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Getaway Cruises

Relax and rejuvenate at sea on short cruises.

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Slip away from everyday life and sail into relaxation on Getaway cruises with Princess®. Travel to ports along the West Coast, explore cities in Mexico, or visit the islands of the Caribbean. Whether you prefer to bask in the sun or watch Movies Under the Stars®, find a range of activities for every guest. Choose from a variety of short itineraries or a weekend Getaway cruise, and experience true relaxation with Princess.

West Coast wanderlust

California Coast Getaways

Bask in the beauty of the West Coast on Getaway cruises. On one-way itineraries, continue exploring ashore when you end your trip in a new city like Vancouver, Seattle or Astoria. Or visit California’s popular cities such as San Diego, Ensenada, San Francisco or Los Angeles on roundtrip itineraries. The West Coast awaits on a Getaway cruise.

Find endless fiesta in Cabo

Cabo San Lucas Getaways

On a Cabo San Lucas Getaway cruise, travel to the Baja Peninsula, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, and discover the many marvels of Cabo, best known for its famous arched rock formation, El Arco. Enjoy exhilarating snorkeling, or unwind with a cocktail and sunbathing on the beach. With an overnight stay in Cabo included on every itinerary, you’ll have plenty of time to explore and unwind with Princess.

Clear waters and white-sand beaches

Caribbean Getaways

Sun-kissed beaches and vibrant coral reefs await on Caribbean Getaway cruises. Sunbathe on the shores of Princess Cays, Princess' Private Island resort. Swim alongside stingrays, and ride a banana just off the shore. Or explore the Bermudan-British colonial architecture and historic sites like the Old Prison or Lighthouse of Grand Turk. Revel in the sunshine and famous Caribbean blue waters with Princess.

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Why Sail on a Getaway Cruise with Princess

Relax & rejuvenate.

Whether it’s one day to relax or six days to reset, unwind on board any of our Getaway cruises. Lounge by the pool, take a dip in the hot tub and sip on refreshing cocktails without ever having to wait in line at the bar with the use of Princess MedallionClass®. Or treat yourself to a massage at the Lotus Spa®, attend culinary demonstrations in the Princess Theater and watch Movies Under the Stars®. The possibilities are endless with Princess.

First time cruising

You might not understand the thrill of cruising until you’ve experienced it yourself. With Getaway cruises, get a taste of ocean travel in just a short trip away. Visit iconic cities, indulge in international cuisine and immerse yourself in new cultures. After a few days of relaxation on board and exploration ashore, you can decide which adventure to embark on next with Princess.

Celebrations

Every special occasion is better shared together, and what better way to celebrate than a Getaway cruise with Princess. From birthdays and anniversaries to vow renewals and family reunions, find onboard activities and adventures ashore for every guest in your party. With our Getaway cruise deals, discover even more reasons to celebrate with your friends or family on a cruise vacation.

Increase your loyalty status

Revel in the perks of our Captain’s Circle Membership benefits when you embark on another Princess vacation. Every trip earns you credit – even short Getaway cruises – to get you one step closer to the next membership tier. This means more discounts, upgrades and pre-sale opportunities. Depending on the loyalty level, you can also enjoy complimentary services, like wine-tastings, hors d’oeuvres and priority embarkation.

Shore excursions

Trace the footsteps of ancient Mayan civilizations, and learn how to prepare salsa while sipping margaritas in Mexico. Snorkel in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Or sip famous wines in California and shop at the oldest open-air-farmer’s market on the Pacific Coast in Washington. The choice is yours on Getaway Cruises with Princess.

Short Cruise Onboard Activities

Sunbathe by the pool, attend Broadway-style productions or indulge in regionally inspired cuisine. Whatever relaxation means to you, find it on board a Getaway cruise with Princess.

Destination-Themed Activities

Immersive experiences await

Connect with the cultures and cuisine of each region with destination-themed activities on every Getaway cruise itinerary. Smell the aroma of each West Coast wine. Listen to the Caribbean steel pan drums, or feel the rhythm of Mexico’s mariachis as they perform. Whether you’re headed to California or the Caribbean, immerse yourself in the best of the region on board.

