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THE DEAL: American Discount Cruises & Travel is offering a seven-night Southern Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas, sailing roundtrip from San Juan on March 30, 2013. Fares start at $499 per person for an inside cabin.
WHAT WE LOVE: Looking for a last-minute getaway? There’s still space on this cruise to St. Thomas, St. Lucia, St. Croix, Antigua and Guadeloupe. It’s a great itinerary for experienced cruisers who have been around the typical Eastern and Western Caribbean ports, but the ship is also quite friendly to first-timers. You might be eligible for perks such as onboard credit, a coupon book and prepaid tips.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: Unless you live in San Juan, this is not a drive-to cruise. Be careful not to overspend on 11th-hour airfare to the Puerto Rico 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. And book soon — this cruise departs just over three weeks from today!
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here.
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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