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The Deal: Can you imagine paying just $33 per person, per night for a cruise? That’s the starting price for this 14-night transatlantic cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas, departing from Galveston, Texas, on May 1. The cruise ends in Barcelona and includes port stops in Ponta Delgada, Azores; Malaga, Spain; and Cartagena, Spain. The cruise also features quite a few days at sea, which you can spend enjoying the ship’s many activities, such as rock climbing and ice skating.
The fare starts at $499 per person for an inside cabin. If you’re concerned about feeling claustrophobic during so many days at sea, consider upgrading to an oceanview cabin ($649) or balcony cabin ($799). These per-person rates are based on double occupancy, and do not include taxes and fees.
The Catch: Before you start salivating over the eye-poppingly cheap fare, keep in mind that you’ll also need to budget for one-way airfare from Barcelona back to the U.S. — which could be pricey. (See How to Save on One-Way Flights for tips.)
The Competition: Norwegian Cruise Line is offering a 13-night transatlantic cruise in the reverse direction (from Barcelona to Miami) this coming fall. At $1,799 per person, the fare is significantly higher, but it includes airfare, transfers and several nights of accommodations. And the ship, Norwegian Epic, is the newest in the NCL fleet.
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–written by Sarah Schlichter