European cruises are once again on American travelers' radar, after being disregarded in recent years due to the sky-high cost of trans-Atlantic airfare that often exceeded the price of the cruise itself.
Case in point: a current package promotion by MSC Cruises (a major European cruise operator with a small-but-growing U.S. presence) that offers roundtrip air to Barcelona, a 7-night Med cruise on MSC Divina and a 2-night Barcelona hotel stay, with all transfers, from $1,999. This is a deal that would have been unheard of, and financially impossible to pull off, in recent years.
Of all the vacation options available to travelers today, ocean cruises feature an unbeatable combination of amenities and value. Featuring luxurious accommodations, ultimate relaxation, gourmet cuisine and entertainment, modern cruise ships provide an enjoyable and effortless vacation at sea. And with rates starting as low as $50 per person, per day, cruises offer a value proposition that land-based resorts simply can't match.