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Luxury for Less

Seabourn (tel. 800/929-9391; www.seabourn.com) is offering a one-week sale on sixteen Europe cruises in 2009. Save 60% off brochure fares on all cabin categories for voyages of seven to 14 days aboard the Seabourn Pride, Spirit and Legend between April and August of 2009. Bookings must be made between Monday, Jan 12 and the close of business on Monday Jan 19, 2009. The offer is valid on new bookings only and can not be combined with other promotions and savings; the discounted fares start at $2,840 per person, based on double occupancy. The deal applies to these voyages:

  • Seabourn Pride: March 31, 2009 Grand Mediterranean Lisbon to Athens -- 14 days; April 14, 2009 Mediterranean Panorama Athens to Lisbon -- 14 days; May 12, 2009 Grand Harbors of Europe Dover to Copenhagen -- 11 days; July 18, 2009 Scandinavia & Russia round-trip Copenhagen -- 12 days; August 20, 2009 Norwegian Fjords round-trip Copenhagen -- 9 days
  • Seabourn Spirit: June 6 or August 29, 2009 Corfu & Croatian Isles Civitavecchia/Rome to Venice -- 7 days; June 20, July 11, or August 1, 2009 Italian Idyll Venice to Civitavecchia/Rome -- 7 daysSeabourn Legend: April 16, 2009 Iberian Spring Lisbon to Barcelona -- 10 days; April 26 or August 22, 2009 The Yachtsman's Riviera Barcelona to Monte Carlo -- 7 days; May 10 or July 11, 2009 Sardinia, Corsica & Cote D'Azur Civitavecchia/Rome to Monte Carlo -- 7 days; June 20, 2009 Cote D'Azur & Spanish Isles Monte Carlo to Barcelona -- 7 days

Carnival Deals

Carnival (tel. 888/CARNIVAL; www.carnival.com) is offering past guests (anyone who has sailed with them at least once before) savings on select spring Bahamas, Baja Mexico and Caribbean cruises that are booked by Jan 23, 2009. Among many, deal includes 3-night Bahamas cruises on the Sensation out of Miami going for as low as $239 per person and 4 nighters from the West Coast to Baja Mexico starting at $219 a person on the Elation. When booking, mention fare code DP3 to reap the past guest discount and a free upgrade. Certain restrictions apply.

Crystal Goes Overboard with Savings

Aboard its two elegant mid-sized ships, Crystal (tel. 888/799-4625; www.crystalcruises.com) is offering lots of ways to save in 2009. Already included in the fares are all non-alcoholic beverages, dining in specialty restaurants, a wide variety of enrichment classes and lectures, and transportation to the town centers from most ports.

  • Asia Upgrades: Crystal is offering complimentary two-category stateroom upgrades and up to $2,000 per person for Penthouse accommodations with Crystal Symphony's spring cruises in China & Japan and Southeast Asia. The two cruises between Hong Kong and Beijing also feature an inclusive three-night land stay in Beijing.
  • Panama Canal Free One-Way Air Deal: Guests originating in Los Angeles, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale or Palm Beach air gateways on the February 16 or May 7 cruises between Los Angeles and Miami can fly for free one way.
  • Europe Savings: Crystal is offering savings of $1,500, $1,000 or $750 per person off nearly all 11-day Baltic and 12-day Mediterranean cruises, and half that off most shorter European sailings, depending on cabin category selected. Savings also apply to Crystal Symphony's September 3 port-filled transatlantic sailing and Crystal Serenity's combination of two weeklong cruises in June.
  • Air Upgrades to Europe: Promotional business class air add-on fares start at $799 one-way to the Baltic, and $899 one-way to the Mediterranean in conjunction with virtually all Baltic itineraries aboard Crystal Symphony, and Mediterranean voyages aboard Crystal Serenity, from June through August. Low premium economy upgrades are also available with Crystal Symphony's Northern European itineraries between June and September.
  • Family Memories Program: Valid with virtually all of the line's 2009 itineraries, the Crystal Family Memories Program offers one complimentary berth for every 10 full-fare berths, plus other perks like prepaid gratuities and credit toward a Crystal Private Adventure.
  • Value Collection Sailings: Save up to 50% on more than a dozen sailings of seven to 17 days through the Panama Canal, South America, the Mediterranean, Western Europe, New England and Canada, Caribbean and the Amazon, as well as Atlantic and Pacific Ocean crossings.
  • Crystal Assurance Plan: In combination with its existing price guarantee, Crystal is reducing cruise fare deposits -- as low as 5% -- deadlines and cancellation periods.
  • Combo Cruise Savings: Guests booking two or more cruises back-to-back, with the exception of World Cruise segments, can save up to 5% on the fare for each voyage.
  • Book 180 Days in Advance: All guests save 3.5% when they pay in full six months in advance.
  • Bonus Savings with Crystal Society Benefits: Not only do returning Crystal cruisers automatically save between 4% and 4.5% on their next cruise, but they can reap additional savings ranging from shipboard credits to gifts and parties, stateroom upgrades and an 11-day free cruise in a Crystal Penthouse. All guests who book a future cruise on board save an extra 4% to 4.5% off their next cruise.

