The cheapest way to get to the Bahamas

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!

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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.

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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

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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.

Final thought

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!

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