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Crystal Keeps on Rolling with Onboard Credits

Crystal (tel. 866/211-0121; www.crystalcruises.com) is dishing out the deals on Europe cruises this summer and in the fall, New England and Canada plus South America. Crystal's "All-Inclusive. As You Wish" promotion means you reap $2,000 per couple in shipboard credits. The credits can be used for spa treatments, wine, gratuities, boutique purchases, shore excursions and just about anything except gambling in the casino. Certain restrictions apply.

Boom Boom Boom... Let's Go Back to My Cabin

MSC Cruises (www.msccruisesusa.com) is offering 50+ baby boomers and their families up to 50% savings on Caribbean fall and winter cruises. The Boomer/Senior Saver prices are available on new bookings of select 3-, 5-, 7- and 10-night 2009/10 Caribbean sailings of MSC Poesia when at least one guest in the stateroom is age 50 on the departure date. Plus, families can save more with MSC's "Kids Sail Free" offer -- kids ages 17 and younger sail free when sharing a stateroom with two full-fare-paying adults. Boomer/Senior Saver rates on 5-night sailings begin at $399, with rates on 7-night sailings beginning at $549 and 10-night rates beginning at $749. Rates on the 3-night Bahamas itinerary begin at $239. Fares are cruise-only and per person based on double occupancy. Additional restrictions may apply.

Norwegian Fares Go South

NCL (tel. 866/234-0292; www.ncl.com). Book these deals between Sat June 13th and Fri June 19th 2009, to save big time. Be sure to mention booking code when calling.

  • June 19, 2009 & June 22, 2009 -- NCL Sky
    3 or 4-night Bahamas round-trip from Miami, calling in Nassau, Grand Bahamas Island and Great Stirrup Cay (NCL's private island); $179 best available inside per person. Mention promotion PGHOT.
  • June 21, 2009 -- Norwegian Dawn
    7-day Bermuda round-trip from New York, calling in King's Wharf; $549 best available inside per person. Mention promotion PG6.
  • July 05, 2009 -- Norwegian Pearl
  • August 23, 2009 -- Norwegian Sun
  • September 12, 2009 -- Norwegian Star
    7-night Alaska round-trip from Seattle or Vancouver, calling in Ketchikan; Juneau; Skagway and British Columbia; $499 best available inside per person. Mention promotion code PGHOT
  • October 16, 2009 -- Norwegian Spirit
    7-day Canada & England round-trip from Quebec, calling in Sept-lles, Quebec; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Portland, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts; $529 best available inside per person. Mention promotion PGHOT.

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: 11-night Northern European, Stockholm to Copenhagen. From $4,590, July 25 sailing. 'Emerging Artists' themed cruise features guest lectures and live performances, plus a $2,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Crystal Symphony: 14-night Trans-Atlantic, London to Boston. From $4,745, Sep. 3 sailing. 'Golf' themed cruise includes complimentary clinics with PGA instructors and rounds in port, plus a $2,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Celebrity Millennium: 7-night Northbound Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $1,349, Sep. 4 sailing. Deal includes a $100 per stateroom onboard credit when booking an ocean view or higher room before June 30, 2009.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 7-night Alaskan Explorer, round-trip from Seattle. From $799, July 5 sailing. Deal includes a free shore excursion in Juneau.
  • Holland America Eurodam: 10-night Baltic, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $1,399, Aug. 1 sailing. Deal includes a free shore excursion in St. Petersburg.
  • Silversea Silver Whisper: 7-night ultra-lux Black Sea, Athens to Istanbul. From $3,847, July 11 sailing. Deal includes one shoreside experience by private car in Istanbul or a $500 shipboard credit.
  • Silversea Silver Whisper: 7-night ultra-lux Europe, Barcelona to Rome. From $3,497, Aug. 22 sailing. Deal includes free and specialty priced air and a $1,000 on-board credit.
  • Regent Paul Gauguin: 7-night ultra-lux Tahiti, round-trip from Papeete. From $2,195, Sep. 12 sailing. Deal includes 2-for-1 air from Los Angeles or a $600 cruise-only credit if reserved by June 30, 2009.
  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: 52-night ultra-lux Asia Pacific, Vancouver to Singapore. From $21,395, Sep. 9 sailing. Deal includes a $1,600 shipboard credit and four cocktail receptions.

