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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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

  • NCL Norwegian Dream: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Houston. From $629, March 10, 17 & 24 sailings.
  • NCL Norwegian Star: 8-night Mexico, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $549, Nov 6, 14, & 30 sailings.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $649, Jan 7, 14, 21, & 28 sailings.
  • Princess Dawn Princess: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $639, Sept 2, & 9 sailings.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $799, Dec 31sailing.
  • Holland America Veendam: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $999, Dec 23, & 30 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $899, Feb 17 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas: 5-night Canada/New England, round-trip from Boston. From $599, Oct 21 sailing.
  • Celebrity Millennium: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $679, Jan 14 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 11-night Mexico, round-trip from San Diego. From $799, Oct 30 sailing.

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

  • Royal Caribbean Sovereign of the Seas: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $229, Sep 18 sailing.
  • Costa Magica: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $549, Dec 3 sailing.
  • NCL Pride of Aloha: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Maui. From $599, Sep 15 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas: 9-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Cape Liberty. From $699, Sep 8, 22 sailings.
  • Disney Wonder: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $1,259, Sep 7 sailing.

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

  • Holland America Volendam: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $644, Oct 14 & 24, Nov 3, 13 & 23 sailings.
  • Holland America Veendam: 33-night Panama Canal, Seattle to Tampa. From $3002, Sept. 25 sailing.
  • Carnival Sensation: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $224, Oct 5 sailing.
  • Carnival Victory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $449, Oct 29 sailing.
  • Carnival Liberty: 12-night Europe, round-trip from Rome/Civitavecchia. From $1,649, Oct 10, 22 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $209, Oct 13 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $569 Nov 6 sailing.
  • Celebrity Zenith: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Cape Liberty, NJ. From $599 Oct 14 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $554, multiple sailings.

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

  • Carnival Glory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $429, Sep. 8 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Majesty: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Boston. From $499, Sep. 10 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $599, Sep. 22 sailing.
  • Carnival Valor: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami.From $429, Sep. 24 sailing.
  • Windstar Wind Surf: 7-night western Mediterranean, from Rome/Civitavecchia to Nice or Nice to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $1,999, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 sailings.
  • NCL Norwegian Jewel: 12-night western Mediterranean, Istanbul to Barcelona. From $849, Oct. 9 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas: 5-night Canada/New England round-trip from Boston.  From $599, Oct. 20 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas: 7-night western Mediterranean, round trip from Barcelona.  From $899, Oct. 21 sailing.
  • Princess Sea Princess: 14 night Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1,499, Nov. 25 sailing.
  • Princess Grand Princess: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Galveston.From $599, Nov. 25, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 sailings.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan.From $699, Dec. 16 sailing.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from New Orleans. 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, Sep 11 sailing.
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $449, Sep 23 sailing.
  • NCl Norwegian Dawn: 10-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from New York. From $599, Dec 7 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $649, Sep 24 sailing.

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

  • Cunard Queen Mary II: 6-night Transatlantic, NY to Southampton. From $999, Nov 5 sailing.
  • Cunard Queen Mary II: 7-night Transatlantic, Southampton to NY. From $999, Nov 18 sailing.
  • Cunard Queen Mary II: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $999, Dec 16 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Pt. Canaveral. From $530, Dec 3 sailing.
  • NCL Pride of Hawai'i: 7-night Hawai'i, round-trip from Honolulu. From $599, Aug 21 sailing.
  • Celebrity Zenith: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Bayonne, NJ. From $639, Sept 16 sailing.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 7-night Mexico, round-trip from San Diego. From $699, Oct 14 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas: 7-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $899, Oct 21 sailing.
  • NCL Dream: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Houston. From $399, Nov 11 sailing.
  • NCL Majesty: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Charleston. From $489, Nov 25 sailing.
  • Carnival Pride: 7-night Mexico, round-trip from Long Beach, CA. From $579, Dec 10 sailing.

Jammin' Some Deals Your Way

In August and September, Windjammer Barefoot Cruises (tel. 800/327-2600; www.windjammer.com) is wielding some great rates aboard its super ultra casual, totally fun tall ships. Weeklong eastern Caribbean cruises on the Polynesia in September round-trip out of Antigua are starting as low as $499 per person; the same low rates aboard Yankee Clipper on Aug 6 and throughout September out of St. Lucia. Aboard the Legacy, pay as little as $599 per person on the Aug 6 cruise from Tortola to Antigua, and sailings round-trip out of Aruba throughout September. If you're fun-loving and unattached, the line's single's cruise aboard the Poly is starting as low as $499 for the weeklong Aug 27 sailing from Antigua; the ship's yoga theme cruise departing a week earlier on Aug 21 is going for $499 a person. Full payment required at time of booking and restrictions may apply.

Free-dom Is In The Air

Peter Deilmann Cruises (tel. 800/348-8287; www.deilmann-cruises.com) is offering American passengers free air and free shore excursions on 20 cruises aboard the elegant and well-accoutered 520-passenger Deutschland throughout 2007. The cruises, six to 20 nights in length, sail to South America, the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean, Baltic Sea and Russia, Norwegian Fjords, British Isles, Europe, India, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong. The gala onboard music cruise, April 21-May 4, which will sail to four countries in the western Mediterranean, will also offer free air. The free air transport is valid from 17 U.S. gateways, ranging from New York to Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlanta, Miami, Pittsburgh, and low air supplements from an additional 34 cities in the Midwest and West. Also enjoy free shore excursions, valued up to $600 per person, and free airport-ship transfers. Fares with free air and free shore excursions start at $3,140 per person for a twin-bedded cabin for a six-night sailing in the Canary Islands. Single cabin rates start at $3,437.

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