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THE DEAL: Cruise.com is offering a three-night Bahamas cruise aboard Norwegian Sky, sailing roundtrip from Miami on January 11, 2013. Fares start at $99 per person for an inside cabin.
WHAT WE LOVE: Need a vacation that does not take you over a personal fiscal cliff? If you book soon, you can snag a last-minute Bahamas cruise from the low rate of $33 per person, per night. Even balconies are under $100 a night. As if that weren’t enough of a deal, you could also be eligible for $25 in onboard credit. This cruise could make an excellent holiday gift for your favorite travel companion (and yourself). Skip the pricey end-of-December travel period, and go for bigger savings when you postpone your warm-weather, long weekend getaway to the new year.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: It’s hard to find something wrong with a cruise priced as low as this one. If we have to think of a caveat, it’s that Norwegian Sky is one of Norwegian’s oldest and smallest ships, so you’ll find smaller-than-average cabins and not quite as many onboard attractions as the line’s mega-ships. The biggest deals are on inside and outside cabins, which are not the best for those prone to claustrophobia and seasickness.
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.
Looking for cruises for under $75 or even $50 a day? We’ve got dozens listed on our Cheap Cruises page.
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