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A Yachta low Rates in Europe on SeaDream

Rates for 7-night Europe cruises aboard SeaDream Yacht Club's (tel. 800/707-4911; www.seadreamyachtclub.com) casually elegant 110-passenger SeaDream I are going for as low as $2,799 per person for the October 26 Valetta, Malta to Malaga, Spain voyage and $2,599 for the November 2 Malaga to Tenerife, Canary Islands cruise. A 12-night Pireaus to Malaga trip on the SeaDream I is starting as low as $5,299 per person. On SeaDream II, the November 3 Seville, Spain to Tenerife cruise is starting at $2,999 per person. Fares include open bar, gratuities and use of watersports. Some restrictions apply and these special promotional rates include the condition that you do not select your stateroom at time of booking; your Deck 2 cabin assignment will be confirmed by SeaDream within one week of sailing.

Hot Norwegian Deals

Book a Norwegian Cruise Line (tel. 800/327-7030; www.ncl.com) by Sunday, September 10, 2006, and cash in on some low rates. You must mention the promo codes below when booking. What are you waiting for?

  • October 8, 2006, Norwegian Spirit: 11-day southern Caribbean cruise round-trip from New York, calling in St. Thomas, St. John's, Barbados, Grenada, Dominica and Tortola; $629 per person for best available outside cabin. Promo Code: SD1
  • October 21, 2006, Norwegian Dream: 7-day western Caribbean cruise round-trip from Houston, calling in Progresso, Playa Del Carmen and Belize City; $449 per person for best available outside cabin. Promo Code: SD1
  • November 12, 2006, Norwegian Dawn: 7-day Bahamas/Florida cruise round-trip from New York, calling in Port Canaveral, Freeport, Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau; $449 per person for best available inside. Promo Code: SD1
  • December 9, 2006, Norwegian Wind: 11-day Hawaii cruise round-trip from Honolulu, calling in Hilo, Lahaina, Nawiliwili, and Kona; $699 per person for best available inside. Promo Code: ARSD1

Sea Days Equal Sale Days

Aboard MSC Cruises (tel. 800/666-9333; www.msccruises.com) MSC Lirica, the 17-night October 29 transatlantic crossing from Genoa to Fort Lauderdale includes calls in Barcelona, Casablanca, Funchal, Barbados, Margarita Island, Martinique and San Juan -- plus a total of eight days at sea. Rates start at $1,195 per person for an inside cabin and $1,445 for outside, double occupancy. In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, the crossing will have a music theme.

Fleetmate MSC Opera departs Genoa December 16 for a 17-night transatlantic crossing from Genoa to Ft. Lauderdale. A well-being theme will focus on relaxation and regeneration, with classes on massage and aromatherapy techniques, plus a range of fitness and beauty treatments available in the gym and spa. Rates for this holiday crossing start at $1,295 per person for inside cabins and $1,595 for oceanview, double occupancy. Calls include Barcelona, Casablanca, Tenerife, Martinique, San Juan, St. Thomas, Samana and Nassau, plus eight days at sea.

Both ships will spend the winter doing Caribbean cruises, and most of MSC's winter 2006-07 Caribbean itineraries feature a "Kids Sail Free" offer for ages 17 and under sharing a stateroom with two full-fare-paying adults.

And More Wheel'in and Deal'in from MSC . . .

If you live in America's heartland, you're in luck. MSC is doling out free round-trip airfare with select 11-night cruises aboard MSC Lirica's Deep Caribbean and Panama itineraries departing Fort Lauderdale November 26 (a special baseball theme cruise), December 7, January 9 and March 16 and on MSC Opera's February 27, March 10 and 21 and April 1 sailings. Gateway cities include Cedar Rapids, Chicago (O'Hare), Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Des Moines, Detroit, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Lincoln, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Sioux City, Sioux Falls, Southbend, St. Louis, Tulsa, Waterloo and Wichita.

Fares (including round-trip air, transfers and cruise) begin at $1,195 per person, double occupancy for inside cabins and $1,495 for outsides. Airport facility charges, government fees and taxes are additional.

The offer is valid for residents of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin only and expires November 1.

What Travel Agencies Are Offering

Here are some of the best deals a handful of major travel agencies are advertising this week. Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time. Similar deals may be available from competing online and brick-and-mortar agencies. All rates are per person and include port charges. Rates for the ultra-luxe lines may also include gratuities and some or all beverages.

