Top Short Cruises

You may have reasons you aren’t taking your vacation days. Maybe its work, cost or you just came back from a long trip and can’t get away for a while. Whatever your challenge is that’s stopping you from taking a vacation, we have a solution.

Sail away for a short two, three, or four day vacation on a cruise. It’s affordable, won’t cut into your workload and planning a short cruise makes you the hero of your family. You’ll also come back feeling on top of the world, like you’ve been away for far longer.

Once you see how easy it is to plan a short cruise vacation, and its return-on-investment, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to book one. Let’s take a look at the top short Carnival cruises where you can get away to relax, have fun and reconnect with yourself and your family. Leave for warmer climates from departure points in Los Angeles, Miami, and other cities around the country.

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Short Cruises from California

You have a choice of several short three and four-day cruises to Ensenada departing either from Los Angeles on Carnival Inspiration® or Carnival Imagination®, or from San Diego or San Francisco on Carnival Miracle®.

On a three-day cruise to Mexico from Long Beach/Los Angeles, San Diego, or San Francisco, you’ll stop in Ensenada for a day of exciting shore excursions:

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Short Cruises from Florida 

Near Florida? Take advantage of these quickie cruises to The Bahamas or the Caribbean that leave from five ports around the Sunshine State. Check to see the numerous sailing dates for all of these itineraries. Here’s what you can pack into a three or four-day cruise.

If you have four days to take a vacation, you’ll also find a variety of cruises departing from other cities around the country. Set sail from New York City, depart from South Carolina. Sail off from Galveston, New Orleans, or Mobile to exciting destinations.

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Once you experience a short cruise that sails into one or two ports, you’ll know how easy it is to get away in a pinch. You may even find that short cruises give you just enough time to kick back, unwind and soak in all the onboard cuisine, entertainment and activities. In fact, you can go the whole cruise and never eat the same thing twice. Have breakfast at the Breakfast Grill, lunch at Guy’s Burger Joint and dinner in the Dining Room. Start fresh the next day with new eateries.

In between meals, take part in all the onboard fun. Compete in Hasbro©, The Game Show. Laugh like you’ve never laughed before at The Punchliner Comedy Club. Or get away from all the action and hang out in the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat. Honestly, who knew you could get so much relaxing done in such a short time?

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Note: Onboard activities, shore excursions, and dining options may vary by ship and destination.