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Cool Credit

MSC Cruises (www.msccruisesusa.com) is offering $50 to $200 per cabin shipboard credits for early bookings made by Aug. 21, 2008. The amount of the shipboard credit will be determined by the type of cabins -- insides get $25 per person (maximum $50 per stateroom); for outside cabins, it's $50 per person (maximum $100 per stateroom); and for suites or balcony cabins it's $100 shipboard credit per person (maximum $200 per stateroom).

The shipboard credit offer is valid on the following sailings:

MSC Lirica, 10-night Deep Caribbean, sailing round-trip from Fort Lauderdale on March 4 & 24 and Apr 13. Rates start at $899 per person.

MSC Orchestra, 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale

March 7. Rates begin at $549 per person.

Cruise-only rates are per person, double occupancy. Plus, children under the age of 17 sail free on all sailings when sharing a cabin with two full-fare-paying adults and guests need only place a deposit of $100 per person.

Cash in on Carnival's Summer Savings

Carnival Cruise Line's

(tel. 800/327-9501; www.carnival.com) new Endless Summer Celebration savings promotion offers different weekly specials on "Fun Ship" cruises booked during the month of July. The deals apply to a wide range of three- to 12-day cruises to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico and Europe in 2008-09. Upcoming offers include shipboard credits; stateroom upgrades; special rates for third and fourth guests in a stateroom; holiday offers and regional savings; and discounts on a variety of fall, winter and spring departures. Certain restrictions apply and this offer is not combinable with any other discount offer and applies to new individual bookings only.

Save Greenbacks to Greenland

Hurtigruten (tel. 800/323-7436; www.hurtigruten.us) is offering savings aboard the Sept. 9 sailing of the 318-berth MS Fram on a 16-day expedition cruise-tour in Greenland. Those who book by July 31, 2008 save up to $3,500 per person. The fares, normally $7,099 to $18,499 per person, double, are 18% to 20% lower -- $5,699 to $8,699 for cabins and $9,199 to $14,999 for suites -- during this promotion. Air is offered from dozens of U.S. gateways starting at $949 plus taxes and fuel surcharges. Fares include lectures and guided tours in port by onboard experts and naturalists, hotel nights in Copenhagen and Reykjavik on either end of the cruise, flights between Copenhagen and Greenland, and ship transfers and port charges.

Scenery along the way includes glaciers, icebergs, fjords and wildlife. Ports include the capital town of Nuuk, the oldest town in Greenland, founded in 1728 and home to a university, picturesque old buildings, churches and the Greenland National Museum. On the other end of the spectrum is the port of Ivittuut, the smallest community in Greenland, with about 200 people.

The comfortable ship has an Internet café, observation lounge, oceanview restaurant, gym and spa.

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)

Cruise One (tel. 888/368-0655; www.skennedy.cruiseone.com)

  • Carnival Dream: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Pt. Canaveral. From $669, Dec. 5, 2009 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $449, Feb. 5 sailing. Deal includes $25 onboard credit.
  • Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $864, Feb. 1 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 14-night Bermuda, eastern and western Caribbean, Baltimore to Tampa. From $1,079, Nov. 19, 2009 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas: 6-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Pt. Canaveral. From $769, May 4, sailing. Deal includes $25 onboard credit and bottle of wine.
  • Celebrity Equinox: 11-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,349, Nov. 23, 2009 sailing. Deal includes $25 onboard credit and a bottle of wine
  • Celebrity Equinox: 10-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $999, Dec. 4, 2009 sailing.
  • Celebrity Equinox: 10-night Mediterranean, Southampton to Civitavecchia/Rome. From $2,449, Aug. 8 2009 sailing.
  • Celebrity Equinox: 13-night Greece, Israel, Egypt, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $3,349, Aug. 18, 2009.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $759, Nov. 30 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Imagination: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $199, Sep. 29 sailing. Deal includes 15% discount on all shore excursions and a $25 onboard credit.
  • Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $499, Sep. 21 and 28 sailings.
  • Carnival Victory: 5-night Canada/New England, round-trip from New York. From $479, Sep. 1 sailing. Deal includes $25 to spend onboard.
  • Celebrity Century: 8-night Europe, Amsterdam to Barcelona. From $899, Aug. 31 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $649, Aug. 31 sailing. Deal includes 15% discount on all shore excursions.

The Cruise Marketplace

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

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 before July 1, 2008.