Pools, Hot Tubs and Relaxation

Endless fun in the sun

On any Getaway cruise, dive into relaxation with a dip in the sparkling pools or hot tubs. Soak up the sun on our padded loungers, and sip on cocktails from the bar while watching pool competitions from your chaise. Or join in on the pool games and partake in the fun alongside fellow guests. On select ships, unwind in The Sanctuary, a retreat just for adults, and let the kids frolic through the Splash Zone.

Culinary Demos & Wine Tastings

Please your palate

Sip and savor the best from each region with cooking demonstrations and wine tastings on board. Learn how to prepare local delicacies during chef-led presentations, and taste them for yourself in any of the dining rooms and specialty restaurants. Or indulge in unique beverages crafted by expert Mixologist Rob Floyd. Set sail on a true sensory experience with Getaway cruises from Princess.

World-Class Gaming & Casino

Play your way

Whether you prefer blackjack or roulette, find world-class games in the casino on board every Getaway cruise. Roll the die and test your luck with poker, or let fate run its course on the slot machines. Sharpen your skills with lessons from our staff, and then show off your expertise at the table. Or enjoy games on the go, including Keno on Deck® and bingo, when you access Play Ocean® through the MedallionClass app.

Art Galleries & Auctions

Marvel in every masterpiece

Reignite your love for art on any of our Getaway cruises. Peruse the onboard art gallery, and learn about the history and creation of each piece from our experts. Or partake in daily auctions for a chance to take home famous pieces from artists like Thomas Kinkade, Peter Max and Michael Godard. Our crew can even ship it right to your door, so you can save the extra room in your suitcase for duty-free purchases made at the Shops of Princess.

The Shops at Princess

Stay stylish at sea

From eyewear to skincare and everything in between, treat yourself to the ultimate souvenir at the Shops of Princess. Voted “Best Onboard Shopping” by Porthole Magazine, our shops are all duty-free. This means you can splurge on yourself or your loved ones without having to spend extra on taxes. Find your favorite brands – like Swarovski, Calvin Klein and Chanel – right on board your Getaway cruise.

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Weekend cruises: How to find 2- and 3-night getaways

Erica Silverstein

Weekend trips let you get away without missing too much work or school — but what if your preferred escape is a cruise? I'm here to tell you that weekend cruises are a real thing and can be a wonderful way of getting your ship fix when you're short on time.

The days of the two-night cruise to nowhere are gone, but two- and three-night weekend cruises still exist from ports ranging from Miami to Los Angeles. Read on to learn who sails these short getaways, where you can go and how much that weekend jaunt to the Bahamas is going to cost you.

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Best weekend cruise itineraries

weekend cruise breaks

If you're looking to hop a ship for a few nights, you can't just sail from anywhere to anywhere. It's not like booking a hotel. Thanks to the complicated Passenger Vessel Services Act , foreign-flagged cruise ships cannot leave port, sail in circles with their casinos, shops and spas open, then return back to port two nights later. Nor can they hop from one U.S. city to another. Ships need to call in another country before heading back – which limits where you can sail on a weekend cruise.

The most popular weekend cruises sail from Miami, Port Canaveral or Palm Beach in Florida, to the Bahamas, with one or two stops in Nassau, Freeport or the cruise line's private island. Consider it a quick dash to the beach — ironic because you have to get to a warm-weather, coastal area to meet your ship in the first place.

On the Pacific Coast, weekend cruises from Los Angeles, San Diego or Long Beach in California (near Los Angeles) head to Ensenada, Mexico for a quick getaway. Farther north, you might find a short repositioning sailing between Seattle or San Francisco and Vancouver, British Columbia at the beginning or end of the Alaska cruise season .

Weekend cruises from New York or other East Coast ports like Boston or Baltimore don't really exist because two or three nights is not enough time to get to Canada, Bermuda or the Bahamas and back again.

