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Big Savings on Long Sailing

Expedition cruise company, Hurtigruten (formerly called Norwegian Coastal Voyage; tel. 800/323-7436; www.hurtigruten.us), is offering 50% off fares for the second person in a cabin on the 67-night "Longitudinal World Cruise" (or on the shorter 22- to 46-night segments) aboard the 318-berth Fram if booked by April 30, 2008. For bookings after April 30, Hurtigruten is offering per person savings of $750 on staterooms and $1,500 on suites. The cruise begins in Iceland on Sept 23 and follows the fall foliage from northern Canada to New England and down the eastern seaboard, to the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal, before cruising along the western shores of South America to Antarctica and the Chilean Fjords. The full voyage ends in Ushuaia, Argentina on November 28. Certain restrictions apply.

One-Day Sail Today!

If you book by midnight EST on Thursday Feb 28, Carnival (tel. 888/CARNIVAL; www.carnival.com) is offering discounted fares and cabin upgrades on virtually all sailings through Dec 31, 2008. Inside cabins are going for as low as $529 for 7-night cruises, $329 for 5 nighters and $249 for 3- and 4-night voyages. Certain restrictions apply. Cabin upgrades apply within like cabin categories only (Inside to inside, balcony to balcony etc). Valid on new individual bookings only and full payment due at time of booking. Deal expires at midnight on Thursday Feb 28, 2008. Ask for discount code CP1S.

Sea/Land Deals in the Far East

Star Clippers (tel. 800/442-055; www.starclippers.com) is offering two special 13-night cruise tours that combine seven-night cruises to Thailand and Malaysia aboard Star Clipper with four- and two-night pre- and post-cruise land tours. The cruises are round-trip from Phuket, Thailand, or between Phuket and Singapore. The four-night land tour explores Bangkok, Thailand, while the two-night land tour takes guests to either Phuket or Singapore, depending on itinerary. Guests who book select dates for the cruise tour will save $700 per person off of the brochure rate. Including the discount, fares for the 13-night trips start as low as $3,240 per person, double occupancy. The savings are valid on the Dec. 1 and 10, 2008, and March 11, 2009, land tour departure dates only (for the combo that includes Singapore) and on the Nov. 24, 2008, and Jan. 5, 19, Feb. 2 and 16, 2009 land tour departure dates (for the combo that includes Phuket). The 13-night cruise tours include airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Bangkok and the return flight to the United States from Phuket. Reduced air add-on rates are available from select cities. Flying on the Dole

Lux line Seabourn (tel. 800/929-9391; www.seabourn.com) is throwing spoiled travelers a bone in offering two-for-one international business class airfares for Europe cruises departing between March 30 and Nov 8, 2008. The 9- to 15-night cruises aboard the 208-passenger, all-suite Seabourn Pride, Spirit and Legend embark from Lisbon, Venice, London, Copenhagen, Civitavecchia/Rome, Istanbul, Athens, Nice and Barcelona; the airfare is available from 38 North American gateways. Cruise fares start at $3,597 per person, based on double occupancy.

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)

  • Crystal Serenity: 7-night Mediterranean, Venice to Athens. From $2,995, May. 30 sailing. Deal includes $200 shipboard credit.
  • Crystal Serenity: 12-night Mediterranean, Venice to Barcelona. From $4,585, Jun. 13 sailing. Deal includes $200 shipboard credit.
  • Holland America Amsterdam: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $599, June 6 sailing.
  • Holland America Rotterdam: 12-night Scandinavia/Russia, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $2,379, Jul. 4 sailing. Includes a $100 shipboard credit.
  • RSSC Paul Gauguin: 7-night Tahiti, round-trip from Papeete. From $2,505, Oct. 8 sailing. Deal includes a $200 shipboard credit.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 14-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $999 July 6 sailing.
  • Silversea Silver Cloud: 12-night ultra-lux Europe, Monte Carlo to London. From $8,481 June 13 sailing. Deal includes one shore excursion by private car in Malaga or Lisbon.
  • Holland America Volendam: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $699, May 10 sailing.
  • Holland America Volendam: 10-day Alaska cruise tour, Anchorage to Vancouver. From $899, May 21 sailing.
  • Holland America Ryndam: 10-night Sea of Cortez, round-trip from San Diego. From $1,149, Apr. 5 sailing. Deal includes $50 shipboard credit and bottle of champagne.

