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NCL Dishes the Deals

As part of its "Summer Blockbuster Event" promotion, NCL (tel. 866/234-7350; www.ncl.com) is offering free upgrades for new bookings made through this Friday, May 14, 2010. Receive free upgrades to the next cabin category, from inside to oceanview; oceanview to balcony; and balcony to deluxe balcony staterooms. Plus, passengers who book by the 14th are also eligible to receive $50 off the cruise fare when booking third through eighth guests in the same cabin. These two offers can be combined on some sailings.

Other good news: kids are charged as little as $99 when more than two guests are booked in one cabin on select 2010 sailings for new reservations made now through May 31, 2010. In addition, any child booked on a new reservation made now through May 16 will get a free soda package for unlimited fountain sodas (don't tell your dentist).

Hot Deals from Norwegian

NCL (tel. 866/234-0292; www.ncl.com) is offering these great deals if booked between Saturday, May 15 & Friday, May 21, 2010. Call to book and mention promotion codes. Certain restrictions apply.

  • May 23 & 30, 2010, aboard Norwegian Dawn. 7-night Bermuda round-trip from New York, calling in King's Wharf. Fares start at $499 per person for best available inside cabins. Call to book and mention promotion code PGHOT.
  • May 31, 2010, aboard Norwegian Sky. 4-night Bahamas round-trip from Miami, calling in Grand Bahama Island, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian's private island). Fares start at $249 per person for best available inside cabins. Call to book and mention promotion code PGHOT.
  • June 5, 2010, aboard Norwegian Jewel. 7-night Bahamas and Florida round-trip from New York, calling in Orlando, Florida; Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian's private island); Nassau and Grand Bahamas Island. Fares start at $599 per person for best available inside cabins. Call to book and mention promotion code PGHOT.
  • June 16 & 28, July 10, 2010, aboard Norwegian Sun. 12-night Baltics round-trip from Dover/London calling in Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden. Fares start at $1,299 per person for best available inside cabins. Call to book and mention promotion code PGHOT.

Europe: Regent Seven Seas Throws It All In

Regent Seven Seas (tel. 877/505-5374; www.rssc.com) is offering discounted fares, free airfare, free unlimited shore excursions, and for penthouse suites and higher, free business-class air on these Mediterranean sailings this summer. (For everyone else, upgrades are available for $999 a person). Many of these sailings also offer a reduced single supplement of 50 percent on suite categories*; all fares include wine, spirits, and tips.

  • June 11 departure, 10 nights from Istanbul to Athens. Seven Seas Mariner: Fares start at $8,050 per person *
  • June 28 departure, 12 nights from Istanbul to Civitavecchia/Rome. Seven Seas Mariner: Fares start at $8,750 per person (and from $798 for kids) *
  • July 10 departure, 11 nights from Civitavecchia/Rome to Venice. Seven Seas Mariner: Fares start at $8,060 per person (and from $775 for kids) *
  • July 21 departure, 10 nights from Venice to Barcelona. Seven Seas Mariner: Fares start at $8,035 per person
  • Aug. 7 departure, 12 nights from Civitavecchia/Rome to Venice. Seven Seas Mariner: Fares start at $8,760 per person (and from $758 for kids) *
  • Aug. 26 departure, 10 nights from Athens to Istanbul. Seven Seas Mariner: Fares start at $8,050 per person *
  • Sept. 22 departure, 10 nights from Istanbul to Monte Carlo. Seven Seas Mariner: Fares start at $7,055 per person
  • Oct. 9 departure, 12 nights from Civitavecchia/Rome to Istanbul. Seven Seas Mariner: Fares start at $8,050 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-luxe lines may also include gratuities and some or all beverages.

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

  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $619, Sept. 5 sailing. Deal includes $75 per cabin onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $599, Oct. 10 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 10-night Canada/New England, New York to Quebec City. From $999, Oct. 7 sailing. Deal includes $75 per cabin onboard credit.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 13-night Canada/New England, Quebec City to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,299, Oct. 17 sailing.
  • Holland America Noordam: 16-night Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,499, Oct. 18 sailing. Deal includes $150 per cabin onboard credit, Pinnacle Grill dining, champagne, beverage card.
  • Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam: 20-night Barcelona to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,849, Oct. 18 sailing. Deal includes $150 per cabin onboard credit, Pinnacle Grill dining, champagne, beverage card.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 14-night circle Hawaii, round-trip from San Diego. From $1,349, Nov. 7 sailing. Deal includes complimentary shore excursion in Hilo, hosted cruise.
  • Holland America Rotterdam: 30-night circle Hawaii, Tahiti and Marquesas, round-trip from San Diego. From $2,999, Nov. 21 sailing. Deal includes $150 per cabin onboard credit, Pinnacle Grill dining.
  • NCL Norwegian Sun: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Pt. Canaveral. From $569, Nov. 6 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Epic: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $659, Dec. 11 sailing. Deal includes up to $250 onboard credit.

