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Date Published: January 6, 2011
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Get Away This Winter With Cruise Deals From $299
(2:20 p.m. EST) -- Blizzards in the Northeast, torrential rains in the West, and lots of snow and ice in between -- this winter's weather has most people longing to escape to sunny skies, sandy beaches and warm breezes. But a tropical getaway doesn't have to be a fantasy, given the bounty of affordable cruise deals available for early 2011 sailings.

Do cruise fares from $299, "kids sail free" offers, complimentary upgrades and onboard credit sound appealing? Not only are we seeing loads of starting fares under $70 a night (though the lowest rates are for windowless cabins), but with Wave Season deals beginning to crop up, extra-value perks are increasingly on offer. And if you can't commit in advance, don't worry. Many of the best deals are for close-in sailings in January, February and March.

If you're itching to travel or just trying to remember what a warm, sunny day feels like, check out this list of some of our favorite cruise deals on offer right now. And if you don't see anything that appeals, you can always find more offers on Cruise Critic's Cruise Deals page.

7-Night Bahamas Cruise from $459

The Deal: A seven-night Bahamas cruise aboard Carnival Pride, sailing roundtrip from Baltimore on February 13, 2011, costs $459 per person for an inside cabin (that's $66 a night). Plus, you may also be eligible for a free four-category cabin upgrade.

To Book: For information and reservations, please contact Cruise.com at 800-668-6414.

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Kids Sail Free on Mediterranean Cruises

The Deal: MSC Cruises is offering discounts on select 8-, 9- and 11-night Mediterranean cruises aboard MSC Splendida, MSC Magnifica and MSC Fantasia sailing this winter. Plus, kids ages 11 and younger sail free when sharing a cabin with two paying adults. Rates start at just $599 per person for an 11-night cruise. From as little as $54 per night, you can visit ports including Gibraltar, Funchal, Malaga and Rome.

To Book: For information and reservations, please contact MSC Cruises at 877-665-4655.

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9-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from $569

The Deal: Prices for a nine-night Southern Caribbean cruise aboard Norwegian Dawn, sailing roundtrip from Miami on March 25, 2011, start from $569 per person for an inside cabin. From as little as $62 per night, you can visit ports including Antigua, Barbados and St. Kitts. You may even be eligible to receive up to $500 in onboard credit and/or a complimentary bottle of wine, dependent on cabin category booked.

To Book: For information and reservations, please contact Cruise.com at 800-668-6414.

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7-Night Mexican Riviera Cruise from $399

The Deal: Sail Holland America's Oosterdam roundtrip from San Diego to the Mexican Riviera on February 26, 2011, from $399 per person for an inside cabin. From as little as $57 per night, you can visit Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas this winter. Plus, if you live on the West Coast, you can save the cost of airfare by driving to the cruise port.

To Book: For information and reservations, please contact Cruise.com at 800-668-6414.

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5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from $299

The Deal: A five-night Western Caribbean cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas is a great opportunity for a budget-friendly winter escape, with fares starting at $299 per person (a per-night rate of less than $60). But book soon -- this cruise departs from Fort Lauderdale on January 29, 2011. Plus, you could be eligible to receive free prepaid gratuities and/or up to $75 in onboard credit.

To Book: For information and reservations, please contact Cruise.com at 800-300-4804.

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Editor's note: Pricing and availability of cruise deals can change very quickly, so please contact the seller for the most up-to-date information, keeping in mind this may differ from the information posted on Cruise Critic.

--by Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor

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