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THE DEAL: American Discount Cruises & Travel is offering a seven-night Southern Caribbean cruise aboard Caribbean Princess, sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on November 17, 2012. Fares start from $466 per person for an inside cabin, $493 for an outside cabin, $736 for a balcony cabin and $916 for a mini-suite.
WHAT WE LOVE: You could be eligible for onboard credit, free upgrades and other bonuses (wine, photo vouchers, etc.). A Caribbean cruise is a great deal at $67 a night — especially when you’re traveling over Thanksgiving. Let someone else cook the turkey dinner while you enjoy the warm weather in Aruba and Curacao.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: While the ABC islands are typically out of the hurricane zone, a late-season storm could mess up your travel plans into and out of Fort Lauderdale. We recommend using the money you save on the cruise fare to purchase travel insurance. Also, if you need to fly to Florida, beware of high Thanksgiving week airfares and be prepared for crowded airports. You can compare flight prices on 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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