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

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

  • Holland America Ryndam: 10-night Sea of Cortez, round-trip from San Diego. From $699, Mar. 16 and 26 sailings.
  • Carnival Destiny: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $499, Mar. 30 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Gem: 7-night Bahamas & Florida, round-trip from New York. From $749, Mar. 29 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 5-night Scandinavia, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $499, May 12 sailing.
  • Carnival Spirit: 12-night Hawaii westbound, Ensenada to Honolulu. From $1,049, Apr. 20 sailing.

Cruise Market Place (tel. 800/826-4333; www.cruisemarketplace.com)

  • Princess Tahitian Princess: 14-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $2,199, June 12, 26; July 10, 24; Aug. 7, 21 sailings.
  • Princess Dawn Princess: 10-night Alaska, round-trip from San Francisco. From $999, May 27; June 6; Aug. 25; Sept. 4 sailings.
  • Holland America Amsterdam: 22-night South America, San Diego to Valparaiso. From $2,999, Nov. 23 sailing.
  • Seabourn Pride: 14-night ultra-lux Europe, London to Copenhagen. From $6,523, May 12 sailing.
  • Seabourn Legend: 7-night ultra-lux Europe, Nice to Barcelona. From $3,945, June 7 sailing.
  • Carnival Freedom: 12-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $1,049, Oct. 24 sailing.
  • Carnival Pride: 14-night Panama Canal, Los Angeles to Miami. From $1,299, Mar. 22, 2009 sailing.
  • Crystal Serenity: 11-night Mediterranean, Civitavecchia/Rome to Venice. From $4,135, May 19 sailing.
  • Crystal Serenity: 12-night Europe, Barcelona to Venice. From $4,675, June 25 sailing.
  • Crystal Serenity: 12-night Mediterranean, Athens to Monte Carlo. From $5,166, July 19 sailing.

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

  • Royal Caribbean Legend of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Santo Domingo. From $499, Mar. 9 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 4-night Cozumel & Key West, round-trip from Tampa. From $479, Mar. 13 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas: 10-night Panama Canal, round-trip from Miami. From $1049, Mar. 14 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $999, Mar. 15 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Galveston. From $1099, Mar. 16 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $579, Mar. 17 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $429, Mar. 20 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $1149, Mar. 22 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $699, Mar. 23 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas: 11-night Panama Canal, round-trip from Miami. From $1099, Mar. 24 sailing.
  • Celebrity Galaxy: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $999, Mar. 28 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $849, Mar. 29 sailing.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 14-night South America & Panama Canal, from Valparaiso to Fort Lauderdale. From $999, Mar. 30 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $699, Mar. 30 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $749, Apr. 6 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas: 4-night Bahamas & Key West, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $339, Apr. 10 sailing.
  • Celebrity Millennium: 15-night Panama Canal, from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco. From $1799, Apr. 20 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas: 13-night Trans-atlantic, from Galveston to Barcelona. From $449, Apr. 27 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 14-night Trans-atlantic, from Miami to Amsterdam. From $799, Apr. 28 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 12-night British Isles, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $999, May 17 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas: 12-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $1799, May 19 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 12-night British Isles, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $1049, May 29 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas: 7-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Venice. From $899, May 31 and Jun. 7sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas: 7-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Venice. From $999, Jun. 21 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 14-night Scandinavia & Russia, from Harwick to Copenhagen. From $1999, Jun. 28 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 12-night Norway & the Arctic Circle, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $1879, Jul. 28 sailing.

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

Vacation Outlet (tel. 800/825-3633; www.vacationoutlet.com)

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

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