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One-Day Sale TODAY

This Thursday, August 28th, Carnival (tel. 888/CARNIVAL; www.carnival.com) is throwing a one-day sale that spells free upgrades and discounts on most every cruise sailing through Aug. 31, 2009. The 24-hour sale includes 3- and 4-night cruises to the Bahamas and Baja California, Mexico starting at $249 per person and 7-nighters to the Caribbean and Mexican Riviera as low as $529 per person. Some restrictions apply. Full deposit required at booking and offer is not combinable with other promotions and discounts, with the exception of supersaver rates.

These Savings Are Crystal Clear

Crystal Cruises (tel. 888-269-9414; www.crystalcruises.com) is offering up to 50% savings on six Value Collection Europe and trans-ocean cruises this winter and spring.

Fares include the line's extension of lecture program and multiple dining venues. Certain restrictions apply.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 17 nights Miami to Los Angeles. Fares start at $3,595 per person and this sailing is a Crystal Wine & Food Festival cruise (#V9204)
  • June 7, 2009, 12 nights Civitavecchia to London. Fares start at $4,360 per person and this sailing is a Crystal Wine & Food Festival cruise (#V9213)
  • Mar. 9, 2009, 17 nights Los Angeles to Hong Kong. Fares start at $3,690 per person and this sailing is a Film & Theatre Festival cruise (#V9206)
  • May 7, 2009, 16 nights Los Angeles to Miami. Fares start at $4,995 per person and this sailing is a Mind, Body & Spirit cruise (#V9309)
  • May 23, 2009, 10 nights Miami to Lisbon. Fares start at $3,540 per person and this sailing is a Big Band cruise (#V9310)
  • June 2, 2009, 12 nights Lisbon to Venice. Fares start at $5,070 per person and this sailing is a Photography theme cruise (#V9311)

NCL Does Deals

Norwegian Cruise Line (tel. 866/234-0292; www.ncl.com) is offering these discounts through Friday Aug. 29, 2008. Mention promotion code PGSD1 when booking.

  • Sept. 7, 2008, departure. Norwegian Spirit. Six-day Canada/New England, round-trip from New York, calling in Halifax, Saint John, Boston and Martha's Vineyard; $429 best available inside cabin, per person.
  • Sept. 19, 2008, departure. Norwegian Jade. 12-day Egypt & Greek Isles, Istanbul to Athens, calling in Olympia, Corfu, Alexandria, Iraklion, Santorini, Mykonos, Ephesus and Istanbul; $899 best available inside cabin, per person.
  • Sept. 20, 2008, departure. Norwegian Star. 1-day cruise to nowhere, Seattle to Vancouver; $49 best available inside cabin, per person.
  • Oct. 5, 2008, departure. Norwegian Dawn. 7-day Bermuda, round-trip from New York, calling in King's Wharf; $699 best available inside cabin, per person.
  • Oct. 24, 2008, departure. Norwegian Sun. 11-day Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Francisco, calling in Mazatlan, Acapulco, Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas; $899 best available inside cabin, per person.
  • Nov. 2, 2008, departure. Norwegian Gem. 7-day western Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona, calling in Valletta, Naples, Rome, Florence/Pisa and Nice; $549 best available inside cabin, 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.

All-Travel

(tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com/cruises)
  • Holland America Volenda: 14-night Australia/New Zealand, Sydney to Auckland. From $1,999, Nov. 7 sailing. Deal includes $100 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Holland America Oosterda: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $669, Jan. 24 sailing. Deal includes $50 shipboard credit and a free bottle of champagne.
  • Holland America Zaanda: 15-night Hawaii, round-trip from San Diego. From $1,799, Mar. 22 sailing. Deal includes $100 shipboard credit.

Cruise Brothers

(tel. 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2: 6-night Transatlantic, New York to Southampton. From $889, Apr. 14 sailing.
  • Carnival Freedom: 12-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Rome/Civitavecchia. From $899, Oct. 15 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 14-night Transatlantic, Barcelona to Miami. From $999, Dec. 1 sailing.
  • MSC Orchestra: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $639, Jan. 10 & 24 sailings.
  • Holland America Eurodam: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $289, Oct. 15 sailing.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $530, Oct. 26 & Nov. 16 sailing.
  • Princess Emerald Princess: 10-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $770, Nov. 20 & Dec. 10 sailings.
  • Costa Magica: 7-night Brazil, round-trip from Sao Paulo. From $1,070, Jan. 10 & 24 sailing.
  • Princess Sapphire Princess: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $479, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 sailings.
  • Costa Serena: 7-night Europe, round-trip from Venice. From $499, Nov. 16 sailing.

