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Dream Fares

SeaDream Yacht Club (tel. 800-707-4911; www.seadreamyachtclub.com) offers posh yacht-style island-hopping Caribbean cruises that can't be beat. Fares include wine, open bar, tips and use of water toys. If you're willing to take a chance on your exact cabin assignment, check out these discounted fares. Note: Certain restrictions apply, prices are valid on new bookings only, and double-occupancy deck 2 cabins are guaranteed, though your cabin number will be confirmed within one week of sailing.

SeaDream I

  • 7-night Caribbean cruise round-trip from San Juan Dec. 16; fares start at $2,999 per person
  • 7-night Caribbean cruise round-trip from San Juan Jan. 6, 13 & 20; fares start at $3,399 to $3,599 per person
  • 7-night Caribbean cruise from St. Thomas to San Juan Feb. 24; fares start at $3,499 per person

SeaDream II

  • 5-night Caribbean cruise from St. Thomas to San Juan Jan. 5; fares start at $2,299 per person
  • 7-night Caribbean cruise round-trip from Antigua March 16; fares start at $1,999 per person

A River of Savings

Uniworld (tel. 800/733-7820; www.uniworld.com) is offering of savings of up to $2,000 per couple on select Grand River Cruises if booked and paid in full by Sept. 30, 2007. The discounts apply to the 2008 Eastern European Explorer, European Jewels, European Serenade, Grand Christmas and New Year's Cruise, Grand European Discovery, Grand European Explorer, Grand European Serenade, Grand France, and Legendary Rhine & Moselle trips. The fares apply to new individual bookings made by September 30 and are not combinable with group bookings or with the early booking discount.

Take advantage of a two-for-one deal on the December 19 sailing of River Countess between Nuremberg to Vienna. The 7-night holiday cruise includes all meals, special dinners and shore excursions led by English-speaking guides. Fares start at $1,698 per couple. Fares for the 9-night trip start at $1,998 per couple aboard the December 19 sailing of River Duchess between Cologne and Nuremburg.

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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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

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

  • Carnival Fantasy: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from New Orleans. From $339, Oct. 15 sailing.
  • Orient Lines Marco Polo: 7-night Italy & the Adriatic, Venice to Civitavecchia/Rome. From $649, Oct. 31 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Dream: 14-night Chilean Fjords & Tierra del Fuego, round-trip from Valparaiso. From $499, Nov. 7 sailing.
  • Carnival Paradise: 4 night Baja California, Mexico, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $229, Oct. 29 sailing.
  • Carnival Celebration: 5 night Bahamas, round-trip from Jacksonville. From $319, Oct. 15 and 20 sailings.

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

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

  • Carnival Spirit: 8-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $499, Oct. 29 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 10-night Pacific Northwest, Vancouver to San Diego. From $1099, Nov. 2 sailing.
  • Viking River Viking Seine: 7-night Paris & the Heart of Normandy, Paris to LeHavre. From $1999, Nov. 4 sailing.
  • Avalon Artistry: 10-night Legendary Danube, Prague to Budapest. From $1849, Nov. 7 sailing.
  • Princess Tahitian Princess: 10-night Polynesia & Cook Islands, round-trip from Papeete. From $899, Nov. 10 sailing.
  • Holland America Volendam: 10-night southern Caribbean & Panama Canal, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $719, Nov. 13 sailing.
  • Crystal Symphony: 10-night Golden Panama, from Caldera to Miami. From $2195, Nov. 14 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Empress of the Seas: 11-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $549, Nov. 19 sailing.
  • Uniworld River Queen: 7-night Rhine Holiday, Basel to Cologne. From $1698, Dec. 1 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Dawn: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $399, Dec. 9 sailing.
  • Windstar Wind Surf: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Barbados. From $1496, Dec. 9 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Paul Gauguin: 10-night ultra-lux Tahiti, round-trip from Papeete. From $2595, Dec. 12 sailing.
  • Silversea Silver Wind: 7-night ultra-lux southern Caribbean, Barbados to San Juan. From $2337, Mar. 1 sailing
  • Oceania Regatta: 12-night Trans-Atlantic, Miami to Barcelona. From $1599, Mar. 22 sailing.

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

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

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