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Boo-k Now for Scary Good Deals

NCL (tel. 800/327-7030; www.ncl.com) is scaring up some great, last-minute deals on cruises over Halloween. Special activities include haunted houses, theme parties, trick-or-treating, horror movie screenings, and dance and costume contests. Certain restrictions may apply.

  • Oct. 28 on Norwegian Majesty; 6-night Bermuda cruise round-trip from Charleston, calling in St. George's. Fares from $299 a person for inside cabins.
  • Oct. 28 on Norwegian Pearl; 5-night western Caribbean cruise round-trip from Miami, calling in Cozumel and Georgetown. Rates from $429 per person for insides.
  • Oct. 27 on Pride of America; 7-night inter-island Hawaii cruise round-trip from Honolulu. Fares from $399 per person for insides.
  • Oct 29 on Pride of Hawaii; 7-night inter-island Hawaii cruise round-trip from Honolulu. Prices from $499 per person for insides.

Atten-Hut!

Carnival (tel. 800/327-9501; www.carnival.com) is offering a special Veteran's Day deal throughout the month of November. Active and retired military personnel can book up to three cabins for themselves and their friends and family members at discounted rates starting as low as $189 per person. Reservations must be made between Nov. 1 and 30, 2007, to qualify for this promotion, which applies to a wide range of three- to 12-night cruises departing through Dec. 31, 2008. Fares start at $189 per person for three-night cruises from Miami and four nighters from Long Beach, California. Prices start at $249 per person for five-night cruises from Mobile, Ala., and Jacksonville, Fla., while rates go as low as $279 per person for four- and five-night cruises from San Diego. And $399 per person is the starting price for seven-night cruises from Miami. Deal is valid for individual bookings only and it's not applicable with any other discounted offer. Certain other restrictions apply. Mention fare code CPM1 when booking; military personnel must provide proof of service.

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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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

  • NCL Norwegian Gem: 9-night repositioning, Barcelona to Boston. From $299, Dec. 3 sailing.
  • NCL Pride of America: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $729, Jan. 5 sailing.
  • Regent Paul Gauguin: 7-night Tahiti, round-trip from Papeete. From $2,495, Sept. 6 sailing.
  • Carnival Fantasy: 5-night Caribbean, round-trip from New Orleans. From $279, Jan. 21 sailing.
  • Carnival Victory: 5-night Canada/New England, round-trip from New York. From $614, June 28 sailing.
  • Costa Concordia: 7-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $805, April 20 sailing.
  • Costa Fortuna: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $569, March 16 sailing.
  • Carnival Destiny: 7-night Southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $519, Jan. 13 sailing.
  • Carnival Legend: 7-night Mexico, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $449, Jan. 20 sailing.
  • Regent Mariner: 7-night ultra-lux Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $3,950 with free air, June 18 sailing.
  • Costa Mediterranea: 16-night Repositioning, Ft Lauderdale to Genova. From $1,475, April 12 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Paradise: 4-night Baja California, Mexico, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $219, Nov. 26 sailing. Book a 4A category cabin and automatically receive a 4B category cabin at same fare; deal includes $50 to $100 onboard credits per cabin.
  • Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas: 6-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $449, Nov. 25 and Dec. 9 sailings. Book an E3 category cabin and automatically receive an E1 category cabin at same fare.
  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round trip from Ft.Lauderdale. From $499, Dec. 15 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 10-night western Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $699, Nov. 23 sailing. Deal includes free AIG travel insurance.
  • Carnival Celebration: 5-night Bahamas, round-trip from Jacksonville. From $299, Dec. 15 sailing. Book a 6A category stateroom and automatically receive a 6C category cabin; deal includes $50 to $100 onboard credits per cabin.

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

  • Peter Deilmann MV Heidelberg: 7-night garden theme cruise, Basel to Amsterdam. From $1,949, July 19 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Jewel: 12-night Baltic, round-trip from Dover. From $1,449, May 5 sailing.
  • Crystal Symphony: 10-night Canada & New England, Montreal to New York. From $3,435, Oct. 19 sailing.
  • Cunard Queen Victoria: 7-night Norwegian Fjords, round-trip from Southampton. From $1,686, May 20 sailing.
  • Peter Deilmann Deutschland: 13-night equestrian theme cruise, Kiel to Travemunde. From $4,941, June 17 sailing.
  • Peter Deilmann Deutschland: 12-night golf cruise, Bordeaux to Hamburg. From $4,356, May 22 sailing.
  • Cunard Queen Victoria: 10-night Canary Islands, round-trip from Southampton. From $1,838, April 22 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Pearl: 19-night Panama Canal, Miami to Seattle. From $1,409, April 13 sailing.
  • Crystal Serenity: 12-night Mediterranean, Venice to Athens. From $5,740, Aug. 12 sailing.
  • Cunard QM2: 24-night Mediterranean, round-trip from New York. From $5,011, June 8 sailing.

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

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

  • Celebrity Century: 11-night Tyrrhenian Sea, round-trip Barcelona. From $849, Nov. 12 sailing.
  • Princess Royal Princess: 12-night Mediterranean, from Civitavecchia/Rome to Venice. From $999, Nov. 16 sailing.
  • Viking River Viking Spirit or Viking Europe: 7-night Danube, Vienna to Nuremberg. From $1999, Nov. 18 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas: 9-night Mediterranean, Civitavecchia/Rome to Barcelona. From $599, Nov. 23 sailing.
  • NCL Pride of Hawaii: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $849, Dec. 31 sailing.
  • Holland America Noordam: 10-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $1497, April 29 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Star: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $699, May 3 sailing.
  • Princess Star Princess: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $599, May 4 sailing.
  • Oceania Regatta: 10-night Riviera, Barcelona to Civitavecchia/Rome. From $2999, May 9 sailing.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $590, May 9 sailing.
  • Carnival Spirit: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $809, May 14 sailing.
  • Holland America Volendam: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $759, May 18 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $749, May 23 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 7-night Greek Isles, Venice to Istanbul. From $4695, May 24 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: 7-night Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $3895, Jun. 4 sailing.
  • Crystal Symphony: 7-night Baltic, Stockholm to Copenhagen. From $3395, Aug. 4 sailing.
  • Carnival Splendour: 12-night Europe, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $1049, Oct. 5 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Gem: 7-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $899, Aug. 10, 17 & 24 sailings.

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

  • NCL Norwegian Gem: 9-night Transatlantic, Barcelona to Boston. From $299, Dec. 3 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Legend of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Santo Domingo. From $599, Dec. 16 sailing.
  • Carnival Triumph: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $499, Jan. 12 sailing. Deal includes a $50 to $100 onboard credit per cabin.
  • Costa Magica: 8-night Spain & Portugal, round-trip from Savona/Genoa. From $599, Nov. 10, 18 sailings.
  • NCL Pride of Aloha: 11-night Hawaii/Fanning Island, round-trip from Honolulu. From $599, Dec. 1 sailing.

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

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