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Europe on Sail

MSC Cruises (www.msccruises.com) is offering Europe deals for next summer with its "Best Fare, Best Room" savings promotion. Rates start at $699 per person on select 7-night Europe cruises and $949 for 10-night and positioning cruises; kids 17 and younger sail free when sharing a stateroom with two full-fare-paying adults. Passengers receive the best available staterooms at the lowest price within their selected category at the time of booking. Fares are cruise-only and cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.

"Best Fare, Best Room" rates on 7-night sailings include:

  • MSC Fantasia
: Western Mediterranean "Mediterranean Fantasy," round-trip from Barcelona, Genoa, Naples, or Marseille, from $849
  • MSC Splendida: Western Mediterranean "The Splendid Mediterranean," round-trip from Genoa, Barcelona, Naples, Civitavecchia, or Marseille, from $799
  • MSC Lirica: Western Mediterranean "Mediterranean Marvels," round-trip from Genoa, Civitavecchia, or Salerno, from $699
  • MSC Sinfonia: Western Mediterranean "Sparkling Mediterranean Rivieras," round-trip from Venice, Livorno, or Naples, from $729.
  • MSC Magnifica: Italy, Greece and Turkey "The Magnificent Mediterranean," round-trip from Venice or Bari, from $749
  • MSC Musica: Eastern Mediterranean "Greek Islands in the Sun," round-trip from Venice or Bari, from $949.
  • MSC Armonia: Eastern Mediterranean "Jewels of the Adriatic," round-trip from Venice, from $729.
  • MSC Poesia: Baltic or Norwegian Fjords, round-trip from Copenhagen or Kiel, from $1,199.
  • MSC Orchestra: Baltic or Norwegian Fjords, round-trip from Copenhagen or Kiel, from $1,099.
  • "Best Fare, Best Room" rates on 10-, 11-, or 13-night itineraries include:

    • MSC Magnifica: 13-night from Hamburg to Venice, from $1,149.
    • MSC Poesia: 11-night roundtrip from Copenhagen or Kiel, from $1,399.
    • MSC Orchestra: 10-night from Copenhagen to Genoa, from $1,199; or 11-night from Copenhagen to Barcelona, from $1,099.
    • MSC Opera: 10-night Dover to Venice, from $949; 11-night from Amsterdam, Dover or roundtrip from Venice, from $1,049.
    • MSC Melody: 11-night roundtrip from Genoa or Civitavecchia/Rome, from $999.

    NCL's Sweet Suite Deals

    NCL (tel. 866/234-7350; www.ncl.com) is doling out $300 on-board credits for those booking a suite through Feb 28, 2010. The deal applies to booking a penthouse, romance suite, owner's suite, deluxe owner's suite, courtyard villa or garden villa (and also courtyard penthouse and spa suites aboard new Norwegian Epic). The promotion is valid on new reservations booked at least nine months prior to sailing, with up to $300 in on-board spending credits per stateroom, based on cruise length.

    These Windstar Deals are Blowing Your Way

    Now through November 14, Windstar (tel. 800/258-7245; www.windstarcruises.com) is offering its "30 Sailings for 30 Days" sale on 30 cruises in 2010 aboard its fleet of three cushy sailing yachts. Offer valid on new bookings between October 15 and November 14, 2009. Certain restrictions apply. Here are the deals:

    Wind Surf Sailings:

    • 4/18/10 Civitavecchia/Rome to Athens
    • 4/25/10 Athens to Civitavecchia/Rome
    • 5/30/10 Civitavecchia/Rome Round-trip
    • 6/20/10 Venice Round-trip
    • 7/04/10 Civitavecchia/Rome to Nice
    • 7/18/10 Barcelona to Rome
    • 8/08/10 Rome to Nice
    • 8/22/10 Barcelona to Nice
    • 8/29/10 Nice to Rome
    • 9/12/10 Venice Round-trip
    • 9/19/10 Venice to Rome
    • 9/26/10 Rome to Nice

    Wind Star Sailings:

