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July 21, 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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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-lux lines may also include gratuities and some or all beverages.

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

  • Carnival Fantasy: 3-night Bahamas, roundtrip from Port Canaveral. From $249, December 2 & 9 sailing.

  • NCL Norwegian Spirit: 5-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami. From $299, Nov 28 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Galveston. From $481, Dec 5 sailing.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 7-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan. From $524, October 3,17,31; Nov 28 & Dec 12 sailings.
  • Celebrity Zenith: 9-night Bermuda & eastern Canada, roundtrip from New York. From $700, Oct 23 sailing.

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

  • Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas: 4-night Mexico, roundtrip from Los Angeles. From $234, Nov 29 sailing.
  • Carnival Triumph. 5-night Canada, roundtrip from New York. From $369, June 18 sailing.
  • Carnival Holiday. 5-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from New Orleans. From $279, Dec 6 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas: 7-night Alaska, roundtrip from Vancouver. From $463, Sept 10 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Majesty: 7-night Bermuda, roundtrip from Boston. From $654, Sep. 26 sailing.
  • Princess Grand Princess: 7-night Canada/New England, roundtrip from New York. From $557, Sept 19 sailing.
  • Costa Atlantica: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $549, Nov 21 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam. 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $469, Oct 30 sailing.
  • Carnival Pride: 7-night Mexico, roundtrip from Long Beach. From $664, Oct 31 sailing.
  • Holland America Veendam: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Tampa. From $469, Oct 23 sailing.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 7-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan. From $630, May 1 sailing.
  • Celebrity Millennium: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $615, Jan 9 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 9-night Bahamas, roundtrip from Baltimore. From $673, Sept 4 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Empress of the Seas: 9-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Bayonne, NJ. From $545, Oct 16 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Destiny: 7-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan. From $449, Oct 24 sailing.
  • Carnival Elation: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Galveston. From $449, Jan 3 thru Feb 6 sailings.
  • Carnival Paradise: 7-night (smoke-free) eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami. From $499, Aug 29 sailing.
  • Carnival Conquest: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from New Orleans. From $549, Oct 31 sailing.
  • Carnival Legend: 8-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft Lauderdale. From $579, Dec 5 sailing.
  • Carnival Legend: 8-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft Lauderdale. From $579, Dec 13 sailing.
  • Carnival Inspiration: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Tampa. From $599, Oct 24 sailing.
  • Carnival Spirit: 8-night Mexican Riviera, roundtrip from San Diego. From $599, Nov 17 and 25, Dec 3 and 11 sailings.
  • Carnival Pride: 7-night Mexican Riviera, roundtrip from Los Angeles. From $599, Oct 24 and Oct 31, and Nov 14 sailings.
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Port Canaveral. From $649, Jan 22 and Feb 5 sailings.

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

  • Carnival Holiday: 5-night Caribbean, roundtrip from Mobile (Alabama). From $329, Nov 8 and 13 sailings.
  • Carnival Celebration: 4-night Bahamas, roundtrip from Jacksonville. From $349, Oct 28 sailing.
  • Carnival Inspiration: 5-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Tampa. From $349, Dec 11 sailing.
  • Carnival Fascination: 4-night western Caribbean roundtrip from Miami. From $259, Nov 8 sailing.
  • Windstar Wind Sur: 7-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from St Thomas. From $1,769, Dec 12 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $769, Sept 4 sailing.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $549, Oct 24 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $599, Aug 28 sailing.
  • Holland America Noordam: 10-night Europe, roundtrip from Copenhagen. From $1,099, Aug 21 sailing.
  • Celebrity Galaxy: 11-night Europe, roundtrip from Rome. From $1,299, Aug 23 sailing.

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

  • Royal Caribbean Sovereign of the Seas: 4-night Bahamas, roundtrip from Port Canaveral. From $274, Nov 1 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Dawn: 7-night Bahamas & Florida, roundtrip from New York. From $499, Sept 19,26; Oct 3,17,24 sailings.
  • Carnival Elation: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Galveston. From $539, Nov 14 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $584, Nov 6 & 13 sailings.
  • Celebrity Horizon: 8-night Bermuda, roundtrip from Norfolk. From $720, Oct 23 sailing.

Vacation Shoppe, Inc. (tel. 866-7-CRUISE, www.vacationshoppe.com)

  • NCL Norwegian Dream: 15-night Transatlantic Crossing, Dover (London) to Miami. From $879, September 22 sailing.
  • Carnival Liberty: 16-night westbound Transatlantic, from Civitavecchia (Rome) Italy to Miami. From $1,100, Oct 24 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas: 14-night eastbound Transatlantic, from Miami to Harwich, England. From $1,069, May 1 sailing.
  • MSC Opera: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $599, Dec. 11 sailing.
  • Costa Atlantica: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $649, Jan. 30 sailing. (this is a 50's and 60's music theme cruise)
  • Canival Valor: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami. From $599. Jan 30 sailing.