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Europe With Perks

Crystal Cruises (www.crystalcruises.com) is offering four 7-night European cruises next year with a couple of great free perks including: $1,000 per couple onboard spending credit and free business or economy-class air. It's also offering a price guarantee to ensure you receive the lowest fares. Certain restrictions apply.

  • Crystal Symphony (cruise 0213), June 14, Round-trip from London, starting at $4,210 per person.
  • Crystal Symphony (cruise 0218), Aug 7, Copenhagen to Stockholm, starting at $4,375 per person.
  • Crystal Serenity (cruise 0311), May 18, Athens to Venice, starting at $3,680 per person.
  • Crystal Serenity (cruise 0314), June 18, Athens to Venice, starting at $3,850 per person.

If You Have the Dough (Lots of It), the World Is Your Oyster in 2011

Silversea Cruises

(tel. 877/215-9986; www.silversea.com) new Silver Spirit will embark on a full world cruise, beginning in Los Angeles on January 19, 2011, for a 119-day voyage exploring 60 destinations in 25 countries -- with 11 overnight port visits -- before ending in Southampton on May 19. The many stops along the way will include French Polynesia, Australia, Asia, Egypt and the Mediterranean from Italy and Monaco to Spain and Portugal. For those who sign on for the full 119 day cruise, Silversea is hosting four free world cruise events, including the chance to explore the history and sample some of Australia's premier wines at the original Penfolds winery, Magill Estate, and the National Wine Center in Adelaide; enjoy a Thai-themed gala dinner, staying overnight in the private Krungthep Wing of the five-star Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok; experience a traditional souk in Dubai, enjoying a festive dinner set amid the dunes of the Arabian desert at sunset; and attend a private opening of Barcelona's renowned Picasso Museum, with plenty of time to explore its treasures sans crowds. If you book the full 119 days, you can also take advantage of a 5% Extended Voyage Savings; a Bon Voyage Gala cocktail reception and dinner; eight Silversea Experience ashore (one per voyage segment); baggage handling service between your home and ship in Los Angeles and Southampton; a $2,000 onboard spending credit (per double-occupancy suite); round-trip business class air and private car transfers (airport/ship/airport); and special commemorative gift. Fares start at $61,924 per person, based on double occupancy, and include open bar and complimentary wines and spirits, gratuities and doting service. If you've got less time (or dough), you can cruise for part of the voyage, with these extras included: Sail 58-117 days:
  • 5% Extended Voyage Savings
  • $1,000 Onboard Spending Credit (per double-occupancy suite)
  • Silversea Experiences ashore (one per voyage segment)
Sail 45-57 days:
  • 5% Extended Voyage Savings
  • $500 Onboard Spending Credit (per double-occupancy suite)
  • Silversea Experiences ashore (one per voyage segment)
Sail 30-44 days:
  • 5% Extended Voyage Savings
  • $250 Onboard Spending Credit (per double-occupancy suite)
  • Silversea Experiences ashore (one per voyage segment)

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 Millennium: 11-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $999, Feb. 1 sailing. Deal includes onboard meals and entertainment.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 14-night Panama Canal, Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego. From $1,099, Mar. 28 sailing. Deal includes free or reduced air from select gateway cities.
  • Cruise West Spirit of Discovery: 10-night Alaska Inside Passage, Seattle to Juneau. From $4,304, May 14 sailing. Deal includes a $200 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Crystal Serenity: 108-night full world cruise, Miami to London. From $58,245, Jan. 11 sailing. Deal includes exclusive shipboard credit, round-trip airfare, and more.
  • Crystal Serenity: 13-night World Voyage IV, Mumbai to Dubai. From $8,855, Mar. 2 sailing. Deal includes a complimentary shore excursion in Abu Dhabi and per couple shipboard credits.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 7-night Fjords, round-trip from Rotterdam. From $1,219, July 26 sailing. Deal includes a complimentary shore excursion in Alesund and the opportunity to sail with an All-Travel destination expert.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 135-night ultra-lux westbound Panama Canal and World, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $70,853, Dec 28 sailing. Deal includes a $200 per couple shipboard credit, five cocktail receptions, and five shore experiences by private car.
  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: 44-night ultra-lux South America, Ft. Lauderdale to Rio de Janeiro. From $23,050, Jan. 10 sailing. Deal includes two shore experiences by private car and two cocktail receptions.
  • Silver Shadow: 8-night ultra-lux southern Caribbean, Ft. Lauderdale to Bridgetown. From $3,078, Mar. 22 sailing. Deal includes up to 60% savings and free airfare if booked by Dec. 31.
  • Silversea HSH Prince Albert II: 17-night ultra-lux Antarctica, round-trip Ushuaia. From $8,898, Mar. 9 sailing. Deal includes a $500 per couple shipboard 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.

