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Hot Norwegian Deals

NCL (tel. 866/234-0292; www.ncl.com) is offering these great deals if booked by Friday, Aug. 13, 2010. Call to book and mention promotion codes. Certain restrictions apply.

For new reservations made at least nine months prior to sailing now through Aug. 31, 2010, fleetwide, AARP members get a 10% discount off early booking fares for select 2010 sailings.

  • Aug. 29 & Sept. 5, 2010, Norwegian Jade: 7-night western Mediterranean round-trip from Barcelona, calling in Monte Carlo, Monaco; Florence (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples, Italy and Palma, Spain. Starting at $599 per person for best available inside cabin; mention promo type PGHOT.
  • Sept. 4, 2010, Norwegian Gem: 7-night Greece, Adriatic & Turkey round-trip from Venice, calling in Dubrovnik, Croatia; Athens (Piraeus), Ephesus (Izmir) and Nafplion, Greece. Starting at $649 per person for best available inside cabin; mention promo type PGHOT.
  • Oct. 25 & 29, and Nov. 8, 2010, Norwegian Sky: 3- or 4-night Bahamas round-trip from Miami, calling in Nassau, Grand Bahama Island and Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian's private island). Starting at $199 per person for best available inside cabin; mention promo type PGHOT.
  • Nov. 14, 2010, Norwegian Spirit: 7-night western Caribbean round-trip from New Orleans calling in Costa Maya, Mexico; Santo Tomás de Castilla, Guatemala; Belize City, Belize and Cozumel, Mexico. Starting at $429 per person for best available inside cabin; mention promo type PGHOT.
  • Dec. 19, 2010, Norwegian Jewel: 7-night Bahamas & Florida round-trip from New York, calling in Orlando, Florida; Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian's private island); Nassau and Grand Bahamas Island. Starting at $499 per person for best available inside cabin; mention promo type PGHOT.

A Barrage of Barge Deals

European Waterways (tel. 800/394-8630; www.gobarging.com), Europe's largest luxury hotel barge cruising company, is offering discounts of $1,000 to $2,100 per cabin on select late summer and fall 6-night barge cruises if booked by Aug. 31, 2010. The discounted fares apply to cruises on the 12-passenger La Belle Époque and 8-passenger Renaissance, in Burgundy, Gascony and the Midi regions of France, as well as on the Upper River Thames in England, in August, September and October. The all-inclusive 6-night cruises include transfers to and from the barge, meals prepared by a master chef onboard, open bar, excursions and admittance to scheduled attractions. Whole boat charters are also available at 25% off for select cruises through the end of October in Burgundy, Gascony, the Scottish Highlands, England, and Ireland.

Norway on Sale

Hurtigruten (tel. 800/323-7436; www.hurtigruten.us), a specialist in expedition-style cruising, is offering the full 12-day roundtrip Norwegian Coastal Voyage for the price of the seven-day northbound portion. To reap the 30% savings, you must book by Sept. 30. The promotion applies to 22 sailings departing between Oct. 5 and Dec. 31, 2010, and the discounted fares range from $1,533 to $2,140 per person.

Better yet, solo travelers won't be charged a single supplement for singles cabins during this time period. Plus, AARP members get an on board cabin credit of up to $100 and anyone who has sailed on any Hurtigruten ship in the past three years gets an additional 10% off. The 1,250-mile voyage along the west coast of Norway travels between Bergen and Kirkenes, near Russia, and includes not only views of the stunning fjords, but calls at 34 ports, including Trondheim, one of the country's oldest cities; Tromso, Europe's largest town above the Arctic circle; the Lofoten archipelago, with peaked mountains and villages filled with rust-red fishermen's cabins; and Alesund, destroyed by fire in 1904 and completely rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style.

Celebrity Dishes Up Onboard Spending Credits

Through Aug. 14, 2010, Celebrity Cruises (tel. 800/437-3111; www.celebritycruises.com) is offering guests who book select Caribbean cruises in certain cabins a $100 to $200 onboard credit per cabin for use in the spa, bars, specialty restaurants and for shore excursions. The promotion applies to Caribbean cruises of seven nights or longer sailing between Oct. 2010 and April 2011, including all three of Celebrity's Solstice-class ships. Fares for a veranda cabin start at $799 per person for a seven-night cruise and $999 per person for longer sailings, based on double occupancy. Certain restrictions apply.

Elegance on Sale

Cunard (tel. 800/7-CUNARD; www.cunard.com) is offering discounted fares aboard the classically-designed 2,000-passenger Queen Victoria on its upcoming Americas cruises. Save up to $1,200 per balcony cabin on these sailings:

  • Panama Canal, 17 days from New York to Los Angeles, departing Jan. 13, 2011. Fares start at $2,695 per person.
  • Hawaii, 14 days, round-trip from Los Angeles, departing Jan. 30 or Feb. 17, 2011. Fares start at $1,995 per person.
  • Panama Canal, 15 days, from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale, departing from March 3, 2011. Fares start at $2,195 per person.