  • Celebrity Mercury: 15-night Hawaii, San Diego to Ensenada. From $1,359, Dec 19, sailing.
  • Celebrity Xpedition: 10-night Galapagos Islands, Quito to Puerto Ayora. From $3,049, Dec. 14 sailing.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night Caribbean, Ft. Lauderdale to Haiti. From $719, Mar. 1, 2009 sailing.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 14-night Trans Panama, Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego. From $1,149, Mar. 29, 2009 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Imagination: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $259, Nov. 7 sailing.
  • Carnival Fascination: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $269, Sep. 15 sailing.
  • Carnival Sensation: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $279, Oct. 9 sailing.
  • Carnival Paradise: 4-night Baja and Mexico, round-trip from Long Beach. From $279, Nov. 10 & 17 sailings.
  • Carnival Sensation: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $279, Nov. 16 sailing.
  • Carnival Holiday: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Mobile. From $329, Dec. 15 sailing.
  • Carnival Elation: 5-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $329, Nov. 29, Dec. 8 & 13 sailings.
  • Princess Sapphire Princess: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $ 499, Nov. 29 sailing.
  • Carnival Triumph: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $529, Oct. 19 sailing.
  • Carnival Triumph: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $529, Nov. 9 sailing.
  • Carnival Pride: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Long Beach. From $529, Nov. 30 sailing.
  • Carnival Valor: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $529, Nov. 16 sailing.
  • Princess Sapphire Princess: 7-night Alaska, Whittier to Vancouver. From $549, Sep 13 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $549, Nov. 2 sailing.
  • Carnival Liberty: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $579, Sep. 27 sailing.
  • Holland America Ryndam: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $586, Sep. 22 sailing.
  • Princess Ruby Princess: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $599, Dec. 13 sailing.
  • Carnival Spirit: 8-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $599, Dec. 6 & 14 sailings.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night Canada/New England, round-trip from New York City. From $599, Sep. 14 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $599, Nov. 16 sailing.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $623, Oct. 26 sailing.
  • Carnival Miracle: 8-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $679, Nov. 29 sailing.
  • Princess Star Princess: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $699, Aug. 31 sailing.
  • Carnival Freedom: 8-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $699, Dec. 6 sailing.
  • Holland America Statendam: 7-night Alaska/Glacier Bay, round-trip from Vancouver. From $711, Aug. 30 sailing.
  • Princess Sea Princess: 9-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from New York City. From $799, Oct. 23 sailing.
  • Holland America Noordam: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $863, Nov. 17 sailing.
  • Princess Star Princess: 10-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Francisco. From $ 899, Nov. 10 sailing.
  • Princess Sea Princess: 10-night Canada/New England, New York to Montreal. From $999, Oct. 13 sailing.
  • Princess Dawn Princess: 10-night Alaska, round-trip from San Francisco. From $1159, Sep. 4 sailing.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 14-night Hawaii, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $1199, Nov. 26 sailing.
  • Holland America Maasdam: 7-night Canada/New England, New York City to Boston. From $1348, Sep. 6 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 15-night Hawaii, round-trip from San Diego. From $1574, Dec. 7 sailing.
  • Holland America Rotterdam: 16-night Panama Canal, San Diego to Fort Lauderdale. From $1707, Dec. 7 sailing.
  • Holland America Rotterdam: 12-night Scandinavia/Russia, Harwich to Copenhagen. From $1746, Aug. 21 sailing.
  • Holland America Rotterdam: 15-night Europe, Copenhagen to Athens. From $1796, Sep. 2 sailing.

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

  • Oceania Regatta: 10-night Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $1499, Jan. 2 sailing. Deal includes free coach airfare.
  • Oceania Regatta: 26-night Amazon, round-trip from Miami. From $4,799, Nov. 25 sailing. Deal includes free coach airfare.
  • Windstar Wind Surf: 7-night Europe, Civitavecchia/Rome to Barcelona. From $1799, Oct. 5 & 26 sailings.
  • Windstar Wind Surf: 7-night Europe, Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia/Rome. From $1799, Oct. 19 sailing.
  • Silversea Silver Cloud: 16-night ultra-lux Transoceanic, Barcelona to Bridgetown . From $6016, Nov. 3 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 7-night Caribbean, Ft. Lauderdale roundtrip. From $962, Oct. 5 sailing.
  • Seabourn Pride: 7-night ultra-lux Caribbean, Bridgetown round-trip. From $2398, Nov. 22 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: 7-night ultra-lux Alaska, Seward/Anchorage to Vancouver. From $2195, Aug. 27 sailing. Deal includes full-day Auke Bay wildlife cruise with lunch shore excursion.
  • Crystal Symphony: 11-night Canada/New England, New York to Montreal. From $3495, Sep. 16 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Paul Gaugiun: 11-night ultra-lux Tahiti, round-trip from Papeete. From $3,350, Nov. 1 sailing
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 16-night Transatlantic, Civatavecchia/Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. From $5,795, Nov. 15 sailing. Deal includes $300 shipboard credit.
  • Oceania Cruises Insignia: 12-night South America, Rio to Buenos Aires. From $2,999, Dec. 8 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 34-night Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Auckland. From $14750, Dec. 29 sailing.

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

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