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A weekend cruise is relaxing and fun and it doesn’t use up your well earned vacation days! Weekend cruises are also a great opportunity to experience of cruising for those who have never cruised before. Enjoy the wonderful activities offered on a weekend cruise including all of the onboard activities, relaxing in the spa, exciting nightlife as well as casual and gourmet dining.
Benefits of Weekend Cruises:
- Limits the amount of time you need to take off from work.
- Weekend cruises tend to be less expensive
- Travelers can drive to their port of call
- Weekend cruises are excellent for first time cruise passengers
- Many cruise lines have a great selection of weekend cruises
- Tend to draw a diverse crowd of various ages
A weekend cruise offers something for everyone. You can have a romantic weekend away, family time with the kids, a girls (or guys) weekend out or a birthday or anniversary celebration or cruising just to have fun. Whatever your reason, cruising is a great way to get away, leave the stress behind and have some fun.
Weekend cruises and other short cruises depart from a number of cruise ports that are within driving distance of many areas making them a perfect choice for a quick getaway. Call now or book online to receive discounts, onboard credits, upgrades and more on your next weekend or short cruise getaway.
Best Weekend Cruise Deals
- ALL In: FREE Drinks + Wi-Fi + (Up to a $1,100 value) (select sailings & categories)
- President's Day Sale Up to 40% Off Cruises + Free Drinks & WiFi + Up to $400 Onboard Credit
- Single supplement reduced to 150%. On Select Sailings
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- Kids Sail FREE: Guest 12 & under SAIL FREE (select 3 night or longer sailings)
- $50 Onboard Credit on select Royal Caribbean Cruises!
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- Great rates + up to $50 onboard credit: on select sailings
- More=Merrier: Save up to $125 per room + $25 Reduced Deposits per person for 3 Guest or more
- Save with Senior Rates: Guests over 55 can save with a senior rate
- Receive Great Reduced Rates: on select staterooms and sailings
- Fun Select Rates: Enjoy a two category upgrade
- Reduced Rates for Military Personnel!
- Up to $1,700 ONBOARD CREDIT: EXCLUSIVE OFFER
- PRIVATE SALE: Up to $1,800 In Onboard Savings + Reduced Deposits
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- Receive Up to $300 Onboard Credit + Reduced Deposit
- Military Special - Up to $250 Onboard Credit
All offers are based on select sailings and categories and are subject to availability at time of booking. All rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Weekend and short cruise highlights.
Indulge at the Spa There's no better way to relax than to spoil yourself with a massage or a spa treatment! There are many different treatments available for you to pamper yourself with.
Party into the Night Dance the night away in one of the ships many nightclubs, enjoy a comedy club, or relax with friends in one of the many lounges on board.
Enjoy Many Dining Options Most ships now offer multiple dining options ranging from casual to gourmet and many boast specialty restaurants featuring Italian, Asian and premium Steakhouses.
Onboard Activities From surfing to bowling to bingo or just relaxing at one of the many pools, the options are endless. Your getway cruise can be as active or relaxed as you choose.
Special Cruise Offers
Royal Caribbean Cruises 60% OFF ALL Guests + Kids Sail FREE + FREE GRATUITIES OR Onboard Credit
Norwegian Cruises Up to 5 FREE Offers + Up to $1,700 Cash Back
Holland America Cruises 50% OFF Signature Beverage Package, Specialty Dining, Shore Excursions & Wi-Fi
Princess Cruises: FREE GRATUITIES + FREE Beverage Package + FREE Wi-Fi +
Celebrity Cruises 3 FREE Amenities + Up to $1,700 Onboard Credit
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Norwegian Escape - November 18, 2023
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November 18, 2023
November 18 - 25, 2023
Norwegian Cruise Line
7 Night Western Caribbean
from Port Canaveral, Florida
The November 18, 2023 cruise on the Norwegian Escape departs from Port Canaveral, Florida. On this 7 Night Western Caribbean sailing, the ship will visit a total of 5 different cruise port destinations, including its departure port. The Norwegian Escape sets sail on a Saturday (November 18, 2023) and returns on a Saturday (November 25, 2023).