Windstar Targets Families

Windstar (tel. 800/258-7245; www.windstarcruises.com) is making a cruise aboard one of its three sleek sailing vessels more appealing than ever.

  • The line is offering a 50% reduction on cruise deposits on all new bookings made now through February 28, 2009, for any 2009 sailing that is not within final payment requirement. The program allows guests between now and February 28, 2009, to make a deposit of $375 per person, instead of $750 per person, within three days of booking a Windstar cruise to secure a reservation for 2009 sailings that are outside of the final payment period. The remaining deposit is due March 31, 2009, or 90 days prior to sailing, whichever comes first.
  • Enjoy up to 50% off select 2009 European cruises departing April through November. Wind Spirit and Wind Star itineraries include sailings between Athens and Venice, Istanbul and Athens, Civitavecchia/Rome and Barcelona, and Barcelona and Lisbon. Wind Surf itineraries include sailings between Barcelona and Civitavecchia/Rome, Civitavecchia/Rome and Nice, Venice to Venice, Civitavecchia/Rome to Civitavecchia/Rome, Barcelona and Nice, Civitavecchia/Rome and Venice, and Barcelona to Lisbon. Seven-day sailings start at $1,799 per person, double occupancy. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/programs and certain restrictions apply.
  • Reap special family rates on summer European sailings aboard the 312-passenger Wind Surf. Families who book one full-fare stateroom on Wind Surf sailings departing June 7 through Aug. 30, 2009, will receive a second stateroom for family members on the same sailing at 50% off per person. The 7-night summer itineraries include: Venice to Venice, Venice to Civitavecchia/Rome, Civitavecchia/Rome to Nice, Nice to Civitavecchia/Rome, Civitavecchia/Rome to Barcelona, Barcelona to Nice and Civitavecchia/Rome to Venice. Activities on board include a water sports platform for free waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking in selected ports when the ship is at anchor (subject to weather conditions and local restrictions). Other amenities include a pool, gym, board games, books, an expansive DVD movie collection and Apple iPods to borrow. Fares start at $2,249 per person, based on double occupancy (families are considered two adults and two children between 2 and 18 years of age). Certain restrictions apply and the family offer expires March 31, 2009.

Get 500 Big Ones

eCruises.com (tel. 800/223-6868; www.ecruises.com) is doling out up to $500 in onboard credits (per cabin) on select Norwegian Cruise Line Alaska, Mexico and Caribbean sailings booked now through Feb. 1, 2009 (deal applicable to new bookings only). Onboard credits can be used for activities and amenities like spa treatments, specialty dining charges and gambling in the casino. The onboard credit applies to sailings including the 7-night March 8, 2009, Norwegian Pearl from Miami to Roatan, Belize City, Cozumel and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas (rates start at $429 per person); the 7-night Alaska cruise on May 2, 2009 aboard the Norwegian Star from Vancouver to Seattle (rates start at $499 per person); a 7-night Bermuda cruise leaving May 15, 2009, out of Boston (rates start at $569 per person); and a weeklong cruise out of New York departing on Dec. 12, 2009 onboard the Norwegian Gem calling Port Canaveral, FL and Great Stirrup Cay, Nassau and Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas (rates start at $699 per person). Bookings for an inside stateroom will receive $50 onboard credit; oceanview bookings will receive $100 onboard credit; a balcony stateroom qualifies for $150 onboard credit; a mini-suit balcony receives $300 onboard credit; and a suite or villa balcony is rewarded with a $500 onboard credit. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and include port charges. Other restrictions may apply.

