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Barefoot and Cheap

Windjammer Barefoot Cruises (tel. 800/327-2601; www.windjammer.com), that zany and intoxicating fleet of cozy tall ships, is serving up some great deals this summer. Save 25% on an 8-day Legacy cruise round-trip from Miami to the Bahamas on May 20 (rates for standard cabins start at $900 per person); kids ages 6 to 11 sail free all summer long on 6-day Polynesia cruises through the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao), plus on the May 23 and 30 sailings, parents pay just $599 a piece; and there are two-for-one fares on 6-day sailings of the Yankee Clipper in the Grenadines in April, May and June (before discount, rates start at $1,000 per person)., as well as on the Mandalay in the BVIs in August (before discount, rates start at $900 per person). Fares include free Bloody Marys at breakfast, rum punch at happy hour, and wine with dinner. Bottoms up!

What Travel Agencies Are Offering

We've rounded up 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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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 and include port charges. Rates for the ultra-luxe lines may also include gratuities and some or all beverages.

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

  • Carnival Destiny: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $599, Sept 4, Oct 16 & Nov 6 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas: 5-night New England & Canada, round-trip from Boston. From $699, Aug 30 sailings.
  • NCL Norwegian Spirit: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $749, May 21 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 7-night northern Europe, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $1,250, Aug 13 sailing.
  • Holland America Rotterdam: 10-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Venice. From $1,499, May 19 sailing.

The Cruise Professionals (tel. 800-265-3838; www.cruiseprofessionals.com)

  • Crystal Serenity: 12-night Mediterranean, Venice to Athens/Pireaus. From $3,995, Sept 20 sailing.
  • Crystal Serenity: 12-night Mediterranean, Athens to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $3,995, Oct 2 sailing.
  • Crystal Serenity: 10-night Mediterranean, Lisbon to Ft. Lauderdale. From $2,795, Nov 16 sailing.
  • Crystal Harmony: 9-night Alaska, Vancouver to San Francisco. From $1,825, May 21 sailing.
  • Silversea Silver Wind: 7-night ultra-luxe Africa, round-trip from Mahe. From $1,848, Nov 22 sailing.
  • Silver Wind: 7-night ultra-luxe Mediterranean, Palma de Mallorca to Monte Carlo. From $2,648, Jul 11 sailing.
  • Silver Cloud: 6-night ultra-luxe South America, Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. From $2,771, Dec 5 sailing.
  • Silver Whisper: -7night ultra-luxe Caribbean, Curacao to Fort Lauderdale. From $1,698, Dec 15 sailing.

Icruise (tel. 866/942-7847; www.icruise.com)

  • Princess Star Princess: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $530, Apr 24 sailing.
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2: 6-night TransAtlantic crossing, Southampton to New York. From $1,030, May 22 & Jun 3 sailings.
  • Carnival Spirit: 12-night Hawaii, from Honolulu to Vancouver. From $999, Apr 29 sailing. Deal includes a free shore excursion for two.
  • NCL Norwegian Spirit: 8-night eastern Caribbean & Bermuda, round-trip from New York. From $919, Nov 19 sailing. Deal includes a $100 to $300 gift certificate from Amazon.com.
  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $625, May 7 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas: 12-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $2,029, Sep 9 sailing. Deal includes a free bottle of wine each night.
  • Celebrity Century: 12-night Scandinavia & Russia, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $1,600, May 21 & Jun 2 sailings. Deal includes a $100 onboard credit per cabin.
  • Holland America Ryndam: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $894, Jun 26 sailing.
  • Carnival Destiny: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $899 Balcony, May 8 sailing. Deal includes a free shore excursion for two.
  • NCL Norwegian Crown: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from New York. From $794, Sep 4 sailing. Deal includes a $100 to $300 gift certificate from Amazon.com.

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

  • Holland America Rotterdam: 10-night western Mediterranean, round-trip from Venice. From $999, April 29 sailing.
  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $599, May 7 sailing.
  • Holland America Maasdam: 7-night Canada/New England, Boston to Montreal. From $699, May 14 and May 28 sailings.
  • Windstar Wind Surf: 7-night western Mediterranean, Rome/Civitavecchia to Nice. From $1995, May 15 sailing.
  • Holland America Maasdam: 7-night Canada/New England, Montreal to Boston. From $699, May 21 and June 4 sailings.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 10-night British Isles, round-trip from Southampton. From $1,199, May 22 sailing.
  • Holland America Ryndam: 7-night Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $549, May 22 sailing.
  • Princess Dawn Princess: 7-night Alaska, Whittier to Vancouver. From $599, May 23 sailing
  • Windstar Wind Surf: 7-night western Mediterranean, Rome/Civitavecchia to Nice. From $1895, Aug 14 sailing.
  • Windstar Wind Surf: 7-night western Mediterranean, Nice to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $1,895, Aug 21 sailing.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 14-night Canada/New England, round-trip from Quebec City. From $1,199, August 28 sailing.
  • Windstar Wind Surf: 7-night western Mediterranean, Barcelona to Lisbon. From $1895, Sept. 4 sailing.
  • Windstar Wind Surf: 7-night western Mediterranean, Rome/Civitavecchia to Marseille. From $1,795, Oct. 23 sailing
  • Windstar Wind Surf: 7-night western Mediterranean, Marseille to Malaga. From $1,695, Oct. 30 sailing..
  • Windstar Wind Surf: 7-night western Mediterranean, Malaga to Lisbon. From $1,495, Nov. 6 sailing.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $499, Dec. 17 sailing.

Mann Travel & Cruises/123Travel (tel. 800/835-9828; www.123travel.com)

  • Celebrity Century: 12-night Scandinavia & Russia, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $2,030, June 26 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 7-night Norwegian Fjords, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $1,250, Aug 13 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas: 7-night Canada/New England, round-trip from Philadelphia. From $999, Aug14 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 10-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $1,480, Sept 2 sailing.
  • Carnival Miracle: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $519, Sept18 sailing.
  • Carnival Triumph: 5-night Bahamas, round-trip from Charleston. From $549, Oct18 sailing.
  • Celebrity Zenith: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $380, Nov 5 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $759, Nov 12 sailing.
  • Carnival Holiday: 4-night Cozumel, round-trip from Galveston. From $299, Nov 17 sailing.
  • Princess Coral Princess: 10-night Panama Canal, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1,774, Dec 4 sailing.

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

  • Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $714, Sept 4 sailing.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $749, May 14 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Majesty: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Boston. From $829, May 22 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 11-night western Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $1,400, Sept 12 sailing.
  • Carnival Liberty: 12-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Rome/Civitavecchia. From $1699, Sept30 & Oct 12 sailings.

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