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Eastern Caribbean cruise, 7 nights, from $419

This autumn cruise docks in the Bahamas, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Turks and Caicos.

The Real Deal: Seven nights' accommodations in an interior stateroom aboard Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess, sailing round trip from Fort Lauderdale and making stops in the Bahamas, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Turks and Caicos; all meals and drinks; nightly entertainment and on-board activities; and port charges; from $419 per person — plus about $72 in taxes.

When: Oct. 31, Nov. 14, 2010; add $43 for Nov. 28; $47 for Nov. 7; $88 for Oct. 24; $133 for Nov. 21.

The fine print: Does not include about $72 in government taxes. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is from $403. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: No deadline; based on availability.

Contact: American Discount Cruises, 866/214-7447,

Why it's a deal: The cruise price with all taxes included breaks down to $70 per person per day, and that also covers all meals, drinks, and activities. That price is hard to beat!

More: Add $43 per person for an ocean-view stateroom, $268 per person for a balcony stateroom, and $448 per person for a suite.