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Fly, Sail and Save on Norwegian Epic

NCL (tel. 888/625-2784; www.epic.ncl.com) is offering savings on airfare for Norwegian Epic cruises out of Miami between July 10 and Aug. 28, 2010. With the purchase of a balcony or deluxe balcony cabin aboard Norwegian Epic, flights are just $99. This price includes air from 16 gateway cities -- including New York (JFK, LaGuardia and Newark), Washington, D.C. (Dulles and Reagan National), Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston and Orlando -- and port transfers. The new Norwegian Epic will cruise 7-night alternating eastern and western Caribbean sailings out of Miami beginning July 10. Rates for balcony cabins start at $1,215 per person. The flight specials are available for the first and second guest in a stateroom. Special $199 fares are available from other gateways including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Phoenix. Prices are subject to availability and do not include air taxes. Specials are available up until cruise dates.

MSC Fares Fall for Autumn Cruises

MSC Cruises (tel. 877/665-4655; www.msccruisesusa.com) is offering free cruises for third/fourth adults and/or kids under 17 when sharing a cabin on select 6- to 10-night fall foliage Canada and New England cruises aboard the MSC Poesia. The reduced fares start at $599 per person, double occupancy, through July 31. Certain restrictions apply.

  • 10-night "Dazzling Fall Foliage" cruise round-trip from New York City calls in Sydney, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Quebec City, Quebec; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Newport, Rhode Island; and New York City. Sept. 22, rates begin at $999 per person.
  • 7-night "Scenic Splendors of Fall" from New York City and calling in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Corner Brook, Newfoundland; and Quebec City, Quebec. Oct. 2 sailing, rates begin at $699 per person.
  • 7-night "Captivating Colors of Canada" from New York City and calling in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sydney, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; and Quebec City, Quebec. Oct. 16 sailing, rates begin at $719 per person.
  • 9-night "Autumn Leaves to Palm Trees" cruise from Quebec City and calling in Sydney, Nova Scotia; Boston; Newport, Rhode Island; New York City; and Ft. Lauderdale. Oct. 23 sailing, fares begin at $849 per person.
  • 6-night "Maple Leaves & Mansions" cruise from Quebec City and calling in Sydney, Nova Scotia; Boston, Massachusetts; Newport, Rhode Island; and New York City. Oct. 23, rates begin at $599 per person.

Roommates Save in Norway

Hurtigruten (tel. 800/323-7436; www.hurtigruten.us) is offering a 50 percent discount on companion fares through Sept. 13, 2010 on more than 100 departures of the Norwegian Coastal Voyage 6-, 7- or 12-night sailings. Travel along Norway's spectacular fjord-filled, 1,250-mile west coast between the Hanseatic port of Bergen and Kirkenes, close to the Russian border. The booking deadline is Aug. 31 and the deal can be combined with an AARP on board cabin credit of up to $100 and a 10 percent savings for passengers who sailed on any Hurtigruten ship in the past three years. Regular fares range from $1,632 to $11,621 per person, double occupancy. Certain restrictions 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-luxe lines may also include gratuities and some or all beverages.

