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People feed a flock of seagulls at sunset in Miami. Need to warm up? Depart from Miami on a five night Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Norwegian Pearl, from $299 per person.
updated 11/16/2007 10:04:11 AM ET 2007-11-16T15:04:11

Western Caribbean, 5 Nights, From $299
The Norwegian Pearlis less than a year old and offers 1,197 rooms, a dozen dining areas, a rock-climbing wall, one of the first bowling lanes on the sea, and other perks. A five-night western Caribbean round-trip cruise departs Miami and stops in Cozumel, Mexico, and George Town, Grand Cayman, with inside cabins starting at $299 a person, and ocean-view cabins starting at $439 a person.

When: Departing Dec. 9, 2007, and Feb. 3, 2008; for inside cabins, add $10 for Jan. 20; $30 for Jan. 6; $80 for Feb. 17. By availability.

Details: Includes port charges. Taxes are an additional $62. All meals and drinks in the standard dining areas are included, except for alcoholic beverages. Airport–port transfers are not included. Based on double occupancy. Single supplement is double the cabin rate, minus the taxes.

Contact: American Discount Cruises, 866/214-7447, americandiscountcruises.com.

Mexican Riviera, 7 Nights, From $466
The Golden Princess has more than 700 staterooms, three formal dining rooms, three show lounges, a nine-hole putting course, and other amenities. A seven-night Mexican Riviera round trip cruise departs Los Angeles for stops in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, and Cabo San Lucas, with inside cabins starting at $466 per person and ocean-view cabins at $510 per person.

When: Departs Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 2008; for inside cabins, add $46 for Feb. 9, 16, 23; $91 for Dec. 15, 2007. By availability.

Details: Includes port charges. Taxes are an additional $27. All meals and drinks in the standard dining areas are included, except for alcoholic beverages. Airport–port transfers are not included. Based on double occupancy. Single supplement is double the cabin rate, minus the taxes.

Contact: American Discount Cruises, 866/214-7447, americandiscountcruises.com.

Southern Caribbean, 7 Nights, From $699
The Adventure of the Seas sleeps 3,114 guests, measures nearly the length of three football fields, and boasts a nine-hole miniature-golf course, an ice-skating rink, a rock-climbing wall, and a full-size basketball court. Alas, there's no actual football field. A Royal Caribbean seven-night round-trip cruise departs San Juan, Puerto Rico, and has stops in Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad. Curaçao; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; with inside cabins starting at $699 per person, and ocean view cabins starting at $849 per person.

When: Departs Jan. 13, 2008; for inside cabins, add $15 for Jan. 20; $100 for Dec. 16, 2007, and Jan. 27, 2008. By availability.

Details: Includes port charges. Taxes are an additional $32. All meals and drinks in the standard dining areas are included, except for alcoholic beverages. Airport–port transfers are not included. Based on double occupancy. Single supplement is double the cabin rate, minus the taxes.

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Contact: American Discount Cruises, 866/214-7447, americandiscountcruises.com.

French Polynesia, 10 Nights, From $1,199
The Tahitian Princess is a 5-year-old ship that carries about 680 passengers. Each of its 11 decks has a distinctive décor and feel. Burgundy carpets, dark wood paneling, and antique-looking furniture create a dreamy, glamorous atmosphere when sunlight shines through the ship's blue-tinted windows. A cabaret lounge presents regionally inspired performances, such as one by a Tahitian dance troupe, while a casino lounge offers a Vegas vibe. This 10-Night French Polynesia round-trip cruise departing Papeete, Tahiti, includes stops at Moorea, Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Rangiroa, Raiatea, and Bora-Bora, with inside and ocean-view cabins starting at $1,199 per person.

When: Departs Jan. 9, 19, 29, Feb. 8, 18, 28, 2008; for inside and ocean-view cabins, add $91 for Dec. 30, 2007. By availability.

Details: Includes port charges. Taxes are an additional $80. All meals and drinks in the standard dining areas are included, except for alcoholic beverages. Airport–port transfers are not included.

Based on double occupancy. Single supplement is double the cabin rate, minus the taxes.

Contact: American Discount Cruises, 866/214-7447, americandiscountcruises.com.

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