A friend is looking for a low-stress vacation this fall, so I went poking around and found a nice bargain on a cruise.
The Celebrity Summit is repositioning from the Northeast, where it has been doing Canada and Bermuda cruises, to the Caribbean on Oct. 24. The ship will sail from Bayonne, New Jersey, proceed to Bermuda for an overnight stay and then sail to St. Thomas and Puerto Rico.
Inside cabins are listed at $399 a person, which comes out to $514 with taxes and fees. That’s a terrific itinerary at $85 a day for a cruise line that’s on the upscale side of the mass-market lines.
Of course, you’d have to buy transportation back from Puerto Rico. JetBlue has one-way fares in the $200 range to JFK and LaGuardia. Unfortunately, fares to Bradley are substantially higher right now.