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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 February 13, 2013. Prices start from $549 per person for an inside cabin, $599 for an outside cabin and $899 for a balcony.
WHAT WE LOVE: The Canary Islands are among the warmer European destinations to cruise to in winter, and you can cruise there from just $61 a night (with outsides and balconies also under $100 per person, per night). You might be eligible for half-price kids’ fares, upgrades, coupons, onboard credit and/or prepaid tips by taking advantage of Norwegian’s Wave Season sale and agency offers.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: Booking last-minute airfare can be pricey – then again, February is not as popular a time to travel to Spain as the spring and summer. To see how much flights will add to your vacation cost, compare flight prices with our sister site TripAdvisor’s meta-search tool. And be prepared for all kinds of weather – even snow in your departure city, as our editor experienced on a winter Canary Islands cruise.
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here.
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