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Cruises From Charleston, South Carolina



Currently (as of today - July 20, 2020) there are 121 available cruise sailings out of Charleston, SC (from which 22 are in 2020, 75 are in 2021 and the rest are in 2022). 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 121 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 September, with prices starting from $299. For Bermuda you can book cruises in October starting from $879. For Caribbean you can book cruises in January of 2021 starting from $1349.

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
Sep. 19, 2020 Carnival Sunshine 5 $369 $74 View
Nov. 28, 2020 Carnival Sunshine 5 $369 $74 View
Sep. 28, 2020 Carnival Sunshine 5 $369 $74 View
Jan. 28, 2021 Carnival Sunshine 4 $299 $75 View
Sep. 24, 2020 Carnival Sunshine 4 $299 $75 View
Dec. 7, 2020 Carnival Sunshine 5 $379 $76 View
Feb. 6, 2021 Carnival Sunshine 5 $379 $76 View
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The most discounted Charleston cruises start at $74 per day. There are 3 sailings at that price point, with the earliest one sailing on September 19, 2020 (5 nights Charleston round-trip itinerary on Carnival Sunshine).

If you want to see the listing of all 121 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 121 18 $109 1

Carnival Cruises Out Of Charleston

Carnival offers 121 cruise options out of Charleston. It offers 18 distinct itineraries and has 1 cruise ship (Carnival Sunshine) sailing out of Charleston. The average price per person per day for Carnival cruises is $109.

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Cruise Ships out of Charleston

There is only one cruise ship that offers cruises departing from the Charleston cruise terminal.

Cruise Ship Year
Number of
Average Price
Per Day
Carnival Sunshine 2013 121 18 $109

Carnival Sunshine, which was built in 2013 and accommodates approximately 3000 passengers, offers 121 sailings out of Charleston. It features 18 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $109.

Duration of Cruises

The cruise sailings scheduled out of Charleston are 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 7 days and 10 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Average Price
Per Day
5 Days / 5 Nights 72 6 $108
4 Days / 4 Nights 41 4 $106
7 Days / 7 Nights 4 4 $115
10 Days / 10 Nights 3 3 $118
6 Days / 6 Nights 1 1 $153

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of Charleston is 5 days (5 nights) long. There are 72 such cruises featuring 6 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $108.

There are 41 cruise sailings that are 4 days (4 nights) long. They feature 4 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $106.

Among cruises that sail out of Charleston you can also find 7 day cruises (4 sailings), 10 day cruises (3 sailings) and 6 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 101 11
Princess Cays, the Bahamas 45 7
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 44 5
Freeport, Bahamas 6 4
Grand Turk Island 4 4
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA 2 2
Philipsburg, St. Maarten 2 2
Saint Kitts Island 2 2
San Juan, Puerto Rico 2 2
Aruba Island 1 1
Bonaire 1 1
Saint Lucia Island 1 1
King's Wharf, Bermuda 1 1
St. John's, Antigua 1 1

Among cruises that leave from Charleston there are 101 cruises (11 distinct itineraries) that visit Nassau, Bahamas. Princess Cays, the Bahamas, on the other hand, is visited by 45 cruises on 7 distinct itineraries. There are 44 cruises that visit Half Moon Cay, Bahamas on 5 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for Charleston cruises are Freeport, Bahamas (6 sailings), Grand Turk Island (4 sailings), St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA (2 sailings) and Philipsburg, St. Maarten (2 sailings).

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