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Luxury for Less, Before and After

Seabourn

(tel. 800/929-9391; www.seabourn.com) has lowered prices on its pre- and post-cruise hotel and tour packages in Europe by as much as 18%. The discounted prices apply to hotel stays between July and November in 10 European cities, including the Gritti Palace and the Luna Hotel Baglioni in Venice; the Grand Bretagne and the King George Palace in Athens; and the Excelsior in Rome. Seabourn's bundled pre- and post-cruise packages include full American breakfasts, transfer between the hotel and the pier, all taxes and service charges (including V.A.T.) and porterage. Fares for a variety of 2009 voyages have been reduced by 50 to 65%, with all-inclusive fares starting from $2,999 per person for seven days, based on double occupancy of a 277-square foot ocean-view suite.

Crystal's Onboard Shopping Spree

Crystal Cruises (tel. 888/269-9413; www.crystalcruises.com) is forking over $2,000 per couple (that's $1,000 big ones per person) shipboard credits on 17 Europe cruises this summer, including Crystal Symphony's V9214, V9215, V9217 and V9219-9221 cruises, and Crystal Serenity's V9315-V9324 voyages.

Disney Springs into Sales

Disney Cruise Line (tel. 888/DCL-2500; www.disneycruise.com/kids50) is offering a 50% discount for kids under age 12 on all Disney cruise itineraries, including three-, four- and seven-night sailings to The Bahamas and the Caribbean between March 26 and May 14, 2009. Kids under 12 can sail for half the price of prevailing cruise rate, for all cabin categories, as quoted on disneycruise.com when accompanied by two full-fare paying guests within the same stateroom. When booking, asking for promotion code KHO.

Regent Goes Overboard with Discounts

Regent Seven Seas

(tel. 866/325-3968; www.rssc.com) is giving new meaning to the word bargain, now offering 2-for-1 savings, free unlimited shore excursions and free airfare from 25 U.S. gateways on all 2010 voyages. Better yet, book a 2010 cruise by May 31, 2009 of 10 nights or longer and receive an additional $2,000 savings per suite; for cruises 7 to 9 nights, save an extra $1,000 per suite.

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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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: 13-night Caribbean & Brazilian, Miami to Manaus. From $3,615 (up to $750 savings), Nov. 22 sailing. Deal includes prepaid gratuities (value of $338 to $468, per couple).
  • Crystal Symphony: 15-night South American, Manaus to Buenos Aires. From $5,025 (up to $750 savings), Dec. 5 sailing. Deal includes prepaid gratuities (value of $390 to $540, per couple).
  • Holland America Zaandam: 15-night Circle Hawaii, round-trip from San Diego. From $1,299, Apr. 6 sailing. 'Food and Wine at Sea' themed cruise includes hosted winemakers lunch at the Pinnacle Grill, two one-hour wine tastings, and one bottle of wine per stateroom.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 12-night Mediterranean, Venice to Barcelona. From $1,299, June 24 sailing. 'Food and Wine at Sea' themed cruise includes private events hosted by culinary expert chef Lee Hillson.
  • Holland America Eurodam: 10-night Baltic, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $1,399, July 12 sailing. Deal includes complimentary shore excursion in St. Petersburg.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 14-night ultra-lux Scandinavian, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $9,675, June 26 sailing. Deal includes $400 shipboard credit, free air to Europe, and free shore excursions if booked by May 31, 2009.
  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: 7-night ultra-lux Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $3,850, Aug. 19 sailing. 'Club Mariner Youth Program' themed cruise lets adults share their travel adventures with their children or grandchildren. Deal also includes a $400 per couple shipboard credit, free round-trip economy airfare, and free unlimited shore excursions if booked by May 31, 2009.
  • Silversea Silver Cloud: 10-night ultra-lux European, London to Stockholm. From $6,847, June 10 sailing. Deal includes one shore excursion by private car in St. Petersburg or a $500 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Silversea Silver Cloud: 15-night ultra-lux Scandinavia & Iceland, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $11,396, July 11 sailing. Deal includes one shore excursion by private car in Bergen or a $500 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Uniworld River Cruises: 7-night Paris & Normandy, round-trip from Paris. From $1,279, May 2 sailing. Deal includes complimentary wine during dinner and 6 shore excursions fully hosted by English-speaking guides.

