Vacations can be costly, both in price and in time. A 7-night cruise can quickly become a 10-night trip when flight times to the embarkation ports and overnight hotel stays are factored in. For those living on the East Coast that cant afford to take the time off for a lengthier summer getaway, this 5-night cruise offers the perfect compromise. It embarks from and returns to Philadelphia, and sails north along the scenic New England coastline. What makes this deal even sweeter is that youll get a room with a view for the same cost as an interior cabin, with oceanview rates starting from just $429.The Norwegian Majesty embarks on August 29 an ideal time for visiting the Northeast and Canada before temperatures begin to drop. The ship boasts six international restaurants, nine bars and lounges, a spa and fitness center, casino, and theater featuring live nightly entertainment. After setting sail from Philadelphia, the ship will spend a day at sea before reaching its first port of call in St. John, New Brunswick, a fairytale like town full of Victorian architecture. A popular attraction here is the natural wonder of the Reversing Falls which flow in one direction when the tides are low and the opposite during high tide. After that, passengers can follow the Freedom Trail and explore the legendary sites around historic Boston before heading back to Philadelphia.