Related: Caribbean vs. Bahamas cruises: Which itinerary will I like more?

The other key thing to understand is a weekend cruise will typically require some time off work or missed school. That's because most cruise ships board in the afternoon and depart in the early evening then return to port in the morning. You can't punch out of work at 5 p.m. on Friday, hop aboard a ship and return Sunday night.

The most likely scenario is that you'll arrive at your ship Friday afternoon for a three-night cruise, which will deliver you back to port on Monday morning. Depending on your working hours, you might need to take a half day off on Friday and arrive late to work on Monday. If you've got a flexible schedule or Fridays off — no problem. A few lines offer Thursday or Saturday departures for three-night cruises, but they're rare and would require more missed school or work.

Two-nighters are rare in the weekend cruise world but do exist. The key line for cruisers short on time is Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line (come late April, it will transition into Margaritaville at Sea ).

This line sails exclusively two-night cruises back and forth between West Palm Beach, Florida, and Freeport, Bahamas. Depending on the week, you could depart on a Friday, spend Saturday on Grand Bahama Island and come home Sunday. Or, leave Saturday, beach it up Sunday and return Monday morning.

Cruise lines sailing 2- and 3-night weekend cruises

weekend cruise breaks

You can count on Bahamas Paradise/Margaritaville at Sea for a quick weekend cruise fix, but that's a one-ship cruise line sailing an older, refurbished ship. From the major cruise lines, most of the big-ship lines offer a consistent schedule of three-night cruises. The higher-end, luxury lines rarely offer a sailing that short.

Carnival Cruise Line , Disney Cruise Line , MSC Cruises , Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean all offer three-night Bahamas cruises from Florida to Nassau and/or the line's private island. Departure ports include Miami, Port Canaveral and Fort Lauderdale.

Carnival, Disney and Royal Caribbean also take care of West Coast folks with three-night sailings from southern California (Long Beach, Los Angeles and San Diego) to Ensenada, Mexico.

You can count on those lines to offer entire seasons of short sailings. A few other lines, such as Holland America or Princess Cruises , will offer the occasional repositioning sailing along the Pacific Coast between San Francisco or Seattle and Vancouver. Sometimes those short cruises will fall over a weekend, allowing you that quick getaway without missing work.

Weekend cruise cost

Cheap weekend cruises are not hard to find; three-night sailings are among the most affordable cruises you can buy, both because you're not on board all that long, and because cruise lines often put older ships without the latest wow-factor attractions on these routes.

I'm currently seeing three-night Bahamas cruises from $129 per person, based on two people sharing an inside (windowless) cabin . That breaks down to $43/night for transportation, food, accommodations and entertainment for one person ($86/night for a couple). You'll have a hard time finding a hotel for that price, let alone lodging plus multiple meals.

The cheapest balcony cabin I found was just shy of $200 total for one person (under $65 per night), though fares in the $200s and $300s were more common.

Prices will vary depending on the cruise line, ship, sail date and how far in advance you're booking. If you're flexible on timing, look for the best weekend cruise deals and plan your getaway for those dates.

Related: 6 ways to get a deal on a cruise

Three-night Mexico cruises at press time are starting at $149 per person ($50 per night), with balconies from $237 ($79 per night).

Note that Disney cruises to the Bahamas or Mexico are priced much higher than other cruise lines. Pricing for a three-night Disney Mexico cruise starts just shy of $1,000 per person for an inside cabin and a three-night Bahamas cruise from $625 per person. Still, it's cheaper than a weeklong Disney cruise.

Pros and cons of weekend cruises

weekend cruise breaks

Weekend cruises only work if you live within easy driving distance of a departure port. That way, you can still work half a day on Friday and simply arrive back to work a little late on Monday (assuming you're a 9-to-5-er).

If you need to fly or drive many hours to your departure port, you're looking at more of a long weekend with a day or two of time off from work required. However, if you have a flexible schedule or work off hours, a weekend cruise is definitely doable.