The Norwegian Escape was built in 2015 and is amoung Norwegian's 19 ships in it's fleet. The Norwegian Escape is included in the cruise line's Breakaway Plus Class. In the cruise ship stats below you'll find the Norwegian Escape vs all other Norwegian ships.
You won't find many places where nature exists in harmony with technology, but it does in Cape Canaveral on Florida's Space Coast. Visit the world-famous Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, or, on the same land, check out the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. You'll also find pristine beaches, fabulous fishing and great golfing all within driving distance of Florida's biggest attractions.
You won't find many places where nature exists in harmony with technology, but it does in Cape Canaveral on Florida's Space Coast. Visit the world-famous Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, or, on...
Take advantage of the many on board activites during your day at sea. Explore the Norwegian Escape Deck Maps and make sure to view our list of Ship Venues and Features. You'll have more than enough to fill your day!
Sitting just off the gorgeous Yucatan coast, Cozumel revels in its mythic white-sand beaches and world-class coral reefs. Yet Cozumel is also the last stronghold of the Mayas, who settled the island in 300 A.D. Residents still speak Maya, and sometimes wear traditional Mayan clothing. Nearby stand the great pyramids and temples of their ancestors.
Sitting just off the gorgeous Yucatan coast, Cozumel revels in its mythic white-sand beaches and world-class coral reefs. Yet Cozumel is also the last stronghold of the Mayas, who settled the island...
George Town is the capital of the Cayman Islands, and is situated directly on Grand Cayman. Once a center of turtle fishing, the area is now a popular tourist destination. Snorkeling and diving are especially popular, and the opportunity to swim with and feed the giant, graceful stingrays should not be missed. Don't worry--it is said that no one has ever been stung.
George Town is the capital of the Cayman Islands, and is situated directly on Grand Cayman. Once a center of turtle fishing, the area is now a popular tourist destination. Snorkeling and diving are...
With its swaying palms, glistening white beaches, and sophisticated resorts, Ocho Rios is a favorite vacation spot. For a splendid view, visit Shaw Park Gardens, overflowing with fragrant flora and refreshing waterfalls, or enjoy a refreshing trek through Dunn's River Falls one of the most celebrated attractions of the Caribbean.
With its swaying palms, glistening white beaches, and sophisticated resorts, Ocho Rios is a favorite vacation spot. For a splendid view, visit Shaw Park Gardens, overflowing with fragrant flora and...
Great Stirrup Cay
Join Norwegian Cruiselines on the private island of Great Stirrup Cay. Four square miles of white beaches and coconut palm trees. Great Stirrup Cay features great swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy a barbecue Bahamas-style or do some shopping at the straw market to make your island experience complete.
Join Norwegian Cruiselines on the private island of Great Stirrup Cay. Four square miles of white beaches and coconut palm trees. Great Stirrup Cay features great swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy a...
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Bringing Your Blood & Blue Families Together
LEO Weekend Cruise – Nov 10-13, 2023
Royal Caribbean, Liberty of the Seas
Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale)
You’ve been asking for this since day one and the time has finally come!
Law Enforcement Officers Weekend is proud to announce our first ever cruise weekend which will take place November 10th – 13th, 2023.
Join your blood and blue family while surrounded by your peers on Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas, sailing out of Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale).
This is a family friendly event, so all children, family members, friends, co-workers and supporters of the Thin Blue Line are encouraged to join!
First, Let’s Talk About The Boat…
Amenities on liberty of the seas.
