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Head North for Hot Deals

Norwegian Coastal Voyage (tel. 800/323-7436; www.norwegiancoastalvoyage.us) is doling out the incentives on upcoming Greenland, Antarctica, Norway and Spitsbergen voyages as well as its longitudinal world cruise.

  • AARP members save up to $150 per cabin.
  • Senior Savings (for passengers 67 and older) can reap savings of $135 per person or more.
  • Repeat passengers can enjoy savings of up to $300 per person.
  • Booking Antarctica or the Coastal Voyage by May 31 can equal savings of up to $1,100 per person.
  • Solo travelers get to pay the same rate as those traveling two to a cabin on the Coastal Voyage in selected cabin categories between January 1 and April 30 and September 1 and December 31. Savings range from $400 to $700 off normal single fares.

All discounts are combinable except Early-Booking specials.

Seniority Pays

Overseas Adventure Travel (tel. 800/248-3737; www.oattravel.com) is offering savings of $400-$1,000 per couple on three select 14- to 19-night voyages in South America board small ships: "Machu Picchu & the Galapagos," "The Wilderness Beyond: Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & the Chilean Fjords," and "Chilean Fjords & Patagonian Wilderness." Each package includes round-trip international airfare, accommodations that include a small ship cruise for three or more nights, most meals, an expert OAT trip leader, unique cultural activities, land transportation, and more. OAT is a division of Grand Circle travel.

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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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.

Cruise Brothers (tel. 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)

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

Cruise Value Center (tel. 800/231-7447; www.cruisevalue.com)

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

  • Carnival Glory: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Port Canaveral. From $399, Sep. 8 sailing.
  • Princess Diamond Princess: 7-night Alaska, Whittier to Vancouver. From $499, May 19 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Galveston. From $519, May 6 sailing.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $589, October 21 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas: 7-night Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $599, May 25 sailing.
  • Holland America Volendam: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $604, May 25 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $599, Sep. 9, Sep. 23, October 7, October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11, November 25 and December 2 sailings.
  • Celebrity Summit: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $649, May 25 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sun: 7-night Alaska, roundtrip from Vancouver. From $663, May 13 sailing.
  • Carnival Spirit: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Whittier. From $699, May 16 sailing.

Vacation Outlet (tel. 800/825-3633; www.vacationoutlet.com)

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

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