Carnival Cruise on the Western Caribbean

Cheap cruises rock! I’m not the only who thinks so. Crystal from Budgeting the Fun Stuff is also taking advantage of Carnival’s cheap cruise rates, and taking off on vacation!

Remember the saying buy low, sell high? Well, I also think it applies to vacations. I love traveling, but what I love even more is the thrill of knowing I searched for a good deal.

Some people think I’m cheap. Well, if they actually knew me, they would know I’m not cheap. I’m not afraid to spend money when I want something, but I also shop around, and make calculated decisions.

Booyah, is what I’ll say, when my hubby and I are older, financially independent, and doing what we want :)

So, back to the point. I booked a 5 day cruise on the Carnival Elation. We are going to be leaving out of NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana). Our trip is going to be from Saturday, September 7 to Thursday, September 12. We have a friend who lives in Baton Rouge, and are going to visit him for a couple of days before heading back to Texas. Hopefully, he won’t mind driving us to NOLA to drop of us at port. :) We are going to be stopping at two ports, Cozumel and Progreso!

Now, here is the breakdown of the costs:

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We are going to be in an interior stateroom. I know we, also, have to pay gratuity, which comes to $115.

I’m budgeting $200 for gas and food (I get hungry) to get us to and back from NOLA.

So, our approximate cost for the vacation will be $987.94 for two of us!

Oh, did I mention I will get 5% back on my discover card for any Carnival charges. It adds up to $39. Become a Discover cardmember and you’ll get $50 Cashback Bonus with your 1st purchase within 3 mos. Click on the link. I will get $50 Cashback bonus if you become a Discover member.

Quite a good deal, if I do say so myself.

So, if you are interested in going on a cruise, now is the time to book them! I know I will keep my eyes open for any other good cruises.

We are also looking at going to Cancun. Give me a shout out if you see any good deals :)

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