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10 Ways to Save

Regent Seven Seas Cruises (tel. 866-213-4800; www.rssc.com) is offering up deals on the following sailings. Fares include all tips, wines and open bar. Mention code C2TEA026M when booking your suite. Some restrictions may apply and fares are based on double occupancy.

  • Asia, Nov. 4, Singapore to Sydney aboard Seven Seas Mariner;15-night cruise starts at $7,276 per person and includes free economy airfare and a complimentary shipboard credit of $100 or $200 per suite. Past guests get 5% additional savings.
  • Western Caribbean, Nov. 15, Ft. Lauderdale to Ft. Lauderdale aboard Seven Seas Navigator;11-night cruise starts at $3,598 per person
  • Australia/New Zealand, Dec. 3, Auckland to Los Angeles aboard Seven Seas Mariner;19-night cruise starts at $5,298 per person and includes a complimentary shipboard credit of $100 or $200 per suite Past guests get 10% additional savings.
  • Eastern Caribbean, Dec. 7, Ft. Lauderdale to Ft. Lauderdale aboard Seven Seas Voyager;7-night cruise starts at $2,598 per person Past guests get 5% additional savings.
  • South America, Jan. 4, Ft. Lauderdale to Callao (for Lima) aboard Seven Seas Mariner;12-night cruise starts at $6,095 per person and includes a complimentary shipboard credit of $100 or $200 per suite
  • South Pacific, Jan. 28, Papeete to Papeete aboard Paul Gauguin;14-night cruise starts at $3,695 per person and the third guest sails free
  • Bermuda, Apr. 18, Ft. Lauderdale to Ft. Lauderdale aboard Seven Seas Mariner;12-night cruise starts at $5,195 per person
  • Panama Canal, Apr. 30, Ft. Lauderdale to San Francisco aboard Seven Seas Mariner;16-night cruise starts at $5,995 per person
  • Mediterranean, June 2, Venice to Monte Carlo aboard Seven Seas Voyager;7-night cruise starts at $5,395 per person and includes free economy airfare.
  • Mediterranean, June 14, Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia/Rome aboard Seven Seas Navigator;7-night cruise starts at $4,695 per person and includes free economy airfare

Hot Norwegian Deals

Book the following Norwegian Cruise Line (tel. 866/234-0292; www.ncl.com) deals through this Friday, Aug. 24th and save. Mention promotion code PGSD1 when booking.

  • Oct. 31, 2007, Norwegian Star: 8-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles, calling in Acapulco, Zihuatanejo, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas; $479 per person, best available inside.
  • Dec. 9, 2007, Norwegian Pearl: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami, calling in Cozumel and Georgetown; $319 per person, best available inside.
  • Jan. 7, 2008, Pride of Hawaii: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu, calling in Hilo, Kahului, Kona and Nawiliwili; $799 per person best available inside.
  • May 24, 2008, Norwegian Star: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle, calling in Ketchikan, Juneau, Sawyer Glacier, Skagway and Prince Rupert; $649 per person, best available inside.

Low Tide for River Cruise Fares

Uniworld (tel. 800/733-7820; www.uniworld.com) has partnered with Victoria Cruises to offer 10 "Grand River Cruises" in 2008 ranging from seven to 20 days. The Grand River itineraries include the highlights of the Yangtze, mysteries of Tibet, Mongolia and Siberia as well as the gardens of Suzhou and mountains and caves of Guilin. Rates start at $999 per person (based on double occupancy), including flights within China, all transportation and transfers, centrally located deluxe hotel accommodations, ships with all-balcony staterooms, and all English-speaking shore excursion guides. Book and pay in full at time of booking (which must be no later than Oct 31, 2007), and receive a discount up to $400 ($200 per person); book and deposit on or before Dec 15, 2007, and save up to $200 per couple ($100 per person) with Uniworld's Early Booking Discount. Past Uniworld passengers also receive an extra $100 off per person.

The Family that Saves Together Stays Together

MSC Cruises (tel. 800/666-9333; www.msccruisesusa.com) is slashing rates for all ages. Senior Saver rates for those over age 50 are starting at $479 per person aboard the Lirica for 7-night Caribbean sailings in 2007 and 2008. At least one guest in the stateroom must be at least 50 years old on the departure date and bookings must be made by Sept. 30.

Children (as many as two) ages 17 and younger who stay in the same stateroom with two full-fare paying adults cruise for free (government taxes and fees are additional, per person). This is applicable on cruises departing Fort Lauderdale Dec. 4 and 14; Jan. 9, 19 and 29; Feb. 8, 18 and 28; and March 9 and 19. On the ship's Dec. 21 and 28 holiday sailings, children sail for just $199 per person (plus government fees and taxes), when shariing a stateroom with two full-fare paying adults.

Luxury on Sale

Silversea Cruises (tel. 877/ 215-9986; www.silversea.com) is offering discounts of up to 50% on more than 55 voyages in 2008 from six to 16 nights. Fares include all wines, open bar and gratuities aboard the all-suite vessels.

