Memorial Day Travel Deals—There's Still Time!
(Photo: Susan Poirer / Flickr)
The big kick-off to summer is only days away, and AAA is predicting that 36.1 million people will flee town this long weekend. If you’re not one of those millions who has already made travel plans, there’s still hope—and rewards for procrastinating. Check out some of our favorite amazing deals:
Sail the Maine Coast
It doesn’t get much better than this: sailing in a 1927 two-masted schooner past Maine’s lighthouses and rugged coast. Maine Windjammer is slashing its rates this weekend by 25 percent to just $434.25 per person for a three-day cruise. The cabins are simple (wooden walls, sinks with cold water) and there’s a shared hot-water shower on deck, but this isn’t about glamorous digs. This is about soaking in the salty air and exploring uncharted coves. Space is going fast, but there are discounts on cruises throughout June.
Cruise with Carnival
There are Memorial Day deals to be had all across the cruise industry, but we were really wowed by the rock-bottom prices that Carnival is putting out there this coming week: $239 for four days on the Carnival Paradise from Tampa to Mexico; $299 on the Inspiration from Long Beach, California, to Baja; $349 for five days on the Fantasy from Charleston, South Carolina, to the Bahamas. And that’s with food included. Cruising just might be cheaper than staying at home.