updated 10/1/2009 9:04:08 AM ET 2009-10-01T13:04:08

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Travel by: Oct. 23

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The deal
Low-cost voyages to the Middle East are a rare find indeed, but Royal Caribbean is currently offering a fall sailing from as little as $41/night. This 12-night cruise passes through the Suez Canal as it sails from Italy to Dubai, and also includes two ports of call in Egypt to boot.

The Legend of the Seas embarks from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy on Oct. 23 and will spend two leisurely days en route to Alexandria, Egypt. Aboard the ship guests can take a jog on the track, try out the rock-climbing wall, relax in the spa or visit the library, or try their luck at the casino. Upon reaching Alexandria, passengers can stretch their sea legs a bit along Corniche, the seafront boulevard teeming with shops and beaches that stretches more than 12 miles long. Next the ship calls on Safaga, Egypt, before spending five more days at sea heading towards the final port of call of Dubai. Interior cabins for this sailing are priced from just $494.

The dollars
All quotes are per person and based on double occupancy. Rates cover accommodations, meals and entertainment on the ship. Fees and taxes, as well as shore excursions, personal expenses, alcoholic beverages and tips are additional.

The catch
The majority of your time will be spent at sea, so you may want to book a pre- or post-cruise hotel stay to make the most of your trip.

The details
Visit cruisenow.com.

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