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Hot Deals in Cold Places

Hurtigruten, formerly known as Norwegian Coastal Voyage (tel. 800/323-7436; www.hurtigruten.us), is offering early-booking savings on all of its 12- to 22-day Antarctica, Greenland and Arctic/Spitsbergen air-inclusive voyages during its 2008-09 season. Book by Dec. 31, 2007 save up to $350 per person on all Oct. 2008 though Feb. 2009 Antarctica sailings and all June through Aug. 2008 Spitsbergen sailings; book by Jan. 31, 2008 and save $350 per person on cabins and $500 on suites for all June though Aug. 2008 Greenland cruises. Discounts may be combined with AARP savings of $100 to $150 per cabin. Rates include roundtrip air, hotel stays and breakfast daily as per itinerary, all meals aboard ship, naturalist guides, shore excursions, port charges, and transfers.

AARP Inks Deal with Amadeus Waterways for River Cruise Discounts

As of October 24, AARP members can get $100 off when they book river cruises with Amadeus Waterways (tel. 866/364-9960; aarp.amadeuswaterways.com). Members also will be eligible for additional exclusive offers on select trips. Amadeus offers river cruises along some of Europe's most fabled waterways and also sails the Nile through Egypt.

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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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

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

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

  • Carnival Fantasy: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip from New Orleans. From $279, Dec. 6 sailing. For Alaska, Bahamas or Caribbean cruise, receive a 15% discount on all shore excursions booked online at Cruisesonly.com.
  • Carnival Spirit: 8-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $559, Dec. 16 sailing. Free hotel voucher issued for the first 200 bookings.
  • Royal Caribbean Sovereign of the Seas: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $284, Dec. 10 Sailing.
  • Celebrity Cruises Millennium: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $699, Dec. 16 sailing. Deal includes free travel insurance through AIG Travel Guard for any cabin booked with Celebrity or sister line Azamara for 2007 departures. For Alaska, Bahamas or Caribbean cruise, receive a 15% discount on all shore excursions booked online at Cruisesonly.com.
  • NCL Pride of Hawaii: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $699, Nov. 16 and 26 sailings.

The Cruise Marketplace (tel. 800/826-4333; www.cruisemarketplace.com)

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

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

  • Carnival Triumph: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $499, Dec. 1, 8 and 15 sailings.
  • Carnival Valor: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $499, Dec. 2 and 16 sailings.
  • Carnival Victory: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $499, Dec. 2 and 16 sailings.
  • Celebrity Galaxy: 14-night Transatlantic, Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale. From $599, Dec. 8 sailing.
  • Carnival Valor: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $499, Dec. 9 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $449, Dec. 9 sailing.
  • Carnival Victory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Maimi. From $499, Dec. 9 sailing.
  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $499, Dec. 15 and Jan. 5 sailings.
  • Holland America Volendam: 10-night southern Caribbean & Panama Canal, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $999, Jan. 2 sailing.
  • Celebrity Galaxy: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $649, Jan. 4 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 15-night Circle Hawaii, round-trip from San Diego. From $1299, Jan. 4 sailing.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $499, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 25, and Feb. 2 sailings.
  • Princess Dawn Princess: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $449, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar. 2 and 9 sailings.
  • Celebrity Galaxy: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $699, Feb. 15 sailing.

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

  • Celebrity Century: 5-night western Caribbean New Year's, round-trip from Miami. From $759, Dec. 29 sailing. Deal includes free travel insurance through AIG Travel Guard for any cabin booked with Celebrity or sister line Azamara for 2007 departures.
  • NCL Norwegian Dream: 14-night Chilean Fjords/Strait of Magellan, Buenos Aires to Santiago. From $699, Dec. 9 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas: 4-night Bahamas Holiday, round-trip from Miami. From $479, Dec. 24 sailing.
  • Carnival Paradise: 4-night Baja Mexico, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $219, Dec. 10 sailing.
  • Carnival Miracle: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $559, Dec. 17 sailing. Deals includes up to a 6-category upgrade on this sailing.

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

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