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Sweetheart Deals

Seabourn (tel. 800/929-9391; www.seabourn.com) is throwing a one-week sale valid through close of business on Mon Feb 16, 2009. Save up to 60% off 7- to 14-night voyages aboard the intimate Seabourn Pride, Spirit, Legend and Seabourn Odyssey between March and August of 2009. The offer is in lieu of any other promotional offer and is valid for new bookings on 14 voyages in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, and features lead-in fares from $2,840 per person, based on double occupancy of a 277-square foot ocean-view suite. The special sale savings are valid for all categories of suites on Seabourn Pride, Spirit and Legend and on suite categories up to and including PH on Seabourn Odyssey. The list of included voyages is:

Seabourn Pride

  • March 18, Portugal Passage I -- Fort Lauderdale to Lisbon 13 days 
  • March 31, Grand Mediterranean -- Lisbon to Athens/Piraeus 14 days
  • April 14, Mediterranean Panorama -- Athens/Piraeus to Lisbon 14 days
  • May 12, Grand Harbors of Europe -- Dover to Copenhagen 11 days
  • June 13, Norwegian Fjords -- Round Trip Copenhagen 9 days
  • June 22, Scandinavia & Russia -- Round Trip Copenhagen 12 days

Seabourn Spirit

  • June 20 or July 11, Italian Idyll -- Venice to Rome/Civitavecchia 7 days

Seabourn Legend

  • Apr 16, Iberian Spring -- Lisbon to Barcelona 10 days
  • June 20, Cote d' Azur & Spanish Isles -- Monte Carlo to Barcelona 7 days
  • June 27, The Yachtsman's Riviera -- Barcelona to Monte Carlo 7 days
  • July 11, Sardinia, Corsica & Cote d'Azur -- Rome/Civitavecchia to Monte Carlo 7 days

Seabourn Odyssey

  • July 18, Aegean Odyssey -- Istanbul to Athens/Piraeus 7 days
  • July 25, Greece & Dalmatian Delights -- Athens/Piraeus to Venice 7 days

It Doesn't Take Much Green to Get to Greenland

Hurtigruten (tel. 800/323-7436; www.hurtigruten.com) is it offering two of its 2009 Greenland cruises at an all-inclusive price. Aboard the 318-berth MS Fram, the world's newest and most deluxe expedition ship, for the season's two one-way sailings. Save big on the May 20th 17-day cruise between Reykjavik, Iceland and Greenland, and also on the Sept. 22nd 18-day voyage between Greenland and New York. Prices include flights from New York/Newark, one night hotel in Copenhagen, all meals on board, most transfers, expedition cruise, some shore excursions, taxes and air fuel surcharges and ticketing fees. Suites that normally run $16,676 to $20,366 per person, double occupancy, are not being priced at $5,499 to $7,249, while standard staterooms, normally $12,536 to $15,716, are $3,999 to $5,249. Suite purchases also include a variety of perks - two optional excursions; wine, beer or soda at meals; a bottle of champagne from the Captain; and more. To take advantage of this discount, you must book by March 31. Other restrictions apply. 

The May 20, 2009 sailing explores the Western fjords region of Iceland before sailing to Greenland and exploring the island's Southern and Western regions. Guests return home by way of a night in Copenhagen. The Sept. 22 trip starts with one night in Copenhagen before heading off to meet the ship in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. After taking in ports along Greenland's west coast, the ship makes its way to Canada's Newfoundland, Labrador and Nova Scotia, followed by a stop in Gloucester, MA. A final full day at sea is capped with a morning arrival in New York, gliding past the Statue of Liberty, before putting into port.

The ship has an Internet café, a large glass-enclosed observation lounge, oceanview restaurant, wellness center with saunas, work-out room and two glass-screened heated outdoor whirlpools.

Carnival Rewards Early Birds

Carnival (tel. 888/CARNIVAL; www.carnival.com) is offering Early Saver rates that make going on a cruise cheaper than staying at home. Three-night Bahamas cruises are going for as low as $179 per person, while four-night western Caribbean sailings start as low as $199 per person and 7-night southern Caribbean sailings from $399 per person. These rates are available on sailings 3 months prior to sail date for short cruises (5 days or less) and available on sailings 5 months prior to sail date for long cruises (6 days or longer). Better yet, the early saver fares are covered by Carnival's Price Protection program -- if, after booking, you find a lower Carnival advertised fare, Carnival will match it and issue you the difference in an onboard credit Certain restrictions apply.

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)
  • Crystal Symphony: 11-night Asia Cruise, Hong Kong to Singapore. From $4,805, Apr. 20 sailing. Golf themed cruise includes complimentary clinics with PGA instructors and shore rounds.
  • Crystal Serenity: 7-night Mediterranean, Venice to Civitavecchia/Rome. From $3,535, Jun. 14 sailing. Deal includes prepaid gratuities (value of $182 to $254, per couple).
  • Crystal Symphony: 14-night Northern Europea, Copenhagen to Stockholm. From $6,550, Jul. 11 sailing. Deal includes prepaid gratuities (value of $364 to $504, per couple)
  • Holland America Volendam: 14-night Southeast Asia, Singapore to Hong Kong. From $1899, Apr. 4 sailing. Deal includes complimentary (per couple) shore excursion in Bangkok.
  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $999, Jun. 20 sailing. Deal includes complimentary (per couple) shore excursion in Skagway.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 12-night Mediterranean Romance Cruise, Venice to Barcelona. From $1299, Jun. 24 sailing. Food and Wine theme cruise includes free lunch at Pinnacle Grill, private culinary demo, two wine tastings and one bottle of wine per stateroom.
  • Holland America Amsterdam: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $899, Jul. 25 sailing. Food and Wine theme cruise includes private culinary demo, two wine tastings and one bottle of wine per stateroom.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 23-night North Atlantic Crossing: Canada, New England & Europe; Ft. Lauderdale to London. From $13,395, May 8 sailing. Deal includes $800 (per couple) shore excursion credit.
  • Regent Seven Seas Paul Gauguin: 7-night Tahiti, round-trip from Papeete. From $4,450, Jun. 6 sailing. Deal includes a $400 (per couple) shore excursion credit.