All-Travel

(tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com/cruises)
  • Crystal Serenity: 12-night Black Sea, Venice to Istanbul. From $6,645, July 19 sailing. Deal includes free air and a $2,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Celebrity Eclipse: 14-night Spanish Mediterranean, round-trip from Southampton. From $2,797, July 28 sailing. Deal includes shipboard credit worth up to 10% of your cruise fare.
  • Cruise West Spirit of '98:7-night Columbia & Snake Rivers, round-trip from Portland. From $3,399, June 26 sailing. Deal includes $100 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Holland America Eurodam: 10-night Scandinavia & Russia, London to Copenhagen. From $1,699, June 29 sailing. Deal includes free shore excursion in St. Petersburg.
  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: 7-night Greek Isles & Turkey, Athens to Istanbul. From $7,550, June 28 sailing. Deal includes cocktail reception and $400 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 7-night Baltic, Copenhagen to Stockholm. From $6,455, July 4 sailing. Deal includes cocktail reception and $400 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Silversea Silver Whisper: 12-night Transatlantic, Southampton to New York. From $4,598, Sep. 4 sailing. Deal includes up to 60% savings plus free economy class airfare if reserved by June 30.
  • Seabourn Legend: 7-night western Europe, Monte Carlo to Barcelona. From $3,373, June 19 sailing. Deal includes one shoreside experience by private car in Palma de Mallorca or Valencia.
  • Oceania Nautica: 12-night Aegean Sea, Istanbul to Venice. From $4,299, May 22, 2011 sailing.
  • Oceania Insignia: 15-night European, Rome to London. From $4,999, May 27, 2011 sailing.

Cruise Brothers

(tel. 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)
  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $599, Oct. 3 sailing.
  • Celebrity Millennium: 11-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $799, Nov. 12 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 5-night Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $349, Nov. 8 sailing.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $699, Nov. 7 sailing. Deal includes $100 onboard credit, champagne and cocktail party.
  • Celebrity Summit: 14-night Canada/New England, round-trip from Cape Liberty. From $1,499, Sept. 26 sailing.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 14-night Panama Canal, Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale. From $999, Nov. 21 sailing.
  • Celebrity Summit: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Cape Liberty. From $699, May 23 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 12-night northern Europe, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $1699, 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 Seattle. From $599, Sep. 5 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.

  • NCL Norwegian Gem: 22-day Transatlantic, Venice to New York. From $1,249, Oct. 23 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Star: 16-day Panama Canal, Los Angeles to Miami. From $919, Jan. 1, 2011 sailing.
  • Oceania Marina: 10-day Mediterranean, Barcelona to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $3,399, Apr. 16, 2011 sailing. Deal includes air from most major airports.
  • Oceania Marina: 12-day Treasures of the Continent, round-trip from Dover. From $4,399, July 29, 2011 sailing. Deal includes air from most major airports.
  • Princess Ocean Princess: 25-day west Africa, Rome/Civitavecchia to Cape Town. From $4,519, Oct. 27 sailing.

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

  • Princess Sea Princess: 10-night Alaska, round-trip from San Francisco. From $1099, June 21, July 1, Aug. 10 & Sep. 19 sailings.
  • Princess Royal Princess: 14-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $1,799, June 21, July 19 & Aug. 30 sailings.
  • Holland America Eurodam: 12-night Scandinavia & Russia, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $1,699, July 9 sailing.
  • Princess Coral Princess: 7-night Alaska, Whittier to Vancouver. From $799, Aug. 14 sailing. (Included $50 shipboard credit)
  • Princess Island Princess: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Whittier. From $1,249, Aug. 23 sailing.
  • Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam: 12-night Mediterranean, Venice to Barcelona. From $1,999, Aug. 31 & Oct. 6 sailings. Deal includes free shore excursion in Dubrovnik.
  • Princess Coral Princess: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Whittier. From $649, Sep. 4 sailing. Deal includes $75 shipboard credit.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 12-night western Europe, Rotterdam to Athens. From $1,599, Sep. 7 sailing. Deal includes free shore excursion in Barcelona.
  • Holland America Statendam: 19-night Panama Canal, Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale. From $1,999, Sep. 26 sailing. Deal includes free shore excursion in Puerto Vallarta.
  • Holland America Noordam: 16-night Trans-atlantic, Rome to Fort Lauderdale. From $1,499, Oct. 18 sailing.
  • Holland America Volendam: 14-night New Zealand & Australia, Auckland to Sydney. From $1,399, Oct. 22 & Dec. 3 sailings.
  • Holland America Rotterdam: 30-night Incan Empires, round-trip from San Diego. From $2,999, Oct. 23 sailing. Deal includes free "Monkey Island" shore excursion in Fuerte Amador.

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