I'm lucky to have New Orleans close to home. (3-hours away) I don't have any air-fare, motel, (pre or post cruise) , and that cuts the price down alot. Even with all the savings, we still end up spending from $1200.00 - $2500.00 depending on the cruise, Cat. of room, and excursions, and purchases.
I'm hoping that one of the cruiselines would place a Eastern Carribean cruise out of New Orleans. But, as of now, there not !
Our next cruise will be from Florida, headed to the Eastern Carribean on the Glory or Truimph ! Therefore, our cost will be alot more because of airfare, precruise hotel, and ect.
This is the only vacation we take, and we think its worth every penny.
May all have sunny skies, and smooth seas;