Don't settle for another predictable spring break (adios, Senor Frogs) when you can cruise for adventure. Today's cruises offer an affordable vacation option fully loaded with upscale accommodations, gourmet grub and Broadway-worthy entertainment. To help you plan your next escape, here are five cruises with departure dates in March. All prices as of press time.



The cruise: 7-Day Bahamas and Florida, round-trip New York

Cruise line: Norwegian Cruise Line

Departure dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

Departs from: New York

Price: From $549 per person


The Norwegian Breakaway conveniently sails from New York Harbor en route to Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; and Nassau, Bahamas. Its Freestyle Cruising model means guests dine at their leisure without pre-assigned seating or scheduled mealtimes. And thanks to a flurry of activities including rock climbing, bowling, miniature golf, casino games and several bars and lounges, you can do as much or as little as you want.


The cruise: 5-Night Western

Caribbean Cruise

Cruise line: Disney Cruise Line

Departure dates: March 1, 15 and 29

Departs from: Miami, Florida

Price: From $600 per person

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Book a three-hour flight to Miami and board the Disney Wonder's family-friendly cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, and Castaway Cay, Disney's private island in the Bahamas. The kids will enjoy meeting Disney characters, riding waterslides and watching new and classic Disney flicks. Meanwhile, mom and dad have many playtime options, too, including luxe spa treatments and an adults-only pool.



The cruise: 4-Day Baja Mexico

Cruise line: Carnival Cruise Lines

Departure dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Departs from: Los Angeles, California

Price: From $199 per person


Make your way to L.A., a six-hour direct flight, and head South of the Border on the Carnival Inspiration for a four-day tour of Catalina Island, California, and Ensenada, Mexico. Whether traveling with toddlers or teens, there's plenty to keep them occupied, from interactive Seuss at Sea activities to "dive-in movies." Meanwhile, adults can escape to the Serenity Adult Only Retreat area, have a few laughs at a comedy show and dance the night away.



The cruise: 5-Night Brazil Cruise

Cruise line: Royal Caribbean International

Departure dates: March 1

Departs from: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Price: From $539 per person


After a 10-hour nonstop flight to Sao Paulo, kick off your spring break in Brazil's bustling commercial center. And the trip gets even better on Royal Caribbean's Splendour of the Seas' five-night cruise, with beach excursions and recreational activities like bumper cars, salsa dancing, zip lines and the adults-only Solarium retreat. Ports of call include Buzios, Cabo Frio and Ilhabela.



The cruise: 7-Day Hawaii, round-trip Honolulu

Cruise line: Norwegian Cruise Line

Departure dates: March 7, 14, 21 and 28

Departs from: Honolulu, Hawaii

Price: From $849 per person


Here's your chance to go chasing waterfalls. To reach Norwegian's Pride of America -- a year-round cruise that sails four breathtaking Hawaiian islands in seven days -- hop a direct flight from New York City to Honolulu (about 11 hours on Hawaiian Airlines). Once you're all aboard, passengers are treated to overnight stays in Maui and Kauai and excursions on Oahu and the Big Island.