Cruise One, Satellite Beach

(tel. 888/368-0655; www.skennedy.cruiseone.com)

The Cruise Marketplace

(tel. 800/826-4333; www.cruisemarketplace.com)
  • Carnival Dream: 7-night Bahamas, round-trip from New York. From $719, Nov. 15, 2009 sailing.
  • Carnival Liberty: 12-night Europe, round-trip from Dover. From $1,249, May 9, 2009 sailing.
  • Carnival Splendor: 17-night South America, Ft. Lauderdale to Buenos Aires. From $1,419, Jan. 31, 2009 sailing.
  • Celebrity Equinox: 13-night Europe, round-trip from Rome/Civitavecchia. From $3,049, Aug. 18, 2009 sailing.
  • Celebrity Equinox: 10-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,199, Apr. 9, 2010 sailing.
  • Holland America Volendam: 14-night Asia, round-trip from Hong Kong. From $1,899, Oct. 26, 2009 sailing.
  • Holland America Noordam: 10-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Rome/Civitavecchia. From $1,399, Apr. 19, 2009 sailing.
  • Holland America Eurodam: 10-night Europe, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $1,499, May 13, 2009 sailing.
  • Norwegian Gem: 15-night Transatlantic, New York to Barcelona. From $1,099, Apr. 18, 2009 sailing.
  • Silversea Silver Shadow: 12-night Alaska, round-trip from San Francisco. From $6,646, June 26, 2009 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 before July 1, 2008.

  • Azamara Quest: 14-night Mediterranean, Rome/Civitavecchia to Piraeus/Athens. From $2169, Nov. 8 sailing.
  • Azamara Quest: 14-night Asia, Tianjin to Hong Kong. From $3109, Feb. 14 sailing.
  • Azamara Journey: 12-night Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami. From $1809, Mar. 8 sailing.
  • Azamara Quest: 10-night Greek Isles & Turkey, Rome/Civitavecchia to Piraeus/Athens. From $2699, Jun. 4 sailing.
  • Azamara Journey: 12-night Iceland & Fjords, roundtrip from Copenhagen. From $3329, Jun. 6 sailing.
  • Azamara Journey: 12-night Scandinavia & Russia, roundtrip from Copenhagen. From $3149, Jun. 18 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Sensation: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $229, Sept. 28, Oct. 5, and Oct. 12 sailings. Deal includes 15% discount on all shore excursions.
  • Carnival Imagination: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $199, Sept. 22 and 29 sailings. Deal includes 15% discount on all shore excursions.
  • Celebrity Century: 10-night western Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $899, Oct. 31 sailing.
  • Carnival Elation: 5-night Baja Mexico, round-trip from San Diego. From $269, Sept. 29 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $449, Sept. 14 sailing. Deal includes 15% discount on all shore excursions.

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

  • Carnival Fascination: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Jacksonville. From $309, Jan. 1 sailing.
  • Princess Grand Princess: 14-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1439, Jan. 2 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Dawn: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $609, Jan. 3 sailing
  • Holland America Eurodam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $699, Jan. 3 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sun: 14-night South America, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso. From $1189, Jan. 4 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Gem: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from New York City. From $1029, Jan. 4 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Jewel: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $419, Jan. 4 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $679, Jan. 4 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 15-night Hawaii, round-trip from San Diego. From $1599, Jan. 6 sailing.
  • Princess Dawn Princess: 10-night Australia/New Zealand, round-trip from Sydney. From $1735, Jan. 9 sailing.
  • Princess Emerald Princess: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1029, Jan. 9 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Jewel: 9-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $819, Jan. 9 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sky: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $189, Jan. 9 sailing.
  • Costa Fortuna: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $549, Jan,. 11 sailing.
  • Holland America Veendam: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $789, Jan. 11 sailing.

Landmark Travel (tel. 800/547-0727; www.landmark-travel.com)

  • Crystal Symphony: 11-night Canada/New England, New York to Montreal. From $3,495, Sept. 16 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Paul Gaugiun: 11-night ultra-lux Tahiti, round-trip from Papeete. From $3,350, Nov. 1 sailing
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 16-night ultra-lux Transatlantic, Civatavecchia/Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. From $5,795, Nov. 15 sailing.
  • Oceania Insignia: 12-night South America, Rio to Buenos Aires. From $2,999, Dec. 8 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 34-night Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Auckland. From $14,750, Dec. 29 sailing.
  • Crystal Serenity: 10-night Crossing, Lisbon to Miami. From $3,145, Nov. 21. Deal includes free upgrade.
  • Oceania Nautica: 12-night Istanbul to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $2,699, Nov. 6.
  • Oceania Insignia: 10-night Europe, Lisbon to Barcelona. From $2,299, Nov. 14. 2 sailing. Deal includes free coach airfare.
  • Oceania Regatta: 14-night Europe, Barcelona to Venice. From $4,299, Sept. 24. 25 sailing. Deal includes free coach airfare.
  • Silversea Silver Cloud: 16-night ultralux Transoceanic, Barcelona to Bridgetown . From $6,016, Nov. 3 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 7-night Caribbean, Ft. Lauderdale roundtrip. From $962, Oct. 5 sailing.
  • Seabourn Pride: 7-night ultra-lux Caribbean, Bridgetown round-trip. From $2,398, Nov. 22 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Miracle: 8-night Exotic southern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $629, Oct. 20 sailing. Deal includes 15% discount on all shore excursions.
  • Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas: 7-night Greek Isles & Turkey, round-trip from Venice. From $839, Oct. 25 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Star: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $449, Oct. 11 and 25 sailings.
  • Carnival Destiny: 6-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $399, Sept. 21 sailing. Deal includes 15% discount on all shore excursions.