under the stars.
Already have plans for New Year's Eve? You can also get 20 percent off Blount's Jan. 11 and Jan. 24 sailings when you book by Nov. 15.
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