AIRFARE INCREASES SEND A WAVE OF TRAVELERS TO CRUISE PORTS CLOSE TO HOME
Cruising from the United States to exciting destinations has never been more convenient. And with airfares on the rise, sailing from a U.S. port is one of the best ways to stretch your vacation dollar. With over 25 departure ports to choose from, families can find the perfect cruise! Cruise Travelers can choose from hundreds of voyages to destinations like the Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean, Canada/New England, and Mexico, even Hawaii! All with the convenience of a short drive. All total, there are 24 departure ports in the United States and Canada that are ready to welcome cruise travelers.
A family of four flying to a cruise port from the Northeast to say Miami, might spend $1364 just to get there. Then another $3800 for the cruise ( including the cruise fare, taxes, tips, shore excursions and some on board spending etc. ) . That's a lot of money, especially in this economy.
Popular homeports to catch a cruise include, from the East Coast: Baltimore , Boston , Cape Liberty , Charleston , Ft. Lauderdale , Jacksonville , Miami , New York City , Norfolk , Philadelphia , Port Canaveral , Port Everglades ,and Tampa. From the West Coast: West Coast Astoria , Los Angeles , Long Beach ,San Diego , San Francisco , and Seattle, From The Gulf Coast: Gulf Coast Galveston , Houston , Mobile , and New Orleans.
Today, cruises visit over 500 ports worldwide and practically every destination accessible by water. You can embark on your cruise vacation from a wide variety of over 24 North American ports close to home without having to fly to exotic locations around the globe. According to the CLIA, ( Cruise Lines International Association ) member lines have announced exciting winter, spring and summer itineraries to a host of destinations that include visits to some of the most exciting ports in New England, Canada, Mexico, Alaska and the Caribbean – and many of these itineraries begin from convenient North American homeports. And during "Wave Season" the cruise lines are offering some cruise deals that offer an extra $200 off select sailings, kids-sail-free deals, pre-paid gratuities, up to $500 in free onboard spending, reduced booking deposits, or free stateroom upgrades.
- No flight expenses
- No airport hassles
- No need to check in, and out of hotels
- The ability to stretch your vacation dollar
- A short drive to a perfect vacation
- Year-round cruising possibilities for 3 to 12 day vacations
- These ports will get you to the Caribbean, New England, Alaska, The Bahamas or Mexico for the ultimate getaway.