According to MSC Cruises, travellers can take advantage of special fall rates on balcony staterooms that begin at $669 on select European cruises.

Available only for bookings made by Aug. 31, 2012 on select sailings, guests can book a balcony stateroom at the early booking rate for an interior stateroom; rates begin at $669 (per person, double occupancy; government fees and taxes are additional).

Among the roundtrip itineraries available this fall are: The new MSC Divina’s seven-night “Divine Mediterranean” itineraries, sailing from Bari and calling at Venice, Katakolon, Izmir, Istanbul and Dubrovnik, with balcony rates beginning at $919; the Splendida’s seven-night “Splendid Mediterranean” cruises, sailing from Barcelona or Rome and calling at La Goulette, Valletta and Messina, rates begin at $669; the Magnifica’s seven-night “Autumn Iberian Discovery,” sailing from Barcelona and calling at Genoa, Malaga, Lisbon and Casablanca, with balcony rates from $819; the Musica’s seven-night “Greek Islands in the Sun,” sailing from Venice or Bari and calling at, Katakolon, Santorini, Mykonos, Piraeus, Corfu and Dubrovnik, with balcony rates from $769; and the Orchestra’s 11-night sailing from Rome or Genoa, calling at Heraklion, Piraeus, Istanbul, Messina and Valletta. Rates for balcony staterooms begin at $969.

Alternate departure ports and itineraries may be available. Prices may vary. Guests are advised to contact their local travel agent for further information and bookings.