Originally Posted by Manasil
Thanks, Timmyk! Where are some places to search? VacationsToGo keeps popping up. Is that legit? Any other places with great deals?
Vacations To Go is a legitimate seller of travel and many people are happy with them. You can do better.
I suggest you give a cruise specialist travel agent a call. They can look for the best deals for your budget. If the budget is too low you may not be able to do a cruise at this time. For a seven day cruise, $400/pp, for an outside or balcony, is a good deal. You could get less on an inside cabin but it's best to have an agent check this out.
As Timmy said, there are other expenses to consider. There will be $336 in gratuities, on board costs for drinks and specialty items. You can keep those costs lower by buying a soda card or just drinking the free beverages. Water, iced tea, lemonade, coffee, and "milk during dining hours".
You may need a passport, but it is not a requirement for cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean that leave and return to the same port. There is also transportation costs, like airfare, gas, hotel, etc., depending on how you get to the port.
Call an agent, give them your budget and see what they can come up with.