updated 10/29/2009 10:19:29 AM ET 2009-10-29T14:19:29

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Travel by: December 6, 2009

The deal
Located off the northwestern coast of Africa, the Canary Islands have been attracting visitors for years with a near-perfect climate and alluring beaches. The luxury cruise line, Fred Olsen, specializes in voyages to this Spanish-owned island chain and right now the company is drastically reducing rates on a number of its cruises. This 12-night voyage aboard the Boudicca is our editors’ top pick with rates starting from just $95/night.

This musically-themed cruise embarks from Portsmouth, England on December 6 and spends three leisurely days at sea sailing to Funchal, Portugal, the historic capital of the island of Madeira. After, the ship calls on La Gomera where towering cliffs and sprawling valleys await adventurous travelers. Next is Santa Cruz on Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands with volcanic-sand beaches and snow-capped mountains. TheBoudicca then sails on to Las Palmas on Grand Canary Island where passengers can stroll along the charming streets or botanical gardens before visiting Lisbon, Portugal. Here, visitors can explore the city’s many castles and cathedrals prior to a relaxing return voyage to Portsmouth. Oceanview cabins are originally priced from $3,568 and are now selling for just $1,141 — that’s nearly 68 percent off!

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
Airfare to the embarkation port in England is not included.

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