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

All-Travel

(tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com/cruises)
  • Crystal Symphony: 10-night Baltic, Stockholm to Copenhagen. From $5,620, July 28 sailing. Deal includes free air and $2,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Crystal Serenity: 9-night Southern Europe, Venice to Monte Carlo. From $5,045, Sept. 29 sailing. Deal includes $2,000 per person penthouse category discount if reserved by Aug. 31, 2010.
  • Cruise West Spirit of Oceanus: 15-night Eastern Canada, St. John's to Halifax. From $9,695, Sep. 7 sailing. Deal includes $200 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Holland America Amsterdam: 14-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $1,599, July 26 sailing. Deal includes a free per couple shore excursion in Skagway.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 7-night ultra-luxe Mediterranean, Venice to Athens. From $5,550, Aug. 19 sailing. Deal includes free air, free unlimited shore excursions, and more if reserved by June 30, 2010.
  • Silversea Silver Shadow: 10-night ultra-luxe Asia, Hong Kong to Bangkok. From $6,698, Oct. 19 sailing. Deal includes up to 60 percent savings plus free economy class airfare if reserved by June 30, 2010.
  • Silversea Silver Cloud: 11-night ultra-lux North Europe & Russia, Copenhagen to London. From $6,648, July 23 sailing. Deal includes up to 60% savings plus free economy class airfare if reserved by June 30, 2010.
  • Seabourn Odyssey: 7-night ultra-luxe Greece & Dalmatian Isles, Athens to Venice. From $2,999, Aug. 7 sailing. Deal includes one per couple shore excursion by private car in Dubrovnik.
  • Oceania Insignia: 14-night southern Europe, Venice to Barcelona. From $3,799, Nov. 10 sailing. Deal includes a $200 spa or shipboard credit per stateroom and prepaid gratuities.

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

  • Azamara Journey: 16-night Panama Canal, Miam to San Diego. From $3,199, Dec. 23 sailing. Deal includes $1,000 onboard spending credit per cabin.
  • Azamara Journey: 11-night Sea of Cortez, round-trip from San Diego. From $1,699, Jan. 8 & 19 sailings. Deal includes $1,000 onboard spending credit per cabin.
  • Azamara Quest: 12-night Middle East, Dubai to Singapore. From $1999, Dec. 9 sailing. Deal includes $2,000 air credit and a $500 onboard spending credit per cabin.
  • Azamara Quest: 14-night Southeast Asia, Hong Kong to Singapore. From $2649, Jan. 8 sailing. Deal includes $2,000 air credit and a $500 onboard spending credit per cabin.
  • Azamara Quest: 12-night Northeast Asia, Shanghai to Hong Kong. From $2,399, March 17 sailing.
  • Azamara Journey: 12-night Scandinavia & Russia, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $3,199, Aug. 5 sailing. Deal includes $500 air credit and a $500 onboard spending credit per cabin.
  • Azamara Journey: 12-night British Isles, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $3,049, Aug. 17 sailing. Deal includes $500 air credit and a $500 onboard spending credit per cabin.
  • Azamara Journey: 14-night western Europe, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $3,049, Aug. 29 sailing. Deal includes $500 air credit and a $500 onboard spending credit per cabin.
  • Azamara Journey: 12-night Holy Land, Athens to Civitavecchia/Rome. From $2,599, Nov. 3 sailing. Deal includes $500 air credit and a $500 onboard spending credit per cabin.

Cruise Brothers

(tel. 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)
  • Celebrity Equinox: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $899, Nov. 26 sailing.
  • Celebrity Millennium: 11-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $699, Nov. 12 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 5-night Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $359, Nov. 8 sailing.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night western Caribbean "Presidents' Cruise," round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $699, Nov. 7 sailing. Deal includes $100 onboard credit, champagne, and a cocktail party.
  • Celebrity Summit: 14-night Canada/New England, round-trip from Cape Liberty. From $1,149, Sept. 12 sailing.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 14-night Panama Canal, Ft Lauderdale to Los Angeles. From $999, Oct. 10 sailing.
  • Celebrity Summit: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Cape Liberty. From $699, Aug. 8 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 12-night Northern Europe, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $1,699, May 22, 2011 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 7-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $699, Oct. 16 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $869, Aug. 1 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.

  • Norwegian Gem: 22-day Transatlantic, Venice to New York City. From $1,249, Oct. 23 sailing.
  • Princess Emerald Princess: 27-day Scandinavia & Russia Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen. From $2,079, April 27 sailing.
  • Princess Ruby Princess: 27-day Mediterranean Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Venice. From $2,449, May 1 sailing.
  • Princess Star Princess: 27-day Mediterranean & Egypt Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $2,349, May 3 sailing.
  • Princess Pacific Princess: 31-day Grand Adventure Transatlantic, Athens/Piraeus to Ft. Lauderdale. From $3,539, Nov. 15, 2011 sailing.

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

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