Oceania Offers a Sea of Savings

Oceania Cruises (tel. 800/531-5658; www.oceaniacruises.com) is offering price cuts on more than 40 voyages in Europe, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, South America, and the Caribbean. With savings of up to 72%, fares start as low as $1,249 per person. (Solo travelers pay a single supplement of 25% and third and fourth guests in a stateroom will receive an additional 50% reduction off of their cruise fare.) For select 10- to 14-night Europe voyages between April and November 2009, reap free airfare, 2-for-1 cruise fares and an additional price reduction of $2,000 per stateroom on accommodation in categories G through A. For winter cruises in 2009/2010, passengers get free airfare, 2-for-1 cruise fares and amenities valued at up to $1,500 per stateroom. Further, on 10-day voyages, get a $500 per cabin price cut, $500 per cabin shipboard credit and free pre-paid gratuities. For 12- to 24-day voyages, there's a $1,000 per cabin price cut and on 25- to 40-day cruises there's $1,500 per cabin price cuts; plus for both, a $500 per cabin shipboard credit and free pre-paid gratuities.

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: 18-night Trans-Pacific, Los Angeles to Hong Kong. From $3,690, Mar. 9 sailing. Film and theater themed cruise includes celebrity guests Patricia Neal, Frau Blucher and Cloris Leachman.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 15-night Hawaii, round-trip from San Diego. From $1,599, Feb. 5 sailing. Deal includes complimentary per couple shore excursion.
  • Holland America Volendam: 14-night Australia & New Zealand, Auckland to Sydney. From $2,099, Feb. 16 sailing. Deal includes complimentary per couple shore excursion.
  • Holland America Amsterdam: 16-night South America, Santiago to Rio de Janeiro. From $2,099, Mar. 3 sailing. Deal includes per couple complimentary shore excursion in Montevideo.
  • Holland America Ryndam: 10-night Sea of Cortez Cruise, round-trip from San Diego. From $699, Apr. 4 sailing. Food and wine themed cruise deal includes (per couple): winemakers lunch at the Pinnacle Grill, two one-hour wine tastings, and one bottle of wine per stateroom.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 96-night ultra-lux world cruise, Auckland to Ft. Lauderdale. From $51,450, Feb. 1 sailing. Deal includes free economy class air or $1,000 credit and six shoreside experiences by private car.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 37-night ultra-lux world cruise segment, Dubai to Ft. Lauderdale. From $18,995, Apr. 1 sailing. Deal includes free economy class air or $1,300 credit.

Cruise Brothers

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

Cruise One, Satellite Beach

(tel. 888/368-0655; www.skennedy.cruiseone.com)
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from New York. From $1,645, Nov. 30 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas: 12-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Cape Liberty. From $1,149, Nov. 29 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 9-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Baltimore. From $999, Nov. 21 sailing.
  • Princess Ruby Princess: 9-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $949, Nov. 14 sailing.
  • Princess Ruby Princess: 10-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $899, Nov. 4 sailing.
  • Holland America Noordam: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $899, Nov. 1 sailing.
  • Holland America Maasdam: 11-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,199, Dec. 28 sailing.
  • Carnival Miracle: 8-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $559, Dec. 6 sailing.
  • Carnival Freedom: 8-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $619, Nov. 7 sailing.
  • Carnival Dream: 9-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Pt. Canaveral. From $789, Dec. 3 sailing. Deal includes $50 per cabin onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 12-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Baltimore. From $999, Nov. 9 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: Ultra-lux, all-inclusive 11-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $4,445, Feb. 23 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: Ultra-lux, all-inclusive 9-night Bermuda, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $3,970, Apr. 6 sailing.
  • Oceania Regatta: 12-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $1,999, Feb. 25 sailing.

