Need to get out-of-town for a little R&R your pockets are near empty? How about a boat cruise that costs as low as $43 a night? There’s only one problem, the cruise line is Carnival.
Yep! Carnival Cruise lines - in an effort to wipe the pictures and reports of the infamous ship Triumph’s “poop cruise” off the public’s mind - are offering berths a couple bucks more per-night than Motel 6 charges.
The troubled cruise lines lastest bargain cruise - as of April 12, 2013 - sets sail from Miami on April 29 with stops in Key West and Cozumel, Mexico. Daring and adventurous bargain hunters can buy this 4-night float-caytion for as little as $169 per-person for an inside cabin according to carnival.com.
Your dream trip can become a nightmare from more than just engine troubles and plugged up toilets. Drinks are expensive on a cruise. I’ve seen bar bills at the end of cruise the size of mortgage payments.
Cruise lines make huge bucks off drunk passengers who had no idea the 3 tropical drinks they just downed while loosing heavy in the casino cost $12 - $18 a piece. Why so expensive? There is a 15% gratuity for each drink or bottle you consume. Ouch!
If you stay away from the booze, one-armed bandits and black jack tables you should have an incredibly cheap float-caytion …hopefully without the poop!