Short cruises between Los Angeles and Mexico are one of the most inexpensive cruises around, and January is a month when they get even cheaper. It's good news for those who want to take a few days to recover from the holiday madness or those who want to experience a starter cruise.
Here are some sample itineraries and prices for interior cabins on sailings from Los Angeles:
When: Prices are good until cabins sell out.
Tested: I found availability for cabins on all the sailings listed above, but what you'll find is all subject to when you buy. Note that fees and taxes add about $170 per cabin or $85 a person to the price of the cruise.
Also, if you can't make January, shop the same short cruises in March. For example, I found the three-day cruise to Ensenada leaving on March 31 available for $199 to $204 per person excluding tax and fees.