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THE DEAL: CruiseDeals.com is offering a seven-night cruise aboard Norwegian Epic, sailing roundtrip from Miami on December 15, 2012. Rates start at $479 per person for an inside cabin.
WHAT WE LOVE: A fare of $69 a night is quite good for Norwegian‘s newest and most amenity-laden ship. Plus, you can receive up to $50 of onboard credit per cabin. The itinerary is nicely split with three ports — Nassau, St. Maarten and St. Thomas — and three sea days to enjoy Epic’s multiple dining and drinking venues, Blue Man Group and celebrity impersonator shows, bowling alley, waterslides and other onboard attractions.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: To get the best price on this cruise, you have to be okay with a 143-square-foot cabin with no windows. With a return to land on the Saturday before Christmas, you may also find high airfares and crowded airports. To compare flight costs, check out our sister site TripAdvisor’s meta-search tool.
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here.
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