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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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

  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $599, Oct 21 & 29 sailings.
  • Princess Sapphire Princess: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Whittier. From $699, May 19 sailing.
  • Princess Tahitian Princess: 10-night South Pacific, round-trip from Papeete. From $1199, Dec 7 sailing.
  • Princess Grand Princess: 17-night transatlantic repositioning, Barcelona to Galveston. From $1499, Nov 1 sailing.
  • Princess Diamond Princess: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $649, Nov 4, 11, Dec 2 and 9 sailings.
  • Princess Coral Princess: 10-night Panama Canal, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1144, Nov 22 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 8-night repositioning, New York to San Juan. From $699, Oct 27 sailing.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 12-night South America, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso. From $1695, March 8 sailing.
  • Princess Sapphire Princess: 12-night Australia/New Zealand, Sydney to Auckland. From $1595, Jan 11, 23, and Feb 4 sailings.
  • Princess Cruises Star Princess: 7-night Canada/New England, round-trip from New York City. From $999, Oct 7, 14, 21, and 28 sailings.

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

  • Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $219, Aug sailing.
  • NCL Pride of Hawaii: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $599, Aug 21 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $609, Sep 24 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas: 9-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Cape Liberty, NJ. From $699, Sep 8, 22 sailings.
  • Celebrity Century: 11-night western Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $1,009, Oct 16 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Triumph: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $429, Sept 23 sailing.
  • Carnival Victory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $799, Dec 24 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 7-night US Pacific Coast, round-trip from Seattle. From $500, Oct 13 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 9-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $1299, Dec 21 sailing.
  • Holland America Veendam: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $523, Oct 28 sailing.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 7-night Mexico, round-trip from San Diego. From $862, Dec 30 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $491, Sept 2 sailing.
  • Princess Island Princess: 7-night Mexico, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $734, Dec 20 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $549, Sept 17 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from New Orleans. From $799, Dec 30 sailing.

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

  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas:  7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $599, Aug 26 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas:  7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $599, Sept 2 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas:  7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Galveston. From $449, Sept 9 and 16 sailings.
  • Carnival Valor:  7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $424, Sept 24 sailing.
  • Celebrity Zenith:  7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Cape Liberty, NJ. From $599, Oct 6 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Dream:  7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Houston. From $399, Oct 14 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess:  7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $599, Oct 14 sailing.
  • Holland America Veendam:  7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $424, Nov 25 sailing.
  • Celebrity Millennium: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $599, Dec 16 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Fascination: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $209, Aug 28 sailing.
  • Carnival Fantasy: 5-night Bahamas, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $249, Aug 28 sailing.
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $579, Aug 26 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Majesty: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Boston. From $599, Aug 13, 20 sailings.
  • Carnival Legend: 8-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from New York. From $699, Sep 1 sailing.

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

  • NCL Norwegian Dream: 14-night Transatlantic, Dover to Miami. From $749, Sep 20 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Jewel: 15-night Transatlantic, Miami to Piraeus/Athens. From $1,199, Apr 22 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $599, July 30 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $479, July 22 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 5-night Bermuda, round-trip from Baltimore. From $599, July 30 sailing.
  • Celebrity Zenith: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Cape Liberty, NJ. From $849, July 22 sailing.
  • Costa Magica: 6-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $449, Dec 17 sailing.
  • Costa Mediterranea: 8-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $899, Dec 30 sailing.
  • Costa Magica: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $529, Dec 10 sailing.
  • Seabourn Legend: 14-night ultra-lux cruise Panama Canal, Ft. Lauderdale to Costa Rica. From $3,998, Nov 21 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Pride of Aloha: 7-night Hawai'i, round-trip from Honolulu. From $599, Aug 27 sailing.

Getting a Yacht for Your Money

SeaDream Yacht Club (tel. 800/707-4911; www.seadreamyachtclub.com) is offering fares as low as $3,999 per person for a 9-night South America cruise departing Dec 11 from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires; the itinerary in reverse is going for discounted rates as low as $4,699 on the Feb 3 sailing and $4,999 on Dec 20. These special fares are guaranteed rates whereby you're guaranteed a Deck 2 stateroom, but won't know your exact stateroom location until one week before sailing. Fares include wine, open bar, gratuities, watersports and a complimentary tour to spectacular Iguacu Falls, along the boarder between Brazil and Argentina. Valid for new bookings only, some restrictions may apply.

Norwegian's Offering Some Hot Deals

Book a Norwegian Cruise Line (tel. 800/327-7030; www.ncl.com) by Sunday, July 16, 2006, and cash in on some low rates. You must mention the promo code. What are you waiting for?

  • July 23, 2006, Norwegian Majesty: 7-day Bermuda cruise round-trip from Boston, calling in St. George's; $499 per person for best available inside cabin. Promo Type SD1
  • July 30, 2006, Norwegian Crown: 7-day Bermuda cruise round-trip from New York, calling in St. George's, Hamilton and King's Wharf; $549 per person for best available inside. Promo Type SD1
  • Aug 26, 2006, Norwegian Dawn: 7-day Bermuda & Bahamas cruise round-trip from New York, calling in King's Wharf, Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau; $599 per person for best available inside; Promo Type SD1
  • Sept 24, 2006, Norwegian Star: 3-day Pacific Coastal cruise from Vancouver to Los Angeles; $199 per person for best available inside; Promo Type SD1
  • Dec 16, 2006, Norwegian Dream: 7-day western Caribbean cruise round-trip from Houston calling in Progresso, Playa Del Carmen and Belize City; $559 per person for best available outside; Promo Type SD1

Fun Ship on the Long Haul

If you crave lots of fun days at sea, then take advantage of Carnival's (tel. 800/327-9501; www.carnival.com) bargain basement rates on a 14-night transatlantic repositioning cruise aboard the new Carnival Freedom from Civitavecchia/Rome to Miami on Oct 28, 2006. Fares are going for as low as $799 per person. Ports of call before hitting the Atlantic include Livorno, Italy; Malaga, Spain; and Funchal (Madeira), Portugal.

A Week on Costa Costs Less

Costa Cruises' (tel. 800/GO-COSTA; www.costacruises.com) offering 6- and 7-night Caribbean cruises for as low as $449 per person, including a six-night western Caribbean sailing on CostaMagic out of Ft. Lauderdale on Dec 17 and a 7 nighter aboard Costa Mediterrranea on Dec 16 to the eastern Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale. Rates start at $499 for 7-night western Caribbean cruises on the Magica departing Dec 3 from Ft. Lauderdale, and as low as $529 to the eastern Caribbean departing Dec 10. Fares for 8-night Dec 30 New Year's sailings from Ft. Lauderdale start at $899 aboard the Magica to the western Caribbean and on the Mediterranea from the eastern Caribbean. Offer expires July 31, 2006, and you must mention discount code JP when booking. Some restrictions may apply.

High-brow Seabourn's Sport'n Low Down Deals

Save 50 percent on two 14-night Seabourn (tel. 800/929-9391; www.seabourn.com) cruises in Central America. Transit the Panama Canal on the posh 208-passenger Seabourn Legend, and explore the reefs of Belize, and the jungles and wildlife of Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras. The sailings depart Nov 21 and Dec 5 and sail between Ft. Lauderdale and Caldera, Costa Rica, with calls along the way at ports in Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua. Discounted rates start at $3,998 per person and fares include all spirits and wines, tips, and one complimentary shore excursion.

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