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Lower Fares are in the Air ...

Top-shelf line Seabourn (tel. 800/929-9391; www.seabourn.com) is offering 2-for-1 international business class airfares to join ten Europe cruises aboard the 200-passenger, all-suite Seabourn Pride, Spirit and Legend. The complimentary airfare, with a value of up to $5,800 per couple, may be combined with special savings of up to 40% off the brochure fares for the 9- to 15-night cruises. The airfares are available round-trip from 38 North American gateways for voyages departing between March and July, 2008 in Lisbon, Venice, London, Copenhagen, Rome, Nice and Barcelona.

... and Down on the Ground

Seabourn is also offering special 45% Sail & Stay Savings, plus a free two-night extension at Lisbon's Four Seasons Ritz hotel, to guests booking Pride and Legend's 13-day Portugal Passage transatlantic cruises in March and April from Ft. Lauderdale to Lisbon this spring. Including the discounts, fares start from $3,297 per person, based on double occupancy of a 277-square foot ocean-view suite.

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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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)

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

The Cruise Marketplace (tel. 800/826-4333; www.cruisemarketplace.com)

10-night Alaska, round-trip from San Francisco. From $999, May 17 sailing.
  • Seabourn Spirit:
  • 8-night Asia, Hong Kong to Shanghai. From $4,639, Mar. 13 sailing.
  • Crystal Symphony:
  • 17-night Asia, Los Angeles to Hong Kong. From $3,395, Mar. 3 sailing.
  • Crystal Serenity: 7-night Mediterranean, Venice to Athens. From $2,995, May 30 sailing.
  • Crystal Symphony: 7-night northern Europe, Stockholm to Copenhagen. From $3,395, Aug. 4 sailing.
  • Disney Magic: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Pt. Canaveral. From $855, Oct. 10, 24; Dec. 5, 2009 sailings.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $499, May 25 sailing.
  • Holland America Veendam: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $499, May 2 sailing.
  • Princess Diamond Princess: 7-night Alaska, Whittier to Vancouver. From $499, May 17 sailing.
  • Norwegian Dawn: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from New York. From $549, Oct. 19, 26 sailing.
  • Cruise Value Center (tel. 800/231-7447; www.cruisevalue.com)

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

    • Carnival Triumph: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $529, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, 16 and 23, Mar. 1, 15, and 22, and Apr. 5 and 12 sailings.
    • Carnival Pride: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $529, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, and 24, Mar. 2 and 9 sailings.
    • Carnival Valor: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $529, Jan. 27, Feb. 10 and 24, Mar. 9 and 23, and Apr. 6 sailings.
    • Carnival Victory: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $529, Jan. 27, Feb. 10 and 24, Mar. 9 and 23, and Apr. 6 sailings.
    • Costa Serena: 11-night Canary Islands, round-trip from Savona. From $799, Jan. 30 and Feb. 21 sailings.
    • Carnival Valor: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $529, Feb. 3 and 17, Mar. 2, 16 and 30, and Apr. 13 sailings.
    • Carnival Victory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $529, Feb. 3 and 17, Mar. 2, 16 and 30, and Apr. 13 sailings.
    • Holland America Noordam: 10-night western Mediterranean, round-trip from Rome. From $1199, Apr. 29 and May 19 sailings.
    • Princess Golden Princess: 7-night Alaska Inside Passage, round-trip from Seattle. From $634, May 10 sailing.
    • Princess Star Princess: 7-night Alaska Inside Passage, round-trip from Seattle. From $614, May 11 sailing.
    • Princess Diamond Princess: 7-night Gulf of Alaska, Vancouver to Whittier. From $534, May 17 sailing.
    • Princess Coral Princess: 7-night Gulf of Alaska, Vancouver to Whittier. From $564, May 19 sailing.
    • Princess Island Princess: 7-night Gulf of Alaska, Vancouver to Whittier. From $564, May 19 sailing.
    • Princess Sapphire Princess: 7-night Gulf of Alaska, Vancouver to Whittier. From $564, May 24 sailing.
    • Princess Dawn Princess: 10-night Alaska Inside Passage, roundtrip from San Francisco. From $1149, May 27 sailing.

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

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

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