Dream Fares

SeaDream Yacht Club (tel. 800/707-4911; www.seadream.com) is offering dreamy fares on these sailings, plus a $200 spa credit to boot. Valid for new bookings only made before Aug. 15, 2010. Certain restrictions apply. "Guarantee" fares are promotional rates that guarantee at least a Deck 2 cabin on the voyage booked, though the exact assignment will be confirmed within one week of sailing.

Sail Aboard the SeaDream I

  • Oct. 14, 2010, 12 nights, Malaga, Spain to San Juan. Fares start at $2,699 per person
  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5 nights, San Juan to St. Thomas. Fares start at $2,299 per person.
  • Oct. 31, 2010, 7 nights, St. Thomas to San Juan. Fares start at $2,999 per person.
  • Nov. 7, 2010, 7 nights, San Juan to St. Thomas. Fares from $2,799 per person (guarantee).
  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7 nights, round-trip from St. Thomas. Fares start at $2,999 per person.
  • Nov. 21, 2010, 7 nights, St. Thomas to San Juan. Fares start at $2,799 per person (guarantee).
  • Nov. 28, 2010, 7 nights, San Juan to St. Thomas. Fares start at $2,999 per person.
  • Dec. 5, 2010, 7 nights, round-trip from St. Thomas. Fares start at $2,799 per person (guarantee).
  • Dec. 12, 2010, 7 nights, St. Thomas to San Juan. Fares start at $2,799 per person (guarantee).
  • Dec. 19, 2010, 7 nights, San Juan to St. Thomas Christmas cruise. Fares start at $3,299 per person.
  • Dec. 26, 2010, 7 nights, St. Thomas to San Juan New Year's Eve cruise. Fares start at $5,699 per person.

Sail Aboard the SeaDream II

  • Nov. 10, 2010, 11 nights, Lisbon, Portugal to San Juan. Fares start at $3,099 per person.
  • Nov. 21, 2010, 7 nights, round-trip from San Juan. Fares start at $2,999 per person.
  • Dec. 5, 2010, 9 nights, round-trip from St. Thomas. Fares start at $3,499 per person.
  • Dec. 14, 2010, 7 nights, St. Thomas to San Juan. Fares start at $2,599 per person.
  • Dec. 21, 2010, 7 nights, San Juan to St. Maarten Christmas Cruise. Fares start at $3,499 per person.

See the World for Less

Seabourn (tel. 877/303-9419; www.seabourn.com) is offering up to 65% off world cruise fares on the full trip and on segments aboard the new all-suite 450-passenger Seabourn Sojourn. The 111-day grand voyage sails from Los Angeles west across the Pacific to New Zealand and on to Asia, Egypt, Arabia, then across the Mediterranean to western Europe and finally to the waters of the English Channel to Southampton. Fares include one free shore excursion per segment, open bar and gratuities. Certain restrictions apply.

  • World Voyage I, departing Jan. 5, 2011. Los Angeles to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 79 nights, from $30,099 per person.
  • World Voyage II, departing Feb. 26, 2011. Hong Kong to Southampton, UK, 60 nights, from $22,899 per person.
  • World Voyage III, departing Jan 5, 2011. Los Angeles to Hong Kong, 51 nights, from $18,999 per person.
  • World Voyage IV, departing Feb. 6, 2011. Sydney, Australia to Rome (Civitavecchia), 68 nights, from $26,299 per person.
  • World Voyage VI, departing Feb. 26, 2011. Hong Kong to Rome (Civitavecchia), 48 nights, from $18,699 per person.
  • World Voyage VIII, departing March 26, 2011. Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Southampton, UK, 32 nights, $11,899 per person.
  • World Voyage X, departing Feb. 6, 2011. Sydney, Australia to Singapore, 34 nights, $13,199 per person.
  • World Voyage XI, departing Feb. 6, 2011. Sydney, Australia to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 48 nights, $18,699 per person.
  • World Voyage XII, departing Feb. 26, 2011. Hong Kong, China to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 nights, $11,099 per person.
  • World Cruise Segment 1, departing Jan. 5, 2011. Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia, 31 days, $11,999 per person.
  • World Cruise Segment 2, departing Feb. 6, 2011. Sydney, Australia to Hong Kong, 20 nights, $7,999 per person.
  • World Cruise Segment 3, departing Feb. 26, 2011. Hong Kong to Singapore, 14 nights, $5,799 per person.
  • World Cruise Segment 4, departing March 12, 2011. Singapore to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 nights, $5,799 per person.
  • World Cruise Segment 5, departing March 26, 2011. Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rome (Civitavecchia), 20 nights, $7,999 per person.
  • World Cruise Segment 6, departing April 15, 2011. Rome (Civitavecchia), to Southampton, UK, 12 nights, $4,499 per person.

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 for an inside cabin unless otherwise stated, and include port charges. Rates for the ultra-lux lines may also include gratuities and some or all beverages.

