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Short-and-Sweet October Sailings from $75/Night

September 21, 2011 by

Did summer manage to slip away before you had a chance to plan that little getaway? No need to dismay – we’ve dug up a trio of short-and-sweet sailings embarking next month that are primed for quick weekend escapes to either the Bahamas or just for some well-spent R&R days at sea on “cruise to nowhere” itineraries. Departures are available from Miami; Norfolk, Virginia; and New York City and are priced as little as $149 for a two-night getaway – that’s just $75 per night, per person – and reflects a savings of up to 58 percent off brochure rates.

Cruise to Nowhere from NYC on Carnival from $150/Night
Length of Sailing: 2 nights
Embarks: October 13
Cruise Ship: Carnival Miracle
Ports: None, runs round-trip from New York City
Savings: Brochure rates from $609 are marked down to as low as $299 – a savings of 51 percent.
The Catch: October weather in the waters off of NYC will be chilly; don’t expect to enjoy much time sunbathing or splashing around in the pools during your time at sea.
How to Book: 800-278-4737; www.cruisesonly.com

Bahamas Sailing from Miami on Norwegian from $75/Night
Length of Sailing: 2 nights
Embarks: October 14
Cruise Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Ports: From Miami to Nassau, Bahamas
Savings: Lowest listed rates of $299 are slashed to $149, working out to 50 percent off.
The Catch: This ship doesn’t set sail until 7pm on Friday evening and disembarks on 8am on Sunday, working out to a very quick 37-hour escape.
How to Book: 866-234-7350; www2.ncl.com

Cruise to Nowhere from Norfolk, Virginia, on Carnival from $125/Night
Length of Sailing: 2 nights
Embarks: October 22
Cruise Ship: Carnival Glory
Ports: None, runs round-trip from Norfolk, Virginia
Savings: Brochure rates from $599 have been knocked down to $249 – a savings of 58 percent.
The Catch: The ship departs on a Saturday afternoon and doesn’t return back until early Monday morning, which might be cutting it close for those that need to get back to their gig by then.
How to Book: 800-278-4737; www.cruisesonly.com

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