10 Amazingly Affordable Luxury Cruises to Book in 2022

by Donna Heiderstadt

10 Amazingly Affordable Luxury Cruises to Book in 2022

by Donna Heiderstadt

Think you can’t afford a luxury cruise? Choose the right ship, the right destination, and the right dates, and your dream sailing can become a reality. From the Caribbean to the Mediterranean and the South Pacific to South Africa, these 10 luxury cruises can be booked for less than $3,000 per person.

Think you can’t afford a luxury cruise? Choose the right ship, the right destination, and the right dates, and your dream sailing can become a reality. From the Caribbean to the Mediterranean and the South Pacific to South Africa, these 10 luxury cruises can be booked for less than $3,000 per person.

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Grand Canal, Venice, Italy / iStock / RudyBalasko
Fine dining on Crystal Symphony
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Crystal Cruises: Mediterranean Vistas

Spring is a terrific time to cruise the Eastern Mediterranean and Adriatic. The 7-night Mediterranean Vistas, sailing aboard the 848-guest Crystal Symphony, departs Venice on May 10, 2022 (from $2,449 per person) and visits Split (Croatia), Kotor (Montenegro), Corfu (Greece), Taormina (Sicily), and then Sorrento and Rome. It’s a feast for the eyes—and the taste buds as dining on Crystal is superb.

Spring is a terrific time to cruise the Eastern Mediterranean and Adriatic. The 7-night Mediterranean Vistas, sailing aboard the 848-guest Crystal Symphony, departs Venice on May 10, 2022 (from $2,449 per person) and visits Split (Croatia), Kotor (Montenegro), Corfu (Greece), Taormina (Sicily), and then Sorrento and Rome. It’s a feast for the eyes—and the taste buds as dining on Crystal is superb.

Manuel Antonio beach, Costa Rica
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Windstar Cruises: Colón to Puerto Caldera & Naturally Costa Rica

Start 2022 by checking a few boxes off your must-see list: The Panama Canal transit, colorful Bocas del Toro, and the wildlife and cloud forests of Costa Rica are included on Windstar’s 10-night Colón to Puerto Caldera sailing, aboard the 312-guest Star Legend on January 12, 2022 (from $2,799 per person). Another nature-lovers’ bargain on Star Legend: the 7-night Naturally Costa Rica sailing (from $1,899 per person).

Start 2022 by checking a few boxes off your must-see list: The Panama Canal transit, colorful Bocas del Toro, and the wildlife and cloud forests of Costa Rica are included on Windstar’s 10-night Colón to Puerto Caldera sailing, aboard the 312-guest Star Legend on January 12, 2022 (from $2,799 per person). Another nature-lovers’ bargain on Star Legend: the 7-night Naturally Costa Rica sailing (from $1,899 per person).

Monte Carlo
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Viking Ocean Cruises: Iconic Western Mediterranean

The French Riviera and Tuscany can be overrun with tourists in warmer months, but delightfully crowd-free in fall and early winter. Viking Ocean Cruises’ 8-day Iconic Western Mediterranean sailings, aboard the 930-guest Viking Sky in November and December 2022 (from $2,599 per person), offer a chance to experience Barcelona, Marseille, Monte Carlo, Florence, and Rome at their most authentic.

 

The French Riviera and Tuscany can be overrun with tourists in warmer months, but delightfully crowd-free in fall and early winter. Viking Ocean Cruises’ 8-day Iconic Western Mediterranean sailings, aboard the 930-guest Viking Sky in November and December 2022 (from $2,599 per person), offer a chance to experience Barcelona, Marseille, Monte Carlo, Florence, and Rome at their most authentic.

 

Aruba
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Oceania: Miami to Oranjestad

Feel like meandering through the Caribbean in early March? Oceania’s 12-night Miami to Oranjestad sailing, aboard the 684-guest Oceania Sirena on March 5, 2022, offers great value (from $2,199 per person). It visits 10 islands—from St. Barths and Barbados to Bonaire and Curacao—before ending in Aruba, where a few relaxing days at a beach resort complete your sun-filled sojourn.

Feel like meandering through the Caribbean in early March? Oceania’s 12-night Miami to Oranjestad sailing, aboard the 684-guest Oceania Sirena on March 5, 2022, offers great value (from $2,199 per person). It visits 10 islands—from St. Barths and Barbados to Bonaire and Curacao—before ending in Aruba, where a few relaxing days at a beach resort complete your sun-filled sojourn.

Cape Town, South Africa
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Azamara: South Africa Intensive Voyage

Dreaming of an affordable way to experience South Africa? Azamara is offering a 12-night South Africa Intensive Voyage, sailing roundtrip from Cape Town aboard the 684-guest Azamara Pursuit on Jan. 3, 2022 (from $2,589 per person if booked by June 30, 2021). The itinerary includes two overnights in Cape Town, safari excursions, wine tastings, and access to several top golf courses.

