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THE DEAL: Cruise Marketplace is offering a 16-night transatlantic cruise aboard Holland America’s Noordam, sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Rome on March 22, 2013. Fares for an inside cabin start at $799 per person.
WHAT WE LOVE: Transatlantic cruises offer some of the lowest rates per night, and this sailing is no exception, with inside cabins starting from $50 a night and balconies selling for under $100 a night. When you book this ocean crossing with Cruise Marketplace, you’ll get up to $100 in onboard credit per couple. Plus, third and fourth passengers sharing a cabin with two passengers paying full fare sail for $99, and children sail free with two paying adults. The itinerary is not all sea days, with five stops in Spain and Portugal, including an overnight in Lisbon.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: You’ll need to be retired, or at least have a lot of vacation time, to take advantage of this cruise as the itinerary runs longer than two weeks. Plus, open-jaw airfares can be pricey, especially if you have to fly to the Fort Lauderdale departure port. To see how much flights will add to your vacation cost, compare flight prices with 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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