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THE DEAL: Celebrity Cruises is offering a seven-night Southern Caribbean cruise onboard Celebrity Summit, sailing roundtrip from San Juan on November 1, 2014. Prices start from $499 per person, for an inside cabin.
WHAT WE LOVE: Beautiful ship, beautiful itinerary, beautiful price. Summit has received a number of Solstice-class upgrades in recent years, offering Qsine, Aqua-class cabins and Apple products. Five gorgeous ports in seven days will keep you busy, touring Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten and St. Thomas. From $72 per person per night, the value (versus traveling to each port and putting up for hotels) is huge.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: No passport required, but flights to Puerto Rico can still be pricey. If you’re looking for something other than an inside cabin for the week, the price jumps significantly to $849 for an ocean view. If you are splurging, the difference between a balcony, Concierge-class and Aqua-class cabin is more minimal — a $50 to $100 difference — so research the amenities you’re looking for ahead of time. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional. If you’re a person who likes sea days to explore the ship, there’s only one; be prepared for a port-intensive itinerary.
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here.
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