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Cruise Deals for the Week of Dec. 9, 2010

Book a Regent Seven Seas cruise before prices increase in 2011, plus more affordable cruise deals in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Asia.

Perks City

Regent Seven Seas Cruises (tel. 877/505-5374; www.rssc.com) is promoting a bunch of great perks, which will be even better if you book a cruise before Dec. 30, 2010, when the lineÂ?s fares will increase. All 2011 cruises feature free round-trip airfare and free unlimited shore excursions. Fares also include an open bar, including fine wine, spirits, beer, soft drinks, and bottled water. Other goodies include a savings of up to $6,000 per suite on 2011 and 2012 cruises, and on select cruises, enjoy a free Egyptian land program, free 3- and 4-night land programs, reduced single supplements, and free business class air upgrades to Europe. Certain restrictions may apply.

Costa Costs Less

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Costa Cruises (tel. 800/462-6782; www.costacruise.com) is offering low "Amore" fares on a bunch of cruises departing this month and in January and February 2011. In the Caribbean, 5-night cruises are starting as low as $199 per person, with 7 nights from $449 per person. Try the Mediterranean in the winter, when the crowds are gone, and pay as little as $449 per person for a 7-night cruise and $499 per person for an 11-night cruise. Weeklong Arabian Gulf and Red Sea cruises are starting at $699 per person, while a 14-night Indian Ocean cruise starts at $1,099. Certain restrictions apply.

Facebook & MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises (tel. 877/665-4655; www.msccruisesusa.com) is offering a chance to win a 2-night cruise for two aboard MSC Poesia during her Jan. 2, 2011 sailing with the "Cruise a Day Giveaway." The promotion runs though Dec. 23, 2010, and all you have to do to enter is to "like" MSC Cruises on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/msccruiseline and clicking the "Sweepstakes" tab to enter to win. One winner will be selected daily for a total of 20 winners, each of whom will get an inside cabin for two. Entries received on Saturday and Sunday will be selected on Monday. Winners will be notified via e-mail and posted on the Facebook page. Limit one entry per person per e-mail address regardless of method of entry. The giveaway is open to all legal residents of the 50 states in the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 18 years of age or older as of Dec. 3, 2010.

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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 for an inside cabin unless otherwise stated, and include port charges. Rates for the ultra-luxe lines may also include gratuities and some or all beverages.

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

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  • Celebrity Century: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $249, Jan. 17 sailing. Deal includes $25 onboard credit per cabin.
  • Celebrity Eclipse: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $659, Jan. 29 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit per cabin.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $559, Jan. 30 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit per cabin.
  • Celebrity Millennium: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $749, Mar. 18 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit per cabin.
  • Celebrity Equinox:10-night Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $949, Apr. 1 & 22 sailings. Deal includes $50 onboard credit per cabin.
  • Celebrity Eclipse: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $959, Apr. 2 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit per cabin.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 14-night Panama Canal, San Diego to Fort Lauderdale. From $1,349, Apr. 10 sailing. Deal includes $100 onboard credit per cabin.
  • Celebrity Equinox: 11-night Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $949, Apr. 11 sailing. Deal includes $100 onboard credit per cabin.
  • Celebrity Summit: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Bayonne. From $699, May 22 & 29 sailings. Deal includes $50 onboard credit per cabin.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 12-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $1,799, May 26 sailing. Deal includes $100 onboard credit per cabin.

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

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All-Travel

(tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com/cruises)
  • Crystal Serenity: 13-night Panama Canal, Miami to Los Angeles. From $4,685, Jan. 4, 2011 sailing. Deal includes up to $1,000 per person savings on select categories if reserved by Dec. 31 and up to $500 per couple savings if reserved by Jan. 1, plus free air and $1,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Crystal Symphony: 16-night South America & Caribbean, Buenos Aires to Miami. From $5,220, Feb. 7, 2011 sailing. Deal includes up to $1,000 per person savings on select categories if reserved by Dec. 31 and up to $500 per couple savings if reserved by Jan. 1, plus free air and $2,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $609, Jan. 9, 2011 sailing. Deal includes up to $70 specialty dining credit if booked by Dec. 12th on Food and Wine specialty cruise.
  • Paul Gauguin ms Paul Gauguin: 10-night ultra-luxe Society Islands & Tuamotus, round-trip from Papeete. From $4,247, Jan. 5, 2011 sailing. Deal includes free stay at overwater villa at Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa if reserved by Dec. 15, plus free air from Los Angeles, 50% savings and third guest sails free if reserved by Dec. 31, plus up to $500 guest privileges credit if reserved by Jan. 5.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 11-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $799, Jan. 12, 2011 sailing. Deal includes free shore excursion in Puerto Vallarta.
  • Regent Voyager: 15-night ultra-luxe Australia & New Zealand, Auckland to Sydney. From $11,299, Feb. 8, 2011 sailing. Deal includes free air and free unlimited shore excursions if reserved by Dec. 31, plus $400 per couple shipboard credit or private car and driver in one of the selected ports.
  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: 15-night ultra-luxe Transatlantic & Mediterranean, Ft. Lauderdale to Barcelona. From $5,899, Mar. 23, 2011 sailing. Deal includes free air and free unlimited shore excursions if reserved by Dec. 31, plus $400 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Silversea Silver Wind: 10-night ultra-luxe South Africa, round-trip from Cape Town. From $5,533, Feb. 20, 2011 sailing. Deal includes private car and driver in Richards Bay or $500 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Seabourn Legend: 7-night ultra-luxe Caribbean, Ft. Lauderdale to St. Thomas. From $2,199, Jan. 28, 2011 sailing. Deal includes $500 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Oceania Insignia: 12-night South America, Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires. From $5,499, Mar. 3, 2011 sailing. Deal includes free air if reserved by Dec. 31.

Cruise Brothers

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(tel. 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)

Cruise Members Only

(tel. 800/999-3543; www.cruisemembersonly.com)

The annual $50 membership fee is being waived for Frommers.com subscribers who mention Frommers.com when booking any cruise.

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  • Oceania Marina: 12-day Europe, round-trip from Dover. From $5,899, July 29 sailing. Deal includes airfare from most major airports and private cooking lessons with Chef Steve LaCount.
  • Oceania Marina: 16-day Europe, Dover to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $7,199, Aug. 10 sailing. Deal includes airfare from most major cities, cooking demonstrations with Chef Jacques Pépin, and cooking lessons with Chef Annie Copps.
  • Princess Star Princess: 27-day Mediterranean & Egypt, Ft. Lauderdale to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $2,349, May 3 sailing.
  • Princess Emerald Princess: 27-day Scandinavia & Russia, Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen. From $2,079, Apr. 27 sailing.
  • Princess Ruby Princess: 27-day Mediterranean, Ft. Lauderdale to Venice. From $2,449, May 1 sailing.

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