    3/06/10 Costa Rica Round-trip
  • 3/20/10 Costa Rica Round-trip
  • 7/03/10 Athens to Civitavecchia/Rome
  • 7/10/10 Civitavecchia/Rome Round-trip
  • 7/31/10 Istanbul to Athens
  • 7/17/10 Civitavecchia/Rome to Athens
  • 10/23/10 Civitavecchia/Rome Round-trip
  • 10/30/10 Civitavecchia/Rome to Barcelona
  • 11/06/10 Barcelona to Lisbon
  • Wind Spirit Sailings:

    3/13/10 St. Martin Round-trip
  • 5/08/10 Nice to Civitavecchia/Rome
  • 5/15/10 Civitavecchia/Rome Round-trip
  • 7/17/10 Venice Round-trip
  • 7/24/10 Venice to Athens
  • 10/23/10 Athens to Civitavecchia/Rome
  • 10/30/10 Civitavecchia/Rome Round-trip
  • 11/06/10 Civitavecchia/Rome to Barcelona
  • 11/13/10 Barcelona to Lisbon
  • 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 Mercury: 12-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Baltimore. From $1,249, Dec. 21 sailing. Deal includes an exclusive $100 onboard credit per stateroom for Ocean View or above if reserved by Oct. 31, 2009.
    • Azamara Journey: 14-night Transatlantic, Barcelona to Miami. From $1,249, Dec. 4 sailing. Deal includes an exclusive up to $500 onboard credit per stateroom if reserved by Oct. 31, 2009.
    • Crystal Symphony: 19-night South America, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso. From $8,995, Dec. 20 sailing. "Private Collection" sailing includes prepaid gratuities (from $494 to $684) and up to $2,000 per couple in onboard credit.
    • Crystal Serenity: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip Miami. From $2,480, Nov. 22 sailing. "Jazz" music theme cruise, plus $500 per couple shipboard credit.
    • Holland America Veendam: 12-night South America, Buenos Aires to Santiago. From $1,399, Feb. 23 sailing. Deal includes a complimentary per couple shore excursion in Punta Arenas.
    • Holland America Oosterdam: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $549, Jan. 2 sailing. Deal includes a complimentary shore excursion in Puerto Vallarta.
    • Regent Mariner: 16-night ultra-lux Panama Canal, Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale. From $7,465, Dec. 20 sailing. Deal includes a $400 per couple shipboard credit, a cocktail reception, free shore excursions, and free round-trip economy class airfare.
    • Regent Voyager: 119-night ultra-lux World Cruise, San Diego to Ft. Lauderdale. From $77,995, Jan. 13 sailing. Deal includes five shoreside experiences by private car and five cocktail receptions; if reserved by Dec. 31, receive free unlimited shore excursions.
    • Silversea Silver Cloud: 16-night ultra-lux South America, Buenos Aires to Santiago. From $6,698, Dec. 20 sailing. Deal includes a $500 per person shipboard credit if reserved by Dec. 31.
    • Silversea Silver Whisper: 16-night ultra-lux Asia & Australia, Singapore to Sydney. From $6,348, Dec. 3 sailing. Deal includes a $500 per person shipboard credit if reserved by Dec. 31.

