Originally Posted by frankotank
my best friends have an empty nest. they go on short cruises a lot. when a cruise gets within a few weeks of the sail date they will cut prices like you wouldn't believe. maybe a couple hundred for 3 or 4 day cruise. since you don't have to worry about paying for plane tickets it oughta be super cheap.
The problem (for me) with the 3-4 day cruises is they are often a bunch of college aged kids that are out for a three day drunk. I'm not saying there is ANYTHING wrong with that, but it's not for me anymore.
5 day or longer ones (especially during the school year) will be a crowd more to my tastes.....not generally a bunch of geriatrics, but not a complete booze cruise either.
just my .02