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Cruise Deals for the Week of March 11, 2010

Sail around the South Pacific with Paul Gauguin Cruises, nab two-for-one deals from Seabourn, and snap up more bargains from specialty cruise agencies.

South Pacific Sojourns on the Cheap

Paul Gauguin Cruises (tel. 800/848-6172; www.pgcruises.com) is offering great rates on two South Pacific cruises aboard the elegant 332-passenger Paul Gauguin.

  • May 8, 2010, 13 nights between Papeete, Tahiti, and Lautoke, Fiji, starts at $5,695 per person.
  • May 22, 2010, 15 nights round-trip between Papeete, Tahiti, and Lautoke, Fiji starts at $6,545 per person.

Both cruises call on Moorea; Bora Bora; Aitutaki and Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Tonga; and Savusavu, Suva, and Malolo Island, Fiji.

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The sailings also include free airfare from Los Angeles. The May 22, 2010, sailing includes the opportunity to cruise with world-renowned oceanographer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau. Join him on dives throughout the voyage and enjoy his onboard lectures. Certain restrictions apply.

Seabourn Sees Deals

Seabourn (tel. 800/929-9391; www.seabourn.com) has just announced a promotion on its entire 2011 Europe and Asia season. Bookings must be made between March 23 and June 30, 2010. The deal features two-for-one cruise fares from $3,250 per person, and discounted round-trip, add-on airfare from $699 for economy and from $2,299 for business class.

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Between January 2011 and April 2012, Seabourn ships will call at a record 266 ports in 78 countries during 252 scheduled voyages. Fares and details will be available on Seabourn's website on March 23, and a catalogue will be published in April. The itineraries can currently be viewed from a link on the "Plan a Cruise" section of the company's website at www.seabourn.com or by clicking here.

With the introduction of new Seabourn Quest in June, 2011, Seabourn will have a fleet of six elegant ships, all of which include all spirits, wines, and tips in the cruise fares.

Windstar Offers Cruise Credits and Low Fares

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Windstar Cruises (tel. 800/258-7245; www.windstarcruises.com) is offering low rates on weeklong Mediterranean cruises aboard its 148- to 312-passenger yachts and is throwing in a Future Cruise Credit of $250 per person for guests who book select April through June 2010 sailings now through April 30, 2010. Certain restrictions apply.

Wind Surf

  • April 4, 2010 Lisbon to Barcelona visiting Tangier, Malaga, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, and Valencia. From $2,399 per person, double occupancy
  • April 18, 2010 Civitavecchia/Rome to Athens visiting Ischia, Sorrento, Messina, Zakynthos and Monemvassia. From $1,749 per person, double occupancy
  • April 25, 2010 Athens to Civitavecchia/Rome visiting Ischia, Sorrento, Messina, Zakynthos, and Monemvassia. From $1,949 per person, double occupancy
  • May 2, 2010 Civitavecchia/Rome to Civitavecchia/Rome visiting Porto-Vecchio, Messina, Sorrento, Capri, and Ischia. From $1,749 per person, double occupancy
  • May 9, 2010 Civitavecchia/Rome to Nice visiting Bastia, San Remo, Cannes (overnight), Monte Carlo (two overnights). From $2,999 per person, double occupancy
  • May 23, 2010 Nice to Civitavecchia/Rome visiting Monte Carlo (overnight), Portofino, Livorno, Portoferraio, and Port Cervo. From $1,949 per person, double occupancy
  • May 30, 2010 Civitavecchia/Rome to Civitavecchia/Rome visiting Ischia, Capri, Amalfi, Sorrento, Ajaccio, and Livorno. From $2,149 per person, double occupancy
  • June 6, 2010 Civitavecchia/Rome to Venice visiting Capri, Taormina, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Hvar. From $1,949 per person, double occupancy
  • June 13 and 20, 2010 Venice to Venice visiting Rovinj, Opatija, Trogir, Dubrovnik. From $2,749 per person double occupancy.
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Wind Star

April 24, 2010 Lisbon to Barcelona visiting Portimao, Cadiz, Puerto Banus, Ibiza, and Palma de Mallorca. From $2,399 per person, double occupancy.

Wind Spirit

  • May 1, 2010 Barcelona to Nice visiting Palamos, Port Vendres, Sete, Marseille, Le Lavandou and Cannes. From $1,549 per person, double occupancy
  • May 8, 2010 Nice to Civitavecchia/Rome visiting Monte Carlo (overnight), Portovenere, Livorno, Portoferraio, and Palau. From $1,749 per person, double occupancy
  • May 15, 2010 Civitavecchia/Rome to Civitavecchia/Rome visiting Ischia, Capri, Amalfi, Sorrento, Ajaccio, and Livorno. From $2,499 per person.
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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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All-Travel

(tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com/cruises)
  • Celebrity Millennium: 7-night Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $668, May 21 sailing. Deal includes a shipboard credit worth up to 10 percent of your cruise fare.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $958, June 13 sailing. Deal includes a shipboard credit worth up to 10 percent of your cruise fare.
  • Crystal Symphony: 16-night Indian Ocean, Singapore to Dubai. From $7,390, Apr. 26 sailing. "Mind, Body & Spirit" themed cruise includes instructors and speakers who focus on yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and general fitness; free airfare; and a $2,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Crystal Symphony: 15-night Nordic, Copenhagen to Stockholm. From $7,440, July 13 sailing. Deal includes free airfare and a $2,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Regent Mariner: 12-night ultra-luxe Mediterranean, Civitavecchia/Rome to Istanbul. From $8,050, Oct. 21 sailing. Bon Appétit-themed cruise includes a $400 shipboard credit, a private Bon Appétit wine pairing dinner, and more.
  • Regent Mariner: 10-night ultra-luxe Mediterranean, Istanbul to Monte Carlo. From $7,055, Sept. 22 sailing. Bon Appétit-themed cruise includes a $400 per couple shipboard credit, a champagne and caviar galley tour, a private a private Bon Appétit wine pairing dinner, and more.
  • Seabourn Odyssey: 7-night ultra-luxe Greek Isles & Turkey, Athens to Istanbul. From $3,324, May 8 sailing. Deal includes one shore excursion by private car in Kusadasi, a wine pairing dinner, a hands-on cooking demonstration, a cocktail reception, and more.
  • Seabourn Pride: 12-night ultra-luxe China, Vietnam, & Thailand, Shanghai to Bangkok. From $5,415, July 5 sailing. Deal includes a shore excursion by private car in Ho Chi Minh or Da Nang.
  • Silversea Silver Cloud: 15-night ultra-luxe transatlantic, San Juan to Barcelona. From $4,398, Apr. 14 sailing. Deal includes one shore excursion by private car and driver in Casablanca or a $500 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Silversea Silver Shadow: 15-night ultra-luxe Panama Canal & Mexico, Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles. From $4,838, Apr. 28 sailing. Deal includes one shore excursion by private car and driver in Acapulco or a $500 per couple shipboard credit.
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Cruise Brothers

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

Cruise Members Only

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(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.

  • Celebrity Mercury: 12-night Alaska, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $1,000, May 5 sailing.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 15-night Panama Canal, Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale. From $999, Oct. 24 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 16-night Panama Canal, Charleston to Los Angeles. From $799, Apr. 19 sailing.
  • Celebrity Equinox: 11-night East Mediterranean, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $2039, July 26 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 13-night Alaska, Los Angeles to Vancouver. From $599, May 17 sailing.

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

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