Great Two-Night Cruises

Most cruise lines offer at least one two-night cruise each year for guests looking to get away for a weekend. With most meals and entertainment included in the price of the room, a two-day cruise is an affordable and convenient option for travelers with busy schedules or those who have never taken a cruise before.

Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas

This Carnival cruise takes its guests from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Nassau Bahamas and back. All accommodations, meals and on-board entertainment, except for casino games and alcohol, are included in the price of the cruise. Guests must purchase any shore excursions separately, either when booking the cruise or on-board the ship. Carnival Cruise Line offers several shore excursions for its guests on this cruise, including snorkeling, kayaking, trips to a private island, trips to the famous Atlantis Resort and swimming with dolphins. For guests not wishing to get wet, several tours are available around the island by four-wheel-drive, motorcycle or even two-wheeled scooters. After spending a fun-filled day in the Bahamas, guests can enjoy a night of entertainment on the ship including fine dining, casino games for those of age, Broadway-themed shows, night clubs and piano bars. For children and teens, Carnival offers activities such as scavenger hunts, the newest video camp consoles, and areas specifically set aside for children and teens to socialize and meet new people. The two-night Carnival cruise sails once each year in January, so book as soon as possible. The cruise costs from $199 to $409 depending on the size and location of the state room, as of October 2010, and the cruise sails from Saturday afternoon through Monday morning.



Carnival Cruise Lines

3655 NW 87th Ave.

Miami, FL 33178-2428

888-227-6482

carnival.com

Miami to the Bahamas

Norwegian Cruise Lines offers a two-night weekend getaway cruise from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas, and back. With 16 different dining options and 12 bars, the Norwegian Pearl offers its guests the option to choose when and where they would like to dine. Many dining options are included in the price of the cruise, such as the elegant four-course dinners in the ship's dining room, and the 24-hour food court that offers snacks and burgers to order when a guest wants to eat. Norwegian also offers several upscale restaurants in which guests can choose to dine for a cover charge that will be added to the price of the room. The Norwegian Pearl also has a casino, spa, upscale boutiques, an art gallery and an Internet cafe to keep its guests entertained during the day, as well as live comedy shows and Broadway-themed performances each night. When at port in the Bahamas, guests can choose from three different shore excursions. They can take a trip to the famous Atlantis Resort and enjoy a day at the resort's theme park, Aquaventure, or spend the day swimming with dolphins. Guests can also go snorkeling and feed the stingrays at Blackbeard's Cay. This two-night cruise sails once per year in October, and ranges in price from $204 to $409, as of October 2010.



Norwegian Cruise Lines

7665 Corporate Center Drive

Miami, FL 33126

866-625-1166

866-234-7350

www2.ncl.com

Los Angeles to Ensenada

For west coast travelers, the two-night Baja Mexico cruise to Ensenada on Carnival offers guests the chance to see the vibrant culture and sights of Mexico. Guests can take a tour of local wineries, play golf at the local resort, or even learn to cook authentic Mexican cuisine from local chefs. For guests looking for a little adventure, Carnival offers horseback riding and four-wheel-drive tours of the region, as well as trips to La Bufadora, a local natural rock formation that is a must-see. After a fun-filled day of shopping and exploring, guests can return to the cruise ship and enjoy an elegant four-course meal in the ship's dining room before a Broadway-themed show, and then spend the rest of the evening at the casino or one of several night clubs or piano bars on the ship. Children will also have a lot of fun participating in activities in Camp Carnival, Circle C and Club O2. Carnival also offers babysitting from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. for children 2 to 14 for guests who wish to take in some of the ship's varied nightlife. This cruise sails once per year in December so reserve a room as soon as possible. Prices for this cruise range from $199 to $409 per person, as of October 2010, and the cruise sails from Saturday afternoon through Monday morning.



Carnival Cruise Lines

3655 NW 87th Ave.

Miami, FL 33178-2428

888-227-6482

carnival.com

Vancouver to San Francisco

The two-night Princess cruise from Vancouver to San Francisco offers travelers elegance and opulence. This cruise caters to adults, though children and teens are permitted to cruise. It offers several fine-dining experiences such as steak houses and Cajun restaurants as well as the standard four-course dining available on all cruise liners. A cover charge applies to guests who wish to eat at these fine restaurants. Princess Cruises also offer first-class art galleries and auctions, as well as boutiques for those wishing to purchase high-end gifts for friends and family at home. Shore excursions are available for guests wishing to see more of San Francisco and its surrounding areas once guests reach port. The Vancouver to San Francisco cruise sails once per year in May and ranges in price from $199 to $329 per person, as of October 2010. Princess Cruise Lines also offers a similar cruise starting in San Francisco and traveling up to Vancouver in September. This two-night cruise ranges in price from $179 to $309 per person.



Princess Cruise Lines

Corporate Headquarters

24844 Avenue Rockefeller

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

800-744-6237

princess.com