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Cruises From Charleston, South Carolina



As of today - January 16, 2019 - there are 145 available cruise sailings out of Charleston, SC (from which 66 are in 2019 and 79 are in 2020). 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 145 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, with prices starting from $394. For Bermuda you can book cruises in September starting from $729. For Caribbean you can book cruises in October starting from $804. As for Cuba, the lowest priced cruises are in November, with prices starting from $714.

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 Charleston

Since 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.

Ship Days Price $/Day View
Jan. 11, 2020 Carnival Sunshine 5 $469 $94 View
Jan. 27, 2019 Carnival Ecstasy 4 $394 $99 View
Jan. 22, 2019 Carnival Ecstasy 5 $504 $101 View
Feb. 25, 2019 Carnival Ecstasy 5 $509 $102 View
Nov. 11, 2019 Carnival Sunshine 5 $514 $103 View
Feb. 5, 2019 Carnival Ecstasy 5 $519 $104 View
Feb. 10, 2019 Carnival Ecstasy 5 $519 $104 View
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The most discounted Charleston cruise starts at $94 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on January 11, 2020 (5 nights Charleston round-trip itinerary on Carnival Sunshine).

If you want to see the listing of all 145 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 Charleston

There is only one cruise line - Carnival - that offers cruises that depart from the Port of Charleston.

Cruise Line Number of
Average Price
Per Day
Number of
Carnival 145 27 $125 2

Carnival Cruises Out Of Charleston

Carnival offers 145 cruise options out of Charleston. It offers 27 distinct itineraries and has 2 cruise ships (Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Ecstasy) sailing out of Charleston. The average price per person per day for Carnival cruises is $125.

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Cruise Ships out of Charleston

There are 2 cruise ships that offer sailings that depart from the Charleston cruise terminal.

Cruise Ship Year
Number of
Average Price
Per Day
Carnival Sunshine 2013 123 15 $126
Carnival Ecstasy 1991 22 12 $125

Carnival Sunshine, which was built in 2013 and accommodates approximately 3000 passengers, offers the most sailings out of Charleston - 123 of them. It features 15 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $126.

Carnival Ecstasy, built in 1991 with capacity of approximately 2100 passengers, offers 22 sailings out of Charleston. It features 12 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $125.

Duration of Cruises

The cruise sailings scheduled out of Charleston are 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 7 days, 8 days and 11 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Average Price
Per Day
5 Days / 5 Nights 91 13 $127
4 Days / 4 Nights 42 4 $124
6 Days / 6 Nights 4 3 $130
7 Days / 7 Nights 4 3 $113
8 Days / 8 Nights 3 3 $117
11 Days / 11 Nights 1 1 $112

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of Charleston is 5 days (5 nights) long. There are 91 such cruises featuring 13 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $127.

There are 42 cruise sailings that are 4 days (4 nights) long. They feature 4 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $124.

Among cruises that sail out of Charleston you can also find 6 day cruises (4 sailings), 7 day cruises (4 sailings), 8 day cruises (3 sailings) and 11 day cruises (1 sailing).

Even though many people ask about them, cruise lines do not offer any 3 day cruises out of Charleston.

Ports of Call

There are 14 distinct ports that are visited by cruises that leave from Charleston. The following table shows these ports:

Port of Call Number of
Nassau, Bahamas 113 13
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 45 6
Princess Cays, the Bahamas 38 11
Havana, Cuba 18 3
Freeport, Bahamas 16 6
Key West, Florida 8 1
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA 4 4
King's Wharf, Bermuda 4 3
San Juan, Puerto Rico 3 3
Grand Turk Island 2 2
Philipsburg, St. Maarten 2 2
Amber Cove, Dominican Republic 2 2
Bonaire 1 1
Aruba Island 1 1

Among cruises that leave from Charleston there are 113 cruises (13 distinct itineraries) that visit Nassau, Bahamas. Half Moon Cay, Bahamas, on the other hand, is visited by 45 cruises on 6 distinct itineraries. There are 38 cruises that visit Princess Cays, the Bahamas on 11 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for Charleston cruises are Havana, Cuba (18 sailings), Freeport, Bahamas (16 sailings), Key West, Florida (8 sailings) and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA (4 sailings).

Cruise Sailings
There are a total of
available cruise sailings from Charleston, South Carolina
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