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Hot Deals from Norwegian

NCL (tel. 866/234-0292; www.ncl.com) is offering these great deals if booked between Saturday Feb. 27 & Friday March 5, 2010. Mention promotion codes when booking. Certain restrictions apply.

New reservations booked now through Feb 28, 2010, on any Pride of America Hawaii, get up to six-category upgrade, reduced deposits and up to $400 in onboard savings certificates.

Book any category suite fleetwide by April 1, 2010 (including Penthouse, Deluxe Owners Suite, Courtyard Villa and Garden) for sailings at least nine months out (new reservations only), and get up to $300 in onboard credits.

  • Feb 27, 2010, Norwegian Gem:
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; $549 best available inside/person, ask for promo type PG6.
  • March 12, 2010, Norwegian Dawn: 9-day southern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami, calling in Samaná, Dominican Republic; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados and Basseterre, St. Kitts; $699 best available inside/person, ask for promo type PGHOT.
  • March 12 & 19, 2010, Norwegian Sky: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami, calling in Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian's private island); $209 best available inside/person, ask for promo type PGHOT.
  • March 9, 16, & 23, 2010, Norwegian Pearl: 7-night Glacier Bay, round-trip from Seattle, calling in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and British Columbia; $629 best available inside/person, ask for promo type PGHOT.
  • Crystal Clear on Kids

    Hop on a pair of Crystal Symphony (www.crystalcruises.com) cruises this summer and kids under age 17 sail when sharing a cabin with two adults. The 7-night June 14, 2010, cruise #0213 round-trip out of Dover, England, calls on Guernsey, Channel Islands; Waterford, Dublin and Belfast, Ireland; and Liverpool, England, and fares start at $4,210 for each of two adults in cabin (the child is free). The 7-night Aug 7, 2010, cruise #0218 sails from Copenhagen to Stockholm and visits Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Stockholm, Sweden -- fares start at $4,375 for each of two adults in cabin (the child is free). Standard cabins accommodate three people, so the promotion is ideal for families with one child.

    The ship's playroom is geared to kids ages 3-7 and 8-12, and offers supervised activities from arts and crafts, to board games, and use kiosks and personal computers with entertainment and education. A video arcade at the Waves teen centre appeals to teens.

    These two cruises also include $1,000 per couple "As you Wish" spending credits for onboard purchases (drinks, spa, shops and shore excursions). Certain restrictions may apply.

    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)

    • NCL Sun: 12-night transatlantic, Dover to Port Canaveral. From $599, Oct. 4 sailing.
    • MSC Poesia: 14-night eastern and western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $799, March 27 sailing.
    • NCL Spirit: 12-night southern Caribbean and Bermuda, New Orleans to Boston. From $769 April 11 sailing.
    • NCL Spirit: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Boston. From $479, May 7 sailing.
    • Holland America Veendam: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from New York. From $898, April 25 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit and bottle of champagne.
    • Silversea Silver Whisper: Ultra-luxe all-inclusive 10-night Bermuda and southern Caribbean, from New York to Barbados. From $3,398, Oct. 20, 2011 sailing.
    • Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas: 13-night southern Caribbean, Boston to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,199, Oct. 30 sailing.
    • Celebrity Summit: 14-night Canada/New England, round-trip from Bayonne. From $1,399, Sept. 12 sailing.
    • NCL Spirit: 14-night Canada/New England, round-trip from Boston. From $1,049, Oct. 9 sailing.
    • Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas: 8-night Canada/New England, round-trip from Baltimore. From $799, June 18 sailing.

