Steal of the Week: 17-Night South America Cruise from $1,299

August 7, 2014 | By | Comments Off

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THE DEAL: Princess Cruises is offering a 17-night South America cruise onboard Golden Princess, sailing from Los Angeles to Santiago on December 3, 2014. Prices start from $1,299 per person, for an inside cabin.
WHAT WE LOVE: From $76 per night, cruise with Princess to the Andes and South America, with port stops in Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru and Chile. A perfect wintertime trip, arrive home in time for the holidays. Pre-cruise and post-cruise stays would be pleasant — if time and budget allows — exploring either L.A. or Santiago, the capital of Chile. Golden Princess features Sanctuary, an adults-only retreat, signature Movies Under the Stars, the Crown Grill and more onboard amenities.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: Port taxes and fees are an additional $179.31, not included in the cruise fare. A balcony jumps quite a bit to $1,999 per person. Weather may be challenging, with travel towards the beginning of rainy and foggy seasons in the region. Pack layers and rain-resistant gear, and keep in mind it is considered summer in South America.
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here.
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