Poll Position: Short Cruises — A Boost or Bust?

October 21, 2013 | By | 4 Comments

In a perfect world, money or vacation days wouldn’t be an issue, and we’d never wallow in uncertainty about when our next cruise was taking place. But there is a cure for the lag time that could satisfy that inevitable itch to get away… short cruises.
These two-, three-, four- and five-night itineraries are a great way to recharge, and cruisers have more options than they might think. But before we explain why, we were curious to see how the majority of our members and followers felt about them.
What we asked: How do you feel about short cruises?
What they said: The largest chunk of our poll takers – 41.72 percent – must save their pennies for longer trips, as they consider short cruises a waste of time and money. Many, though, have positive feelings about quick escapes; a total of 46.12 percent either rate them a great weekend trip or would consider one in the future.
Short cruises are not just a perk for Floridians. Our list of best short cruises also includes itineraries from ports such as New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. And for even more options of weekend cruises and three- to five-night cruises, use our Find a Cruise tool to search by specifics. If you’re able to swing a fare as low as your grocery store bill, we say go for it.
Stay tuned for a recap of my weekend cruise aboard the newly refurbished Disney Magic, coming next week.
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    4 Responses to “Poll Position: Short Cruises — A Boost or Bust?”

    1. Mary Douglas
      October 21st, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

      Considering how you are adding results from 1 & 2 to gain your “majority” favorable opinion, then you must also add up the results of 3 & 4 to total up the unfavorable opinions. Now, the majority has an unfavorable opinion.

      Twisting the numbers to make your point is not very fair.

      A much more accurate final result is that only 26.11 percent give it a positive rating, while 41.72% give it an unfavorable rating. That means that 62% more people don’t like them than people who do.

    2. Cruise Critic
      October 22nd, 2013 @ 9:22 am

      Hi, Mary. We appreciate your input on the poll results and apologize for the confusion. Option three isn’t a negative opinion; it was meant to be a neutral option for people who either don’t have enough information to make a decision or aren’t sure. Hope this helps.

    3. lynne
      October 23rd, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

      Packing for a holiday is a lot of work so short cruises are a lot of work for such a short time BUT the prices are so low, $150 for 4 days away. Can’t beat that if you need some down time. I have been on 47 cruises and maybe 6 have been short ones but I have enjoyed them.

    4. bigorange&crimsoncruiser
      October 24th, 2013 @ 9:34 pm

      We are close enough to Fl and La to drive to ports so when we want a quick vacation and want to spend less $$$ a short cruise is a nice little getaway, with that said after getting several cruises under our belt we prefer the week long cruise. Time to play and see a new port and time to enjoy some downtime enjoying the ship.

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