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Would You Believe $60 a Night for a 9-Night Trip on a Princess Ship? Plus Bargains Over the Holidays

We periodically ask our friends at AllThingsCruise.com to tell us about the best bargains in cruises at the moment. Here's what they suggested, where to book them, and what, in the opinion of the sellers, makes each one a steal. 

Remember that although it's currently hurricane season, the major lines will re-book you if a storm threatens your departure, so you can snag these deals with the confidence that your plans won't go to waste.

Unless specified, all prices are the lowest possible for an inside cabin, and they are based on double occupancy. These specials may include other extras such as onboard credits (so ask) and they may sell out—and probably will. Frommer's doesn't share in the sales—we just want to share travel deals with our readers.

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Destination: Caribbean

What5-Night Eastern Caribbean cruise on Princess Cruises' Caribbean Princess

When: Nov. 1, 2014

Prices: $229 inside; $259 oceanview; $399 balcony; $599 suite (per person, based on double occupancy)

What Else You'll Have to Pay: $96 per person in taxes/port charges

Where You Go: Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with stops at Princess Cays (private island); Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos; and two days at sea

Sold By: Cruises-N-More, (800)-733-2048, cruises-n-more.com

Why this is a deal: At $229 (before that $96 in charges), that’s just $46 per person, per night.

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Destination: Caribbean

What9-Night Grand Caribbean Sampler on Princess Cruises' Caribbean Princess

When: Nov. 1, 2014

Prices: $428 inside; $508 oceanview; $778 balcony; $1048 suite (per person, based on double occupancy)

What Else You'll Have to Pay: $126.50 per person in taxes/port charges

Where You Go: Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with stops at Princess Cays (private island); Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos; Cozumel, Mexico; and four days at sea

Sold By: Cruises-N-More, 800/733-2048, cruises-n-more.com

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Why this is a deal: At $428, that’s just $48 per person, per night

Destination: Alaska

What:  11-night Cruise-and-Land Tour on Princess Cruises Coral Princess

When:   May 16, 2015

Prices:   From $1,699 per person for an inside cabin

What Else You'll Have to Pay:  Rates include port charge, government tax additional.

Where you Go:  11-night vacation includes 4-night land tour and 7-night cruise from Whittier to Vancouver

Sold By:  Cruise Brothers, 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com

Why This is a Deal:  This is a land tour with an overnight of one night each in Anchorage and Mt. McKinley and two nights in Denali. You'll take a train from Denali to Whittier, where you will board the Coral Princess for your 7-night cruise to Vancouver.  An Alaska naturalist with you throughout the trip to discuss the majestic glaciers and wildlife viewing.

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Other Details:  Reserve by October 15 and receive $200 shore excursion credit per cabin, $100 onboard credit per cabin, reduced deposit and bonus extra $50 onboard credit per cabin.

Destination: Mexico

What:  7 nights on Holland America Line’s Veendam

When:   Dec. 20 or 27, 2014 sailings

Prices:   From $899 per person

What Else You'll Have to Pay:  Rates include port charge. Government tax additional

Where you Go:  San Diego to Puerto Vallarta with ports of call in Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan, Mexico

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Sold By:  Cruise Brothers; 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com

Why This is a Deal:  A holiday cruise for only $128 per person, per night—they can be much more because of Christmas. New Year's sailing from $1,099.

Destination: Caribbean

What:  7-Night Exotic Western Caribbean on Carnival Cruises' Carnival Glory

When:  Jan. 31, 2015

Prices: $409 per person for an Inside Stateroom (1A)

What Else You’ll Have to Pay:  An additional $131.63 per person in Government taxes and fees

Where you Go:  Round-trip Miami, with stops in Cozumel, Belize, Mahognay Bay, and Grand Cayman.

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Sold By:  Crown Cruise Vacations; 877/283-1114; www.crowncruisevacations.com

Why This is a Deal:   That’s $58 per person, per night.

Destination: Canada/ New England

What12-Night Canada/New England on Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess

When:  Oct. 22, 2014

Prices:  $899 per person for an interior stateroom (IF)

What Else You’ll Have to Pay:  An additional $251.00 per person in Government taxes and fees

Where you Go:  Departing from Quebec City, with stops in Charlottetown, Sydney (NS), Halifax, Portland (ME), Boston, Port Canaveral and Fort Lauderdale

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Sold By:   Crown Cruise Vacations 877/283-1114; www.crowncruisevacations.com

Why This is a Deal At $899 pricing see Canada and the lovely New England coast for just $75 per night, per person.

River Cruise Lines’ Deals

American Queen Steamboat Company: American Queen Steamboat Company is offering 2-for-1 cruise fares on select 2014 Pacific Northwest sailings aboard the American Empress. This offer expires October 31, 2014 so book now. For sailing dates and details click here.

Avalon Waterways: Save $1,000 per couple on select 2015 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises. For details click here. Booking must be made, under deposit, and discount applied before September 30, 2014

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Avalon Waterways: For a limited time Avalon Waterways is offering savings of up to $3,560 per couple on select Mekong River Cruise departures. This offer expires September 30, 2014. For more information click here.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is offering special savings on their 2015 15 Day "European Jewels" departures aboard their new SS Maria Theresa. Pay in full at the time of booking and couples can save up to $1,800 when they make their reservation before October 31, 2014 or couples save $600 with a deposit at time of reservation when booked by January 15, 2015. For details click here.

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