Cruise Members Only

(tel. 800/999-3543; www.cruisemembersonly.com)

Buy a $500 gift certificate and CruiseMembersOnly.com will match it (up to $1000 per person) on select cruise booked by Feb 1, 2009.

The annual $50 membership fee is being waived for Frommers.com subscribers who mention Frommers.com when booking.

  • Celebrity Summit: 12-night Mediterranean, Barcelona to Venice. From $1,549, May 10 sailing.
  • Celebrity Equinox: 14-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $2,389, Sep. 26 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 14-night Canada New England, round-trip from Cape Liberty/Bayonne. From $1,299, Oct. 16 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 12-night Scandinavia & Russia, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $1,549, June 14 sailing.
  • Azamara Journey: 12- night Scandinavia & Russia, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $3,799, June 30 sailing. Deal includes airfare.
  • Azamara Quest: 10-night Greek Isles & Turkey, Civitavecchia/Rome to Piraeus/Athens. From $2,919, June 4 sailing. Deal includes airfare.
  • Azamara Journey: 12- night Iceland & Fjords, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $3,699, June 6 sailing. Deal includes airfare.
  • Azamara Journey: 14-night Mediterranean, Barcelona to Piraeus/Athens. From $3,269, Sep. 27 sailing. Deal includes airfare.
  • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $499, Nov. 1 sailing. Deal includes special fitness & lifestyle classes.
  • Holland America Prinsendam: 14-night Heart of Bordeaux, Civitavecchia/Rome to Amsterdam. From $1,839, June 5 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 $1,749, June 25 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 12-night North Cape & Norwegian Fjords, round-trip from Southampton/London. From $1,749, July 7 sailing.

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

  • Celebrity Summit: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $449, Jan. 31 sailing. Deal includes 15% discount on all shore excursions when you book this cruise.
  • NCL Norwegian Jade: 12-night eastern Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $619, Feb. 15 sailing.
  • Carnival Pride: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $479, Jan. 18 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas: 2-night Bahamas, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $119, Jan. 22 sailing. Deal includes 15% discount on all shore excursions when you book this cruise.
  • Carnival Imagination: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $219, Jan. 26 sailing. Deal includes 15% discount on all shore excursions when you book this cruise.

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

  • Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $499, Jan. 18 & Feb. 1 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Galveston. From $499, Jan. 25 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $499, Jan. 31 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $549, Feb. 8 sailing.
  • Azamara Journey: 12-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $1249, Feb. 12 sailing.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $899, Feb. 15 & Mar 29 sailings.
  • Celebrity Century: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $349, Feb. 23 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $499, Mar. 1 sailing.
  • Celebrity Galaxy: 11-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $699, Mar. 2 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 15-night Hawaii, round-trip San Diego. From $1099, Mar. 15 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 11-night Panama Canal, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $649, Mar. 16 & Apr. 6 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $399, Apr. 18 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas: 8-night southern Caribbean, Colon to Fort Lauderdale. From $449, Apr. 19 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seattle. From $549, May 8 sailing.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $549, May 22 & 29 sailings.
  • Celebrity Millennium: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $499, May 29 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas: 7-night Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $549, Sep. 4 sailing.

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

  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: 7-night ultra-lux Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $3198, May. 20 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit. Special Guest Jack Hanna.
  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 9-night ultra-lux Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Funchal. From $2450, May 1 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 6-night ultra-lux European, Funchal to Monte Carlo. From $2450, May 10 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 15-night ultra-lux Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Monte Carlo. From $5145, May 1 sailing.
  • Crystal Symphony: 17-night Pacific crossing, Los Angeles to Hong Kong. From $3690, Mar 9 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Paradise: 4-night Baja Mexico, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $189, Jan. 26 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $499, Feb. 28 sailing. Deal includes 15% discount on all shore excursions when you book this cruise.
  • Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas: 10-night Caribbean & Panama Canal, round-trip from Miami. From $999 for oceanview cabins, Feb. 20 sailing.
  • NCL Pride of America: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $999, Jan. 17, 24, and 31 sailings.
  • Celebrity Century: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $249, Jan. 22 sailing. Deal includes 15% discount on all shore excursions when you book this cruise.