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February 26, 2004 -- 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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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-luxe lines may also include gratuities and some or all beverages.

Cruise Value Center (tel. 800/231-7447; www.cruisevalue.com; click ship name for CVC's details page)

  • Carnival Jubilee. 7-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan. From $378, March 13, 20, 27 sailings.
  • Carnival Spirit. 8-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan. From $422, March 22 sailing.
  • Celebrity Horizon. 7-night Bermuda, roundtrip from Norfolk. From $716, May 1 sailing.
  • Celebrity Galaxy. 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan. From $354, October 25 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam. 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Port Canaveral. From $490, March 13 sailing.
  • Holland America Rotterdam. 13-night Panama Canal, Ft. Lauderdale to Baltimore. From $956, April 2 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sea. 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Houston. From $264, May 8 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sky. 7-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan. From $326, April 11 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas. 12-night northern Europe, roundtrip from England. From $1,996, June 9 and July 27 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas. 5-night Canada, roundtrip from Bayonne, New Jersey. From $472, May 16 and June 13 sailings.

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

  • NCL Norwegian Sky. 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan. From $499, Mar 28 and April 4 sailings.
  • Celebrity Century. 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $650, Mar 27 and April 3 sailings.
  • Holland America Zaandam. 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Port Canaveral. From $541, Dec 11 and 18 sailings.
  • Holland America Ryndam. 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $623, May 14 and 21 sailings.
  • Princess Sun Princess. 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Whittier. From $649, May 17 and 24 sailings.
  • NCL Norwegian Star. 7-night Hawaii, roundtrip from Honolulu. From $799, April 11 and 18 sailings.
  • NCL Norwegian Sea, 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Houston. From $259, Oct 9 and 16 sailings.
  • NCL Norwegian Majesty. 7-night Bermuda, roundtrip from Boston. From $384, Sept 26 and Oct 3 sailings.
  • Oceania Cruises Insignia. 10-night Mediterranean, from Rome to Barcelona. $1,399, April 23 and May 3.
  • Oceania Cruises Regatta. 12-night Mediterranean, from Barcelona to Lisbon. From $1,699, May 8 and 20 sailings.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess. 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $410, Oct 23 and 30 sailings.
  • Radisson Seven Seas Voyager. 9-night ultra-luxe Transatlantic, from Ft. Lauderdale to Funchal. From $2,498, April 27 and May 6 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas. 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami. From $410, Oct 9 and 16 sailings.
  • Silversea Silver Wind. 7-nights ultra-luxe Mediterranean, from Barcelona to Rome. From $2,535, May 20 and 27 sailings.
  • Viking River Cruises Viking Burgundy. 7-night Rhone and Saone Rivers, from Chalon-Sur-Saone to Arles. From $1,559, April 24 and May 1 sailings.
  • Viking River Cruises Viking Pride or Neptune. 7-night Danube River, from Nuremburg to Vienna. From $1,559, May 16 and May 23 sailings.
  • Windstar Wind Surf. 7-night Mediterranean, from Barcelona to Nice. From $1,534, April 25 and May 2 sailings.

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

  • Cunard Queen Mary 2. 14-night Caribbean, from New York to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,749, Dec 6 sailing. Deal includes $100 per stateroom shipboard credit and a complimentary shore excursion.
  • Crystal Harmony. 12-night ultra-luxe Alaska, roundtrip from San Francisco. From $2,795, May 30 sailing. Deal includes a $300 per stateroom shipboard credit and a complimentary upgrade.
  • Silversea Silver Whisper. 7-night ultra-luxe Mediterranean, from Rome to Barcelona. From $3,419, May 31 sailing. Deal includes the line's special 10th anniversary events and a complimentary shore excursion.
  • Radisson Seven Seas Paul Gauguin. 7-night ultra-luxe Tahiti, roundtrip from Papeete, Tahiti. From $2,693, Mar 6, 13 and 27, April 3, 10 and 17, and May 8 and 29 sailings. Deal includes free economy air from 83 gateway cities, a complimentary shore excursion in Bora Bora, and a $100 per person shipboard credit.
  • Oceania Regatta. 10-night Mediterranean, from Lisbon to Rome. From $1,499, Sept 5 sailing.
  • Radisson Seven Seas Mariner. 7-night ultra-luxe Alaska, from Vancouver to Seward. From $2,875, May 26, June 2 and 9, Aug 25, and Sept 1 sailings. Deal includes a $100 per person shipboard credit.

Mann Travel & Cruises (tel. 800/835-9828, www.123travel.com)

  • Holland America Noordam. 10-night Europe, from Dover. From $1,199, June 10 and 22 sailings.
  • Princess Royal Princess. 12-night Europe, Rome to Southampton. From $1,799 (outside cabins), May 7 sailing.
  • Carnival Glory. 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Port Canaveral. From $599, May 12 and 22 sailings.
  • Carnival Triumph. 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami. From $499, April 24 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century. 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $599, May 1 sailing.
  • Holland America Osterdam. 7-night Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle. From $699, May 15, 22 and 29 sailings.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess. 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $599, May 15 sailing.
  • Princess Golden Princess. 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $569, March 27 sailing.
  • Holland America Maasdam. 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $349, April 25 sailing.
  • Princess Grand Princess. 7-night eastern Caribbean, New York to San Juan. From $499, October 31 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Spirit. 12-night westbound Hawaii, from Ensenada to Honolulu. From $949, April 18 sailing.
  • Holland America Maasdam. 10-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Norfolk, Virginia. From $829, Mar 13 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century. 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $460, Dec 4 sailing.
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2. 3-night Mother's Day cruise to nowhere, roundtrip from New York. From $749, May 7 sailing.
  • Crystal Crystal Harmony. 14-night ultra-luxe Australia, Sydney to Singapore. From $2,995, Mar 26 sailing.