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Costa Cruises in the Middle East Will Cost You Less

Costa Cruises (tel. 800/462-6782; www.costacruise.com) is offering exotic 7-night Middle East cruises between Nov. 2010 and March 2011 for as low as $619 per person. Round-trip from Dubai, the Costa Luminosa and Deliziosa call on Muscat, Oman; Fujairah and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and Bahrain. Round-trip from Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the Costa Allegra and Costa Marina call on Adabiyah and Safaga, Egypt; Aqaba, Jordan; and Eilat, Egypt.

Tempting Tahiti

Cruise the sultry South Pacific for less in 2011 aboard the elegant and intimate Paul Gauguin (tel. 800/848-6172; www.pgcruises.com) round-trip from Papeete and get free airfare from Los Angeles. Book by Nov. 30, 2010, and get $500 per person onboard spending credits in the deal for sailings between Jan. and June of 2011. The two-week cruises sail to the Marquesas, Tuamotus and Society Islands. Fares start at $5,797 per person.

Hot Norwegian Deals

NCL (tel. 866/234-0292; www.ncl.com) is offering these great deals if booked between Saturday Oct. 30 and Friday Nov. 5, 2010. Call to book and mention promotion codes. Certain restrictions apply.

New reservations booked now through Oct. 31, 2010. Fleetwide. Receive same category upgrades, half-off standard cruise deposits and up to $250 on-board credit per stateroom.

New reservations made at least nine months prior to sailing now through Dec. 31, 2011. Fleetwide. Receive up to $300 in on-board credit per stateroom for new suites and villas reservations.

Nov 19 & Dec 17, 2010: Norwegian Dawn. 9-night southern Caribbean round-trip from Miami, calling in SamanĂ¡, Dominican Republic; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados and Basseterre, St. Kitts. Starting at $469 per person for best available inside cabin and $849 per person best available suite; mention promo type PGHOT.

Nov 27 & Dec 11, 2010: Norwegian Sun. 7-night western Caribbean round-trip from Orlando (Port Canaveral), calling in Cozumel, Mexico; Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala; Belize City, Belize; and Key West, Florida. Starting at $349 per person for best available inside cabin and $649 per person best available suite; mention promo type PGHOT.

Dec 5, 12 & 19, 2010: Norwegian Jewel. 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. Starting at $329 per person for best available inside cabin and $499 per person best available suite; mention promo type PGHOT.

Jan 13 & Feb 13, 2011: Norwegian Jade. 12-night eastern Mediterranean round-trip from Barcelona, calling in Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; Athens (Piraeus), Greece; Ephesus (Izmir), Turkey; Alexandria, Egypt and Valletta, Malta. Starting at $799 per person for best available inside cabin and $1,349 per person best available suite; mention promo type PGHOT.

Buy One, Get One Free

MSC Cruises (tel. 877/665-4655; www.msccruisesusa.com) is offering a second week free when you buy one 7-night Caribbean cruise by Nov. 14, creating a 14-night, back-to-back eastern and western Caribbean cruise. Rates on this "buy one, get one free" offer start at $529 per person on select Nov. and Dec. 2010 cruises aboard the Poesia. The cruises sail round-trip from Fort Lauderdale and call on St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Nassau, Key West, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Kids ages 11 and younger cruise for $99 when sharing a stateroom with two full-fare-paying adults. This promotion is for new bookings, while space is available and 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.

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

  • Celebrity Constellation: 15-night Panama Canal, Fort Lauderdale to San Diego. From $1,149, Dec. 18 sailing. Deal includes $100 per cabin onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Equinox: 11-night Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1,149, Dec. 27 sailing. Deal includes $100 per cabin onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 12-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Baltimore. From, $599, Jan. 3 sailing. Deal includes $100 per cabin onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 14-night Panama Canal, San Diego to Fort Lauderdale. From $1,349, Apr. 10 sailing. Deal includes $100 per cabin onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Equinox: 11-night Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1,129, Apr. 11 sailing. Deal includes $100 per cabin onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 16-night Panama Canal, Fort Lauderdale to Seattle. From $1,439, Apr. 24 sailing. Deal includes $100 per cabin onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 12-night western Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $1,749, May 26 sailing. Deal includes $100 per cabin onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Century: 12-night Scandinavia & Russia, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $1,729, June 3 sailing. Deal includes $100 per cabin onboard credit.