Weekend cruises have many benefits, the obvious one being they do not require missing much school or work. They're more affordable than a longer cruise, so they can be great for folks on a budget. You can tack them onto a longer vacation in Florida or California to combine two trips into one.

These short trips are also a great way to rack up points toward elite status on your favorite cruise line, especially if you book a suite that earns you extra points.

Related: Short cruises are cheaper, but are they right for you?

The drawbacks are the lack of choice in destination and cruise line. You won't be able to try every restaurant or attraction on board your cruise ship because you simply won't have enough time.

If you party hard, get sunburned or wear yourself out with lots of active shore excursions, you might come home exhausted instead of well rested and not ready to return to the office on Monday.

Weekend cruises also have a reputation for being party cruises. The last time I sailed on a three-night cruise, I met lots of ladies on bachelorette party getaways, and the nightclub, bars and karaoke were hopping each evening — more so than on longer cruises. If you're looking for a more sedate atmosphere, a longer cruise might be more your speed.

Bottom line

Weekend cruises are a fun way to get your ship fix without taking a full vacation or breaking the bank. They make more sense if you live within an hour or two of your cruise ship's departure port, but it can still be worth taking a long weekend for a three-day cruise even if you have to build in some travel time.

However, if you love cruising so much that you might have a hard time leaving a ship after just a few nights, you might want to skip the weekend sailing and save up for a weeklong cruise instead.

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A true capital of culture, Amsterdam is a must-see city. Navigate its Golden age canals, explore the 'Dutch' way by bike, take in its vibrant arts scene, or venture out of the city and explore the Netherland's beautiful countryside and charming villages on our Amsterdam mini cruises.

Visit the Flower Auction at Aalsmeer

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Cities don’t get much prettier than Bruges. Picture quaint cobbled lanes, fairy tale spires and mirror-like canals; a place where photogenic market squares give way to networks of secretive streets. Of course, don't forget to sample the region's signature beer and chocolate on a short cruise to Bruges.

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Explore the charming old city of Ghent and delve into the history and production of the culinary staple it is most known for – chocolate. Best of all, you’ll be treated to a delicious tasting and demonstration.

Discover Bruges city highlights

Wander the streets of the old town, a UNESCO world heritage site, past the famous Belfry Tower and Market Square and Burg Square, the focal point of life in ancient Bruges. Climb all 366 steps to the top of the Belfry Bell Tower and be rewarded with panoramic views of the city.  For a different perspective sit back and relax as you weave through the city's canals to take in the sights. 

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Begin your journey in the scenic city center before leaving the city behind to journey into the magnificent Flemish countryside. As you make your way to Damme near the Dutch border, you'll pass charming villages, ride under the shade of lush trees, admire countryside farms, and view Belgium's windmills. 

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Fred. Olsen's short cruises from the UK have been hand-crafted by our journey planners to offer you a memorable and rewarding break. With our short cruise itineraries that are seven nights or less in duration, and featuring diverse destinations across Europe; these short, yet enriching adventures are the perfect way for you to escape from it all or experience sailing with Fred. Olsen for the first time.

With our short cruises from Southampton, Liverpool , Newcastle or Rosyth, journey into the breathtaking Norwegian fjords as your ship diverts away from the usual cruising route to showcase soraing cliffs, rugged mountains, cascading waterfalls and picturesque villages; enjoy a European city break combined with unforgettable scenic river cruising; or perhaps discover delights closer to home, such as Scotland's rugged isles and lochs.

A Fred. Olsen cruise will offer you the chance to discover how we channel our 175 years of sailing experience and discovering the world into making every single day special for our guests. No matter which of these short break cruises you choose, you'll discover what makes Fred. Olsen smaller ship cruising so special. 

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Enjoy a mini break to Europe by travelling on one of our two European cruise routes between Newcastle and Amsterdam and Copenhagen and Oslo . These short cruises are great ways to discover Europe and Scandinavia. A mini cruise is also a cost-effective alternative to a flight and expensive hotels.

