Short cruises are a great way to relax, unwind, and escape from the busy city life.
Cruise lines offer short voyages that are perfect for weekend getaways. It is also ideal when you have a couple of days worth of vacation leave.
That said, short cruises are a fantastic way to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. Not to mention that you get your money’s worth, even if you have a few free days.
That said, we have listed down five of the best 3-day cruises that you should book:
Isla Partida – Ensanada, Mexico
The Carnival Cruise Lines offers a 3-night voyage to one of Central America’s vibrant islands ‒ Isla Partida.
Known as the most beautiful beach in Mexico, Isla Partida boasts spectacular rock formations, clear water, and white sand. No wonder it is under UNESCO’s biosphere protection!
The 3-night cruise to one of the top 12 beaches in the world will start at Long Beach, California. You will spend a day at sea and then arrive in Ensanada, Mexico.
The cruise includes meals (aside from specialty restaurants) and unlimited use of the fitness center. That way, you will not get bored while cruising.
For as low as $291 per person, you can have a stateroom that suits your style. You can even access the available facilities around the ship.
The best part? The 3-night cruise does not have any hidden fees.
Nassau – The Bahamas
The Royal Caribbean‘s Navigator of the Seas offers a 3-night cruise to Nassau in The Bahamas.
It is the largest city in the country, known for its beaches, offshore coral reefs, and water activities. Thus, this cruise is sure to give a spectacular night of your life.
The voyage begins at Miami, Florida, going to Nassau and Coco Cay. It is inclusive of all meals, except specialty restaurants.
For as lows as $491 per person (inclusive of taxes and port fees), you can have unlimited use of the Royal Caribbean’s onboard facilities. You can also access most of their entertainment activities.
But what’s cool is that you will not need to spend a day at sea while on this cruise.
Castaway Cay – The Bahamas
Family-friendly Disney Cruise Line‘s Disney Fantasy offers a 3-night sail away to Castaway Cay, Bahamas.
Castaway Cay is a private island in the Bahamas that is exclusive for the Disney Cruise Line ships.
The island also consists of three beaches:
- Exclusive for families
- Exclusive for Cabana guests
- Exclusive for adults (Serenity Bay)
The Disney Cruise Line also offers “kids only” ocean activities and first-run films. Some of them are even in digital 3D. On the other hand, there is an exclusive area for adults. This area boasts nightclubs and spa and fitness centers.
The 3-night voyage will start at Port Canaveral in Florida, where you will spend a day at sea. And then you will arrive at Castaway Cay on the following day.
The cruise package is inclusive of all food service, as well as all main meals from various dining options. The meal comes with soda, tea, and coffee.
The price of this cruise varies on the passenger’s request. And spacious staterooms are designed for families depending on their preferred category. Thus, this is a flexible cruise package.
Western Caribbean Getaway Cruise
Cozumel, Mexico, is the gateway to the western Caribbean Islands and said to be the Mayan God’s home. It also boasts its dazzling ruined Mayan temples and exotic jungle wildlife.
In relation to this, Princess Cruises offers a 3-day cruise to the exotic places in Cozumel, Mexico.
The Caribbean Princess lets you dig your toes into the white sands of Cozumel’s coast. Not to mention that you get to bathe in its crystalline waters teeming with tropical fish.
Within the shore lays Palancar Reef. It is considered as one of the most spectacular coral formations in all the Caribbean.
While at sea, you can enjoy all handcrafted dishes from award-winning specialty restaurants. Princess Cruises also provides anytime dining and traditional dining. There is also the 24-hour room service with balcony dining for breakfast and dinner.
Moreover, the cruise line fosters family re-connection from grandparents, parents, to grandkids. Thus, for as low as $493 for three people, you can enjoy meaningful moments of discovery, relaxation, and happiness.
There is no denying that Cozumel is a place fit for the gods.
Pacific Coastal Cruise
Let Holland America‘s Nieuw Amsterdam take you on a 3-day cruise along the Pacific Coast.
The cruise will begin in San Francisco, where you will spend a day at sea. It will sail along the Pacific coast, heading to Victoria, Canada, and the whole voyage will end in Vancouver.
Of all the cities in Canada, Victoria is deemed the furthest from Great Britain. Nonetheless, it has the most British vibe.
The influence of the First Nations culture is also strong here in Victoria.
You may visit Victoria’s sights and attractions at the Inner Harbour. While you are here, you are free to watch the floatplanes take off and return from their excursions. For a dignified welcome, you can also visit the government buildings, museums, the Visitor Centre, and the grand Fairmont Empress.
The ship may seem overcrowded at times, but its unique entertainment options and high standard of service sets it apart from others.
The package for this cruise starts at $309. This includes a signature beverage and dining packages and prepaid stateroom gratuities.
To recap, here are the five expeditions that you can enjoy for three days:
- Isla Partida in Ensenada, Mexico
- Nassau in The Bahamas
- Castaway Cay in The Bahamas
- The Western Caribbean Getaway in Cozumel, Mexico
- The Pacific Coastal Cruise in Vancouver, Canada
It is undeniable that these 3-day cruises are the perfect way to spend long weekends. And it does not matter whether you are a solo traveler, traveling with friends, or on a sea adventure with your family.
From lounging on the pristine beaches of the Bahamas to enjoying the luxurious onboard amenities cruise ships have to offer, these voyages can be a great escape from your busy life.