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THE DEAL: American Discount Cruises & Travel is offering a seven-night Alaska cruise aboard Celebrity Millennium, sailing from Seward to Vancouver on May 31, 2013. Prices start from $499 per person for an inside cabin.
WHAT WE LOVE: Prices just dropped on inside cabins for this shoulder-season Alaska cruise on Celebrity. You might be eligible for onboard credit and/or prepaid gratuities; outside and higher categories could receive additional perks. The itinerary includes scenic cruising by Hubbard Glacier, as well as four ports of call.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: While inside cabin prices are quite reasonable, prices for higher-category cabins jump up to $849 for an outside and $1,649 for a balcony. Many people prefer a cabin with a view for scenic Alaska cruises, so you need to be OK with taking in the scenery and wildlife from public areas. Also know that early-season cruises might have more tour cancellations due to weather and other seasonal considerations, and temperatures can be quite chilly.
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here. To see how much flights will add to your vacation cost, compare flight prices with our sister site TripAdvisor’s meta-search tool.
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