    All-Travel

    (tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com/cruises)
    • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $758, May 23 sailing. Deal includes onboard credit worth up to 10% of your cruise fare.
    • Celebrity Mercury: 7-night Alaska Hubbard Glacier, round-trip from Vancouver. From $1,118, June 27 sailing. Deal includes onboard credit worth up to 10% of your cruise fare.
    • Cruise West Spirit of Yorktown: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Juneau. From $4,799, June 27 sailing. Deal includes $100 per couple shipboard credit.
    • Crystal Symphony: 7-night Mexico Holiday, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $2,165, Nov. 21 sailing. Deal includes prepaid gratuities, cocktail reception, and $1,000 per couple shipboard credit.
    • Regent Voyager: 14-night ultra-lux Mediterranean, Athens to Venice. From $10,560, Oct. 13 sailing. Deal includes a $400 per couple shipboard credit and a cocktail reception.
    • Regent Navigator: 7-night ultra-lux Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $5,180, June 30 sailing. Deal includes a $400 shipboard credit and a cocktail reception.
    • Seabourn Legend: 7-night ultra-lux Caribbean, St. Thomas to Ft. Lauderdale. From $2,199, Mar. 25 sailing. Deal includes a $500 per couple shipboard credit.
    • Seabourn Odyssey: 7-night ultra-lux Adriatic and Greek Isles, Venice to Athens. From $4,899, May 29 sailing. Deal includes a $500 per couple shipboard credit.
    • Silversea Silver Wind: 9-night ultra-lux Greek Isles & Turkey, Istanbul to Venice. From $5,598, Apr. 12 sailing. Deal includes one per couple shoreside experience by private car in Kusadasi or Dubrovnik, or a $500 shipboard credit.
    • Silversea Silver Spirit: 7-night ultra-lux European, Lisbon to Nice. From $4,118, Sep. 30 sailing. "Food and Wine at Sea" themed cruise includes private cocktail reception, behind the scenes champagne & caviar galley tour, private wine pairing dinner & private car and driver shoreside experience.

    Cruise Brothers

    (tel. 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)
    • Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $899, June 27 sailing.
    • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $549, Apr. 25 sailing.
    • Celebrity Century: 5-night Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $299, May 10 sailing.
    • Carnival Pride: 7-night Bahamas, round-trip from Baltimore. From $559, May 2 sailing.
    • Norwegian Jewel: 7-night Bahamas, round-trip from New York. From $469, May 1 sailing. Deal includes a $50 onboard credit.
    • Princess Golden Princess: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $674, June 5 sailing. Deal includes a $50 onboard credit.
    • Carnival Spirit: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $859, Aug. 24 sailing.
    • Princess Royal Princess: 14-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $1,774, Aug. 2 sailing.
    • Paul Gauguin: 7-night South Pacific, round-trip from Papeete. From $4,495, Sept. 18 sailing.
    • NCL Pride of America: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $799, Nov. 27 sailing.
    • Holland America Westerdam: 12-night North Europe, round-trip from Rotterdam. From $1,899, Aug. 26 sailing. Deal includes a $100 onboard credit and $100 beverage card.
    • MSC Poesia: 7-night Canada/New England, New York to Quebec. From $699, Oct. 2 sailing.
    • NCL Dawn: 7-night Canada/New England, round-trip from New York. From $679, Sept. 12 sailing.

    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.

    • Crystal Symphony: 11-night Canada/New England, Montreal to New York City. Ocean view from $4,239, Sept. 30 sailing. Deal includes $1000 shipboard credit, free air and personalized fitness classes, $250 per person discount, spa credits and prepaid gratuities if reserved by March 31.
    • Celebrity Equinox: 11-night eastern Mediterranean, round-trip from Rome/Civitavecchia. From $2,039, July 26 sailing.
    • NCL Gem: 21-night Transatlantic, Venice to New York City. From $1,249, Oct. 23 sailing. Deal includes $2,400 per couple savings.
    • Oceania Nautica: 12-night Ionia, Venice to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $3,499, July 24 sailing. Deal includes $2,000 off 2-for-1 fares, free air.
    • Princess Ocean Princess: 25-night West Africa, Rome/Civitavecchia to Cape Town. From $4,519, Oct. 27 sailing.

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

    • Carnival Spirit: 8-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $499, Mar. 11 sailing.
    • Costa Atlantica: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $399, Mar. 13 sailing.
    • NCL Norwegian Dawn: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from New York. From $409, Apr. 25 sailing.
    • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $599, May 2 & 16, and Sep. 5 & 19 sailings.
    • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $599, May 9 & 23, Aug. 29 and Sep. 26 sailings.
    • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $699, May 30, and Aug. 8 & 22 sailing.
    • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $749, June 6 sailing.
    • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $799, June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, and Aug. 8 sailings.
    • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $799, June 20, July 4 & 18, and Aug. 1 & 15 sailings.
    • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $499, Sep. 12 sailing.
    • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $479, Sep. 26 sailing.

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