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THE DEAL: iCruise.com is offering a 14-night transatlantic cruise onboard Celebrity Equinox, sailing from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale on October 27, 2014. Prices start from $1,599 per person for a balcony cabin and include $75 in onboard credit per cabin and a two-night hotel stay in Barcelona (including tour) before your cruise.
WHAT WE LOVE: Two weeks on Celebrity Equinox is split with six port days in Spain and one full week at sea. Stops in Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, and Malaga, as well as Lanzarote and Tenerife in the Canary Islands, offer a diverse view of Spain. Two nights in Barcelona before embarking your cruise allows for leisure time in this eclectic metropolis. City tour passes are included.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: A flight out to Barcelona will cost you, but at least flights home are from the continental U.S. It’s rainy season in most of the Mediterranean, so you’ll be packing layers. For some, seven days at sea may be a relaxing chance to explore the ship, but for anyone who fears going stir crazy (or seasick), I would advise against such a long transatlantic passage.
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here.
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