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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 February 20, 2014. Prices start from $429, per person, for an inside cabin. Bonus offers include either onboard credit or prepaid gratuities.
WHAT WE LOVE: Take a cruise vacation somewhere new with nine nights sailing European islands from less than $50 per night. Part of Spain, the Canary Islands offer European vacationing with island appeal. Onboard Norwegian Spirit you’ll find a lively vibe with plenty of dining options serving international fare from French to Japanese to German, and even a Chocoholic Buffet at night. In your room, find oversized cabin bathrooms, which are a rarity. Higher-class cabins don’t get much more expensive — currently you can snag a balcony from around $92 per night.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: Many describe the weather as a permanent spring, and the temperatures are lovely, but attract more passengers during the winter months. Visitation is at an all-time high during what is known as Carnaval season (February to March), which proves to be a popular and busy time to visit the islands. Airfares to Barcelona may be more during this peak time.
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here.
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