Africa and Arabian Peninsula

  • Silver Clouddeparts Feb. 7, 2008 on a 9-day voyage (#1804) from Mombasa to Mahe, visiting Lamu, Kenya; Zanzibar, Tanzania; Dzaoudzi, Mayotte; and the Seychelles islands of Farquhar and Desroches. Fares start at $2,747 per person.
  • Silver Clouddeparts Feb. 23, 2008 on a 14-day voyage (#1806) from Mahe to Dubai, calling on Oman's port cities of Salalah, Muscat and Khasab; Fujairah and Abu Dhabi in the UAE; the Seychelles island of Praslin; Doha, Qatar; and Bahrain. Fares start at $5,097 per person.

Mediterranean and Atlantic Isles

  • Silver Winddeparts May 4, 2008 on a 9-day voyage (#2814) from Las Palmas to Lisbon, calling on the Canary Islands, Azores, Funchal (Madeira) and Oporto. Fares start at $3,747 per person.
  • Silver Whisperdeparts June 15, 2008 on a 7-day voyage (#4817) from Civitavecchia/Rome to Monte Carlo with calls in Tripoli, Malta, Sicily, Sorrento and Sardinia. Fares start at $3,657 per person.

Northern Europe and Baltic

  • Silver Clouddeparts July 26, 2008 on a 10-day voyage (#1822) from Stockholm to Copenhagen with calls in Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Rostock, and Arhus (Denmark), including a three-day stopover in St. Petersburg. Fares start at $5,637 per person.

Alaska and Pacific Coast

  • Silver Shadowdeparts Sept. 5, 2008 on a 12-day voyage (#3822) from Vancouver to Los Angeles cruising Alaska's Inside Passage and port cities of Wrangell, Skagway, Sitka and Ketchikan; Victoria in British Colombia; and San Francisco. Fares start at $4,797 per person.

Caribbean and Mexico

  • Silver Shadow
departs May 16, 2008 on a 15-day Panama Canal crossing (#3811) from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles, calling on San Andres Island, Costa Rica, San Juan del Sur and the Mexican ports of Huatulco, Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta. Fares start at $4,917 per person.
  • Silver Shadowdeparts Dec. 3, 2008 on a 9-day voyage (#3829) from Fort Lauderdale to Barbados, stopping at Tortola, Antigua, St. Lucia, Bequia and Grenada. Fares start at $3,237 per person.
  • Far East and South Pacific

    • Silver Whisper
    departs Dec. 4, 2008 on a 16-day voyage (#4838) from Singapore to Sydney, visiting Kura Kura and Bali, Indonesia and the Australian ports of Darwin, Thursday Island, Cairns, Whitsunday Islands and Brisbane. Fares start at $5,747 per person.

    South America

    • Silver Cloud departs Dec. 11, 2008 on an 8-day voyage (#1835) from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires, calling on Paraty, Sao Paulo and Imbituba, Brazil and Uruguay's Punta del Este and Montevideo. Fares start at $3,477 per person.

    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)

    The Cruise Marketplace (tel. 800/826-4333; www.cruisemarketplace.com)

    • Oceania Insignia: 20-night Antarctica, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso. From $4,149, Dec. 21sailing.
    • Regent Explorer 2: 16-night Antarctica Discovery, round-trip from Ushuaia. From $12,550, Dec. 20, 2007 sailing.
    • Princess Pacific Princess: 102-night World Cruise, Fort Lauderdale to London. From $21,995, Jan. 10 sailing.
    • Seabourn Legend: 14-night Caribbean, Fort Lauderdale to Caldera. From $4,373, Jan. 2 sailing.
    • Holland America Oosterdam: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $649, Feb. 9 sailing.
    • Holland America Veendam: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $599, Dec. 14 sailing.
    • Silversea Silver Shadow: 12-night ultra-lux Alaska, round-trip from San Francisco. From $6,476, Jul. 1 sailing.
    • Princess Golden Princess: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $499, Dec. 1 sailing.
    • Holland America Noordam: 14-night Transatlantic, Civitavecchia/Rome to New York. From $1,349, Oct. 4, 2008 sailing.
    • Royal Caribbean Splendor of the Seas: 10-night Europe, Venice to Lisbon. From $899, Nov. 22, 2008 sailing.

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

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

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

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

    • Celebrity Galaxy: 10-night eastern Mediterranean, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $1,299, May 30 sailing.
    • Azamara Quest: 14-night Turkey and Egypt, Civitavecchia /Rome to Athens. From $2,799, June 7 sailing.
    • Celebrity Summit: 12-night eastern Mediterranean, Barcelona to Venice. From $2,099, June 4 sailing.
    • Celebrity Century: 21-night Arctic Circle and North Cape, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $1,999, July 4 sailing.
    • Oceania Insignia: 10-night Greek Isles and Italy, Athens to Barcelona. From $2,299, Apr 16 sailing.
    • Carnival Glory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Pt. Canaveral. From $549, May 10 sailing.
    • Carnival Victory: 2-night cruise to nowhere, round-trip from Norfolk. From $409, Oct. 13 sailing.
    • Carnival Miracle: 8-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from New York. From $869, Oct. 2 sailing.
    • Carnival Miracle: 8-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $579, Dec. 7 sailing.
    • Carnival Splendor: 16-night westbound Transatlantic, Civitavecchia/Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. From $999, Oct. 29 sailing.
    • Crystal Symphony: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $1,645, Nov. 24 sailing.
    • Crystal Symphony: 7-night New England, round-trip from New York. From $2,265, Sep. 14 sailing.
    • Crystal Serenity: 108-night world cruise, Los Angeles to Southampton. From $49,800, Jan. 19 sailing.

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