I had never been to the Bahamas or the Caribbean, but I’vealways wanted to see that pretty blue water!
Finally, I got to see it. A friend invited me on a cruise, and so we booked it quickly for a 4-day beachy getaway. This is the cheapest way to get to the Bahamas!
How we booked a cheap Bahamas cruise
We checked the last-minute cruise deals at VacationsToGo.com and picked our fav. (Note that you’ll have to enter your email to see them.) We chose a 4-night cruise with two stops and picked our excursions. The base price of our cruise was around $360.
Cruises are a great, cheap way to get to the Bahamas because meals are included! However, taxes, fees and gratuities are additional and will cost around $150 (depending on the length of your cruise) unless you get a promotion that waives these fees. In addition, some beverages are additional, including alcohol. Our cruise line allowed us to bring 12 cans or boxes of soda, water or juice 12-ounces or less on board, so I took full advantage of this policy to save money! Also, if you want a room with an ocean view or a balcony, you’ll pay extra for that, but you might decide it’s worth it for the extra space.
Save with promotional perks
Sometimes, cruise lines will offer additional benefits and perks that can help to save you money on your cruise.
Some of these promotional perks include:
- Onboard credits
- Discounts on excursions
- Free gratuities
- Free Internet access
Go with someone to save the most
Most cruise offers are based on double occupancy, so you’ll want to have a good travel buddy to go with you! It’s also more fun to hang out with a friend or spouse versus going on a cruise by yourself.
Cruises are a great way to enjoy beautiful, warm sandy beaches at a fraction of the cost of booking a flight, hotel and paying for meals. You could spend as little as $100 a night on a Bahamas vacation including lodging and meals by booking a cruise!