updated 10/24/2008 10:06:27 AM ET 2008-10-24T14:06:27

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The deal
During the month that fetes Thanksgiving, why not celebrate the Pilgrim’s Atlantic crossing with a little maritime voyage of your own? The end of November is a great time to snag deals on transatlantic cruises as cruise lines re-position their fleets for the winter. Prices reach jaw-dropping lows on 13, 14, and 15 night sailings — for just $27 a night, you can make the transatlantic voyage and enjoy all the perks that the Pilgrims missed out on like luxurious accommodations, casinos, spas, and room service. So, leave the leftovers behind and spend the last days of fall in the warm waters of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. With prices starting at just $349, these deals are definitely something to be thankful for.

Save up to 77 percent — cruise from Barcelona to New York on new ship
While shelling out for a one-way ticket to Barcelona might cost a pretty penny, this incredible 13-day cruise deal carries an unbeatable price tag of just $349 when booking via Cruise.com —that’s 77 percent off rack rates! The newest Norwegian ship, the Norwegian Gem, leaves Spain’s nightlife hotspot, Barcelona, on November 16 and makes its first stop at the beautiful bay in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France. Next up is Livorno (Tuscany), followed by Rome and Ajaccio (Corsica). After all the sightseeing, take a quick break with a full day of sailing the Mediterranean before one last stop in Malaga, Spain. From there the ship is homeward bound where you’ll disembark November 29 in the port of New York.

The catch: You’ll have to skip Thanksgiving at the in-laws this year.

Mediterranean and Caribbean 2-week island cruise from $449
If island-hopping is more your speed, this 14-night cruise for just $449, on offer from Vacation Outlet, may be just what the captain ordered. Celebrity Summit sets sail from Barcelona November 29, and makes calls at Malaga, Spain as well as in the Madeira Islands (Funchal), before spending three days exploring the wonders of Canary Islands with stops at Lanzarote, Tenerife, and Santa Cruz De La Palma. During the oceancrossing, relax onboard with Celebrity’s AquaSpa Center, cinema, waterfall pool, conservatory, or champagne and martini bar. The journey concludes in the Caribbean, with stops at Philipsburg, St. Maarten and San Juan, Puerto Rico where you can take in some last rays of sunshine before winter.

The catch: Finding a cheap flight back from Puerto Rico. Luckily, we can help with that —check out our Caribbean flight deals.

15-day Royal Caribbean cruise from $399
This cruise combines the best of the Mediterranean with a little taste of the Bahamas on the side. Starting at the ultra-low rate of $399, you can spend 4 days visiting some of the top port cities in Europe, as well as the beaches of Nassau and Miami. The 15-day voyage begins November 29 in Barcelona, followed by a stop in Cartagena, Spain. Then take a day to breathe in that salty sea air before stopping at the Madeira Islands (Funchal) and Santa Cruz de la Palma, in the Canary Islands. After crossing the Atlantic, spend a day each in Nassau, Bahamas and Miami before the ship makes its final port of call in Galveston, Texas. As an added bonus when booking an oceanview cabin, you'll receive a $175 onboard spending credit.

The catch: Regaining your “land-legs” after being at sea so long.

$399 December sailing from Lisbon to Brazil
There’s been much talk lately about Brazil being the new “it” place, so set off on this 2-week voyage and find out what all the commotion is about. Departing on December 2, from Lisbon, Portugal, the next stop is just off the coast at Madeira Island (Funchal), where you can visit picturesque villages, beautiful beaches, and volcanic caves. Then head to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, followed by five nights at sea on board Royal Caribbean’s Splendour of the Seas. During the crossing, there’s plenty to do onboard with a casino, whirlpools, Solarium, shopping center, and more. The ship then docks at Recife, Brazil, followed by Salvador de Bahia, Rio De Janeiro, and a final calling in Sao Paulo. Interior cabins start at $399, and oceanview from just $599.

The dollars
All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Accommodations, meals, some beverages, entertainment and port charges are covered in the cost. Government fees and taxes as well as off-boat expenditures are extra.

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