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A Carnival Cruise is Even More Fun at These Great Rates!

If you act now and make a booking today, Thursday, May 25, you can get a free upgrade and save on hundreds of Carnival Cruises (tel. 888/227-6482; www.carnival.com) departing between now and February 11, 2007. The deals apply to most Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico and even Europe itineraries. Fares start as low as $279 per person for 3-night cruises; $299 per person for 5-night itineraries; and $449 for 7 nighters. Generally, best available cabin upgrades are available within like cabin categories (Interior to Interior, Oceanview to Oceanview and Balcony to Balcony). Some restrictions apply. Request promotional code CPBA when booking.

The Cream of the Crop is Going for Peanuts ¿Relatively Speaking

Upscale Seabourn (tel. 800/929-9391; www.seabourn.com) is wheeling and dealing on 7-night Caribbean sailings aboard the 208-passenger, all-suite Seabourn Pride in Nov and Dec. Fares start at $2,298 per person and include unlimited spirits and wine, plus all gratuities and ultra-professional service. Applicable sailings include Nov 11, 18, 25, and Dec 2, 9 and 16 departures. Ports include the best of the Caribbean, from St. John to Virgin Gorda, St. Barts, St. Lucia, Grenada, Nevis, Bequia and Mayreau.

Free Fly'n and More

Peter Deilmann Cruises (tel. 800/348-8287; www.deilmann-cruises.com) is offering U.S. travelers free air and 10 percent discounts on two cruises aboard the elegant 520-passenger Deutschland. The 13-night Sept 21 cruise sails to the Mediterranean via the Atlantic, departing from Hamburg and on route to Malaga calling at Amsterdam; Zeebrugge (Belgium); Honfleur, St. Malo, St. Nazaire and La Palice in France; Santander (Bilbao) in Spain; and Lisbon, Portugal. Reduced rates start at $3,679 per person twin and $4,069 for a single stateroom. The other discounted sailing is a 10-night Black Sea cruise departing Oct 17 round-trip from Piraeus (Athens) to Varna (Bulgaria); Odessa and Yalta in Ukraine; Constanta in Romania; and Sinop and Istanbul in Turkey. The discounted cruise prices begin at $3,398 per person for the Black Sea sailing, while single staterooms start at $3,737. Optional golf packages are also offered and include fees and transfers at some of Europe's best courses. U.S. travelers can save an additional 50% off pre-arranged packages of English-language shore excursions and free airport/ship transfers.

Costa'll Costa Ya Less if You Book by Monday, May 29

Italian-flavored Costa Cruises (tel. 800/462-6782; www.costa.com) is offering low low rates on a raft of worldwide cruises. Weeklong Caribbean cruises out of Ft. Lauderdale are starting as low as $599 per person on the CostaMagica, departing Nov 19/Thanksgiving week, and aboard the Costa Mediterranea on its Jan 7 departure. The Dec 30, 8-night New Year's cruises out of Miami aboard the Costa Magica and Costa Mediterranea start as low as $999. Take a 7-night Christmas cruise on Dec 23 aboard the Costa Mediterranea out of Miami for fares starting at $799. Rates dip down to $499 per person on the Costa Mediterranea's Dec 16 Caribbean cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale. On the Magica, pay as little as $449 for a 6-night Caribbean cruise on Dec 17. For something a little more exotic, the CostaClassica is doing 7-night cruises Middle East itineraries between Dubai and Bahrain for as low as $1,029 for all departures between Dec 23 and April 7. In the Far East, hop on an 11-night Indonesia/Malaysia cruise Jan 31 aboard CostaMarina from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for fares starting at $1,679 per person. The ship is doing an 11-night Thailand/Malaysia sailing between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur on Jan 6 for rates as low as $1,499 per person. Finally, the Jan 17 and Feb 11 departures of the Marina to Vietnam/China are going for as low as $1,899 per person; the ship's Dec 22 Vietnam/China cruise is starting at $2,039 per person. On the other side of the world, the CostaFortuna is doing South America cruises out of Santos, Brazil to Rio, Salvador Bahia and other ports, for as low as $1,069 per person for 7 nights. To take advantage of any of these deals, please reference fare code AF and make your booking by Monday, May 29.

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)

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

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

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

  • Princess Crown Princess: 9-night western Caribbean, round-trip from New York. From $799, June 14 sailing
  • Holland America Amsterdam: 10-night Baltic, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $999, June 22 sailing
  • Holland America Rotterdam: 12-night Scandinavia, round-trip from Rotterdam. From $999, June 22 sailing.
  • Carnival Destiny: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $549, June 23 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 9-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Baltimore. From $899, June 23 sailing.
  • NCL Pride of Aloha: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Maui. From $599, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, and Aug 25 sailings.
  • Princess Sapphire Princess: 7-night Gulf of Alaska, Whittier to Vancouver. From $599, June 24 sailing.
  • Holland America Statendam: 7-night Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $649, July 7 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $879, Sep. 3 sailing.
  • Carnival Elation: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $429, Sep. 24 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Dream: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Houston. From $399, Oct. 7 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sun: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from New Orleans. From $449, Oct. 15 sailing.
  • Princess Star Princess: 7-night Canada/New England, round-trip from New York. From $699, Oct. 28 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Inspiration: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $449, July 8 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $599, Sep 16 sailing. http://www.vacationoutlet.com/b/c/sc.asp?d=4/1/2006&d2=9/30/2007&i=832493&c=44&v=408&cid=vFBT20060523002
  • NCL Pride of America: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $699, July 22, 29 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 10-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $880, Nov 10 sailing.
  • Carnival Liberty: 12-Night Mediterranean, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $1,399, Jul 30, Aug 11 sailing.

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

  • Holland America Zaandam: 15-night Hawaiian Islands, round-trip from San Diego. From $1,799, Nov 1 sailing.
  • Holland America Statendam: 7-night Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $649, Sept 7 sailing.
  • Holland America Veendam: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $699, Sept 17 sailing.
  • Holland America Rotterdam: 12-night Scandinavia, Copenhagen to Rotterdam. From $999, June 22 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 13-night Transpacific, Whittier to Tokyo. From $4,998, Sept 20 sailing.
  • SeaDream Yacht Club SeaDream I: 7-night Adriatic, Piraeus to Istanbul. From $3,999, Aug 12 sailing.
  • SeaDream Yacht Club SeaDream I: 11-night Transatlantic, Lisbon to San Juan. From $2,499, Nov 17 sailing.
  • SeaDream Yacht Club SeaDream I: 9-night Transatlantic, Tenerife to San Juan. From $2,399, Nov 10 sailing.
  • Crystal Cruises Symphony: 12-night Panama Canal, Costa Rica to Tampa. From $2,380, Nov 14 sailing.
  • Crystal Cruises Symphony: 12-night Mediterranean, Monte Carlo to Venice. From $3,395, June 6 sailing.
  • Crystal Cruises Symphony: 12-night Adriatic and Aegean, Athens to Venice. From $3,390, July 26 sailing.

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