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Cruise Deals for the Week of March 18, 2010

Get up to $300 in onboard credits from Norwegian Cruise Line, book discounted sailings in Asia from Seabourn, and sift through sales from major cruise specialists.

Hot Deals from Norwegian

NCL (tel. 866/234-0292; is offering these great deals if you book between Saturday, March 20 and Friday, March 26, 2010. Mention promo codes when booking. Certain restrictions apply.

Book any category suite fleet-wide by April 1, 2010 (including Penthouse, Deluxe Owners Suite, Courtyard Villa and Garden Villa) for sailings at least nine months out (new reservations only), and get up to $300 in onboard credits.

Book a villa category suite aboard Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Pearl or Norwegian Star by April 2, 2010 (including Courtyard Penthouse, Courtyard Villa or Garden Villa) on any select sailing five days or longer for free round-trip airfare from Dallas, Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco, Atlanta or Chicago.

  • April 18 & 25, and May 2, 2010, aboard Norwegian Jade. 7-night western Mediterranean round-trip from Barcelona, calling in Monte Carlo, Monaco; Florence (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples, Italy and Palma, Spain. $649 best available inside cabin per person, mention promo type PGHOT.
  • May 9, 2010, aboard Norwegian Dawn. 7-day Bermuda round-trip from New York, calling in King's Wharf; $479 best available inside cabin per person, mention promo type PGHOT.
  • May 9, 2010, aboard Norwegian Pearl. 7-night Glacier Bay round-trip from Seattle, calling in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and British Columbia; $629 best available inside cabin per person, mention promo type PGHOT.

South Pacific Sojourns on the Cheap

Paul Gauguin Cruises (tel. 800/848-6172; is lowering rates on South Pacific and French Polynesia sailings aboard the elegant 332-passenger Paul Gauguin, if you reserve and put a deposit on a cruise by June 30, 2010. Promotion includes free 2-for-1 round-trip airfare from Los Angeles. Seven-night Tahiti and Society Islands sailings are starting as low as $2,748 per person, while 10-nighters to the Society Islands and Tuamotus start at $3,848 per person. The 14-night New Zealand, Tonga, Cook and Society Islands cruises start at $6,195 per person. Fares include all alcoholic beverages and tips. Certain restrictions apply.

Seabourn Sees More Deals

If you book before April 30, 2010, Seabourn (tel. 800/929-9391; is offering discounted rates for Europe and Asia cruises. A slew of 12-night Asia cruises this summer, for instance, start at $5,700 per person and include sailings between Shanghai and Bangkok, and Shanghai and Kobe (Japan). Airfare discounts for the Asia cruises start at $999 for economy class and $3,999 for business class. For Europe, special air rates start at $499 for economy class and $1,999 for Business class. Itineraries range from 7-night Greek Isles cruises between Venice and Pireaus/Athens for as little as $3,950 per person. Weeklong sailings between Civitavecchia/Rome and Venice, and Barcelona and Monte Carlo, and round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome start at $3,550 per person. Certain restrictions apply.

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;

Cruise Brothers

(tel. 800/827-7779;
  • NCL Norwegian Epic: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $649, Sept. 25 sailing. Deal includes a $50 onboard credit.
  • Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $1,279, Aug. 21 sailing. Deal includes a $100 onboard credit.
  • Carnival Triumph: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from New Orleans. From $629, May 1 sailing.
  • Carnival Inspiration: 5-night Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $369, May 8 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sun: 14-night northern Europe, round-trip from Dover. From $1,369, Sept. 20 sailing.
  • Azamara Club Journey: 12-night Mediterranean, Athens to Rome. From $2,049, Oct. 10 sailing.
  • MSC Splendida: 7-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $899, Apr. 19 sailing. Deal includes reduced deposit.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 14-night Hawaii, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $1,450, Oct. 27 sailing. Deal includes a $75 onboard credit.
  • Costa Atlantica: 11-night Canada/New England, Quebec to New York. From $599, Apr. 24 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Dawn: 7-night Canada/New England, round-trip from New York. From $649, Sept. 19 sailing.

Cruise Members Only

(tel. 800/999-3543;

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

  • Celebrity Equinox: 11-night East Mediterranean, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $2,039, July 26 sailing.
  • Crystal Symphony: 11-night Ultimate Fitness Cruise, Montreal to New York. From $4239, Sept. 30 sailing. Deal includes free air, $1,000 shipboard credit, $250 per person discount, spa credits and prepaid gratuity if booked before March 31.
  • Celebrity Summit: 14-night Canada/New England, round-trip from Cape Liberty. From $1289, Sept. 12 sailing.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 15-night Panama Canal, Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale. From $999, Oct. 24 sailing.
  • AMA Waterways Amalya: Enchanting Rhine, Zurich to Amsterdam. From $3319, May 27 sailing. Deal includes $100 per person discount, cabin upgrade, free bottle of wine in cabin and 30-minute massage.

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