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NCL Wheels and Deals

These red hot deals are available from NCL (tel. 866/234-0292; www.ncl.com) if booked between Sat., Aug. 29 and Fri., Sept. 4. Mention promotion codes when booking. Certain restrictions apply.

  • Sept. 11, 18 & 21, 2009, Norwegian Sky: 3 or 4-night Bahamas cruise round-trip from Miami, calling in Nassau, Grand Bahamas Island and Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian's private island); $219 best available inside/person. Mention promo code PGHOT.
  • Sept. 26, 2009, Norwegian Pearl: 14-night Panama Canal from Los Angeles calling in Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco and Huatulco, Mexico; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Cartagena, Columbia and Miami, Florida; $749 best available inside/person. Mention promo code PG6.
  • Sept.. 27, 2009, Norwegian Gem: 7-night western Mediterranean cruise roundtrip from Barcelona calling in Valletta, Malta; Naples, Italy; Rome (Civitavecchia); Florence (Loverno) and Cannes, France; $699 best available inside/person. Mention promo code PGHOT.
  • Sept 30, 2009, Norwegian Jewel: 10-night Canada & New England round-trip from New York calling in Boston; Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia; Quebec City, Quebec and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; $829 best available inside/person. Mention promo code PGHOT.
  • Oct. 24, 2009, Pride of America: 7-night inter-island Hawaii round-trip from Honolulu; calling in Kahului, Maui; Hilo, Kona, Hawaii and Nawiliwili, Kauai; $899 best available inside/person. Mention promo code PGHOT.

Crystal Clear on these Deals

Crystal Cruises (tel. 888/722-0021; www.crystalcruises.com) is offering discounted 2-for-1 fares coupled with generous onboard credits. Here's what we mean (certain restrictions apply):

  • Sept. 26, 2009, 12-night cruise #9321, Venice to Athens. Fares start at $4,700 per person and include a $2,000 per couple onboard spending credit. Expert lectures on gaming and gambling.
  • Oct. 8, 2009, 12-night cruise #9322, Athens to Venice. Fares start at $4,940 per person and include a $2,000 per couple onboard spending credit. Expert lectures on ancient Greece, Rome and the ancient world.
  • Oct. 20, 2009, 12-night cruise #9323, Venice to Barcelona. Fares start at $4,515 per person and include a $2,000 per couple onboard spending credit. Guest lectures on world of fashion.
  • Nov. 1, 2009, 11-night cruise #9324, Barcelona to Lisbon. Fares start at $4,080 per person and include a $2,000 per couple onboard spending credit. Professional photographers teach seminars.
  • Nov. 11, 2009, 10-night cruise #9325, Lisbon to Miami. Fares start at $3,165 per person and include a $1,000 per couple onboard spending credit. Ballroom dance instruction.
  • Sept. 14, 2009, 12-night cruise #9320, Istanbul to Venice. Fares start at $5,075 per person and include a $2,000 per couple onboard spending credit. Live musical performances from young artists of the renowned Music Center of Los Angeles Spotlight Awards program

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.

All-Travel

(tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com/cruises)
  • Celebrity Mercury: 12-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Baltimore. From $1,499, Dec. 21 sailing. If reserved July 1 through Oct 31, 2009, receive a $100 per stateroom onboard credit for oceanview or above staterooms.
  • Azamara Quest: 14-night Southeast Asia, Singapore to Hong Kong. From $2,899, Feb. 20 sailing. Deal includes meals and entertainment.
  • Crystal Symphony: 14-night Valentine's Day, Miami to Los Angeles. From $3,630, Feb. 14 sailing. Deal includes a $1,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Crystal Serenity: 108-night Full World Cruise, Miami to London. From $58,245, Jan. 11 sailing. Deal includes a world cruise gala and overnight luxury hotel accommodations on eve of departure in Miami, round-trip airfare, and a $10,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Holland America Amsterdam: 128-night Grand World Voyage, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $17,999, Jan. 6 sailing.
  • Holland America Prinsendam: 70-night Grand South America, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $10,499, Jan 13 sailing. Deal includes a $700 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 11-night ultra-lux Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $4,495, Mar. 19 sailing. Deal includes 2-for-1 cruise fares, $1,000 per person savings, free economy class air and free unlimited shore excursions if reserved by Sept. 30, 2009.
  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 14-night ultra-lux Pacific Northwest & Alaska, San Francisco to Vancouver. From $5,595, May 26 sailing. Deal includes a $400 per couple shipboard credit, cocktail reception, and more.
  • Silversea Silver Shadow: 16-night ultra-lux Mexico & Panama Canal, Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale. From $5,448, Oct 22 sailing. Deal includes a per couple shoreside experience by private car in Acapulco or a $500 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Silversea Silver Whisper: 16-night ultra-lux Asia & Australia, Singapore to Sydney. From $6,348, Dec 3 sailing. Deal includes a $500 per Person Shipboard Credit if reserved by Sept. 30, 2009.

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.

  • Celebrity Mercury: 17-night Panama Canal, San Diego to Baltimore. From $999, Oct. 23 sailing. Deal includes prepaid gratuities if booked by Aug. 28.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 11-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Rome/Civitavecchia. From $2,899, July 24, 2010 sailing. Deal includes two-night pre-cruise stay in Rome/Civitavecchia, two private shore excursions, (Santorini and Istabul), special cocktail receptions and gifts.
  • Princess Star Princess: 28-night Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen. From $1,955, Apr. 24, 2010 sailing.
  • AMA Waterways Amalya: 12-night Rhine, Zurich to Amsterdam. From $3,069, May 27, 2010 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: 8-night Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $659, Nov. 1 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 14-night Panama Canal, Miami to San Diego. From $760, Jan. 3, 2010 sailing.
  • Holland America Eurodam: 7-night Eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $649, Oct. 24 sailing.
  • Oceania Regatta: 10-night Riviera, Barcelona to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $2,699, Apr. 4, 2010 sailing. Deal includes $200 shipboard credit and prepaid gratuities if booked by Sept. 20.
  • Oceania Regatta: 14-night Scandinavia, London to Stockholm. From $4,299, July 12, 2010 sailing. Deal includes $200 shipboard credit and prepaid gratuities if booked by Sept. 20.
  • Oceania Nautica: 12-night Ionia, Venice to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $3,499, July 24, 2010 sailing. Deal includes $200 shipboard credit and prepaid gratuities if booked by Sept. 20, 2009.

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

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

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

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

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