Cruisin Through Spring Break

Imagine this trip with your college friends, leaving the port of Miami on Monday, March 12, 2018 spending a day at sea enjoying all the activities on the ship, landing in Cozumel Mexico for a day, and then heading to Key West and back to Miami on Friday.

One of my favorite ways to vacation without a doubt is going on cruises.  Where else can you spend $100 a day covering food, hotel, and entertainment and see international ports.  While I didn’t go on cruises until the last 10-15 years, I can see how the experience for a college student can be just amazing!The most affordable cruises that college students should be considering for a future spring break trip from a port in South Florida (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale), and often your airline ticket is going to cost you just as much as your cruise ticket, if not more.  The cruise mentioned earlier is on the Carnival Ship Victory for around $450 per person.

The most affordable cruises that college students should be considering for a future spring break trip from a port in South Florida (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale), and often your airline ticket is going to cost you just as much as your cruise ticket, if not more.  The cruise mentioned earlier is on the Carnival Ship Victory for around $450 per person.Or even better, visit Grand Cayman and take a visit to a town called Hell, and then continue on to Ocho Rios Jamaica to see the home of Bob Marley, swim with dolphins and climb a waterfall.  This option goes Monday through Saturday and costs around $550.

Or even better, visit Grand Cayman and take a visit to a town called Hell, and then continue on to Ocho Rios Jamaica to see the home of Bob Marley, swim with dolphins and climb a waterfall.  This option goes Monday through Saturday and costs around $550.While all entertainment, food, lodging and the wonderful ports of all call are all part of what you pay when you get on the ship, there are other costs.  For instance, if you want to drink nice adult beverages you are going to pay about $6-$8 a beer.

While all entertainment, food, lodging and the wonderful ports of all call are all part of what you pay when you get on the ship, there are other costs.  For instance, if you want to drink nice adult beverages you are going to pay about $6-$8 a beer.  Or if you want to spend money and drink to your heart’s content, you can do the CHEERS program for $54.95/day (+ fees.).  I’m personally a fan of the Bottomless Bubbles Unlimited Soda program that is $6.50/day (+ fees).

Or if you want to spend money and drink to your heart’s content, you can do the CHEERS program for $54.95/day (+ fees.).  I’m personally a fan of the Bottomless Bubbles Unlimited Soda program that is $6.50/day (+ fees).Beyond that there are always opportunities to buy things and boy-oh-boy they sell you on things, but in the end, you can get through the cruise nicely on about another $30-$50/day in miscellaneous purchases.

Beyond that there are always opportunities to buy things and boy-oh-boy they sell you on things, but in the end, you can get through the cruise nicely on about another $30-$50/day in miscellaneous purchases.

Couple other quick pieces of advice:
– Get an inside cabin for the lowest price. You aren’t going to be in the cabin that much, so no need to pay another $50 to have an outdoor window or $200 for a balcony in my opinion.  Out of the ten times I’ve cruised, I’ve only reserved such a cabin twice.
– Go on Carnival; the other cruise ships are a bit more expensive but aren’t as much fun as the Carnival ships.
– Do a 4-5 day Caribbean or Mexican Riviera cruise (California down the west coast of Mexico), and make sure you enjoy the scene before doing a longer cruise.
So let’s figure this up… $350 airline ticket, $500 cruise ticket and about $250 in other purchases/gratuities and you are pretty much rockin’ the cruise ship for around $1100.  Not bad for a blast vacation with your friends.

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