You can enjoy your mini break on an overnight crossing and spend time exploring one of Europe’s most exciting cities. All our mini cruise options include coach transfers from the ferry port to your destination. With mid-week and weekend cruise deals available.

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Tom Cruise goes shirtless at beach in Spain on break from filming ‘Mission: Impossible 8’

Tom Cruise showed off his chiseled physique while enjoying some much-needed downtime at Mallorca’s Formentor Beach in Spain over the weekend.

Cruise, 61, appeared to be in great spirits as he took a dip in the water alongside filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, whom he is collaborating with on an upcoming project.

The “Mission: Impossible 8” star rocked a pair of navy swim trunks while putting his enviable abs on full display.

Earlier in the day, Cruise was spotted wearing a gray V-neck, a tan fedora and chunky white sneakers as he boarded a small boat with Iñarritu.

The duo looked deep in conversation as they took the dinghy out to a massive sailboat for the day.

The pair are in the early stages of creating the Mexican-born director’s first English-language film since his 2015 hit, “The Revenant.”

While the film will be produced and directed by Iñarritu, Cruise will play the lead role. However, the plot details have been kept under wraps.

Meanwhile, Cruise has been busy filming the new “Mission: Impossible” across Europe — including in the United Kingdom and Norway.

The actor flocked to the slightly warmer destination of Mallorca while the cast and crew are on a break from shooting.

While it’s unclear when Cruise will be heading back up north to resume filming, he likely won’t be seeing ex-girlfriend Elsina Khayrova while in town.

Earlier this year, sources told Page Six the former couple met at one of the actor’s “top secret” Sunday tea parties at his Hyde Park penthouse.

“Tom has been having tea parties on Sundays in London,” a source told us in February. “He’s much more comfortable in London than in LA. He has butlers and homemade cakes and it’s all very British. Someone brought her.”

Khayrova was formerly married to Russian oligarch Dimitry Tsvetkov.

In an interview with the Daily Mail , the international diamond trader claimed their years-long divorce battle cost him over $180 million. He also claimed the socialite spent nearly $15 million on designer clothes and handbags during their 11-year marriage.

“Irrespective of whoever she’s with, Tom Cruise or anybody else, they should be aware that she likes the finer things in life and has expensive and luxurious taste,” he told the outlet. “Tom should keep his eyes and wallet wide open.”

Cruise split from the millionaire divorcee after less than four months of dating due to her ex-husband’s remarks in the media .

Sources told us in March that the “Top Gun: Maverick” star broke up with Khayrova to avoid issues with her outspoken ex.

“He’s filming and can’t be shooting and have her husband saying stuff every time he is mentioned in the press,” an insider told us. “They just didn’t want to deal with the ex husband coming up with something nasty to say every few weeks.”

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CNN Commentator Alice Stewart Dead at 58

Alice stewart—a political correspondent on cnn and political advisor for gop candidates—has died at the age of 58 in what officers believe to be a medical emergency..

CNN is mourning the loss of a beloved colleague. 

Alice Stewart, a political commentator for the network and a political advisor for multiple GOP campaigns, has died, CNN confirmed . She was 58. 

According to the network, law enforcement officials confirmed Stewart's body was found outdoors in the Belle View neighborhood of northern Virginia early in the morning May 18. No foul play is suspected at this time, with officers believing a medical emergency occurred. 

Following the news of Stewart's passing, a number of her CNN colleagues mourned her loss, having worked with her since she joined network ahead of the 2016 election. 

"Alice was a very dear friend and colleague to all of us at CNN," CEO  Mark Thompson  said in an email to staff. "A political veteran and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who brought an incomparable spark to CNN's coverage, known across our bureaus not only for her political savvy, but for her unwavering kindness. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn such an extraordinary loss."