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

  • Celebrity Century: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $349, Dec. 2 sailing.
  • Celebrity Eclipse: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $599, Dec. 4 sailing.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $799, Dec. 5 sailing. Deal includes $75 per cabin onboard credit and bottle of wine. This is a Celebrity themed culinary cruise.
  • Celebrity Century: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $309, Dec. 6 sailing. Deal includes $75 per cabin onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Summit: 8-night Southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $649, Dec. 18 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 15-night westbound Panama Canal, Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego. From $1,749, Dec. 18 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 14-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Baltimore. From $1,299, Dec. 20 sailing.
  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 10-night Panama Canal, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $999, Feb. 1 sailing.
  • Holland America Rotterdam: 30-night South America/Peru, round-trip from San Diego. From $2,999, Feb. 2 sailing. Deal includes $100 per cabin onboard credit and bottle of champagne.
  • Holland America Statendam: 28-night back-to-back Panama Canal, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $2,299, Feb. 4 sailing.

All-Travel

(tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com/cruises)
  • Crystal Symphony: 14-night Northern Atlantic, London to New York City. From $5,710, Sep. 5 sailing. Deal includes free air and $2,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Crystal Symphony: 11-night New England & Canada, New York City to Montreal. From $4,490, Oct. 11 sailing. Deal includes free air and $1,000 per couple shipboard credit on Bon Appétit Travel Series cruise.
  • Celebrity Equinox: 10-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,198, Nov. 26 sailing. This is a culinary theme cruise.
  • Paul Gauguin: 7-night Tahiti & Society Islands, round-trip from Papeete. From $3,145, Oct. 30 sailing. Deal includes $500 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Holland America Ryndam: 17-night Panama Canal, San Diego to Tampa. From $1,699, Sep. 23 sailing. Deal includes $150 per couple shipboard credit, free Pinnacle Grill alternative dining experience and bottle of champagne.
  • RSSC Regent Mariner: 14-night Transatlantic, Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro. From $5,600, Dec. 3 sailing. Deal includes free air, additional savings and free unlimited shore excursions if reserved by Sep. 30.
  • Silversea Silver Shadow: 8-night Asia, Bangkok to Singapore. From $4,858, Oct. 29 sailing. Deal includes $250 per person shipboard credit if reserved by Aug. 31 or one shoreside experience by private car in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Silversea Silver Wind: 9-night Middle East, Mumbai to Dubai. From $4,918, Dec. 11 sailing. Deal includes $250 per person shipboard credit if reserved by Aug. 31 or one shoreside experience by private car in Cochin.
  • Seabourn Odyssey: 7-night Adriatic & Greek Isles, Venice to Athens. From $1,999, Nov. 6 sailing. Deal includes $500 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Oceania Insignia:12-night South America, Rio De Janeiro to Buenos Aires. From $5,799, Dec. 21 sailing. Deal includes free air and additional savings if reserved by Aug. 31.

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

  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. Oceanview cabins from $799, Oct. 31, Jan 2 & 30 sailings. Deal included $50 onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Equinox: 11-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. Oceanview cabins from $1,249, Nov. 15 sailing. Deal includes $100 onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 14-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. Oceanview cabins from $1,199, Nov. 20 & Dec. 4 sailings. Deal includes $100 onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 14-night Panama Canal, Los Angeles to Miami. Oceanview cabins from $1,699, Nov. 21 sailing. Deal includes $100 onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 14-night Panama Canal, San Diego to Fort Lauderdale. Oceanview cabins from $1,249, Nov. 15 sailing. Deal includes $100 onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Equinox: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. Oceanview cabins from $1,199, Dec. 17 & Mar. 11 sailings. Deal included $50 onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Eclipse: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. Oceanview cabins from $949, Jan. 22 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Eclipse: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. Oceanview cabins from $949, Jan. 29 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit.

Cruise Brothers

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

Cruise Members Only

(tel. 800/999-3543; www.cruisemembersonly.com)

The annual $50 membership fee is being waived for Frommers.com subscribers who mention Frommers.com when booking any cruise.

  • Princess Emerald Princess: 27-night Scandinavia & Russia Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen. From $3,029 oceanview, Apr. 27 sailing.
  • Princess Star Princess: 27-night Mediterranean & Egypt Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $2,349, May 3 sailing.
  • Princess Ruby Princess: 27-night Mediterranean Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Venice. From $2,449, May 1 sailing.
  • Princess Pacific Princess: 31-night Mediterranean Transatlantic, Athens/Piraeus to Ft. Lauderdale. From $3,539, Nov. 15, 2011 sailing.
  • Oceania Marina: 16-night Europe, Dover to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $6,299, Aug. 10, 2011 sailing. Deal includes airfare and cooking lessons from world-renown chef Jacques Pépin.
  • Oceania Marina: 12-night Europe, round-trip from Dover. From $5,899, July 29, 2011 sailing. Deal includes airfare and cooking lessons from chef Raymond Ost of Sandrine's Bistro.

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