Cruise Brothers

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

Cruise One, Satellite Beach

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

Cruise Members Only

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

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

  • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $659, Nov. 1 sailing. Deal includes free personal fitness classes and healthy lifestyle seminars.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $649, Sep. 4 sailing.
  • Holland America Eurodam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $649, Oct. 24 sailing.
  • Holland America Noordam: 26-night Transatlantic, Civitavecchia/Rome to Ft Lauderdale. From $2,599, Oct. 6 sailing.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 11-night eastern Mediterranean, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $1,399, Nov. 9 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 12-night Scandinavia & Russia, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $1,299, June 14 sailing
  • Celebrity Equinox: 14-night Ancient Empires, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $2,299, Sep. 26 sailing.
  • Princess Emerald Princess: 10-night Scandinavia & Russia, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $1,299, Sep. 13 sailing.
  • Princess Grand Princess: 12-night Egypt & Aegean, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $1,499, Oct. 13 sailing.
  • Princess Grand Princess: 21-night Transatlantic, Civitavecchia/Rome to Ft Lauderdale. From $1,813, Nov. 30 sailing.

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

  • NCL Pride of America: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $599, Apr. 25 sailing.
  • Carnival Splendor: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Long Beach (Los Angeles). From $579, May 3 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $199, Apr. 3 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on all shore excursions.
  • Celebrity Century: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $269, Apr. 16 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on all shore excursions.
  • NCL Norwegian Pearl: 14-night Panama Canal westbound, Miami to Los Angeles. From $799, Apr. 19 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Imagination: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $384, May 25 sailing.
  • Carnival Liberty: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $649, May 30 sailing.
  • Carnival Triumph: 6-night Bahamas, round-trip from Norfolk. From $769, May 31 sailing.
  • Carnival Legend: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $729, May 31 sailing.
  • Carnival Elation: 4-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $374, June 21 sailing.
  • Carnival Victory: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $799, June 21 sailing.
  • Carnival Sensation: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $399, June 25 sailing.
  • Carnival Freedom: 6-night western Caribbean, round-trip Fort Lauderdale. From $699, June 28 sailing.
  • Carnival Spirit: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Anchorage. From $599, July 8 sailing.
  • Carnival Spirit: 7-night Alaska, Anchorage to Vancouver. From $629, July 15 sailing.
  • Carnival Fantasy: 5-day western Caribbean, round-trip from New Orleans. From $599, July 20 sailing.
  • Carnival Liberty: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $719, Aug. 8 sailing.
  • Carnival Valor: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $749, Aug. 9 sailing.
  • Carnival Destiny: 5-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $569, Aug. 10 sailing.
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $699, Aug. 15 sailing.
  • Carnival Sensation: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $379, Aug. 16 sailing.
  • Carnival Conquest: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Galveston. From $599, Aug. 23 sailing.
  • Carnival Paradise: 3-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $399, Aug. 28 sailing.
  • Carnival Triumph: 5-night Canada/New England, round-trip from New York. From $549, Aug. 29 sailing.
  • Carnival Pride: 8-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Baltimore. From $819, Aug. 29 sailing.

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

  • Holland America Statendam: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $399, May 10 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on all shore excursions and a free $300 onboard savings booklet when you call to book.
  • Celebrity Summit: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $499, Apr. 11 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on all shore excursions.
  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas: 4-night western Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $349, May 14 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on all shore excursions.
  • NCL Norwegian Dawn: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $479, Apr. 11 and 18 sailings. Deal includes a 15% discount on all shore excursions.
  • Carnival Fascination: 5-night Bahamas, round-trip from Jacksonville. From $379, Apr. 18 sailing. Book a 4A category stateroom and automatically receive a 4D category stateroom for the same price. Deal also includes a 15% discount on all shore excursions.

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