Before joining CNN, Stewart began her career as a local reporter and producer in Georgia before moving to Little Rock, Arkansas, to be a news anchor. She also worked as the communications director on a number of political campaigns, including former Arkansas Gov.  Mike Huckabee 's presidential run in 2008, the 2012 Republican presidential bids of former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and then former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum  and, most recently,  Texas Sen. Ted Cruz 's presidential campaign in 2016. 

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During her time with CNN, Stewart often appeared on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer , whose host expressed his grief following her passing. 

"We always invited her to come on my show because we knew we would be a little bit smarter at the end of that conversation," Wolf Blitzer told Jessica Dean on CNN Newsroom . "She helped our viewers better appreciate what was going on and that's why we will miss her so much."

CNN anchor and chief political correspondent Dana Bash , who knew Stewart for more than two decades, said of her friend, "One of the many reasons why she was so valuable to us on our political panels … is because she brought that experience. She brought that understanding of how Republican politics, Republican campaigns work and she never, ever did it with anything other than a smile."

Stewart also co-hosted the Hot Mics From Left to Right  podcast alongside CNN's  Maria Cardona .

"I want everyone to know what a special person she was, especially in this industry," Cardona said of her former colleague. "As you know, today's politics can be indecent and so dirty, and Alice was just such a loving, shining light."

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WASHINGTON, DC (May 13, 2024) – AAA projects 43.8 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the Memorial Day holiday travel period*. This year’s total number of travelers is a 4% increase over last year and comes close to matching 2005’s record of 44 million Memorial Day travelers.  

“We haven’t seen Memorial Day weekend travel numbers like these in almost 20 years,” said Paula Twidale, Senior Vice President of AAA Travel. “We’re projecting an additional one million travelers this holiday weekend compared to 2019, which not only means we’re exceeding pre-pandemic levels but also signals a very busy summer travel season ahead.”   

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Road trips are expected to set a record. AAA projects 38.4 million people will travel by car over Memorial Day weekend, the highest number for that holiday since AAA began tracking in 2000. The number of drivers this year is up 4% compared to last year and 1.9% higher than in 2019. Traveling by car is appealing for many people because of the convenience and flexibility it provides. AAA car rental partner Hertz says Orlando, Denver, Atlanta, Boston and Las Vegas are the cities displaying the highest rental demand , with the busiest pick-up days projected to be Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24.  

This Memorial Day weekend drivers can expect similar gas prices as last year when the national average was roughly $3.57.  Pump prices rose this spring but have held somewhat steady in recent weeks. Prices may creep higher as the summer driving season gets underway. The wildcard remains the cost of oil, and unlike last year, there are now two wars – in the Middle East and Ukraine – that could roil the oil market.  

Airports are bracing for a spike in travelers. AAA expects 3.51 million air travelers this holiday weekend, an increase of 4.8% over last year and 9% jump compared to 2019. This will be the most crowded Memorial Day weekend at airports since 2005, when 3.64 million flew for the holiday as the travel industry finally rebounded post 9/11. This Memorial Day weekend, air ticket prices are comparable to last year. AAA booking data shows a 1% to 2% increase in prices for domestic flights. Several factors play into how much travelers pay for airfare, including destination, number of stops, and fare class. For example, passengers who book nonstop flights with seat selection and carry-on bags included will likely pay more than those who select basic economy with a layover.  

  Nearly two million people are expected to travel by other modes of transportation, including buses, cruises, and trains. AAA projects 1.9 million people will take these other modes of transportation, an increase of 5.6% compared to last year. “This category took the biggest hit during the pandemic with fewer people taking public transportation or not cruising at all,” Twidale said. “Now – five years later – we’re back to 2019 numbers. Travel demand has been soaring, and long holiday weekends create the perfect windows for getaways.”  

Best/Worst Times to Drive and Peak Congestion by Metro 

INRIX , a provider of transportation data and insights, says drivers leaving Thursday or Friday should hit the road early to avoid mixing with commuters. Travelers going back home on Sunday or Monday should avoid the afternoon hours when return trips will peak.   

