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Cruise Deals for the Week of July 8, 2010

Fall discounts from Crystal Cruises to the Mexican Riviera and deals from cruise specialists, including a November sailing on NCL's new Epic with onboard credits.

Crystal Cruises Doles Out the Discounts

Crystal Cruises (tel. 888/799-4625; www.crystalcruises.com) is offering discounts on veranda and penthouse categories on four fall Mexican Riviera cruises and a Caribbean Holiday cruise if booked by Sept. 30, 2010. On Mexican Riviera voyages 0227 through 0230, round-trip from Los Angeles, get $500 per person savings in both Veranda (A, B) and Penthouse (PH only) categories. Or sail round-trip from Miami on a 14-night Caribbean Holiday voyage 0331 and receive Veranda (AA, A, B) and Penthouse Savings (PH only) of $1,000 per person; on this sailing, kids under 17 also sail free if occupying same cabins as two adults.

Other promotions include a 20% discount on 2011 or 2012 Grand Exotic Voyages if booked by Sept. 30, 2010. Reap up to $2,000 in shipboard spending credits on certain cruises. Book a Europe cruise by Aug. 31 and receive $4,000 per couple savings in a penthouse. For New England & Canada sailings, get 2-for-1 per person fares starting at $4,275 per person, including free air and onboard spending credits. Certain restrictions apply.

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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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

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

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  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $599, Sept. 19 sailing.
  • Celebrity Equinox: 10-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $899, Nov. 26 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 12-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Baltimore. From $799, Nov. 29 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 14-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $999, Dec. 4 sailing.
  • Azamara Club Journey: 12-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $1,649, Nov. 29 sailing. Deal includes $1,000 onboard credit.
  • Disney Magic: 11-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $999, Aug. 28 sailing.
  • Disney Wonder: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $349, Oct. 7 sailing.
  • Holland America Amsterdam: 70-night Asia and Australia, from Seattle to Los Angeles. From $9,499, Sept. 26, 2011 sailing. Deal includes $600 to $950 shore excursion credit.
  • Holland America Eurodam: 10-night Atlantic Coast, from Quebec City to Ft. Lauderdale. From $799, Oct. 6 sailing. Deal includes $150 onboard credit and Pinnacle Grill specialty dining for two.

All-Travel

(tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com/cruises)
  • Crystal Symphony: 11-night Canada & New England, Montreal to New York City. From $4,490, Sep. 30 sailing. Deal includes free air and $1,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Crystal Symphony: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $2,165, Nov. 28 sailing. Deal includes $1,000 per couple shipboard credit and $500 per person discount for Verandah categories A & B if reserved by July 31.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 17-night Panama Canal, San Diego to Baltimore. From $1,608, Oct. 1 sailing. Deal includes shipboard credit worth up to 10% of your cruise fare.
  • Cruise West Spirit of Oceanus: 14-night South Pacific, Lautoka to Auckland. From $7,195, Dec. 2 sailing. Deal includes $200 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Holland America Ryndam: 7-night Alaska & Canada, Seward to Vancouver. From $1,049, Aug. 8 sailing. Deal includes $150 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 12-night Europe, Rotterdam to Athens. From $1,629, Sep. 7 sailing. Deal includes $150 per couple shipboard credit, complimentary Pinnacle Grill alternative dining experience and free bottle of champagne.
  • RSSC Regent Mariner: 18-night ultra-luxe Middle East, Istanbul to Dubai. From $12,250, Oct. 21 sailing. Deal includes $200 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Silversea Silver Wind: 9-night ultra-luxe Mediterranean, Monte Carlo to Venice. From $5,698, Aug. 11 sailing. Deal includes one excursion per couple by private car or $500 shipboard credit.
  • Seabourn Spirit: 20-night ultra-luxe India & Orchid Isles, Dubai to Singapore. From $5,499, Nov. 30 sailing. Deal includes one shore excursion per couple by private car in Dubai, Mumbai, Cochin or Phuket.
  • Oceania Insignia: 14-night Mediterranean, Civitavecchia/Rome to Athens. From $4,799, April 23, 2011 sailing. Deal includes $200 spa or shipboard credit per stateroom and prepaid gratuities.
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Just Cruisin' Plus (tel. 800/888-0922; www.justcruisinplus.com)

Cruise Brothers

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(tel. 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)
  • Viking Century Sun: 11-night Yangtze River, Beijing to Shanghai. Balconies from $2799, Oct. 23 sailing. Deal includes 4 hotel nights and daily excursion.
  • Princess Ocean Princess: 16-night Asia, Shanghai to Bangkok. From $1999, Jan. 23 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 14-night Transatlantic, Barcelona to Miami. From $819, Oct. 25 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas: 13-night Transatlantic, San Juan to Malaga. From $599, May 1 sailing.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $699, Nov. 7 sailing. Deal is a Presidents Cruise and includes $100 onboard credit, champagne and cocktail party.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 7-night South Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $579, Dec. 17 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit.
  • Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $999, Dec. 11 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit.
  • NCL Epic: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $659, Nov. 13 sailing. Deal includes onboard credits up to $150.
  • Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $224, Nov. 1 sailing. Deal includes bon voyage wine.
  • Costa Serena: 7-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Venice. From $619, Oct. 31 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit.

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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  • Princess Star Princess: 27-day Mediterranean & Egypt Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $2,349, May 3 sailing.
  • Princess Emerald Princess: 27-day Scandinavia & Russia Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen. From $2,079, April 27 sailing.
  • Princess Pacific Princess: 31-day Grand Adventure Transatlantic, Athens/Piraeus to Ft. Lauderdale. From $3,539. Nov. 15, 2011 sailing.
  • Princess Ruby Princess: 27-day Mediterranean Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Venice. From $2,449, May 1 sailing.
  • Norwegian Gem: 22-day Transatlantic, Venice to New York City. From $1,249, Oct. 23 sailing.

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