  • Celebrity Equinox: 11-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Rome/Civitavecchia. From $2,899, July 24 sailing.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 10-night Ultimate Pleasure, Lago Mar to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,729, Mar. 11 sailing. Deal includes first three nights at Lago Mar Resort & Spa.
  • Azamara Journey: 16-night Panama Canal, San Diego to Miami. From $1,999, Jan. 3 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 12-night Scandinavia/Russia, round-trip from Amsterdam. $1,619, June 9 sailing.
  • AMA Waterways Amalya: 12-night Rhine, Zurich to Amsterdam. From $3,319, May 27 sailing. Deal includes free cabin upgrade and 30-minute massage.
  • AMA Waterways Amacello: 10-night Christmas, Paris to Amsterdam. From $2,459, Dec. 17 sailing.
  • AMA Waterways Amacello: 10-night Europe, Amsterdam to Paris. From $2589, Apr. 11 sailing. Deal includes free cabin upgrade and 30-minute massage.
  • AMA Waterways Amalegro: 10-night Danube, Prague to Budapest. $3,089, May 31 sailing. Deal includes free cabin upgrade and 30-minute massage.
  • Princess Star Princess: 28-day Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen. From $1,955, Apr. 24 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas: 7-night United Arab Emirates, round-trip from Dubai. From $689, Apr. 5 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, Colon to Ft. Lauderdale. From $539, Apr. 11 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $449, Feb. 14 sailing.
  • Oceania Regatta: 10-night Riviera, Barcelona to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $2,699, Apr. 4 sailing. Deal includes free air.
  • Oceania Regatta: 14-night Scandinavia, Southampton/London to Stockholm. From $4,299, July 12 sailing. Deal includes free air.
  • Norwegian Gem: 21-night Greek Isles, New York City to Venice. From $1,249, Apr. 10 sailing.
  • Norwegian Gem: 21-night Greek Isles, Venice to New York City. From $1,249, Oct. 23 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Carnival Paradise: 4-night Baja Mexico, round-trip from Long Beach (Los Angeles). From $189, Dec. 14 sailing. Deal includes a 10% discount on select shore excursions.
  • NCL Pride of America: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $729, Jan. 9, 2010 sailing. Deal includes a 10% discount on select shore extrusions and up to $250 free onboard spending when you call to book.
  • NCL Norwegian Pearl: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $329, Dec. 12 sailing. Deal includes a 10% discount on select shore excursions and up to $250 free onboard spending when you call to book.
  • Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas: 2-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $99, Jan. 2, 2010 sailing.
  • MSC Fantasia: 11-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $699, Jan. 8, 2010 sailing. Deal includes a 10% discount on select shore excursions.

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

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

  • Celebrity Celebrity Summit: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $449, Jan. 2, 2010 sailing. Deal includes a 10% discount on select shore excursions and $100 off an oceanview or higher-category cabin when you call to book.
  • Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas: 3-night Brazil, round-trip from Santos (Sao Paulo). From $254, Dec. 15 sailing. Deal includes a 10% discount on select shore excursions.
  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $179, Dec. 14 sailing. Deal includes a 10% discount on select shore excursions.
  • Carnival Carnival Spirit: 8-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $449, Jan. 14 sailing. Deal includes a 10% discount on select shore excursions.
  • NCL Norwegian Jewel: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $379, Jan. 10 sailing. Deal includes a 10% discount on select shore excursions.

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

  • NCL Gem: 14-night transatlantic, New York to Venice. From $649, April 10 sailing.
  • NCL Jewel: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $329, Jan. 10 sailing.
  • NCL Jade: 21-night eastern Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $1,689, Feb. 5 sailing.
  • NCL Spirit: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from New Orleans. From $379, Jan 24 sailing.
  • NCL Gem: 7-night Bahamas and Florida, round-trip from New York. From $609, Mar. 6 sailing.
  • NCL Epic: 7-night transatlantic, London to New York. From $699, June 24 sailing.
  • NCL Epic: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $649, Sept. 25 sailing.
  • NCL Epic: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip form Miami. From $649, Sept. 4 sailing.
  • Carnival Dream: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $549, April 2 sailing.
  • Carnival Dream: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $549, October 23 sailing.

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