updated 4/7/2010 9:50:40 AM ET 2010-04-07T13:50:40

The Real Deal: A 12-night cruise in an inside stateroom aboard Cunard's Queen Victoria, departing from and arriving in Rome, with stops in Cyprus (Limassol), Egypt (Port Said), Greece (Athens, Rhodes), Italy (Sicily, Malta, Naples), and Turkey (Kusadasi); all meals and most beverages; nightly entertainment; and enrichment programs (such as lectures); from $1,295 per person—plus about $55 in taxes and fees.

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When: Nov. 12.

The fine print: Does not include $55 in taxes and fees per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $1,295.

Note that "Cunard reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement of up to $9 per person per day on all passengers if the New York Mercantile Exchange oil price exceeds $70 per barrel, even if the fare has already been paid in full," according to its Web site. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: Cunard, 800/728-6273, cunard.com.

Why it's a deal: The cruise price, with taxes, breaks down to about $113 per person per night, and that includes accommodations, all meals, and activities.

More: Add $100 per person for an oceanview cabin, $700 per person for a balcony cabin, and from $2,200 per person for a suite. The $700 upgrade cost represents a $1,000 discount off the typical balcony rate and is only available while rooms last. Shore excursions are also available at varying prices.

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