    Cruise Brothers

    (tel. 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)
    • Norwegian Jade: 9-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $670, Feb. 5, sailing.
    • Celebrity Mercury: 10-night Caribbean, round-trip from Charleston. From $1,049, Feb. 26, sailing.
    • Holland America Rotterdam: 15-night South America, San Diego to Lima. From $1,599, Feb. 6, sailing.
    • NCL Norwegian Gem: 7-night Bahamas, round-trip from New York. From $599, Feb. 20, 2010 sailing.
    • Princess Emerald Princess: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $699, Mar. 14, sailing.
    • Viking River Helvetia: 7-night Rhine River, Amsterdam to Basel. From $2,159, May 1, sailing.
    • Costa Allegra: 14-night Far East, round-trip from Singapore. From $1,249, Feb. 6, sailing. Deal includes a $50 shipboard credit.
    • Princess Sapphire Princess: 7-night Mexico, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $499, Dec.12 sailing.
    • Carnival Freedom: 8-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $699, Jan.2, sailing.
    • Princess Golden Princess: 14-night Hawaii, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $1,199, Jan. 31, sailing. Deal includes a $100 shipboard credit.
    • NCL Star: 7-night Mexico, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $679, Dec.19 sailing.
    • Celebrity Infinity: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $699, May 28, 2010 sailing. Deal includes one free shore excursion.
    • Holland America Zuiderdam: 10-night Panama Canal, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $899, Jan. 2, sailing.
    • Holland America Veendam: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from New York. From $749, May 9, 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 Spirit: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Boston. From $554, Apr. 30, sailing.
    • Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas: 7-night East Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $622, Feb. 14, 2010 sailing.
    • Celebrity Millennium: 14-day Alaska, San Diego to Vancouver. From $899, Apr. 30, sailing.
    • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night East Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $749, Feb. 14, sailing.
    • AMA Waterways Amacello: 10-night Rhine River, Amsterdam to Paris. From $2,689, Apr. 11, sailing.
    • Celebrity Solstice: 11-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Civitavechia/Rome. From $2,899, July 24, sailing.
    • Princess Star Princess: 28-night Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen. From $1,955, Apr. 24, sailing.
    • AMA Waterways Amalya: 12-night Rhine, Zurich to Amsterdam. From $3,319, May 27, sailing. Deal includes free cabin upgrade, 30-minute massage and bottle of wine in cabin.
    • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,729, Mar. 11, sailing. Deal includes a 3-night pre-cruise stay at Lago Mar Resort & Spa.
    • Holland America Noordam: 26-night Mediterranean, Civitavechia/Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. From $2,599, Oct. 6 sailing.

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

    • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $399, Nov. 1 sailing. Deal includes a free spa treatment with a balcony or higher-category cabin and a 10% discount on select shore excursions.
    • Celebrity Equinox: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $439, Nov. 19 sailing. Deal includes a 10% discount on select shore excursions.
    • NCL Norwegian Gem: 7-night western Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $399, Nov. 15 and 22 sailings. Deals include a 10% discount on select shore excursions.
    • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 5-night Bermuda, round-trip from Baltimore. From $449, Nov. 14 sailing. Deal includes a 10% discount on select shore excursions.
    • Carnival Miracle: 8-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $529, Nov. 4 sailing. Deal includes up to a 4-category upgrade and a 10% discount on select shore excursions.

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

    • Carnival Elation: 4-night Baja Mexico, round-trip from San Diego. From $129, Nov. 2 and 16 sailings. Deals include a 10% discount on select shore excursions.
    • Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas: 13-night Panama Canal eastbound, San Diego to San Juan. From $688, Nov. 1 sailing. Deal includes a free spa treatment with a balcony or higher-category cabin and a 10% discount on select shore excursions.
    • NCL Norwegian Pearl: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $299, Nov. 14 sailing. Deal includes a 10% discount on select shore excursions and up to $250 in free onboard spending when you call to book.
    • Carnival Sensation: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $169, Nov. 1 sailing. Deal includes up to a 4-category upgrade and a 10% discount on select shore excursions.
    • NCL Pride of America: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $499, Nov. 14 and 21 sailings. Deals include a 10% discount on select shore excursions and up to $250 in free onboard spending when you call to book.

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

    • Silversea Silver Cloud: 7-night ultra-lux Caribbean, round-trip San Juan. From $2,638, March 17 sailing.
    • MSC Poesia: 3-night Key West, Bahamas, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $239, April 24 sailing.
    • MSC Poesia: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $399, Nov. 10 sailing.
    • MSC Poesia: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $569, Feb. 20 sailing.
    • MSC Poesia: 18-night transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Hamburg. From $999, April 27 sailing.
    • MSC Poesia: 20-night back-to-back southern Caribbean, round-trip Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,399, Nov. 20 sailing.
    • Carnival Elation: 15-night Panama Canal, San Diego to Mobile. From $1,089, April 30 sailing.
    • Carnival Dream: 16-night transatlantic, from Civitevecchia to New York. From $999, October 27, 2009 sailing.
    • Carnival Fantasy: 6-night Bahamas, round-trip from Charleston. From $349, October 9, 2010 sailing.
    • Carnival Dream: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Pt. Canaveral. From $569, Dec. 12 sailing.

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