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THE DEAL: Online Vacation Center is offering a 27-night Mediterranean cruise onboard Celebrity Silhouette, sailing from Rome to Fort Lauderdale on November 18, 2013. Prices start from $3,499, per person, for a balcony cabin. It also includes roundtrip airfare from Miami and a two-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Rome.
WHAT WE LOVE: Considering you’re not worrying about additional flight costs to Rome, the hotel bill is on the house and you’ll have $175 in onboard credit to spend, this Celebrity sailing is a great value. Plenty of port time in Italy includes an overnight in Venice. With half sea days and half port days, this cruise is a fantastic match for any sailing style.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: Twenty-nine nights (not factoring in air travel) is a long time to be away, so if you are hesitant about leaving home for a month, this cruise is not the one for you. Additionally, the weather in the Mediterranean during November and December can be cold and rainy and is therefore considered an off-season. If you hate packing layers and extra gear, this is probably not the best time to travel.
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here.
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