- Tidal Wave Boomerang Water Slide
- Perfect Storm Dueling Water Slides
- Splashaway Bay Children’s Water Park
- Flowrider Surf Simulator
- Adult & Family Pools
- Ice Skating Rink
- Aquanauts Daycare Center (Ages 3-5)
- Babies & Tots Program
- Adventure Ocean Youth Program (Ages 3-11)
- Teen Activities & Clubs
- Fitness Classes
- Basketball & Volleyball Court
- Outdoor Movie Nights
- Ten Different Bars, Lounges & Clubs
- Eleven Different Dining Experiences
- Endless Activities, Classes, Themed Parties & More!
- Additional Law Enforcement Specific Private Events
Day 1 (Nov. 10) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Cruise Departs @ 4:30pm
Day 2 (Nov. 11) - Nassau, Bahamas From 8:00am - 5:00pm
Day 3 (Nov. 12) - Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas From 7:00am - 5:00pm
Day 4 (Nov. 13) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida Arrives At 6:00am
Cruise Rates (Per Double Occupancy)
*Please Note: A $100 Deposit Per Person Is Due Upon Booking. Rates Are Subject To Change, Reserve Your Room(s) ASAP!
- Interior: $800 (sold out)
- Ocean View (sold out)
- Ocean View Balcony (sold out)
- 3 or 4 Person Staterooms: (sold out)
*PLEASE NOTE, THESE PRICES ARE UPDATED AS OF 8/4/23. PRICES WILL CONTINUE TO RISE AS MORE ROOMS ARE SOLD.
*Prices are per couple, double occupancy, and include all taxes and port charges. Your actual price may vary depending on any applicable discounts (past guest status, resident state, senior citizen etc.). Additionally, your price may vary based on any add-ons, such as a drink package etc.
Additionally, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you travel to Fort Lauderdale at least one day prior to the cruise. The cruise does not wait for anyone. If your flight is delayed or cancelled, you’re out of luck. Please take our advice and book a hotel room in Fort Lauderdale the night before.
Lastly, you will need a VALID PASSPORT that does not expire 6 months AFTER the cruise. This means your passport must be valid through May 13th, 2024
So, how do you book?
First and foremost, complete the normal Law Enforcement Officers Weekend registration process below. You’ll see our registration fees have been significantly discounted compared to our other events. These fees cover the cost of your t-shirt/tank tops, wristbands, administrative fees, etc. After you register, your registration will be logged and sent to our personal travel agent, Bill Kingston. Bill is a retired member of the NYPD and cruise expert whom comes highly recommended. Bill will contact each of you via phone or email to setup your specific cruise reservations. He will be able to answer any questions you may have. After you reserve your room(s) with Bill, you’re done! Start counting down the days.
Want to speak with Bill prior? Here’s his contact info: Email: [email protected] Phone: 845-513-6881
Register for 2023 LEO Weekend Cruise, Royal Caribbean
You will be able to provide details for each registrant (Name, T-shirt size, etc.) at Checkout.
After making your selections, click the 'Add To Cart' button at bottom of page.
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3. children of law enforcement (ages toddler - 17) 3. children of law enforcement (ages toddler - 17), 4. adult family/friend of law enforcement 4. adult family/friend of law enforcement, 5. retired law enforcement 5. retired law enforcement, 6. returning recipient family (line of duty death or injury) 6. returning recipient family (line of duty death or injury), 7. other first responder 7. other first responder, related products.
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Make the most of a short vacation with our weekend cruises from Florida, which whisk you away to either Key West and Nassau, or Nassau and Bimini in The Bahamas. Whichever itinerary you choose, three-day cruises from Florida give you time to enjoy dreamy days on white sand beaches, snorkel in crystal-clear waters, explore local history, and sample island cuisine, from Key lime pie to flavor-packed conch fritters.
There’s plenty of time to enjoy the luxurious surroundings of your Celebrity Cruises ship, too. Enjoy dishes crafted by Michelin-starred chefs, lounge with a cocktail by the sparkling pool, or unwind with a blissful treatment in the spa. Experience the unrivaled luxury of The Retreat® and relax in the sumptuous setting of a beautiful suite, private dining experience and lounge, and more.
