Spring Break 2017 Cruises | The Options!
If you are looking for an alternative to Cancun, MX or one of the beaches in Florida for your Spring Break 2017, you might want to consider a "Spring Break Concert Cruise," an "Island Hopper Cruises," a "Crusise & Stay" package or one of the "Spring Break Party Cruises" from one of the major Spring Break tour operators. You could also just use Expedia or book directly from one of the many cruise lines with ports of call in the Carribiean or Mexico.
Spring Break Concert Cruises
Now in it's third year, Student City is offering Inception at Sea 2017 which sets sail on a four day cruise Monday March 13th, sailing from Miami with stops in CocoCay and Nassau, in the Bahamas, returning Friday March 17th.
The artist lineup for 2017 includes: Dada Life, 3LAU, Bassjackers, Brody Jenner, Danny Avila, DRAM, Lil Jon, MAKJ, Quintino, Stafford Brothers, and more!
Island Hopper Cruises
Last year, Appalachia Travel introduced a new ISLAND HOPPER cruise package with stops in Nassau and CocoKay in the Bahamas.
Cruise dates for 2017 are: February 27 – March 3, March 6 – March 10, March 13 – March 17, March 20 – March 24, March 27 – March 31.
The cruises depart from Port Canaveral a few minutes drive from Orlando with stops in Nassau and CocoCay in the Bahamas and returns to Port Canaveral.
Spring Break Party Cruises
Now in it's 8th year College Spring Break Party Cruises is offering three cruises for Spring Break 2017.
The cruises depart from Miami on Mondays, with stops in Grand Bahama Island, Nassau, Great Stirrup Cay (A Private Island) and returns to Miami on Friday.
Crusie dates for 2017 are: March 6 – March 10, March 13 – March 17 and March 20 – March 24, 2017.
Alcoholic/Non-alcoholic beverages are included for FREE! (You won’t find this on any other cruise!) and all Meals and snacks throughout the ship are included.
The major cruise lines offering 3-5 day cruises during Spring Break 2017 are Carnival, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean.
You can find a listing of cruises on Expedia that will give you a good overview of many of the cruises available.
Taxes and port charges (the per-passenger port charge for boarding), crew gratuities and the cost of a drink plan are not included in the advertised price and they can really add up. The advertised price of is generally for inside cabins without a view, so you will have to pay more for a room with a view or a balcony.
Cruise pricing is based on double occupancy, two people in a cabin. If three people share a cabin and split the cost, you might be able to save some money.
In most cases, your cruise will include accommodations, basic meals, nighttime entertainment, and most daytime activities, but once you step on board any additional services, drinks or snacks are ala carte and add up quickly.
It is a good idea to set an onboard spending budget for everybody in your group before you leave home and then keep keep track of everything you spend so you are not suprised when you get your final bill at the end of the cruise.
You can check your account at the purser's desk and some ships have Interactive TVs and you can check your account in your cabin.
Crusise & Stay" Packages
There are also "Cruises & Stay Packages" that include 4 nights on Grand Bahama Island and other Spring Break destinations.
You depart from Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale. The cruise from the U.S. to Freeport, on Grand Bahama Island takes 3 hours.
After 5 days of fun and sun in the Bahamas you cruise back to Fl. Lauderdale arriving sometime between 9-11pm.
Most tour packages include the roundtrip cruise, roundtrip taxi transfers, hotel in the Bahamas for 5 days. Meals, parties, drinks, cover charges and taxes may vary depending on the tour operator, so be sure to check on the specifics.