MSC is offering balcony staterooms on select 7-night, Caribbean cruises for bookings made by August 31, 2010, providing savings of more than 25 percent on an affordable Caribbean cruise vacation where kids 11 and younger cruise free.

Rates begin at $599 per person for balcony staterooms on select 7-night cruises to the Eastern  Caribbean and Western Caribbean on MSC Poesia when she returns to the U.S. for her inaugural Fall foliage cruises to Canada/New England in September.

The special rates are for new bookings for balcony stateroom, while space is available, on the following 7-night, Caribbean cruises departing from Fort Lauderdale:

• Eastern Caribbean cruise, calls in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St.
Maarten; and Nassau Bahamas; departs November 28 and December 12, 2010; rates from $629 and $599, respectively, (originally started from $879) for a $250 savings or more than 25 percent plus government fees and taxes (GFTs) of $69.62;
• Western Caribbean cruise, calls in Key West, Florida; Ocho Rios, Jamaica;
Gerogetown, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico; departs December 5, 2010;  rates from $599 (originally started from $879) for a $250 savings or more than 25 percent plus GFTs of $81.35;

Cruise-only rates are per person  based on double occupancy for U.S. and Canadian residents. Government fees and taxes for all guests are additional; restrictions apply.

Kids ages 11 and younger cruise free (GFTs are additional) when sharing a stateroom with two full-fare-paying adults. All cruises offer just a $100 deposit.