Cruise Brothers

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

Cruise One, Satellite Beach

(tel. 888/368-0655; www.skennedy.cruiseone.com)
  • Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas: 13-night Alaska, Vancouver to Anchorage. From $1,514, Aug 14 sailing. Deal includes 3-nights hotel stay in Anchorage, 2-nights in Denali, 1-night Talkeetna and the Wilderness Train.
  • Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $549, Sept 20 sailing. Deal includes $50 per cabin onboard credit and bottle of wine.
  • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $509, Sept 12 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $549, Aug 30 sailing.
  • Princess Sea Princess: 10-night Inside Passage, round-trip San Francisco. From $999, Aug. 12 sailing.
  • Princess Star Princess: 7-night Inside Passage, round-trip from Seattle. From $699, Aug. 23 sailing.
  • Holland America Ryndam: 14-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $899, Aug. 28 sailing.
  • Disney Magic: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $1,299, July 25 sailing.
  • Disney Magic: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $999, Aug. 29 sailing.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,858, Dec. 27 sailing. Deal includes $100 per cabin onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 9-night Bahamas/Key West/Charleston, round-trip from Baltimore. From $669, Dec. 12 sailing.
  • Crystal Serenity: 14-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $8,299, Dec. 21 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 14-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $2,399, Dec. 20 sailing. Deal includes $100 per cabin onboard credit.

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.

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

  • Carnival Valor: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $609, June 28 and July 5 sailings. Deal includes up to a 6-category cabin upgrade on select sailings, a 15% discount on all shore excursions, and up to $240 free Carnival Cash to spend onboard.
  • Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $199, June 19 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on shore excursions.
  • Carnival Paradise: 4-night Baja Mexico, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $269, July 20 sailing. Deal includes $100 in free Carnival Cash to spend onboard with select cabin categories.
  • NCL Norwegian Spirit: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Boston. From $579, June 19 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Gem: 7-night western Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $749, July 19 and 26 sailings. Deal includes a 15% discount on shore excursions.

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

  • Oceania Insignia: 10-night western Mediterranean, Athens to Barcelona. From $2,999, June 24 sailing.
  • Princess Emerald Princess: 10-night Baltic, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $999, June 25 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century:  12-night Arctic Circle & North Cape, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $999, June 26 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Spirit: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Boston. From $699, June 26 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $549, June 26 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 5-night Bermuda, round-trip from Baltimore. From $637, June 27 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $499, June 28 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $499, June 28 sailing.
  • Azamara Journey: 12-night Scandinavia & Russia, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $1,099, June 30 sailing.
  • Carnival Spirit: 7-night Alaska, Whittier to Vancouver. From $429, July 1 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $3,295, July 1 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 9-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Baltimore. July 2 sailing.
  • Carnival Holiday: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Mobile. From $349, July 4 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Majesty: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Baltimore. From $599, July 5 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas: 7-night western Mediterranean, round-trip from Rome. From $899, July 5 sailing.
  • Holland America Statendam: 14-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $899, July 5 sailing.
  • Princess Coral Princess: 7-night Alaska, Whittier to Vancouver. From $449, July 6 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 7-night western Mediterranean, Monte Carlo to Athens. From $3,650, July 10 sailing.
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $639, July 11 sailing.
  • Princess Sapphire Princess: 14-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $849, July 11 sailing.
  • Oceania Nautica: 12-night Black Sea, Istanbul to Athens. From $3399, July 11 sailing.
  • Holland America Veendam: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $499, July 12 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sun: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $559, July 19 sailing.

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

  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 15-night crossing, Civitavecchia/Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. From $4,995, Nov 8 sailing. Deal includes free air and unlimited shore excursions, cocktail party and special shore event.
  • Celebrity Azamara Quest: 14-night Europe, round-trip form Civitavecchia/Rome. From $2,049, Aug 9 sailing. Deal includes $150 onboard credit.
  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 10-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $3,395, Dec 18 sailing. Deal includes free coach air, unlimited shore excursions and $500 off if booked by June 30.
  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: 10-night Europe, Monte Carlo to Venice. From $4,998, April 7, 2010 sailing. Dealing includes free coach air and unlimited shore excursions.
  • Silversea Silver Shadow: 9-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $3,397, Aug 25 sailing. Deal includes $500 pp shipboard credit and private shore excursion.
  • Crystal Symphony: 13-night Amazon, Miami to Manaus. From $3615, Nov 22 sailing. Deal includes $1,000 per person shipboard credit.
  • Oceania Nautica: 12-night Mediterranean, Athens to Istanbul. From $3599, Oct 29 sailing. Deal includes $1,000 per person spa credit.

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

  • Carnival Victory: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Bridgetown. From $479, June 24 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on shore excursions.
  • Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas: 7-night Alaska, Seward to Vancouver (Ballantyne Pier). From $509, July 10 and 24 sailings. Deal includes a 15% discount on shore excursions and reduced rates for families of 3 or 4 on select cabins.
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $699, June 20 sailing. Deal includes up to a 6-cabin category upgrade, a 15% discount on shore excursions and up to $240 free Carnival Cash to spend onboard.
  • NCL Pride of America: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $899, July 4 sailing.
  • Carnival Triumph: 5-night Canada/New England, round-trip from New York. From $464, June 20 sailing. Deal includes $150 free Carnival Cash to spend onboard with select cabin categories.

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