(11:40 a.m. EST) -- Already feeling the need for a post-holiday recharge? Didn't have the time or the cash to take a cruise earlier in the year? With rates as low as $36 per night, a last-minute winter cruise could be in order. Fortunately, we've seen an influx of affordable deals for cruises setting sail in December, January and February.
With a bit of flexibility, you'll likely be able to snag a good rate, and maybe even a few added bonuses, such as onboard credits, prepaid gratuities and cabin upgrades.
We've listed a few below, but be sure to check our last-minute cruises page
, where you'll find bargains on more than 30 sailings, including many for under $75 per night and even a few under $50 per night. Some of the hottest deals include:
A three-night Bahamas cruise
aboard Norwegian Sky, sailing roundtrip from Miami on December 17, can be booked for as little as $124 per person
(about $41 a night), and you could even get $50 in onboard credit.
A four-night Western Caribbean cruise
on Celebrity Century, sailing roundtrip from Miami on December 16, is available from just $229 per person
-- about $57 per night.
A seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise
aboard Costa Atlantica, sailing roundtrip from Miami on January 7, can be booked for just $339 per person
, or about $48 per night.
A seven-night Western Caribbean cruise
on MSC Poesia, departing from Fort Lauderdale on January 30, is available from $249 per person
-- about $36 per night.
A weeklong Western Caribbean cruise
on Crown Princess, departing from Fort Lauderdale on February 12, starts at $338 per person
(about $48 per night). Plus, you could receive onboard credit, complimentary wine and/or a free cabin upgrade.
Keep in mind that prices change frequently, and cabins are likely to sell out quickly with such low rates. All deals are subject to availability; rates are based on double occupancy.
--by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson, Web Content Producer
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