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A Reef of Reductions on Cruises for the Fall & Winter

August 25, 2004 -- As usual, we've rounded up the best deals and specials currently available from major travel agencies, including transatlantic crossings from $1,399 that include free airfare to Lisbon (must be booked by August 31). Remember, cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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-luxe lines may also include gratuities and some or all beverages.

Vacation Outlet (tel. 800/690-2210; www.vacationoutlet.com; click on ship name below for details page)

  • Carnival Spirit: 8-night Mexican Riviera, roundtrip from San Diego. From $549, Nov. 17 sailing.
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  • NCL Norwegian Majesty: 7-night western Caribbean roundtrip from Charleston. From $549, Dec. 11 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas: 5-night eastern Canada, roundtrip from Bayonne, New Jersey. From $579, Oct. 3 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $699, Oct. 30 and Nov. 13 sailings.
  • Celebrity Galaxy: 10-night Caribbean, roundtrip from Baltimore, Maryland. From $700, Sept. 17 sailing.

Largay Travel (tel. 800/322-9481; www.largaytravel.com)

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  • Cunard Queen Mary 2: 8-night "Easter in the Caribbean," roundtrip from New York. From $1,424, includes free stay at Mandarin Oriental, Mar. 25, 2005 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 7-night Caribbean, roundtrip from Port Canaveral. From $481, Dec 4 sailing.
  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 5-night Bahamas, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $406, Dec 18 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Dawn: 7-night Bahamas/Florida, roundtrip from New York. From $729, April 17, 2005 sailing.
  • Radisson Seven Seas Diamond: 7-night Greek Isles, Venice to Istanbul. From $3,325 including two-category upgrade, Sept 20 sailing.
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  • Radisson Seven Seas Navigator: 7-night U.S. East Coast, New York to San Juan (Puerto Rico). From $2,506 including two-category upgrade, Oct 24 sailing.
  • Disney Wonder: 4-night "Fourth of July" Bahamas, roundtrip from Port Canaveral. From $509, Jul 3, 2005 sailing.
  • Oceania Regatta: 10-night transatlantic, Lisbon to Miami. From $1,399, Nov 3 sailing. Includes free airfare plus 2-for-1 fares and additional $500 savings per stateroom. Must be booked by 8/31/04.
  • Oceania Insignia: 14-night South America, Manaus (Brazil) to Barbados. From $2,899, March 1, 2005 sailing. With $399 roundtrip airfare plus 2-for-1 cruise fare. Must be booked by 8/31/04.
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  • Crystal Harmony: 8-night Pacific Coast Passage, Puerto Caldera (Costa Rica) to Los Angeles. From $1,395 including $100 shipboard credit, Feb 6, 2005 sailing.

Vacation Shoppe, Inc. (tel. 866/727-8473; www.vacationshoppe.com)

  • Carnival Spirit: 8-night Mexican Riviera, roundtrip from San Diego. From $699, Oct. 24 sailing.
  • Carnival Conquest: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from New Orleans. From $659, Oct. 31 sailing.
  • Princess Sapphire Princess: 12-night Australia/New Zealand, Sydney to Auckland. From $1,359, Jan. 18, 2005 sailing.
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  • Princess Royal Princess: 24-night South Atlantic/Antarctica/South America, Cape Town (South Africa) to Santiago (Chile). From $1,999, Dec. 17 sailing.
  • Princess Island Princess: 15-night Hawaii Islands, roundtrip from Los Angeles. From $1,899, Jan. 4, 2005 sailing.
  • Princess Coral Princess: 10-night Panama Canal, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,099, Nov. 30 sailing.
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2: 14-night southern Caribbean, New York to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,749 including one-way air, Dec. 6 sailing.
  • Cunard Queen Elizabeth 2: 6-night transatlantic, Southampton (UK) to Ft. Lauderdale. From $999, Dec. 15 sailing.
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  • Royal Caribbean Empress of the Seas: 4-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $349, Sept. 15, 2005 sailing.
  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 4-night Bahamas, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $399, Feb. 8, 2005 sailing.
  • Radisson Diamond: Ultra-luxe 5-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan. From $1,399, Nov. 17 sailing.