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Pastel houses meet white sand beaches and aquamarine lagoons around Nassau, New Providence. Relax into the rhythms of Bahamian life on a trip to Blue Lagoon Island, where you can swim in the limpid lagoon, or head for Atlantis for high-energy fun on the waterslides at Aquaventure. Swim among tropical fish teeming over Rainbow Reef and shop for woven hats and purses at the Straw Market. Remember to try the local specialties like conch in tasty fritters or creamy chowder, and spirit-soaked rum cake.
In sleepy Bimini, warm waters, colorful reefs, and white sand beaches await. Visit the unique Dolphin House, built by a local historian from shells and sea glass. Swim with a guide among reef sharks at Shark Lab, or do as Hemingway would have done and join a thrilling sport fishing expedition. You could also join a relaxing sailing trip to see how conch is fished before digging into conch fritters and an iced rum punch.
Quirky, eccentric Key West is packed with historical interest and surrounded by dazzling reefs. At Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, lounge on the white sand beach, snorkel, or explore the 19th-century fort. Snap a photo at the buoy that marks the southernmost point of the USA, and visit the stately, colonial-style house where Hemingway lived in the 1930s. Explore the art galleries and bars of Duval Street and lively Mallory Square—and don’t miss the chance to sample a tangy Key lime pie.
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More cruise passengers choose New Orleans to start of their vacations in 2023
M ore passengers started their cruise vacations from New Orleans as numbers show Port of New Orleans cruises are returning to pre-pandemic levels.
The Port of New Orleans finished 2023 with nearly 1.2 million cruise passenger movements and renewed commitments to the New Orleans cruise market from both oceangoing and river cruise lines, according to Port NOLA.
New Orleans is the sixth-largest cruise port in the United States, the website reported, and demand for cruising from the Big Easy is growing for both Caribbean and river itineraries. With destinations of Montego Bay, Jamaica, Cozumel, Mexico and Key West, the cruise lines include most Caribbean destinations and Mississippi River cruises.
Carnival Cruise Line homeports two year-round vessels from Port NOLA, and in 2024 Carnival celebrates its 30 th year of cruising from New Orleans. Norwegian Cruise Line also will renew for five more years with additional sailings and a new ship.
The release also stated, Disney Cruise Line returned to the Big Easy with the Disney Magic in January, while Royal Caribbean returns with a new vessel, the “Brilliance of the Seas” in November 2024. The port is also seeing record growth in river cruises, with nine homeported vessels including America’s first Viking Cruise that began sailing in 2022.
Ninety percent of cruise guests travel from out-of-state, with 73% spending one or two days in New Orleans either before or after their cruise, the release said. That generates more than 300,000 hotel room nights in New Orleans and more than $125 million in local spending each year.
"New Orleans is one of the most popular pre- and post-cruise destinations in the country, which is a tribute to our excellent partners at the Port of New Orleans as well as the work of our team at New Orleans and Co.,” said Walter J. Leger III, President and CEO of New Orleans and Co. “Travel drives our economy, but visitors don’t just show up. In a highly competitive marketplace, travelers have choices, and we have to earn their business through aggressive sales and promotion."
The entire cruise industry came to a complete halt in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topping pre-pandemic levels set in February 2020 with 154,409 passenger movements and 31 vessel calls, Port NOLA set a new passenger record in March 2023 for oceangoing and river cruises.
“This is really encouraging as our cruise business drives tourism and contributes significantly to the hospitality industry," said Port NOLA President and CEO Brandy D. Christian. "We want to thank all our cruise line and hospitality partners as we work together to make cruising out of New Orleans two vacations in one."
This article originally appeared on Lafayette Daily Advertiser: More cruise passengers choose New Orleans to start of their vacations in 2023