Cruise Brothers (tel. 800/827/7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)

  • Holland America Volendam: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $994, May 11 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 15-night Hawaii, round-trip from San Diego. From $1,799, January 20 sailing.
  • Holland America Veendam: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $799, December 30 sailing.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 10-night western Mediterranean, round-trip from Rome. From $2,049, June 9 sailing.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 7-night Mexico, round-trip from San Diego. From $599, November 25, December 2, and 9 sailings.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 4-night ultra-luxe Bahamas, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1,750, November 30 sailing.
  • Regent Paul Gauguin: 7-night ultra-luxe South Pacific, round-trip from Papeete. From $2,195, November 4, and 11 sailings.
  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 8-night ultra-luxe translatlantic, Fort Lauderdale to Funchal. From $1,998, April 16 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 11-night ultra-luxe Bermuda, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $3,995, April 5 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 7-night ultra-luxe eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $2,498, December 4 sailing.

CruisesOnly (tel. 800/278-4737; www.cruisesonly.com)

  • Carnival Inspiration: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $229, Sep 30 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas: 5-night Bermuda, round-trip from Cape Liberty. From $399, October 29 sailing.
  • Costa Magica: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $449, December 3 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $499, December 9 sailing.
  • Disney Wonder: 11-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $1,099, Sep 17 sailing.

Cruise Value Center (tel. 800/231-7447; www.cruisevalue.com)

  • Celebrity Zenith: 7-night Bermuda Cruise, round-trip Cape Liberty, NJ. From $449 outside cabins, September 9 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $899, Aug 17 sailing.
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral, Florida. From $769, June 2 sailing.
  • Carnival Victory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $799, December 24 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $849, June 1 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 9-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $899, December 21 sailing.
  • Holland America Amsterdam: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $825, June 1 sailing.
  • Holland America Veendam: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $728, December 30 sailing.
  • Princess Sapphire Princess: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $740, June 2 sailing.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from New Orleans. From $539, December 30 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $759, June 8 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $649, December 22 or December 29 sailings.

Just Cruisin' Plus (tel. 800/888-0922; www.justcruisinplus.com)

  • Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas: 9-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Cape Liberty, NJ. From $549, September 22 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Jewel: 12-night Egypt & Greek Isles, Athens to Istanbul. From $1249, September 27 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $499, September 30 sailing.
  • Carnival Legend: 8-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from New York. From $599, October 11 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 7-night Pacific Northwest, Seattle to Ensenada. From $499, October 13 sailing.
  • Oceania Regatta: 12-night Mediterranean, Barcelona to Lisbon. From $2,299 including free air from JFK, November 3 sailing.
  • Celebrity Zenith: 10-night western Caribbean and Panama Canal, round-trip from Tampa. From $699, November 5 sailing.
  • Oceania Nautica: 10-night Europe, Athens to Rome. From $1,799 including free air from JFK, November 5 sailing.
  • Carnival Legend: 8-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $599, November 8 sailing.
  • Oceania Insignia: 14-night Europe, Venice to Lisbon. From $2,999 including free air from JFK, November 11 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Jewel: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $579, November 11 sailing.
  • Oceania Nautica: 12-night Europe, Rome to Istanbul. From $2,299 including free air from JFK, November 15 sailing.
  • Carnival Liberty: 8-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $579, November 25 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Crown: 18-night South America, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso. From $1,299, November 29 sailing.

Vacation Outlet (tel. 800/690-2210; www.vacationoutlet.com)

  • Carnival Fantasy: 5-night Bahamas, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $239, October 14 sailing.
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $449, October 7 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $559, December 3 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $549, November 5 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Wind: 10-night Hawaiian Islands, round-trip from Honolulu. From $649, November 29 sailing.

Vacation Shoppe (tel. 866/7-CRUISE; www.vacationshoppe.com)

  • Celebrity Century: 13-night eastbound Transatlantic, Miami to Amsterdam. From $859, April 26 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 8-night Norwegian Fjords, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $829, May 9 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $309, November 27 sailing.
  • Amadeus Waterways Amadagio: 12-night Danube River/land package, Budapest to Prague. From $1,499, November 15 sailing.
  • Viking River Cruises Century Sun: 15-night Yangtze River/land package, Beijing to Shanghai. From $3,079, November 5 sailing.
  • Viking River Cruises Viking Sky: 13-night European Rivers, Vienna to Amsterdam. From $2,699 including air from NY, November 26 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Liberty: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $699, October 6, 2007 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 12-night westbound transatlantic, Dover to Bayonne. From $799, September 15, 2007 sailing.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 14-night South America/Panama Canal, Valparaiso, Chile to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,599, March 11 sailing.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 14-night Panama Canal, Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego. From $1,840, March 25 sailing.

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