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Mike--it's a WONDERFUL idea--I say DO IT!!

We live in the NYC area and have taken many cruises just because they're so cheap when they're on special and there's no hassle with airports, etc, it's a resort that is much easier to get to than a resort.

Mostly we travel Carnival, but just because of the price. We prefer (so far) NCL, which also goes out of NYC.

I highly recommend Travelzoo--they link to many other travel sites, but just list the best bargains. If you have some time to plan, you should sign up for their Wednesday best of the week newsletter.

That's where we found the 8-day cruise for $400 each including port taxes etc. And then they upgraded us to a balcony room--we were in heaven!

If you don't play too much bingo, or sign up for too many tours in port, there are really no hidden costs and I think if you look carefully, you should be able to find what you're looking for at the budget you have in mind.

Good luck!
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