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THE DEAL: Carnival Cruise Lines is offering a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise onboard Carnival Glory, sailing roundtrip from Miami on June 21, 2014. Prices start from $429 per person, for an inside cabin. Balconies run from just $659 per person.
WHAT WE LOVE: Not just the inside cabins are cheap on this cruise — sail from just $61 per person per night, or soak up your views of Cozumel, Belize and Costa Maya from your balcony for just $94 per person per night. Departing on the first day of summer, this sailing offers a week in the Caribbean sun to kickstart the season. Glory embodies a rainbow theme, and there is a colorful range of things to do onboard, including more than 20 bars and late-night venues. Outfitted with Fun Ship amenities, this ship is great for couples and families alike. Miami is a lively port city for pre- or post-cruise stays.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: A last-minute deal, this cruise sails in less than a month. If you can arrange to be onboard, keep in mind that it’s the beginning of hurricane season and there’s always the possibility of a storm brewing in Caribbean waters. If you’re flexible and want a classic Carnival experience, this is a great chance to cruise for less than the nightly price of a hotel, with loads more to see and do. Ports include Mahogany Bay, two stops in Mexico and Belize.
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here.
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