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Here are some of the best deals a handful of major travel agencies are advertising this week, along November discounts from Costa Cruises, Windjammer, MSC and more.

Don't Keep Your Age a Secret

Costa Cruises (tel. 800/GO-COSTA; www.costacruises.com) is offering seniors a mighty fine deal on the November 26 sailing of the Costa Magica out of Ft. Lauderdale. Fares are as low as $299 per person double occupancy for the cruise, which visits San Juan, St. Thomas, La Romana (Dominican Republic) and Grand Turk. Available for new bookings only and valid for residents 55 years of age or older in the US and Canada only, at least one person in cabin must be at least 55. Proof of age required. Ask for discount code SN.

Barefoot Bargains

Wind in your hair, Red Stripe in hand, there's never been a better time to sign up for Windjammer Barefoot Cruises' (tel. 800/327-2600; www.windjammer.com) wonderfully zany tall ship cruises. Book 7-night Caribbean cruises on Polynesia for as low as $399 per person on the November 26 and December 3 and 17 sailings to the French West Indies. Fares start at $599 per person for the Poly's January 7 cruise and for the Legacy's January 7 Caribbean sailings. For $699 and up, do a French West Indies voyage on the Poly on December 24 or 31; and to the British Virgin Islands on the Legacy on December 31. Full payment is required at time of booking and these deals cannot be combined with any other promotion or offer, and is available for new bookings only. Certain restrictions apply.

MSC Cruises is Wheeling and Dealing for Europe 2007

MSC Cruises (tel. 800/666-9333; www.msccruises.com) special "Best Fare, Best Room" promotion for Mediterranean and Northern European sailings allows guests to reserve the best stateroom within various categories (interior, oceanview, balcony, etc) at the lowest available price at time of booking. Cruise-only 7-night rates for inside cabins start at $795 and oceanview at $995 per person, double occupancy. As an added bonus, passengers can combine this special rate with the line's "Kids Sail Free" offer: children ages 17 and under sharing a stateroom with two paying adult guests sail free (except for government fees and taxes). To take advantage of the "Best Fare, Best Room" deal, you must book by January 31.

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-luxe lines may also include gratuities and some or all beverages.

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

  • Celebrity Constellation: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $699, December 8 sailing.
  • Celebrity Millennium: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $549, December 10 & 17 sailings.
  • Celebrity Galaxy: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $499, December 15 sailing.
  • Celebrity Zenith: 11-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $749, December 18 sailing.
  • Celebrity Galaxy: 11-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $759, January 22 sailing.
  • Princess Grand Princess: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Galveston. From $499, February 17 sailing.
  • Princess Star Princess: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $699, February 17 & 24 sailings.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Eastern Caribbean. From $549, January 14, 21, & 28 sailings.
  • Princess Emerald Princess: 12-night Mediterranean, Venice to Barcelona. From $2,390, June 10 sailing.
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  • Dawn Princess: 7-night Mexico, round-trip from San Diego. From $599, September 30, October 7 & 14 sailings.

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

  • Carnival Triumph: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $419, January 28 sailing.
  • NCL Pride of America: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $449 (balconies from $599), December 16 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $599, January 7 sailing.
  • Celebrity Galaxy: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $799, February 2 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $779, January 21 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Victory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $429, February 4 sailing.
  • Carnival Freedom: 12-night Europe, round-trip from Rome/Civitavecchia. From $1,299, May 13 sailing.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $899, May 20 sailing.
  • Celebrity Millennium: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $699, January 7, 21 sailings.
  • Holland America Veendam: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $461, November 26 and December 2 sailings.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $506, December 6 sailing.
  • Princess Star Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $419, January 21 sailing.
  • Princess Regal Princess: 10-night Mexico Cruise, Acapulco to San Juan. From $719, January 6 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip New Orleans. From $449, February 3 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip Los Angeles. From $429, January 7, 14, 21, 28 sailings.

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

  • Princess Star Princess: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $349, November 25, and December 9 sailings.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $399, November 26 and December 10 sailings.
  • Princess Regal Princess: 10-night Panama Canal, from Acapulco to San Juan. From $499, November 27 and December 7 sailings.
  • Windstar WindSurf: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Barbados (southbound). From $1,749 departing on December 16; January 28; February 4 and 25; and March 3 sailings.
  • Holland America Veendam: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $699, December 30 (New Year's) sailing.
  • Windstar WindSurf: 8-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Barbados (southbound). From $2,549, December 30 (New Year's) sailing.
  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $999, December 30 (New Year's) sailing.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $949, December 30 (New Year's) sailing.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderalde. From $699, December 31 (New Year's) sailing.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 16-night Caribbean/South America, New Orleans to Rio de Janeiro. From $899, January 6 sailing.
  • Windstar WindSurf: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Barbados (northbound). From $1,749, January 21, February 4, February 18, March 4, March 18, and April 1 sailings.
  • MSC Opera: 11-night Panama Canal, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $695, February 5, February 27 and March 21 sailings.
  • MSC Lirica: 11-night Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $695, March 5, March 27 and April 18 sailings.
  • MSC Opera: 11-night Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $695, March 10 and April 1 sailings.
  • MSC Lirica: 11-night Panama Canal, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $695, March 16 and April 7 sailings.
  • Oceania Regatta: 10-night Europe, Barcelona to Athens. From $2,299 including free air from JFK, ORD, LAX & ATL plus $100/cabin shipboard credit, April 17 sailing.
  • Oceania Insignia: 14-night Europe, Rome/Civitavecchia to Istanbul. From $3,299 including free air from JFK, ORD, LAX & ATL plus $100/cabin shipboard credit, May 28 sailing.
  • Oceania Insignia: 10-night Europe, Barcelona to Athens. From $2,299, including free air from JFK, ORD, LAX & ATL plus $100/cabin shipboard credit, August 8 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Sensation: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $199, January 21 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $299, January 29 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $599, February 3 sailing.
  • Celebrity Zenith: 11-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip, from Tampa. From $749, January 8 sailing.
  • Holland America Noordam: 10-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from New York. From $699, January 17 sailing.

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

  • Oceania Regatta: 14-night eastbound Transatlantic, Miami to Provence (Marseille), France. From $1,299, March 23 sailing.
  • Oceania Regatta: 12-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $2.099, March 11 sailing.
  • Seabourn Pride: 7-night ultra-luxe Caribbean, Bridgetown, Barbados to Ft. Lauderdale. From $2,298, December 16 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 11-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $649, January 8 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 2-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $189, January 4 sailing.
  • Celebrity Zenith: 11-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $499, November 27 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Brilliance: 10-night Panama Canal, round-trip from Miami. From $1,159, January 12 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Rhapsody: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Galveston. From $399, January 14 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Jewel: 6-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $609, January 21 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Radiance: 8-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $649, February 3 sailing.

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