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THE DEAL: American Discount Cruises and Travel is offering a nine-night Canary Islands cruise onboard Norwegian Spirit, sailing roundtrip from Barcelona on December 10, 2013. Prices start from $449 per person for an inside cabin. Receive onboard credit or prepaid gratuities at booking.
WHAT WE LOVE: Cruises in the budget price range aren’t uncommon, but typically highlight Caribbean or last-minute sailings. This deal features a great variety of ports in less common locations such as Morocco, Spain and Portugal, and an equal amount of sea days (four of each.) A Norwegian cruise from $50 per night plus bonus opportunities through American Discount Cruises and Travel, such as onboard credit or prepaid tips, is a great value. You can even snag a balcony from just $83 per night. If you want to take the kids away before the holidays, Norwegian Spirit has fantastic youth programming for younger children through teenage years.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: Enjoy the Mediterranean, but with the strong chance of cold and damp conditions as December is considered the rainiest time of year in these ports. Mild winter weather won’t have you up to your thighs in snow, but may require use of a windbreaker for the off-season elements.
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here.
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