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Tahiti Time

On select 7-night Tahiti cruises aboard the posh Paul Gauguin, Regent Seven Seas Cruises (tel. 866-213-4800; www.rssc.com) is offering up to 35% off cruise fares and double "Society Savings" for past guests. On select voyages, the third guest, regardless of age, sails free (a rollaway bed or a pull-out loveseat is available in some cabins).

  • Fares start at $2,195 per person on the Feb. 9, 16, 23, and March 1 and 8 sailings.
  • Fares start at $2,295 per person on the March 29, and April 5, 12 and 19 sailings.
  • Fares start at $2,495 per person on the May 10, 17, and June 7 sailings.

Rates include all tips, wines and open bar. Suites must be booked by September 30, 2007 to receive this offer. Mention code C6GEA022M when booking your suite. Some restrictions may apply and fares are based on double occupancy.

10 Ways to Save

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is also offering up deals on the following sailings. Fares include all tips, wines and open bar. Mention code C2TEA020M when booking your suite. Some restrictions may apply and fares are based on double occupancy.

  • Asia, Sept. 26, Osaka to Hong Kong aboard Seven Seas Mariner; 14-night cruise starts at $8,236 per person and includes free economy airfare and a complimentary shipboard credit of $100 or $200 per suite
  • Mediterranean, Sept. 22, Nice to Venice aboard Seven Seas Voyager; 7-night cruise starts at $5,546 per person and includes free economy airfare
  • Antarctica, Nov. 8, Ushuaia to Ushuaia aboard Explorer II; 16-night cruise starts at $9,795 per person
  • South Pacific, Feb. 9, Papeete to Papeete aboard Paul Gauguin; 7-night cruise starts at $2,195 per person and the third guest sails free
  • Eastern Caribbean, Nov. 19, Ft. Lauderdale to Ft. Lauderdale aboard Seven Seas Voyager; 11-night cruise starts at $4,198 per person
  • Australia/New Zealand, Nov. 19, Sydney to Auckland aboard Seven Seas Mariner; 14-night cruise starts at $8,236 per person and includes free economy airfare and a complimentary shipboard credit of $100 or $200 per suite
  • South America, Feb. 4, Buenos Aires to Manaus aboard Seven Seas Mariner; 17-night cruise starts at $8,850 per person and includes a complimentary shipboard credit of $100 or $200 per suite
  • Mediterranean, Oct. 20, Piraeus/Athens to Monte Carlo aboard Seven Seas Navigator; 7-night cruise starts at $4,476 per person and includes free economy airfare
  • Panama Canal, Dec. 21, Ft. Lauderdale to Ft. Lauderdale aboard Seven Seas Mariner; 14-night cruise starts at $5,995 per person
  • Eastern Caribbean, Nov. 26, Ft. Lauderdale to Ft. Lauderdale aboard Seven Seas Navigator; 11-night cruise starts at $3,598 per person

Pity the Procrastinator

Norwegian Cruise Line (tel. 866/234-0292; www.ncl.com) is offering free best-available cabin upgrades fleetwide on inside, outside and balcony categories for most fall 2007 and winter 2008 sailings. Pay the lowest fare available for an inside, outside or balcony, cabin and you'll automatically receive the best-available upgrade within that category at the time of booking (inside to inside, outside to outside, etc). The point is, the earlier you book, the more upgrade potential there will be. Some restrictions apply, and deal applies to new bookings only and can not be combined with other promotions.

Envy the Explorer

Book by Aug. 31 and board save 10% on two of INTRAV's (tel. 800/ 456-8100; www.intrav.com) Antarctica and Falkland Islands sailings aboard the 122-passenger Clipper Adventurer. The 20-day "Grand Expeditions to Antarctica and the Falkland Islands" departs Dec. 2, 2007 from Santiago, Chile and returns via Buenos Aires, Argentina. The trip includes six full days of expedition cruising along the Antarctic Peninsula, and two days at the Falkland Islands; fares start at $8,676 per person. The 17-day "Antarctica and the Falklands Expedition" departs Jan. 20, 2008, from Santiago and returns via Buenos Aires. Spend four days in the Antarctic Peninsula and one day at the Falkland Islands; prices start at $7,299 per person. The Clipper Adventurer has all ocean-view staterooms, a library, workout room, e-mail access and a fleet of Zodiac landing craft for up-close exploring. Rates are double occupancy and reflect the 10 percent savings when booked by Aug. 31, 2007. Fares include hotel nights, internal flights, transfers, all meals during cruises, gratuities, shore excursions and port charges are. International air is additional.

South America Fares go South

Orient Lines (tel. 800/333-7300; www.orientlines.com) is offering low, low fares on an 18-night South America and Falklands Island cruise aboard the Marco Polo on Dec. 11. For insides, the first passenger pays as little as $4,999, and the second passenger half, from $2,500; for outsides, the first person rate starts at $5,999 and the second person at $3,000; a deluxe oceanview cabin starts at $6,499 for the first person, and $3,250 for the second. Fares are based on double occupancy and include the 16-night cruise, plus two nights hotel stay in Buenos Aires and an optional tour to Iguasu Falls. Certain restrictions may apply; mention promotion code MPOPCDMSAFI.

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)

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)

  • Princess Crown Princess: 7-night Canada/New England, round-trip from New York. From $549, Sep. 29 and Oct. 6 sailings.
  • Carnival Carnival Glory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $499, Sep. 29, Oct. 13, Nov. 24 and Dec. 8 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $699, Sep. 30 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $549, Sep. 30 sailing.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $499, Nov.10 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $499, Nov. 19 sailing.
  • Carnival Carnival Glory: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $499, Dec. 1 and 15 sailings.
  • Princess Dawn Princess: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $449, Dec. 2 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Spirit: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from New Orleans. From $599, Dec. 2 and Jan.13 sailings.
  • Princess Grand Princess: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $499, Dec. 8 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $609, Dec. 8 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $499, Dec. 9 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $499, Dec. 15 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Spirit: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from New Orleans. From $579, Jan. 6 and 20 sailings.

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

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

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