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THE DEAL: American Discount Cruises & Travel is offering a seven-night Alaska cruise onboard Star Princess, sailing roundtrip from Seattle on May 18, 2013. Prices start from $329, per person, for an inside cabin.
WHAT WE LOVE: A low nightly rate, especially one from less than $50, is always made better by additional onboard credit or prepaid tips, and this sailing has it all. By day onboard the Star Princess, retreat to the adults-only sanctuary or Lotus spa. By night, enjoy a lively scene replete with casinos, nightclubs, themed dances and big-screen movies. The view is perhaps best of all, with melting snowcap waterfalls among the staggering Alaskan fjord of Tracy Arm.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: With just a month to plan, book and board your cruise, jumping on this deal might be too last-minute for some. If you pride yourself on originality, this cruise might not be for you: May is a popular time to cruise to Alaska.
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here. You can compare flight prices with 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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