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You know, most Americans do not take enough vacations. In fact, about 70% have vacation time that has gone unused. Shame on you! The reasons most often cited for not going on vacation are a lack of time AND a lack of money.

Are those the only things holding you back? If so, then we have some great news for you.

The editors here at have been roaming the internet to find you the best deals on the most fabulous ships in the Caribbean offering short cruises! So, here are our top picks that will be sure to alleviate the work stress without draining you of too much cash in 2015!

1. Cruise in Style Without Breaking the Bank

Dates: 3 & 4 day Bahamas cruises departing regularly on Monday and Friday throughout 2015

Norwegian Cruise Lines is known for their impressive design and modern motif. Their Norwegian Sky, which does 3 and 4 night Bahamas cruises sailing from Miami, FL, surely delivers. With the line’s signature, Freestyle approach, you are never locked into a schedule. The ship includes a dozen dining venues, so breakfast, lunch, and dinner happen whenever and wherever you choose. With 9 bars, a casino with table games and slot machines, two pools, and a theater with nightly entertainment, the Sky offers a complete cruising experience, starting under $68 dollars a per person for these brief trips. At these prices, you may opt to take the kids along with you. Don’t worry, the Sky has a complete youth program with activities to ensure the little ones are taken care off while mom and dad get to bask in the sun!

2. Pay for a Night out with a Broadway Show and Get a Four Day Cruise as a Bonus

Dates: 4 and 5 day Western Caribbean leave regularly on Mondays and Saturdays through April 2015

Royal Caribbean International’s Liberty of the Seas is one of the largest cruise ships in the world and boasts some impressive features like a sports deck with a surf simulator and rock climbing wall. Liberty of the Seas offers 15 watering holes including a nightclub, Latin Dance Club, a sophisticated wine bar, and the Princess’ favorite, the Champagne bar, as well as a variety of dining options, a casino, and 4 different pools. To top it off, Liberty is one of only a handful of ships that has a Broadway show playing during the cruise, so there will surely never be a dull moment. With first rate entertainment, the Liberty short cruises have a price tag typical of a night out in the theater district of NYC. This ship is well worth the admission price which starts at under $96 a person per day, for four and five night Western Caribbean cruises through early 2015.

3. See Ancient Ruins without Ruining your Budget

Dates: 4 and 5 day Western Caribbean leave regularly on Thursdays and Saturdays from October 24th to November 16th

If you are looking for some historical explorations on your cruise getaway you may want to opt for a five day Western Caribbean cruise on the newly refurbished Carnival Freedom . These short trips stop at Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico and Cozumel, Mexico allowing you to explore ancient Mayan archaeological sites. Sailing in late October and early November of 2015, these short cruises are a frightfully great deal starting at under $60 a day, per person. While you may cruise for the historical significance, The Carnival Freedom is an attraction herself. Featuring the line’s RedFrog and BlueIguana bars, who needs to leave the ship to have a good time? The brand new youth program, Camp Ocean, makes sure all of the little ones in your group will have plenty of fun while onboard as well. Additional entertainment, including “Hasbro Game Show” nights, “Dive in” movies on the pool deck, and The Punchliner Comedy Club presented by George Lopez, ensures every member of the family will have a great time onboard the Carnival Freedom.

 4. Bahamas Getaway that Won’t Leave Your Wallet Stranded

Dates: 5 day Bahamas cruises on select Sundays through May 2015

If you are looking to enjoy some warm Bahamas weather then the five night Bahamas cruise on Carnival Liberty might be the red hot deal for you. With four sailings through May 2015 starting at  under $67 a person, per day, you can experience three ports of call in the Bahamas, including Carnival’s private island Halfmoon Cay. Here you can swim, snorkel, horseback ride, enjoy the pirate themed waterpark, mingle with stingrays, or just lie on the beach and do nothing at all. Back onboard, Carnival Liberty will have plenty for you to fill those sea days with great dining options including casual eats like Guy’s Burger Joint or more upscale offerings at the Chef’s Table and Harry’s Supper Club (both for-fee venues). Night time options are just as vast with entertainment at the main theater, a piano bar, EA Sports Bar, and the sophisticated Alchemy Bar, along with other live music and karaoke that will leave you liberated.


Now there is no excuse why you can’t book a quick and budget friendly cruise in 2015.

Let us know what other short cruise deals you have discovered for 2015.  Help otherr fellow cruisers make use of all those vacation days that are piling up!

About the Author

DB & The Princess

Welcome Aboard!We are Don and Heidi, the husband and wife travel team behind We took our first cruise vacation together 10 years ago and have been hooked ever since.Follow along as we share our travel tips, cruise reviews, information on ports of call, and the latest cruise news to help you plan the ultimate cruise vacation. Are you ready to embark on your journey to “sea the world, one port at a time”? Read More...

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