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Going on a cruise doesn’t mean you have to use up all of your precious vacation days. In fact, Celebrity Cruises has plenty of short cruises that can leave a lasting impression.

Celebrate your next anniversary with a short weekend cruise to the Bahamas, or take advantage of a long weekend and whisk your family away to a four-night cruise around the Caribbean.

These condensed cruises are a great way to make the most out of a short period of time. Not only do you get to visit world-renowned destinations, but you’ll also get a chance to enjoy all of the luxury amenities and innovative spaces on board.

If you’re looking for a quick getaway, these are some of our best short cruises, along with things you can do to make your short getaway at sea one you’ll remember forever.

2-Night Bahamas Cruise

White sand beach in Nassau, Bahamas

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If you’re looking to set sail on a spectacular island getaway full of white-sand beaches and crystalline water, it doesn’t get much better than the Bahamas.

Located less than 200 miles east of the southern coast of Florida, this slice of paradise is only a short journey away from the embarkation ports of Miami and Fort Lauderdale, making it the perfect cruise to book over a long weekend.

On Bahamas cruises from Florida, your cruise ship will dock in the capital of Nassau, where there are plenty of fun and relaxing activities to sign up for during your day in port.

Celebrity cruising along Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas

One of the most popular shore excursions in the Bahamas is spending a day at the Atlantis Resort, where parents can rest and relax in the sun while kids enjoy the hotel’s massive water park. Grab a day pass and have fun zipping down the water slides, riding the rapids of the river ride, or lounging in one of the many pools on the premises.

Thanks to an abundance of sea animals and coral reefs, you can also snorkel or scuba dive during your day in Nassau and discover the island’s rich underwater ecosystem. If you prefer to keep your head above water, take a 30-minute ferry ride over to Blue Lagoon Island, where you can swim with dolphins and stingrays and interact with sea lions.

2-Night Sampler Cruise

Skyline of Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

If you’re based in Australia and want to experience a weekend away on a luxury cruise ship, board a sampler cruise from Sydney. Since you won’t be docking in any ports during this short cruise, sit back and enjoy all of the fun our award-winning ships have to offer.

Spend the day relaxing by the pool or taking in the expansive view from the Lawn Club. At night, have a pre-dinner cocktail at the Martini Bar, then enjoy a meal at any of our specialty restaurants onboard before catching a comedy or music show later in the evening.

There’s so much to do onboard, you won’t want to leave the ship once your short cruise is over.

4-Night Grand Cayman Cruise

Tall palm trees reflecting on water

George Town, Grand Cayman

On a 4-night cruise from Fort Lauderdale, spend a day sailing the Caribbean Sea before docking in George Town, the largest island of Grand Cayman.

While it’s mostly known as a financial hub, George Town is also popular for its rich community of wild stingrays, which you can easily get acquainted with during a fun snorkeling excursion around Stingray City. You’ll spend another day on the ship before returning to Fort Lauderdale.

4-Night Mexico Cruise

ATV lined up

ATV in Cozumel, Mexico

Combine two days at sea with a stop in Cozumel, Mexico, one of the top cruise destinations in the world.

If you just want to lounge by the water, spend the day at Mia Grand Beach Park resort while sipping on a margarita. If you’re looking for a little more excitement, go on an ATV tour of the Cozumel jungle or take an all-terrain buggy around the coast.

If you can’t get enough of Mexican food, sign up for a tequila tasting or a cooking class, where you’ll learn how to make authentic salsa and seafood tacos.

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise

Cruise from Miami or Fort Lauderdale on a short Western Caribbean cruise to Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico with plenty of time on the ship to explore world-class restaurants, try a new treatment at the luxury spa, and lounge poolside.

Facade of Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West

Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West, Florida

The kitschy beach town of Key West is located in the southernmost point of the continental United States. Walk around Key West’s many beach bars and historic buildings in its energetic downtown area, and don’t forget to try a slice of its famous key lime pie.

If you’re an animal lover, take an excursion to the Key West National Wildlife Refuge, where you can kayak while spotting birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

Cozumel is a small island perfect for scuba divers thanks to its transparent waters and pristine coral reef systems. Or sit back and enjoy a day on one of Cozumel’s gorgeous beaches, including Playa Palancar or El Cielo, which lives up to its heavenly name.

5-Night Pacific Northwest Cruise

Seattle skyline


For those who can’t make it down to Florida, this five-night cruise departs from Vancouver, British Columbia, and makes its way around the Pacific Northwest.

Sailing in the early spring or fall, our Pacific Northwest cruise departs from Vancouver and spends a day at sea before landing in Astoria, Oregon, a picturesque town full of history and stunning Victorian mansions.

Next, you’ll visit Seattle, where you can take a tour of the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. Before finishing your trip, you’ll dock for a day in Victoria, the quaint Canadian city known for its Victorian-era castles and stunning gardens.

5-Night Labadee and Puerto Plata Cruise

Aerial view of beautiful beach in Labadee

Labadee, Haiti

This short cruise around the Caribbean first takes you to the colonial port town of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, where you can enjoy a day in the sun or walking around the shops and cafes located in its charming malecón.

Next, you’ll visit the private resort town of Labadee, Haiti. Soar over the sea during a ride on the world’s longest overwater zipline, or relax with a cocktail while lounging on one of the many natural sandbars nearby.

5-Night Short Alaska Cruise

Beautiful pine trees and lake in Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska

If you’ve always wanted to take a cruise to the Last Frontier but never found the time, luckily there’s a condensed version of our popular Alaska cruises.

Departing from Vancouver, British Columbia, this short Alaska cruise sails down the famous Inside Passage route, where you’ll see icebergs and marine wildlife on your way to Ketchikan.

Ketchikan is a quintessential Alaskan town known for having the world’s largest collection of carved totem poles. Grab a canoe and explore the rugged wilderness of the nearby Misty Fjords, or hike around Deer Mountain before ending your day with a local crab feast.

After another day cruising at sea, you’ll arrive at Victoria, British Columbia. Enjoy your time in port by renting a bike and discovering the cycling capital of Canada.

You can also spend a leisurely afternoon walking around the enchanting Butchart Gardens, or feel like you’ve stepped back in time after touring Victorian-era landmarks, such as Craigdarroch Castle. Cap off your day with a cup of tea.

5-Night Bahamas and Dominican Republic Cruise

Landscape view of Puerto Plata with large waves on rocky shore

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

For a taste of the best the Caribbean has to offer, book a five-night cruise with stops in the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. This short cruise from Miami combines two days at sea with two port days, one in Nassau and the other in Puerto Plata.

Both destinations offer a number of family-friendly activities, such as snorkeling and swimming with dolphins, and the opportunity to spend a relaxing day swimming in the ocean and resting under the sun.

Book Your Short Cruise Now

If you’re ready to book one of these short cruises and embark on a relaxing and fun-filled getaway, browse itineraries, pick your stateroom, and start planning all the fun activities you’ll do while in port and on the ship.

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