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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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

  • Celebrity Century: 5-night escorted Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $640, Nov 18 sailing.
  • Celebrity Zenith: 7-night escorted Bermuda Golf Cruise, round-trip from Cape Liberty NJ. From $775, Sept 30 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 9-night Caribbean and Bermuda, round-trip from New York City. From $799, Sept 3 sailing.
  • Princess Coral Princess: 10-night Panama Canal, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1,199, Nov 22 sailing.
  • Princess Diamond Princess: 7-night Mexico, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $649, Oct 7 sailing.
  • Princess Sun Princess: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $649, Sept 3 sailing.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 10-night Europe, round-trip from London. From $1399, Aug 30 sailing.
  • Princess Grand Princess: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Galveston. From $599, Nov 25 sailing.
  • Princess Dawn Princess: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $799, Aug 12 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $599, Oct 21 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Victory: 4-night Canada/New England, round-trip from New York. From $379, June 22
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $499, Aug 26 sailing.
  • Celebrity Zenith: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Cape Liberty. From $599, Sep 9 & 16 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas: 9-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Cape Liberty. From $699, Aug 25 sailings.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $999, July 9 sailing.

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

  • Holland America Statendam: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $753, August 25 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 5-night Bermuda, round-trip Baltimore. From $649, July 2 sailing.
  • Carnival Fascination: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip Miami. From¿$229, Aug 28 sailing.
  • Carnival Legend: 8-night eastern Caribbean from NYC, round-trip New York. From $899, Aug 24 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas: 9-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip Cape Liberty, NJ. From $699, Aug 25 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas: 7-night Mediterranean, round-trip Venice, Italy. From $899, July 16 & 30 sailings.
  • Celebrity Galaxy: 10-night Mediterranean, round-trip Rome. From $1099, July 14 & Aug 25¿sailings.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 10-night western¿Europe, round-trip Southampton. From $1375, July 31, Aug 10 sailings.
  • Princess Caribbean¿Princess: 7-night eastern¿Caribbean, round-trip Fort Lauderdale. From $599, Aug 19 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 9-night Caribbean, round-trip New York. From $782, Aug 16 sailing.

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

  • NCL Pride of Aloha:¿7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Maui.¿ From $599, June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, Aug. 25, Sep. 1, Sep. 8, Sep. 15, Sep. 22, Sep. 29, Oct. 6, and Oct. 13 sailings.
  • Holland America Amsterdam:¿10-night Baltic, round-trip from Copenhagen.¿From $1049, June 2 and June 12 sailings.
  • Holland America Ryndam:¿7-night Alaska, Seward to Vancouver.¿From $649, June 11 and June 25 sailings.
  • Costa Marina:¿7-night Greek Isles, round-trip from Trieste.¿From $999, June 18 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess:¿7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale.¿From $699, July 22 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess:¿7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale.¿From $699, July 29 sailing.
  • Carnival Glory:¿7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral.¿From $449, Sep. 9, Sep. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21 and Nov. 4 sailings.
  • Carnival Triumph:¿7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami.¿From $449, Sep. 9 and Sep 23 sailings.
  • Carnival Valor:¿7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami.¿From $449, Sep. 10, Sep. 24 and Dec. 3 sailings.
  • Carnival Glory:¿7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $449, Sep. 16, Sep. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 28 and Nov. 11 sailings.
  • NCL Norwegian Dream:¿7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Houston.¿From $399, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, and Nov. 11 sailings.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess:¿7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale.¿From $599, Oct. 14 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sun:¿7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from New Orleans.¿From $499, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 sailings.
  • NCL Norwegian Star:¿8-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $549, Nov. 30 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Inspiration: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $499, June 24, July 8 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $599, Sep 16 sailing.
  • NCL Pride of Hawaii: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $699, June 19 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 10-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $880, Nov 10 sailing.
  • Carnival Liberty: 12-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Rome. From $1,399, Jul 30, Aug 11 sailing.

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

  • Celebrity Century: 12-night Scandinavia/Russia, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $1,849, July 21 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 9-night western Caribbean, round-trip from New York. From $1,099, July 11 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $699, July 1 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $699, July 8 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Galveston. From $814, July 2 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Pt. Canaveral. From $749, July 30 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas: 9-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Bayonne, NJ. From $699, July 14 sailing.
  • NCL Pride of America: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $749, July 29 sailing.
  • Holland America Amsterdam: 10-night Baltics, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $1,149, July 22 sailing.

