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If you're willing to roll the dice and cruise this fall, they're offering some incredible deals when you leave from the Port of New Orleans! I've personally only cruised twice. Once out of New Orleans with Carnival and once out of Miami with Norwegian. Both were great experiences! However, once you've cruised with Carnival, just know that you're going to get frequent marketing emails. BTW, if I sound like I'm complaining, I'm not! Especially because I just opened one this week that had deals starting at less than $200 per person!

Yes, you can cruise this fall on Carnival out of New Orleans for less than $200 per person if you're a former guest. You better believe I got on the phone quickly with my girls to see if they were interested! There are a few catches though. If your cruise leaves in 90 days or less, you have to book and pay in full by August 31st. If your cruise date falls outside of that 90-day window, you just have to book your travel and put down a deposit by August 31st. I think that's a hell of a deal! Especially since the cruises available are four-day and up cruises. Just the thought of a seven-day cruise at that price makes me giddy with excitement. Granted, there are a few other fees involved, like pre-paying your gratuities, trip protection, and a drink package if you want one.

Concerned about COVID-19? They're offering fully vaccinated cruises. That means you show proof of being fully vaccinated as well as present a negative COVID test taken within three days of boarding. That means absolutely everyone on the cruise is vaccinated and has tested negative. That's about as safe as you can get. It's certainly safer than a trip to Walmart. There are a few exceptions and stipulations and you can read about them here.

So check this out... You can sail on the Carnival Valor on a five-day cruise with stops in Costa Maya and Cozumel starting at $140 per person. There's another four-day cruise on the Valor that goes to Cozumel with prices starting at $110 per person. And get this, on the Carnival Glory, leaving out of New Orleans, you can go to Mahogany Bay, Belize, and Cozumel on a seven-day cruise starting as low as $88 per person. Just keep in mind, all of these prices assume two people per stateroom and don't include your taxes, fees, gratuities, trip protection, or port expenses, but it still adds up to huge savings. Plus, you drink free when you're playing in the casino;) (These prices are current as of 12 pm 8/19/21.)

I know not everyone is ready to venture out into the world yet, but if you are, these are some great deals!

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