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Deals to the Ends of the Earth

Reap cabin upgrades or $500 off the cruise fare on four INTRAV (tel. 800/456-8100; www.intrav.com) Alaska and Russia voyages aboard the 128-passenger Clipper Odyssey this June, July and August if you book by June 2. The following voyages also include free or reduced airfare.

"Islands of the Russian Far East"

After a city tour and overnight in Tokyo at the Imperial Hotel, guests fly to Hakodate to embark on a unique 10-night voyage to Petropavlovsk. Per person fares for the 13-night June 2 and August 9 journey start at $8,080. Choose from $1,000 off economy or business-class airfare.

"Alaska's Outer Islands & Russia"

Following an overnight at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel and flight to Nome, board the Clipper Odyssey for the 12-night expedition to Seward. Per person fares for the June 25 voyage start at $8,145 per person. Choose from free economy air or $1,000 savings on business-class air.

"Alaska's Fjords, Glaciers & Wildlife"

This 11-night voyage from Anchorage to Seattle includes an overnight at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, then guests sail from Seward on to the pristine Prince William Sound for some whale watching. Rates for the July 7 and 18 cruises start at $7,950 per person. Choose from free economy air or $500 savings on business-class air.

"Alaska & Russia"

From Alaska's Kenai Peninsula to Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, this 14-night itinerary sails the Bering Sea from Seward to Petropavlovsk, including a pre- and post-cruise overnight at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel. Per person rates for the July 29 voyage are from $8,620. Choose from free economy air or $1,000 savings on business class air.

Mention booking code AKPR to receive the discount and cabin upgrade; there is no booking deadline on the air offers.

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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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

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, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $399, Sep. 8 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sun: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $496, December 1 sailing.
  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $509, December 1 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Empress of the Seas: 9-night Bermuda and eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Philadelphia. From $539, October 27 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $549, December 9 sailing.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $559, December 8 sailing.
  • Celebrity Summit: 7-night Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $599, June 1 sailing.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $599, May 26 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $599, June 1 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Star: 8-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $618, October 23 sailing.
  • Celebrity Millennium: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $629, December 16 sailing.
  • Carnival Spirit: 8-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $679, Oct., 13 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $699, June 17 sailing.
  • Carnival Spirit: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Whittier. From $699, May 16 sailing.
  • Holland America Volendam: 7-night Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $724, August 24 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Pearl: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $865, June 3 sailing.

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

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