Thanks! You're all signed up.

X

Short cruises are in

SmarterTravel

Just when you thought that 100-night world cruises were the hottest vacation at sea, Carnival announces that you’ve got it backwards. Short cruises are in. Three-nighters are the new seven-nighters, and carry-ons are the new steamer trunks.

To pounce on this trend, Carnival will offer 32 short itineraries in 2007. Half of its fleet will sail two- to five-night cruises out of 12 homeports. These voyages include visits to the Bahamas, western Caribbean, Mexico, and Canada.

Carnival is also offering three one-time only short cruises on ships that will normally sail longer itineraries in 2007. The Carnival Freedom sails a four-night western Caribbean voyage on November 12, the Carnival Triumph sails a five-night western Caribbean voyage on August 28, and the Carnival Miracle sails a two-night cruise to nowhere on October 18.

Short cruises are growing in popularity because they’re a good fit for travelers with limited time or a smaller vacation budget. Think you’re on the cutting edge of cruising? Maybe you should try a shorter cruise. I’ve been on several and can recommend them.

We hand-pick everything we recommend and select items through testing and reviews. Some products are sent to us free of charge with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions and do not accept compensation to review products. All items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time of publication. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.

Top Fares From

Comments