updated 9/25/2009 2:38:26 PM ET 2009-09-25T18:38:26

The Real Deal: A round-trip sail between Cape Liberty in Bayonne, N.J., and King's Wharf, Bermuda; five nights in an interior cabin aboard Royal Caribbean's 3,114-passenger Explorer of the Seas; all meals, coffee, tea, water and juice; and onboard entertainment and activities, from $399 per person — plus taxes of $66.

When: Nov. 7.

The fine print: There are no port charges or fuel surcharges, but taxes are an additional $66 per person. Round-trip transfers between the Newark airport and the port in Bayonne are $55 per person. Based on single or double occupancy. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: Cruises For Less, 800-329-9002, cruisesforless.com.

Why it's a deal: This five-night Royal Caribbean cruise breaks down to $93 a night and includes five nights in an interior cabin, all meals, beverages, entertainment and taxes.

More: Optional excursions include a catamaran cruise with snorkeling ($70 per person), a tour of Bermuda ($80 per person), horseback riding ($85 per person) and scuba diving ($125 per person); browse the complete list of shore excursions. Add $150 per person to upgrade to an ocean-view cabin, $200 for a cabin with a balcony, and $500 for a suite. Can't make the November 7 departure date? Other cruise offerings include an eight-night sail in the eastern Caribbean from $582 and a similar 12-night sail from $899 (departs Nov. 29). Add pre- or post-cruise nights in New Jersey at the Hilton Newark Penn Station for $148 per person per night, which includes a transfer from the hotel to the ship.

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