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THE DEAL: American Discount Cruises & Travel is offering a nine-night Canary Islands cruise onboard Norwegian Spirit, sailing roundtrip from Barcelona on November 24, 2012. Prices start from $449 per person for an inside cabin, $549 for an outside cabin and $749 for a balcony.
WHAT WE LOVE: This shoulder-season cruise to Spain and Portugal is a deal at $50 a night per person, and balconies even come in at $83 a night. You can visit the Canary Islands as well as the mainland ports of Funchal and Malaga.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: Although Europe-based cruise ships head to the Canary Islands for more temperate fall and winter climes, you’re not necessarily going to be sunbathing either. Also, note that in order to arrive in Barcelona on time, you might need to cut short your U.S.-based Thanksgiving celebrations, or spend the very American holiday abroad.
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here. You can compare flight prices on our sister site TripAdvisor’s meta-search tool.
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