“Travel times are expected to be up to 90% longer than normal. Travelers should stay up to date on traffic apps, 511 services, and local news stations to avoid sitting in traffic longer than necessary,” said Bob Pishue, transportation analyst at INRIX.  

Please note that the times listed below are for the time zone in which the metro is located.   

For example, Atlanta routes = ET and Los Angeles routes = PT

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Top Destinations 

This Memorial Day weekend, travelers are seeking theme parks and entertainment venues in Orlando, New York, Las Vegas, and Southern California. Seattle, Anchorage, and Vancouver rank high because of the popularity of Alaska cruises this time of year. Florida beaches and cruise ports will also be packed. European cities dominate the international list. The top 10 domestic and international destinations below are based on AAA booking data.  

Travel Trends   

As travelers make plans for summer and beyond, AAA Travel has identified the following trends:  

  • Bucket Lists : Travelers taking once-in-a-lifetime trips  
  • Milestones : Families booking anniversary, retirement, and family reunion trips  
  • Asia : More travelers interested in visiting Asia, especially Japan   
  • Solo Trips : More people, especially women, interested in traveling by themselves  
  • Luxury Vacations : More travelers seeking high-end cruises and tours  
  • Trains : Many travelers interested in rail vacations across New England, Canada, and Europe  
  • Adventure in Nature : Travelers booking trips to Antarctica, Africa, and South Pacific  

  Travel Agent Survey  

A recent survey of AAA travel agents highlights topics travelers are frequently discussing when booking trips:  

  • Travel Insurance : 51 % of agents say more travelers are interested in protecting their trips  
  • 77% of agents say ocean cruises  
  • 70% of agents say all-inclusive vacations  
  • 67% of agents say river cruises  

Holiday Travel Forecast Methodology   

In cooperation with AAA, S&P Global Market Intelligence (SPGMI) developed a unique methodology to forecast actual domestic travel volumes. The economic variables used to forecast travel for the current holiday are leveraged from SPGMI’s proprietary databases. These data include macroeconomic drivers such as employment, output, household net worth, asset prices, including stock indices, interest rates, housing market indicators, and variables related to travel and tourism, including gasoline prices, airline travel, and hotel stays. AAA and SPGMI have quantified holiday travel volumes going back to 2000.   

Historical travel volume estimates come from DK SHIFFLET’s TRAVEL PERFORMANCE/Monitor SM . The PERFORMANCE/Monitor SM is a comprehensive study measuring the travel behavior of U.S. residents. DK SHIFFLET contacts over 50,000 U.S. households each month to obtain detailed travel data, resulting in the unique ability to estimate visitor volume and spending, identify trends, and forecast U.S. travel behavior, all after the trips have been taken.  

The travel forecast is reported in person-trips. In particular, AAA and SPGMI forecast the total U.S. holiday travel volume and expected mode of transportation. The travel forecast presented in this report was prepared the week of April 15, 2024.   

*Memorial Day Holiday Travel Period   

For this forecast, the Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as the five-day period from Thursday, May 23 to Monday, May 27, 2024.   

AAA Travel Agent Survey Methodology 

AAA clubs distributed surveys to a random sample of their travel agents between March 18 and March 29, 2024 to understand recent traveler trends over the past 60 days. 186 AAA agent responses were collected from 13 AAA clubs (representing 97% of AAA membership overall as of February 2024).  

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This section is for those who want to see the options for a short weekend visit. The guided tours are designed in a way to be short and informative at the same time. Here you can choose the most popular routes of Russia created together with the most rated Russian guides. The programs are made in a way to suit all kinds of travelers: they leave room for having a rest from exploring the cities and enjoy the lazy time of the itinerary. The routes will not leave anyone exhausted and tired; the programs are not oversaturated. In addition, there are visa-free shore tours for the lucky ones whose cruise ship stay in Russian ports for more than a day. These itineraries can also be a guide for solo travelers who plan their routes and want to organize their short trips in the best possible way.

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