Drop Everything and Save Big

Windjammer Barefoot Cruises (tel. 800/327-2600; www.windjammer.com) is offering low-down deals aboard its fleet of eccentric, ultra-casual tall ships. The discounts apply to upcoming cruises in the Caribbean IF you book by 8pm on Thursday, May 11. Pay just $499 for 7-night cruises on the Yankee Clipper on May 14 and May 21 departures. The cruises sail roundtrip from St. Lucia and call on Carricaou, Bequia, St. Vincent, Mayreau, Union Island and Tobago Cays. For as little as $499 per pe

rson, hop on the Polynesia out of St. Maarten on May 14 and visit St. Barts, Anguilla, Tintamarre, Saba, St. Eustatius, Nevis and St. Kitts. Cruise out of Antigua May 21 and 28th for the same price and hit Antigua, Dominica, les Saintes, Nevis and Falmouth Harbour.

Other good deals, that you don't have to book by Thursday May 11, include cruises aboard Mandalay for as low as $699 a person on May 21 and 28th departures out of Tortola, for calls to Cooper Island, Jost Van Dyke, Norman Island, Peter Island, Salt Island, Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Pay $799 per person on the Legacy for weeklong Bahamas cruises departing Miami on May 19th and June 2 and 9th, with ports including Bimini, Gun Cay, The Berry Islands, Great Abaco, Freeport and Nassau. Rates apply to new bookings on standard cabins only (and also Commodore category on Legacy) and can not be combined with other discounts.

The Antidote to Cabin Fever

If you've sailed before with Cunard (tel. 800/7-CUNARD; www.cunard.com), you can do it again and get a free cabin upgrade aboard the QE2 on two summer voyages. Pay for a Mauretania oceanview cabin and get upgraded to a Caronia oceanview.

Choose the 13-night "Glaciers and Geysers" cruise departing July 3 and sail the North Sea round-trip from Southampton, stopping in Reykjavik, Iceland, where you can spend the day shopping for local wool and gourmet treats. In Akureyri, check out just how green Iceland really is; experience the Midnight Sun along Norway's fjords, visit historic Monk's Island in Trondheim and more. Fares start at $1,299 per person.

A more southerly route departs July 16. The 12-night "Mediterranean Treasures" voyage sails from Southampton and visits Naples, home of the San Carlo Opera House and the vantage point for excursions to Pompeii; Civitavecchia for excursions to Rome and Michelangelo's famous ceiling at the Sistine Chapel; and other great ports of call including Cannes, Barcelona and Gibraltar. Rates start as low as $1,299 per person, including the free upgrade to a Caronia-category cabin.

Offer applies to new bookings only and certain restrictions apply. When booking, reference promotion code PEB.

China is Fun When the Rates are This Good

Viking River Cruises (tel. 877/668-4546; www.vikingrivercruises.com) is offering special round-trip trans-Pacific airfare to China for as low as $99 in conjunction with any 15-night "China's Cultural Delights Cruisetour". Trip highlights include exploring Beijing and Shanghai, the Terra Cotta Warriors, a Yangtze River cruise aboard the brand-new 306-passenger Viking Century Sun and much more.

The China's Cultural Delights Cruisetour itinerary features a 5-night China Cruisetour between Beijing to Shanghai that includes 6 nights in 5-star hotels and a 9-night deluxe Yangtze cruise. English-speaking escorts, and tours and excursions are included.

The $99 promotional round-trip airfare to China is available with purchase of a 2006 15-night China's Cultural Delights Cruisetour for passengers flying from Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle. Passengers flying from Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, Newark, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Tampa or Washington D.C. fly for just $199 per person. This special air rate is subject to availability and must be booked and paid in full by May 31, 2006. Mention promotion code 05Papa when making your reservation.

Regent Wheels and Deals

Regent Seven Seas (tel. 866/213-4800; www.rssc.com) is offering two-for-one deals aboard Seven Seas Voyager sailings departing July 29 and August 12 in Russia and Scandinavia and on Oct 14 and 21st sailings between Monte Carlo and Athens. Aboard Seven Seas Navigator, get free economy air on cruises between Monte Carlo and Venice departing Aug 19 and Sept 23. Alaska cruises aboard the Seven Seas Mariner include free economy air on cruises between Whittier and Vancouver on June 14 and June 28, and reap 2-for-1 savings on the same itinerary departing Sept 13. The Sept 20 sailing on Mariner from Whittier to Tokyo is also being offered with 2-for-1 discounts.

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