The Real Deal: A weeklong sail from New York City to Quebec City with stops in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador; and Quebec City; seven nights aboard the MSC Poesia; meals and select beverages; and a shipboard credit of up to $100 per person; from $699 per person — plus estimated taxes and fees of $56.
When: Depart Oct. 2, 2010.
The fine print: Taxes and fees are an additional $56 per person. Based on single or double occupancy, if solo travelers book by Aug. 31, 2010. After that date, solo travelers pay at least $1,258. Airfare is not included. Airport-port transfers are an additional $45 per person each way in New York City, $58 per person each way in Montreal, and $28 per person each way in Quebec City. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book by: May 30, 2010, for the $100 per person shipboard credit; otherwise based on availability.
Contact: MSC Cruises, 877/665-4655, msccruisesusa.com.
Why it's a deal: The cost of this cruise package breaks down to about $108 a night and includes accommodations aboard a cruise from New York City to Quebec City, meals, beverages, a shipboard credit of up to $100 per person, and all taxes and fees.
More: Optional activities include a visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island ($75 per person) and the Anne of Green Gables tour in Charlottetown ($69 per person). Pre- and post-cruise nights at the Holiday Inn Midtown 57th Street in New York City start from $149 per person per night for double occupancy; single supplement is $150. Nights at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City or the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal start at $129 per person per night for double occupancy; single supplement is $130.