OverviewAs of today - March 25, 2023 - there are 72 available cruise sailings out of Charleston, SC (from which 57 are in 2023 and 15 are in 2024). In the following paragraphs you'll find a detailed overview of all those cruise options. If you're just looking to see the listing of the 72 sailings, please click on one of the 3 buttons on the right side - either on "View Sailings Sorted By Departure Date" (good for viewing last minute Charleston cruise deals), "View Sailings Sorted By Price Per Day" or "View Sailings Grouped By Itineraries".
Regions and Prices
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In the upcoming year, the most affordable month for booking a cruise vacation that leaves from Charleston and visits Bahamas is January of 2024, with prices starting from $299. For Caribbean you can book cruises in February of 2024 starting from $884.
You can click on links in the table above to view the cruise options for the given region in a given month. You can also click on the "Next Month" and "Previous Month" links at the top of the table to shift the window of months that are displayed.
Cheap Cruises From CharlestonSince Charleston cruises have various durations (5 days, 4 days and other durations - see below), the best way to compare cruise prices is to do that on price-per-day bases. The following table shows Charleston cruises in the upcoming 12 months sorted by price per day. You can use this table to find the best cruise deals from Charleston.
The most discounted Charleston cruise starts at $65 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on February 3, 2024 (5 nights Charleston round-trip itinerary on Carnival Sunshine).
If you want to see the listing of all 72 Charleston sailings sorted by price per day, you can click on 'View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day' link at the bottom of the table above.
Cruise Lines out of CharlestonThere is only one cruise line - Carnival - that offers cruises that depart from the Port of Charleston.
Carnival Cruises Out Of CharlestonCarnival offers 72 cruise options out of Charleston. It offers 17 distinct itineraries and has 1 cruise ship (Carnival Sunshine) sailing out of Charleston. The average price per person per day for Carnival cruises is $127.
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Cruise Ships out of CharlestonThere is only one cruise ship that offers cruises departing from the Charleston cruise terminal.
Carnival Sunshine, which was built in 2013 and accommodates approximately 3000 passengers, offers 72 sailings out of Charleston. It features 17 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $127.
Duration of CruisesThe cruise sailings scheduled out of Charleston are 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 8 days and 10 days long. The following table summarizes those options:
The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of Charleston is 5 days (5 nights) long. There are 40 such cruises featuring 7 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $129.
There are 23 cruise sailings that are 4 days (4 nights) long. They feature 3 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $135.
Among cruises that sail out of Charleston you can also find 6 day cruises (4 sailings), 8 day cruises (3 sailings) and 10 day cruises (2 sailings).
Even though many people ask about them, cruise lines do not offer any 3 day cruises out of Charleston.
Ports of CallThere are 13 distinct ports that are visited by cruises that leave from Charleston. The following table shows these ports:
Among cruises that leave from Charleston there are 72 cruises (17 distinct itineraries) that visit Fun Day at Sea. Nassau, Bahamas, on the other hand, is visited by 52 cruises on 11 distinct itineraries. There are 47 cruises that visit Half Moon Cay, Bahamas on 7 itineraries.
Some of the other more popular ports of call for Charleston cruises are Bimini (10 sailings), St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA (5 sailings), San Juan, Puerto Rico (5 sailings) and Princess Cays (4 sailings).