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

  • Azamara Journey: 12-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $2,099, Feb. 15 sailing.
  • Silver Sea Silver Cloud: 10-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $3,999, Mar. 14 sailing. Deal includes free economy air and $500 onboard credit.
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2: 11-night Caribbean, round-trip from New York. From $937, Dec. 8 sailing.
  • Cunard Queen Victoria: 8-night transatlantic, Southampton to New York. From $1,625, Jan. 5 sailing. Deal includes $150-$300 onboard credit.
  • Oceania Regatta: 16-night Panama Canal, Miami to San Francisco. From $3,899, Apr. 26 sailing. Deal includes $100 onboard and free air.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 14-night Hawaiian Islands, round-trip Los Angeles. From $1,199, Jan. 19 sailing. Deal includes $75 onboard credit.
  • Princess Sapphire Princess: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $699, May 22 sailing. Deal includes $60 onboard credit.
  • Princess Emerald Princess: 16-night transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen. From $1,195, Apr. 27 sailing. Deal includes $60 onboard credit.

All-Travel

(tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com/cruises)
  • Crystal Symphony: 18-night Antarctic, Valparaiso to Buenos Aires. From $7,705, Jan. 20, 2011 sailing. Deal includes free air and $2,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Crystal Symphony: 14-night Hawaii, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $6,395, Dec. 22 sailing. Deal includes $1,000 per couple shipboard credit and prepaid gratuities.
  • Celebrity Eclipse: 8-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $799, Dec. 18 sailing. Deal includes $50 per stateroom onboard credit and 50% reduced deposit if reserved by Oct. 31.
  • Paul Gauguin ms Paul Gauguin: 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands, round-trip from Papeete. From $4,697, Jan. 29, 2011 sailing. Deal includes free air from Los Angeles, 50% savings and third guest sails free if reserved by Dec. 31.
  • Holland America Veendam: 12-night South America, Valparaiso to Buenos Aires. From $1,199, Nov. 26 sailing. Deal includes $150 per couple shipboard credit and complimentary Pinnacle Grill alternative dining experience and bottle of champagne.
  • Regent SSeven Seas Voyager: 7-night ultra-luxe Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $3,365, Nov. 23 sailing. Deal includes free air and free unlimited shore excursions if reserved by Dec. 31.
  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 20-night ultra-luxe New Zealand, South Pacific & Hawaii, Auckland to San Francisco. From $6,145, Dec. 1 sailing. Deal includes free air and free unlimited shore excursions if reserved by Dec. 31.
  • Silversea Silver Wind: 9-night ultra-luxe Middle East, Dubai to Mumbai. From $3,918, Dec. 2 sailing. Deal includes up to 60% savings, free air and $250 per person shipboard credit if reserved by Oct. 31.
  • Seabourn Spirit: 16-night ultra-luxe Indonesia, round-trip from Singapore. From $5,999, Dec. 20 sailing. Deal includes $500 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Oceania Regatta: 10-night Central America and Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $6,299, Jan. 12, 2011 sailing. Deal includes free air.

Cruise Brothers

(tel. 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)
  • Holland America Eurodam: 7-night east Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. Balconies from $699, Feb. 15 sailing.
  • Celebrity Summit: 7-night south Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $479, Jan. 8 sailing.
  • MSC Poesia: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $349, Dec. 5 sailing.
  • Carnival Miracle: 8-night south Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $499, Dec. 13 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 14-night Hawaii, round-trip from San Diego. From $1,299, Feb. 27 sailing. Deal includes a $75 onboard credit.
  • Norwegian Dawn: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Boston. From $949, June 17 sailing. Deal includes a $50 onboard credit and bottle of wine.
  • MSC Musica: 7-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Venice. From $1349, Aug. 7 sailing. Deal includes a "Book by Nov. 30 and take $100 off per person" promotion plus an onboard cocktail party.
  • Princess Sapphire Princess: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $699, May 22 sailing.
  • Costa Serena: 7-night South America, round-trip from Sao Paulo. From $849, Jan. 29 sailing.
  • Avalon Waterways Felicity: 7-night Rhine River, Zurich to Amsterdam. From $2,489, Apr. 24 sailing. Deal includes excursions.
  • AMA Waterways Amalegro: 7-night Tulip Time river cruise, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $2,199, Apr. 7 sailing. Deal includes excursions.

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.

  • Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas: 7-night west Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $729, Apr. 24 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit and a free dinner for two at one of the onboard specialty restaurants when you book Boardwalk or Central Park balcony cabins.
  • Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas: 7-night west Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,269, Feb. 19 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit and a free dinner for two at one of the onboard specialty restaurants when you book Boardwalk or Central Park balcony cabins.
  • Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas: 7-night west Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $809, Feb. 27 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit and a free dinner for two at one of the onboard specialty restaurants when you book Boardwalk or Central Park balcony cabins.
  • Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas: 7-night west Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $829, Apr. 2 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit and a free dinner for two at one of the onboard specialty restaurants when you book Boardwalk or Central Park balcony cabins.
  • Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas: 7-night west Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $679, May 8 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit and a free dinner for two at one of the onboard specialty restaurants when you book Boardwalk or Central Park balcony cabins
  • Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas: 7-night west Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $779, May 14 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit and a free dinner for two at one of the onboard specialty restaurants when you book Boardwalk or Central Park balcony cabins.