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THE DEAL: Cunard Line is hosting a Europe Three for All promotion offering up to $500 in onboard credit, up to $500 in airfare discounts and prepaid gratuities when you book a 2014 Mediterranean cruise onboard Queen Elizabeth by November 30, 2013.
WHAT WE LOVE: You will have more room in your vacation budget with discounted air to ports, onboard credit to spend and no tips to add to your bill. A Cunard cruise offers a British sensibility and traditional touches such as formal nights and afternoon tea. The Mediterranean is home to fascinating ports and sightseeing opportunities; you can see it all with the two- to three-week sailings included in this deal.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: You can only access the biggest discounts if you have ample time to sail — the $500 ($250 per person) onboard credit and air savings offers are only applied to cruises a whopping 21 days or longer. However, you can earn $200 per cabin on a seven-night cruise. Prepaid gratuities only apply during June and July 2014 sailings onboard Queen Elizabeth, so you’ll have to decide if a hot summer sailing with crowded ports is worth the savings.
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here.
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