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10 Ways to Save

Regent Seven Seas Cruises (tel. 866-213-4800; www.rssc.com) is offering up deals on the following sailings. Fares include all tips, wines and open bar. Mention code C2TEA031M when booking your suite. Some restrictions may apply and fares are based on double occupancy.

  • Eastern Caribbean, Dec. 17, Ft. Lauderdale to Ft. Lauderdale aboard Seven Seas Navigator; 10-night cruise starts at $3,997 per person. Past guests get 5% additional savings.
  • Western Caribbean, Dec. 14, Ft. Lauderdale to Ft. Lauderdale aboard Seven Seas Voyager; 7-night cruise starts at $2,498 per person. Past guests get 5% additional savings.
  • Panama Canal, Dec. 21, Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale aboard Seven Seas Mariner; 14-night cruise starts at $5,995 per person
  • South America, Jan. 16, Callao (for Lima) to Buenos Aires aboard Seven Seas Mariner; 19-night cruise starts at $9,760 per person and includes a complimentary shipboard credit of $100 or $200 per suite
  • South America, Feb. 4, Buenos Aires to Manaus aboard Seven Seas Mariner; 17-night cruise starts at $8,850 per person and includes a complimentary shipboard credit of $100 or $200 per suite
  • South Pacific, Feb. 16, Papeete to Papeete aboard Paul Gauguin; 7-night cruise starts at $2,195 per person and the third guest sails free
  • Alaska, July 9, Vancouver to Seward aboard Seven Seas Mariner; 7-night cruise starts at $4,195 per person
  • Alaska, Sept 3, Vancouver to Vancouver aboard Seven Seas Mariner; 7-night cruise starts at $3,895 per person and includes free economy airfare.
  • Europe, Aug 2, Copenhagen to Stockholm aboard Seven Seas Voyager; 7-night cruise starts at $5,795 per person and includes free economy airfare and kids sail free.
  • Mediterranean, Sept. 27, 2008, Venice to Istanbul aboard Seven Seas Voyager; 7-night cruise starts at $5,395 per person and includes free economy airfare

MSC Offers a Sea of Savings

MSC Cruises (tel. 800/666-9333; www.msccruisesusa.com) is slashing rates the following fall Europe cruises (fares are based on lowest inside cabin and kids sail free if sharing a cabin with two full-fare adults):

  • MSC Orchestra, 7 nights from Venice Saturday Oct. 27 (Sunday, Oct. 28 from Bari) calling on Bari, Katakolon, Izmir, Istanbul and Dubrovnik; from $995.
  • MSC Musica, 7 nights from Barcelona Friday, Oct. 26 (Sunday, Oct. 28 from Genoa and Monday, Oct. 29 from Naples), calling on Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Palermo, Tunis, and Palma de Majorca; from $995.
  • MSC Sinfonia, 7 nights from Civitavecchia/Rome Sunday, Oct. 28 (Monday, Oct. 29 from Genoa) calling on Genoa, Monte Carlo, Valencia, Valletta, and Tunis; from $995.
  • MSC Armonia, 7 nights from Venice Sunday, Oct. 28 (Monday, Oct. 29 from Bari) calling on Bari, Santorini, Mykonos, Piraeus, Corfu, Dubrovnik; from $995.
  • MSC Melody, 7 nights from Livorno Saturday, Oct. 27 calling on St. Tropez, Barcelona, Ibiza, Tunis, Messina and Naples; from $795.
  • MSC Opera, 7 nights from Trieste Monday, Oct. 29 calling on Ancona, Gythion, Sparta, Piraeus, Corfu and Split; from $945.
  • MSC Lirica, 7 nights from Genoa Saturday, Oct. 27 calling on Marseille, Valencia, Tangiers, Malaga and Civitavecchia/Rome; from $995.

In the spirit of holiday giving, MSC is offering discounted rates on three Dec. sailings. Guests who book MSC Lirica's 7-night Dec. 21 holiday sailing to San Juan, St. Thomas, Cayo Levantado and Nassau at the start rate of $799 per person, double occupancy (inside cabin) can add on the 7-night Dec. 14 western Caribbean "Baseball Greats" sailing out of Ft. Lauderdale starting at $299 per person, with ports including Key West, Montego Bay, Georgetown and Cozumel. This 14-night holiday promo offer expires Sept. 30 and cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Only a $100 deposit per person is required.

The Dec. 28 New Year's sailing of the Lirica starts at $499 per person, quad occupancy, for an inside stateroom; outside cabins start at $75 more per person ($574), quad occupancy. Double occupancy rates start at $899 for inside cabins and $1,049 for outsides. The 7-night cruises sails roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale and calls at Key West, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Nassau. Reservations need to be made by Sept 30, but only a $100 deposit per person is required.

Certain restrictions may apply for all of these deals.

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)

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

  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 11-night ultra-lux Bahamas, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $3,795, Feb. 4 sailing.
  • Cunard Queen Victoria: 17-night Mexico, New York to Los Angeles. From $3,344, Jan. 13 sailing.
  • MSC Lirica: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $999, Dec. 28 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: 10-night ultra-lux Mexico, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $4,095, Mar. 14 sailing.
  • Uniworld River Queen: 7-night Europe, Basel to Cologne. From $1,698, Dec. 29 sailing.
  • Seabourn Legend: 14-night ultra-lux Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $8,576, Dec. 19 sailing.
  • Seabourn Legend: 7-night ultra-lux Caribbean, Fort Lauderdale to Bridgetown. From $4,639, Dec. 19 sailing.
  • Azamara Journey: 12-night Europe, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $2,499, Jun. 25 sailing.
  • Silversea Silver Shadow: 10-night ultra-lux Alaska, San Francisco to Vancouver. From $5,356, Jul. 13 sailing.
  • MSC Lirica: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $799, Dec. 21 sailing.

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

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

  • Holland America Veendam: 12-night Atlantic Coast, Montreal to Tampa. From $949, Oct. 6 sailing.
  • Holland America Ryndam: 10-night Mexican Riviera & Sea of Cortez, round-trip from San Diego. From $799, Oct. 21 and 31 sailings.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $549, Oct. 28 sailing.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 7-might Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $499, Nov. 3, 10, and 24 sailings.
  • Holland America Statendam: 14-night Australia & New Zealand, Sydney to Auckland. From $1799, Nov. 4 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 15-night Hawaii, round-trip from San Diego. From $1399, Nov 5 and 20 sailings.
  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $529, Nov. 10 sailing.
  • Holland America Volendam: 10-night Panama Canal, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1099, Nov. 13 sailing.
  • Holland America Rotterdam: 16-night South America, Rio de Janeiro to Valparaiso. From $1699, Nov. 16 sailing.

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

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