Cruises Only (tel. 888/278-4737, www.cruisesonly.com; click on ship name below for details page)

  • Holland America Ryndam: 7-night Mexican Riviera, roundtrip from San Diego. From $606, Nov. 27 and Dec. 11 sailings.
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  • NCL Norwegian Star: 8-night Mexican Riviera, roundtrip from Los Angeles. From $629, Dec. 7 sailing.
  • Celebrity Horizon: 6-night Bermuda, roundtrip from Norfolk, Virginia. From $650, Oct. 17 sailing.
  • Carnival www.cruisesonly.com/b/c/sc.asp?d=8/1/2004&d2=1/31/2006&i=837778&c=1&v=406&cid=CFBT20040822A0004Legend: 8-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from New York. From $699, Sept. 20 and 28 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 10-night Caribbean, roundtrip from Baltimore. From $749, Sept. 24 sailing.
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Just Cruisin' Plus (tel. 800/888-0922; www.justcruisinplus.com)

  • Holland America Ryndam: 7-night Sea of Cortez, roundtrip from San Diego. From $799, Nov. 20 sailing.
  • Holland America Ryndam: 7-night Mexican Riviera, roundtrip from San Diego. From $599, Dec. 11 sailing.
  • Holland America Volendam: 10-night Westfarer Caribbean Christmas, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1,039, Dec. 16 sailing.
  • Holland America Ryndam: 8-night Mexico Christmas, roundtrip from San Diego. From $1,149, Dec. 18 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 10-night Southern Caribbean Christmas, roundtrip from Port Canaveral. From $1,142, Dec. 18 sailing.
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  • Holland America Prinsendam: 16-night Southern Caribbean Christmas, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $2,749, Dec. 18 sailing.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 8-night Western Caribbean Christmas, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1,020, Dec. 19 sailing.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 7-night Eastern Caribbean Christmas, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $899, Dec. 19 sailing.
  • Holland America Maasdam: 11-night Southern Caribbean Christmas, roundtrip from Norfolk. From $1,537, Dec. 22 sailing.
  • Holland America Rotterdam: 14-night Panama Canal and Southern Caribbean Christmas/New Year's, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $2,449, Dec. 22 sailing.
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  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 7-night Eastern Caribbean Christmas, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $981, Dec. 23 sailing.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 7-night Mexican Riviera and Sea of Cortez, roundtrip from San Diego. From $649, Jan. 29, 2005 sailing

The Cruise Professionals (tel. 800/265-3838; www.cruiseprofessionals.com; additional amenities such as complimentary upgrades, shipboard credits and pre-paid gratuities available on most sailings listed):

  • Crystal Symphony: 11-night New England, New York to Montreal. From $3,155, Oct. 19 sailing.
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  • Crystal Serenity: 10-night Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $3,395, Nov. 27 sailing.
  • Crystal Harmony: 11-night Panama Canal, Caldera (Costa Rica) to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,695, Nov. 18 sailing.
  • Crystal Harmony: 11-night Panama Canal, Ft. Lauderdale to Caldera (Costa Rica). From $1,995, Jan. 26, 2005 sailing.
  • Silversea Silver Wind: 7-night South America, Buenos Aires to Ushuaia (Argentina). From $2,487, Dec. 7 sailing.
  • Silversea Silver Cloud: 7-night Southeast Asia, Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Singapore. From $2,260, Dec. 15 sailing.
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  • Silversea Silver Wind: 14-night Caribbean/South America, Barbados to Manaus (Brazil). From $5,434, Nov. 3 sailing.
  • Silversea Silver Wind: 11-night South Africa, Cape Town to Port Louis (Mauritius). From $4,696, March 2, 2005 sailing.
  • Radisson Seven Seas Voyager: 9-night "PBS at Sea" Mediterranean, Athens to Barcelona. From $4,495, Nov. 12 sailing. Includes free air or $1,000 per-person savings plus a two-category upgrade. Solo passengers only pay $299 single supplement.
  • Radisson Paul Gaugin: 7-night French Polynesia, roundtrip from Papeete. From $3,146, Oct. 23 sailing. Includes free economy air from 86 North American gateways or $625 cruise-only credit.
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Mann Travel & Cruises (tel. 800/835-9828; www.123travel.com)

  • Princess Coral Princess: 10-night Panama Canal, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale.
  • From $1,111, Nov. 30 and Dec. 10 sailings.
  • Carnival Spirit: 8-night Mexican Riviera, roundtrip from Los Angeles. From $699 (including $100-per-cabin shipboard credit), Feb. 5, 2005 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Majesty: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Charleston. From $599, Mar. 5, 2005 sailing.
  • Carnival Elation: 7-night Mexico and Belize, roundtrip from Galveston, Texas. From $499, Feb. 20, 2005 sailing.
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  • Celebrity Millennium: 7-night eastern Caribbean Culinary Cruise, roundtrip from Fort
  • Lauderdale. From $990, Feb. 6, 2005 sailing.
  • Carnival Inspiration: 5-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Tampa. From $349 (including $100-per-cabin shipboard credit), Dec. 11 sailing.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 10-night Mediterranean, Rome to Barcelona. From
  • $1,599, May 12, 2005 sailing.
  • Celebrity Summit: 11-night Alaska Cruisetour (northbound). From $2,125, May 20, 2005 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas: 7-night Mexican Riviera, roundtrip from Los Angeles. From $569, Jan. 30, 2005 sailing.
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  • Princess Golden Princess: 7-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico. From $649, Jan. 16, 2005 sailing.


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