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One-Day Costa Sale Today

Book one of these Costa (tel. 800/462-6782; www.costacruises.com) cruises on Thursday, Feb 8 by 8pm EST and save big time on 7-night Caribbean cruises round-trip out of Ft. Lauderdale. Best available balcony cabins start at $699 per person on the March 25, and April 1 and 8 departures of the Costa Mediterranea. For new bookings only for balcony cabin categories 6 to 8, and cannot be combined with other offers. Certain restrictions apply and you must mention discount OD when booking.

Deals on Europe

Seabourn (tel. 800/929-9391; www.seabourn.com) is lowering fares on four Europe cruises round-trip out of Copenhagen aboard the 208-passenger Seabourn Pride. A pair of 9-night Norway cruises departs July 12 and August 2, and starts at $5,996 per person. Ports include Gudvangen, Flaam, Aalesund, Bergen, Ulvik, Eidfjord and Oslo (all in Norway), plus cruising the Skagerrak Strait. Some restrictions apply. On July 21 and August 11, two 12-night northern Europe cruises call on Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia (for 3 days); Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; Warnemuende (Berlin), Germany; and Roenne, Bornholm Island, Denmark.

All fares include open bar, gratuities and a complimentary shore excursion on each itinerary. On the Norway cruise, there's a complimentary scenic cruise with traditional Swedish refreshments and entertainment. On the northern Europe route in the port of Roenne, passengers are treated to a trip to the Baltic Sea Glass Blowery, where you blow your own glass and then enjoy wine in it.

Combine both the Norway and northern Europe cruises for a 21-night voyage and save 50%.

Dreamy Deals

Seadream Yacht Club (tel. 800/707-4911; www.seadream.com) has discounted fares on a handful of spring cruises. Aboard the elegantly sporty 110-passenger SeaDream I a 14-night transatlantic sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Barcelona starts at $3,199 per person. A five nighter round-trip out of Nice on May 23 is now $3,099 a person, while a 7-night cruise from Nice to Monte Carlo on June 2 is going for $5,099 a person. On the SeaDream II, the 13-night Barbados to Malaga cruise on April 30 is now $2,799 per person, while a 7-night journey from Barcelona to Nice on May 19 is priced at $3,899 per person. The weeklong Nice to Monte Carlo cruise on May 26 starts at $3,899 per person. All fares include meals, open bar, use of water toys and all gratuities. Valid for new bookings only and certain restrictions apply.

Special Savings on Regent

Regent Seven Seas (877/505-5370; www.rssc.com) dishes up royal deals on a number of routes through November.

  • Monte Carlo to Piraeus/Athens aboard Seven Seas Navigator for 7 nights from May 19. Fares start at $4,476 per person, including free economy airfare and a free $250 shipboard credit per suite when you book with a MasterCard.
  • Ft. Lauderdale to Ft. Lauderdale aboard Seven Seas Mariner for 7 nights from April 20. Fares start at $2,798 per person, including kids sail free and a free $250 shipboard credit per suite when you book with a MasterCard.
  • Monte Carlo to Ft. Lauderdale aboard Seven Seas Voyager for 7 nights from April 15. Fares start at $5,998 per person. The oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau will be on this voyage.
  • Funchal, Madeira to Monte Carlo aboard Seven Seas Navigator for 7 nights from April 24. Fares start at $2,597 per person and Seven Seas Society Members get an extra 5% savings.
  • Vancouver, B.C. to Seward, Alaska aboard Seven Seas Mariner for 7 nights from June 6. Fares start at $3,986 and including free economy airfare, kids sail free, extra 5% savings for Seven Seas Society Members, and a free $250 shipboard credit per suite when you book with a MasterCard.
  • Copenhagen to Stockholm aboard Seven Seas Voyager for 7 nights from August 18. Fares start at $5,546 per person and including free economy airfare and a free $250 shipboard credit per suite when you book with a MasterCard.
  • Papeete to Papeete aboard Paul Gauguin for 7 nights from July 28 or August 4. Fares start at $2,395 per person and include an extra 5% savings for Seven Seas Society Members.
  • Piraeus/Athens to Monte Carlo aboard Seven Seas Navigator for 7 nights from September 1. Fares start at $4,796 per person and include free economy air.
  • Monte Carlo to Venice aboard Seven Seas Voyager for 7 nights from September 22. Fares start at $5,546 per person and include free economy air.
  • Singapore to Sydney aboard Seven Seas Mariner for 15 nights from November 4. Fares start at $7,276 per person and include free economy air, an extra 5% savings for Seven Seas Society Members, and $100 to $200 onboard credit for suite categories H Â? D and the Penthouse C.

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-luxe lines may also include gratuities and some or all beverages.

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

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

  • NCL Norwegian Pearl: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $469, March 25 sailing. Deal includes free $25 to $150 onboard credits.
  • Carnival Victory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $499, March 8 sailing.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $549, May 5 & 19 sailings.
  • NCL America Pride of Hawaii: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $599, April 2 sailing. Deal includes free $25 to $150 onboard credits.
  • Carnival Freedom: 12-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Rome/Civitavecchia. From $1,249, August 24 sailing. Residents of NY, MA, PA & more save $100 to $400 extra per cabin.

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

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

  • Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Galveston. From $499, February 25 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $559, February 25 sailing.
  • Carnival Legend: 9-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $699, February 28 sailing.
  • Carnival Liberty: 8-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $699, March 3 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 14-night Panama Canal, Fort Lauderdale to San Diego. From $1,499, March 4 sailing.
  • Celebrity Galaxy: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $829, March 16 sailing.
  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $820, April 7 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seattle. From $669, May 4 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $674, May 9 sailing.
  • Holland America Volendam: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $594, May 9 sailing.
  • Carnival Spirit: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Whittier. From $699, May 16 sailing.
  • Celebrity Summit: 7-night Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $699, June 1 sailing.

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

  • Celebrity Century: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $409, April 16 sailing. Free alternative dining voucher.
  • Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $499, March 4 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sun: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $499 for outside cabins, March 4 sailing. Deal includes free $25 to $150 onboard credits.
  • Carnival Spirit: 8-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $549, March 7 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $799, June 1 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Freedom: 12-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Rome/Civitavecchia. From $1,099, April 7 sailing.
  • Carnival Paradise: 4-night Baja California, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $199, Feb 26 sailing.
  • Carnival Valor: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $529, April 22 sailing.
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $549, March 17 sailing.
  • Carnival Liberty: 8-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $639, September 15 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 8-night ultra-lux western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $2,697, March 28 sailing.
  • Crystal Symphony: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $1,890, March 4 sailing.
  • Crystal Symphony: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $1,645, November 24 sailing. Single passenger rate at only 125%.
  • Amadeus Waterways Amalegro: 7-night Eastern Europe river cruise, Budapest to Prague. From $1,499, April 2 sailing.
  • Amadeus Waterways Amadagio: 7-night Holland river cruise, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $1,399, March 18 sailing.

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