Dreaming of an affordable way to experience South Africa? Azamara is offering a 12-night South Africa Intensive Voyage, sailing roundtrip from Cape Town aboard the 684-guest Azamara Pursuit on Jan. 3, 2022 (from $2,589 per person if booked by June 30, 2021). The itinerary includes two overnights in Cape Town, safari excursions, wine tastings, and access to several top golf courses.

SeaDream I
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SeaDream Yacht Club: Bridgetown to Bridgetown

Small luxury ship cruising is the best way to enjoy the Grenadines, and on SeaDream Yacht Club’s 6-night Bridgetown to Bridgetown sailing, you’ll visit Bequia, Carriacou, and Mayreau as well as Grenada and Trinidad—plus this dreamy, couple-centric yacht is an ideal getaway for Valentine’s Day. Departure is on Feb. 13, 2022 (from $2,999 per person) aboard the 112-guest SeaDream I.

Small luxury ship cruising is the best way to enjoy the Grenadines, and on SeaDream Yacht Club’s 6-night Bridgetown to Bridgetown sailing, you’ll visit Bequia, Carriacou, and Mayreau as well as Grenada and Trinidad—plus this dreamy, couple-centric yacht is an ideal getaway for Valentine’s Day. Departure is on Feb. 13, 2022 (from $2,999 per person) aboard the 112-guest SeaDream I.

Star Breeze
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Windstar Cruises: Baja Blue Water & Treasures on the Sea of Cortez

For a leisurely exploration of the Mexican Riviera, Windstar’s 10-day Baja Blue Water & Treasures on the Sea of Cortez trip aboard the 312-guest Star Breeze departs April 20, 2022 (from $2,799 per person). Cruisers will gain insight into the history, culture, and natural beauty of the region—from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta with calls on Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto, and Mazatlán.

For a leisurely exploration of the Mexican Riviera, Windstar’s 10-day Baja Blue Water & Treasures on the Sea of Cortez trip aboard the 312-guest Star Breeze departs April 20, 2022 (from $2,799 per person). Cruisers will gain insight into the history, culture, and natural beauty of the region—from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta with calls on Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto, and Mazatlán.

Big Sur, Monterey County, CA
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Crystal Cruises: Pacific Coast Treasures

Explore your own backyard with Crystal’s 9-night Pacific Coast Treasures sailing aboard the 900-guest Crystal Serenity on June 14, 2022. You’ll travel from Los Angeles to Vancouver (from $2,649 per person) and, along the way, enjoy wine-, culinary and nature-centric excursions in Santa Barbara, Monterey and San Francisco, California; Astoria, Oregon, Seattle, Washington; and Victoria, British Columbia.

Explore your own backyard with Crystal’s 9-night Pacific Coast Treasures sailing aboard the 900-guest Crystal Serenity on June 14, 2022. You’ll travel from Los Angeles to Vancouver (from $2,649 per person) and, along the way, enjoy wine-, culinary and nature-centric excursions in Santa Barbara, Monterey and San Francisco, California; Astoria, Oregon, Seattle, Washington; and Victoria, British Columbia.

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Viking Ocean Cruises: Shores & Fjords

For an April 2022 immersion into Nordic culture, there’s Viking Ocean Cruises’ 8-day Shores & Fjords sailing from Amsterdam to Bergen (or vice versa) aboard the 930-guest Viking Jupiter (from $2,799 per person). In addition to the Norwegian capital, Oslo, the ship calls on charming fishing villages such as Skagen, Denmark and Kristiansand, Norway and the scenic fjords around Stavanger and Flam.

For an April 2022 immersion into Nordic culture, there’s Viking Ocean Cruises’ 8-day Shores & Fjords sailing from Amsterdam to Bergen (or vice versa) aboard the 930-guest Viking Jupiter (from $2,799 per person). In addition to the Norwegian capital, Oslo, the ship calls on charming fishing villages such as Skagen, Denmark and Kristiansand, Norway and the scenic fjords around Stavanger and Flam.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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Oceania Cruises: Legends to Lagoon

The South Pacific is calling on Oceania’s 10-day Legends to Lagoon sailing aboard the 684-guest Oceania Regatta on March 7, 2022, roundtrip from Papeete, Tahiti (from $2,699 per person). You’ll visit six incredible islands—Moorea, Bora Bora, Fakarava, Nuku Hiva (in the Marquesas), Rangiroa, and Raiatea—and airfare and other onboard perks are included.

The South Pacific is calling on Oceania’s 10-day Legends to Lagoon sailing aboard the 684-guest Oceania Regatta on March 7, 2022, roundtrip from Papeete, Tahiti (from $2,699 per person). You’ll visit six incredible islands—Moorea, Bora Bora, Fakarava, Nuku Hiva (in the Marquesas), Rangiroa, and Raiatea—and airfare and other onboard perks are included.

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