TRAVEL DEALS

New Orleans & Western Caribbean Cruise, 8 Nights, From $489

Save more than $200 per person on a winter escape that includes a night in New Orleans and a seven-night cruise.

By , Friday, Aug 24, 2012, 2:11 PM

Honduras

Dock in four sunny ports during this weeklong cruise deal, including Roatán, Honduras.

(Courtesy Mario A. Torres/Flickr)

The Real Deal Vacation package to New Orleans and the Caribbean includes a pre-cruise, overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Metairie Airport or a similar hotel; a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Norwegian Star, docking in Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatán, Honduras; and Cozumel, Mexico; transfers from the airport to the hotel and hote to the port; and a coupon book worth $300 in discounts on perks like internet service, meals, and spa treatments. From $489 for an eight-night trip, plus taxes and fees of approximately $126.

When Mar. 2, 2013 ($489); Feb. 16, 23, ($519); Mar. 30, ($569); Apr. 6 ($589); Mar. 16 ($639); Mar. 9 ($659); Mar. 23 ($689).

The Fine Print Does not include cruise taxes of approximately $106, and a processing fee of $20. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is $499. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.

Book By No deadline; subject to availability.

Contact CruiseCheap, 800/543-1915, cruisecheap.com.

Why It's A Deal An overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Metairie Airport starts at about $61 per person, and an inside cabin on a seven-night cruise on the Norwegian Star starts at $649 per person. Which means you would be spending $710 per person on the hotel and cruise alone. This deal includes the hotel night and cruise plus transfers—for $221 less.

More Upgrade to an oceanview cabin for from $569 per person or a balcony cabin for from $789 per person. You can also book additional nights at the Holiday Inn from $50 per person, per night.

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