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Last-minute Caribbean cruises

Has tax season left you with a nagging headache? It’s because your brain is secretly trying to tell you that you need a break. If the tax returns weren’t quite as much last year, never fear.
/ Source: Sherman's Travel

Book by: ASAP
Travel by: April 25–May 2, 2009

The deal
Has tax season left you with a nagging headache? It’s because your brain is secretly trying to tell you that you need a break. If the tax returns weren’t quite as much last year, never fear. There are some incredible bargains on last-minute cruises thanks to Carnival’s month-long sale. Our editors have tracked down two 7-night Caribbean escapes that are priced up to 76 percent off brochure rates that will cure that headache faster than a fist-full of Excedrin.


The “Carnival Liberty” departs from Miami May 2 on a seven night Western Caribbean course. Passengers can spend a day at sea experiencing all that the ship has to offer, like the three-deck theater, spa, casino, outdoor theater, and more.

The first port of call is Ocho Rios, Jamaica, followed by Grand Cayman, in the Cayman Islands. Then there’s another fun day at sea before arriving in the snorkeling paradise of Cozumel, Mexico. Interior cabins on this cruise are priced from just $399, that’s a whopping 76 percent off brochure rates!


If you’d prefer a departure from Port Canaveral (Orlando), try this 7-nighter aboard the “Carnival Glory” sailing April 25. Interior cabin prices are marked down 76 percent starting from just $499.

Right off the bat, you’ll visit Nassau, Bahamas followed by a day at sea to relax before arriving in St. Thomas, in the Virgin Islands. Here passengers can relax on the beach, or check out Coral world, the 4.5 acre marine park before sailing on to the half-French and half-Dutch-owned island of St. Maarten. After that, is two more days spent cruising back to Orlando, with plenty of activities to enjoy onboard such as mini golf, shopping, a relaxation spa, and more.

The dollars
Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and include accommodations, meals, some beverages, entertainment, and port charges. Taxes, fees, and gratuities are additional.

The catch
The sailing dates are just around the corner!

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