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Old January 29th, 2008, 10:50 AM
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Default Cruise from any port in US...best value?

My sweet wife and I have two free flights to anywhere in the US. We love cruises and are thinking about taking a summer vacation to go on one this summer (early June or early August depending on cost) and are looking for the best value for the money. We hope to spend about $1500 total between cruise, tips, excursions, etc.

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Hi Chris, welcome to the site!
You should be able to find a cruise to fit you budget easily.
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G'day Chris. It sounds good to me, except that June is during the peak months for cruise prices. I still think that if you look around a bit, you'll be able to find a great cruise. I'd suggest that you look at most any of the Carnival ships, sailing out of Miami, or Ft. Lauderdale, or even Port Canaveral. (The Liberty, Glory, Miracle, Freedom, Valor, or Legend are all excellent ships) If you, or your wife, ever served in the U.S. Military, you can most likely get the military discount, which is offered to those of us who served honorably, for at least 2 years. (Most of the other lines require retirement from the military) That discount isn't offered on every sailing, but most, and can amount to a considerable savings. There are other discounts offered as well, so be sure to ask your agent about that.
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Chris

Love your avatar. Used be bargains from Galveston, but not as many. You could get fair prices in the weeks that both the Conquest and Voyager are sailing.

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G'day Chris. It sounds good to me, except that June is during the peak months for cruise prices. I still think that if you look around a bit, you'll be able to find a great cruise. I'd suggest that you look at most any of the Carnival ships, sailing out of Miami, or Ft. Lauderdale, or even Port Canaveral. (The Liberty, Glory, Miracle, Freedom, Valor, or Legend are all excellent ships) If you, or your wife, ever served in the U.S. Military, you can most likely get the military discount, which is offered to those of us who served honorably, for at least 2 years. (Most of the other lines require retirement from the military) That discount isn't offered on every sailing, but most, and can amount to a considerable savings. There are other discounts offered as well, so be sure to ask your agent about that.
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I second what Ken says. Most of the cruiselines have their main base in the Miami area and that means less costs for them. It gets passed on to the consumer.
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