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Cruise Deals for the Week of May 13, 2010

Reduced single supplements on some Regent Seven Seas sailings, free upgrades for new NCL bookings, and even more discounts from top cruise specialists.

NCL Dishes the Deals

As part of its "Summer Blockbuster Event" promotion, NCL (tel. 866/234-7350; www.ncl.com) is offering free upgrades for new bookings made through this Friday, May 14, 2010. Receive free upgrades to the next cabin category, from inside to oceanview; oceanview to balcony; and balcony to deluxe balcony staterooms. Plus, passengers who book by the 14th are also eligible to receive $50 off the cruise fare when booking third through eighth guests in the same cabin. These two offers can be combined on some sailings.

Other good news: kids are charged as little as $99 when more than two guests are booked in one cabin on select 2010 sailings for new reservations made now through May 31, 2010. In addition, any child booked on a new reservation made now through May 16 will get a free soda package for unlimited fountain sodas (don't tell your dentist).

Hot Deals from Norwegian

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NCL (tel. 866/234-0292; www.ncl.com) is offering these great deals if booked between Saturday, May 15 & Friday, May 21, 2010. Call to book and mention promotion codes. Certain restrictions apply.

  • May 23 & 30, 2010, aboard Norwegian Dawn. 7-night Bermuda round-trip from New York, calling in King's Wharf. Fares start at $499 per person for best available inside cabins. Call to book and mention promotion code PGHOT.
  • May 31, 2010, aboard Norwegian Sky. 4-night Bahamas round-trip from Miami, calling in Grand Bahama Island, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian's private island). Fares start at $249 per person for best available inside cabins. Call to book and mention promotion code PGHOT.
  • June 5, 2010, aboard Norwegian Jewel. 7-night Bahamas and Florida round-trip from New York, calling in Orlando, Florida; Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian's private island); Nassau and Grand Bahamas Island. Fares start at $599 per person for best available inside cabins. Call to book and mention promotion code PGHOT.
  • June 16 & 28, July 10, 2010, aboard Norwegian Sun. 12-night Baltics round-trip from Dover/London calling in Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden. Fares start at $1,299 per person for best available inside cabins. Call to book and mention promotion code PGHOT.

Europe: Regent Seven Seas Throws It All In

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Regent Seven Seas (tel. 877/505-5374; www.rssc.com) is offering discounted fares, free airfare, free unlimited shore excursions, and for penthouse suites and higher, free business-class air on these Mediterranean sailings this summer. (For everyone else, upgrades are available for $999 a person). Many of these sailings also offer a reduced single supplement of 50 percent on suite categories*; all fares include wine, spirits, and tips.

  • June 11 departure, 10 nights from Istanbul to Athens. Seven Seas Mariner: Fares start at $8,050 per person *
  • June 28 departure, 12 nights from Istanbul to Civitavecchia/Rome. Seven Seas Mariner: Fares start at $8,750 per person (and from $798 for kids) *
  • July 10 departure, 11 nights from Civitavecchia/Rome to Venice. Seven Seas Mariner: Fares start at $8,060 per person (and from $775 for kids) *
  • July 21 departure, 10 nights from Venice to Barcelona. Seven Seas Mariner: Fares start at $8,035 per person
  • Aug. 7 departure, 12 nights from Civitavecchia/Rome to Venice. Seven Seas Mariner: Fares start at $8,760 per person (and from $758 for kids) *
  • Aug. 26 departure, 10 nights from Athens to Istanbul. Seven Seas Mariner: Fares start at $8,050 per person *
  • Sept. 22 departure, 10 nights from Istanbul to Monte Carlo. Seven Seas Mariner: Fares start at $7,055 per person
  • Oct. 9 departure, 12 nights from Civitavecchia/Rome to Istanbul. Seven Seas Mariner: Fares start at $8,050 per person *

What Travel Agencies Are Offering

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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)

  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $619, Sept. 5 sailing. Deal includes $75 per cabin onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $599, Oct. 10 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 10-night Canada/New England, New York to Quebec City. From $999, Oct. 7 sailing. Deal includes $75 per cabin onboard credit.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 13-night Canada/New England, Quebec City to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,299, Oct. 17 sailing.
  • Holland America Noordam: 16-night Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,499, Oct. 18 sailing. Deal includes $150 per cabin onboard credit, Pinnacle Grill dining, champagne, beverage card.
  • Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam: 20-night Barcelona to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,849, Oct. 18 sailing. Deal includes $150 per cabin onboard credit, Pinnacle Grill dining, champagne, beverage card.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 14-night circle Hawaii, round-trip from San Diego. From $1,349, Nov. 7 sailing. Deal includes complimentary shore excursion in Hilo, hosted cruise.
  • Holland America Rotterdam: 30-night circle Hawaii, Tahiti and Marquesas, round-trip from San Diego. From $2,999, Nov. 21 sailing. Deal includes $150 per cabin onboard credit, Pinnacle Grill dining.
  • NCL Norwegian Sun: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Pt. Canaveral. From $569, Nov. 6 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Epic: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $659, Dec. 11 sailing. Deal includes up to $250 onboard credit.
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All-Travel

(tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com/cruises)
  • Crystal Serenity: 12-night Black Sea, Venice to Istanbul. From $6,645, July 19 sailing. Deal includes free air and a $2,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Celebrity Eclipse: 14-night Spanish Mediterranean, round-trip from Southampton. From $2,797, July 28 sailing. Deal includes shipboard credit worth up to 10% of your cruise fare.
  • Cruise West Spirit of '98:7-night Columbia & Snake Rivers, round-trip from Portland. From $3,399, June 26 sailing. Deal includes $100 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Holland America Eurodam: 10-night Scandinavia & Russia, London to Copenhagen. From $1,699, June 29 sailing. Deal includes free shore excursion in St. Petersburg.
  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: 7-night Greek Isles & Turkey, Athens to Istanbul. From $7,550, June 28 sailing. Deal includes cocktail reception and $400 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 7-night Baltic, Copenhagen to Stockholm. From $6,455, July 4 sailing. Deal includes cocktail reception and $400 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Silversea Silver Whisper: 12-night Transatlantic, Southampton to New York. From $4,598, Sep. 4 sailing. Deal includes up to 60% savings plus free economy class airfare if reserved by June 30.
  • Seabourn Legend: 7-night western Europe, Monte Carlo to Barcelona. From $3,373, June 19 sailing. Deal includes one shoreside experience by private car in Palma de Mallorca or Valencia.
  • Oceania Nautica: 12-night Aegean Sea, Istanbul to Venice. From $4,299, May 22, 2011 sailing.
  • Oceania Insignia: 15-night European, Rome to London. From $4,999, May 27, 2011 sailing.

Cruise Brothers

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(tel. 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)
  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $599, Oct. 3 sailing.
  • Celebrity Millennium: 11-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $799, Nov. 12 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 5-night Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $349, Nov. 8 sailing.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $699, Nov. 7 sailing. Deal includes $100 onboard credit, champagne and cocktail party.
  • Celebrity Summit: 14-night Canada/New England, round-trip from Cape Liberty. From $1,499, Sept. 26 sailing.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 14-night Panama Canal, Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale. From $999, Nov. 21 sailing.
  • Celebrity Summit: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Cape Liberty. From $699, May 23 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 12-night northern Europe, round-trip from Amsterdam. From $1699, May 22, 2011 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 7-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $699, Oct. 16 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $599, Sep. 5 sailing.

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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  • NCL Norwegian Gem: 22-day Transatlantic, Venice to New York. From $1,249, Oct. 23 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Star: 16-day Panama Canal, Los Angeles to Miami. From $919, Jan. 1, 2011 sailing.
  • Oceania Marina: 10-day Mediterranean, Barcelona to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $3,399, Apr. 16, 2011 sailing. Deal includes air from most major airports.
  • Oceania Marina: 12-day Treasures of the Continent, round-trip from Dover. From $4,399, July 29, 2011 sailing. Deal includes air from most major airports.
  • Princess Ocean Princess: 25-day west Africa, Rome/Civitavecchia to Cape Town. From $4,519, Oct. 27 sailing.

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

  • Princess Sea Princess: 10-night Alaska, round-trip from San Francisco. From $1099, June 21, July 1, Aug. 10 & Sep. 19 sailings.
  • Princess Royal Princess: 14-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $1,799, June 21, July 19 & Aug. 30 sailings.
  • Holland America Eurodam: 12-night Scandinavia & Russia, round-trip from Copenhagen. From $1,699, July 9 sailing.
  • Princess Coral Princess: 7-night Alaska, Whittier to Vancouver. From $799, Aug. 14 sailing. (Included $50 shipboard credit)
  • Princess Island Princess: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Whittier. From $1,249, Aug. 23 sailing.
  • Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam: 12-night Mediterranean, Venice to Barcelona. From $1,999, Aug. 31 & Oct. 6 sailings. Deal includes free shore excursion in Dubrovnik.
  • Princess Coral Princess: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Whittier. From $649, Sep. 4 sailing. Deal includes $75 shipboard credit.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 12-night western Europe, Rotterdam to Athens. From $1,599, Sep. 7 sailing. Deal includes free shore excursion in Barcelona.
  • Holland America Statendam: 19-night Panama Canal, Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale. From $1,999, Sep. 26 sailing. Deal includes free shore excursion in Puerto Vallarta.
  • Holland America Noordam: 16-night Trans-atlantic, Rome to Fort Lauderdale. From $1,499, Oct. 18 sailing.
  • Holland America Volendam: 14-night New Zealand & Australia, Auckland to Sydney. From $1,399, Oct. 22 & Dec. 3 sailings.
  • Holland America Rotterdam: 30-night Incan Empires, round-trip from San Diego. From $2,999, Oct. 23 sailing. Deal includes free "Monkey Island" shore excursion in Fuerte Amador.
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