A Supposedly Cheap Thing the Cruise Industry Never Wants to Do Again

The Carnival Liberty cruise ship departs the Port of Miami in 2012 Photograph by Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

Shop for a cruise these days and you may be surprised by the prices. Three nights floating in the Bahamas? That starts around $139. Four nights in the Caribbean? $149. Care to cross the pond to Spain for a two-week, upscale voyage? Next March, you can do that for $599.

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