Cruise Brothers

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

Cruise One, Satellite Beach

(tel. 888/368-0655; www.skennedy.cruiseone.com)
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 9-night eastern Caribbean and Bermuda, round-trip from New York. From $899, May 24 sailing.
  • Princess Emerald Princess: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $999, April 19 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $599, Nov. 7 sailing.
  • Princess Ruby Princess: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $899, Nov. 14 sailing.
  • Princess Coral Princess: 14-night Panama Canal, Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles. From $1,499, April 12 sailing.
  • Princess Coral Princess: 19-night Pacific Panama Canal, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $2,299, April 26 sailing.
  • Princess Sea Princess: 15-night Panama Canal, Ft. Lauderdale to San Francisco. From $1,499, May 9 sailing.
  • Crystal Serenity: 10-night transatlantic, Miami to Lisbon. From $3,399, May 23 sailing. Deal includes $200 onboard credit. Sailing features Big Band Theme.
  • Oceania Regatta: 14-transatlantic, Barcelona to Miami. From $1,499, Nov. 14 sailing.
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2: 6-night transatlantic, New York to Southampton. From $1,135, April 12 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.

  • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: 7-night Western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $499, Nov. 1 sailing. Deal includes free health and fitness classes.
  • Azamara Journey: 12-night Scandinavia & Russia, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $3,799, Jun. 30 sailing. Deal includes airfare from most major airports & special President's Cruise features.
  • Holland America Prinsendam: 14-night Mediterranean, Civitavecchia/Rome to Amsterdam. From $1,839, Jun. 5 sailing.
  • Holland America Noordam: 26-night Mediterranean Farewell, Civitavecchia/Rome to Ft Lauderdale. From $2,399, Oct. 6 sailing.
  • Holland America Eurodam: 7-night Eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $689, Oct. 24 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 12-night British Isles, round-trip from Southampton/London. From $1,649, Jun. 25 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 12-night North Cape & Norwegian Fjords, round-trip from Southampton/London. From $1,649, Jul. 7 sailing.
  • Princess Grand Princess: 12-night Egypt & Aegean, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $1,489, Oct. 13 sailing.
  • Celebrity Equinox: 14-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $2,389, Sept. 26 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 14-night Canada New England, round-trip from Cape Liberty/Bayonne. From $1,299, Oct. 16 sailing.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 11-night eastern Mediterranean, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $1,169, Nov. 9 sailing.

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

  • NCL Norwegian Spirit: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Boston. From $559, May 8 sailing. Deal includes up to $250 free onboard spending with select stateroom categories.
  • Carnival Pride: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $429, Feb. 22 and Mar. 1 sailings. Deal includes up to a 5-category upgrade on select cabins.
  • Holland America Veendam: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $399, Mar. 22 sailing. Deal includes 15% discount on all shore excursions when you book this sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Colon. From $399, Mar. 1, 8, and 15 sailings. Deal includes 15% discount on all shore excursions when you book this sailing.
  • Carnival Destiny: 5-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $379, Feb. 23 sailing. Deal includes 15% discount on all shore excursions when you book this sailing.

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

  • Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $499, May 22 sailing.
  • Carnival Spirit: 7-night Alaska, Whittier to Vancouver. From $449, May 27 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas: 7-night Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $499, May 29 sailing.
  • Princess Coral Princess: 11-night Alaska cruise-tour, round-trip from Seattle. From $1,699, Jun. 4, 15, and 29, Jul. 13 and 27, Aug. 10 and 24 sailings.
  • Princess Diamond Princess: 11-night Alaska cruise-tour, round-trip from Seattle. From $1,599, Jun. 20 and Aug. 29 sailings.
  • Princess Island Princess: 11-night Alaska cruise-tour, round-trip from Seattle. From $1,599, Jun. 22, Aug. 3 and 17 sailings.
  • Princess Sapphire Princess: 11-night Alaska cruise-tour, round-trip from Seattle. From $1,599, Jun. 27, Aug. 8 and 22, Sept. 5
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $599, Aug. 30 sailing.
  • Carnival Valor: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $489, Aug. 30 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas: 7-night Alaska, round-trip Seattle. From $549, Sept. 11 sailing.
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $439, Sept. 19 sailing.
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $449, Sept. 26 sailing.

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

  • Seabourn Odyssey: 7-night Europe, Venice to Athens (Piraeus). From $2763, Aug 1 sailing.
  • Seabourn Pride: 13-night Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Lisbon. From $2398, Mar 18 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Anchorage (Seward). From $3695, Jun 3 sailing. Deal include free air and unlimited shore excursions.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 10-night Europe, Stockholm to Southampton (London). From $6695, Aug 28 sailing. Deal include free air and unlimited shore excursions.
  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 9-night Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Funchal. From $2450, May 1 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 6-night European, Funchal to Monte Carlo. From $2450, May 10 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 15-night Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Monte Carlo. From $5145, May 1 sailing.

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

  • Azamara Journey: 16-night Transatlantic, Miami to Barcelona. From $999, Mar. 20 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sky: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $199, Mar. 20 and 27 sailings. Deal includes 15% discount on all shore excursions and up to $75 free onboard spending with select cabins.
  • Carnival Paradise: 4-night Baja Mexico, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $279, Mar. 9 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $319, Mar. 5 and 19 sailings. Deal includes 15% discount on all shore excursions.

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