A good friend of mine [@Milo_z on the Twitters] asked me to research Bermuda Cruises for his parents… what I found shocked me.
In May, his parents can cruise to Bermuda for 7-nights on Holland America Veendam for $300 less than the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas which is only a 5 night cruise. Both ships depart out of the NYC/NJ area the same week. Ms Veendam will spend 4 days in Bermuda compared to 1.5 days for the Explorer of the Seas.
Of course, I 100% recommended the Veendam for Kevin’s parents. Getting a 5-star experience for 2 more days for $300 less is a no-brainer.
Here are all the options that I gave Kevin for that weekend:
Holland America Veendam departing NYC
7-night Bermuda Cruise departing on May 6th.
Oceanview cabin On Deck 6 fairly midship is $1545.42 total for 2 people Click here to check availability.
Veendam will be docked in Hamilton Bermuda from Tuesday May 8th 10:00 AM – Friday May 11th at 2 PM[fbshare]
Explorer of the Seas departing Bayonne NJ
5-night Bermuda Cruise departing May 5th.
Oceanview, huge accessible cabin is $1899.02 total price for 2
Explorer of the seas is In Bermuda from Monday May 7th 9 AM – Tuesday May 8th 4PM
Click here to Check Availability -> Explorer of the Seas Bermuda Cruise
Enchantment of the Seas departing Baltimore:
6 night Bermuda Cruise on Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas departing on May 11, 2012
Oceanview Cabin on Deck 4 Total Price for 2 passengers is $1872.30 including all taxes.
The Enchantment will be in Bermuda from Sunday May 13th at 3 PM – Tuesday May 15th 12 PM.
Click to Check Availability on -> the Enchantment of the Seas
NCL STAR departing NYC
7 night Norwegian Star Bermuda Cruise departing on May 6th.
Oceanview cabin Deck 5 midship. Total Price for 2 passengers is 1619.60
The NCL Star will be in port in Bermuda from Wednesday May 9th 8 AM – Friday May 11th 5PM
Click to check availability -> Norwegian Star Bermuda Cruise[box] Don’t miss out on expert Cruise Deal research. Click here to Subscribe to CruiseSource — Recommended by the NY Times![/box]
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NOTE ON PRICING: Rates are subject to change. January – March is when most people will book their cruises for 2012… prices can go up fast during this period of time.