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THE DEAL: Princess Cruises is offering a 17-night British Isles cruise onboard Royal Princess, sailing from Copenhagen to New York on September 10, 2014. Prices start from $2,099 per person, for an inside cabin.
WHAT WE LOVE: British Isles itineraries are magical (no, really) — from tales of fairy forests to castle ruins, lake monsters and legends — it’s a part of the world with rich history and colorful stories. Your itinerary will be pretty evenly split between sea days and port days ensuring time to explore one of Princess’ newest ships, and to explore ashore with time to breathe in between. See Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia — eight countries in two and a half weeks. A balcony is attainable for $2,699.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: Port taxes and fees are not included in your fare and will add an additional $215 per person. Your itinerary ends in the States but requires a flight to Copenhagen for embarkation — not a cheap place to stay overnight if you’re looking to book a hotel pre-cruise. Royal Princess is new with plenty of amenities, but if you’re a stickler for space, cabins run a tad small with even smaller balconies. Cruising at the start of autumn, your days could be cool and sunny or chilly and rainy — weather is unpredictable here so be prepared for either.
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here.
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