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Cruise Deals for the Week of November 24, 2009

This week's bonus edition of cruise deals includes a family offer from high-end Crystal, European savings from Regent, and a giant fleet of special offers on all lines from cruise specialty agents.

Save with Family and Friends

Crystal Cruises' (www.crystalcruises.com) "Crystal Family Memories" promotion means for every six guests (in a minimum of three cabins) who book and pay in full on one of select 2009 cruises and ALL 2010 cruises, perks include pre-paid gratuities, shipboard credits and more. If you sail with 10- full fare, full-payment guests (in a minimum of five cabins), you also get one free berth. Crystal Family Memories program is valid for new bookings made as of June 29, 2009, and some restrictions apply.

Book 6 full-fare, full-payment guests and get:

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  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • $100 per person shipboard credit (maximum 2 per stateroom)
  • One 8" x 10" group photo of family/group and one 8" x 10" photograph of your choice from the cruise (embarkation, captain's reception, etc)
  • 3rd berth kids sail free (17 years and under with waiver)
  • $500 credit for a minimum $2,500 "Private Adventure." $100 nonrefundable service fee applies. $500 credit is applied at time of payment. Standard request procedures apply

Book 10 full-fare, full-payment guests and get:

  • All of the above, plus 1 free berth
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Applicable Symphony voyages in 2009 include:

  • Dec. 5, 15 days, Manaus to Buenos Aires, starting at $5,025 per person
  • Dec. 20, 19 days, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso, $8,995 per person

Applicable Serenity voyages in 2009 include:

  • Nov. 29, 11 days, Miami to Costa Rica, starting at $3,775 per person
  • Dec. 10, 11 days, Costa Rica to Miami, $3,400 per person
  • Dec. 21, 14 days, Round-trip from Miami, $7,920 per person

SeaDream Yacht Club Offers Sweet Spa Deals

Book by Dec. 1, 2009, and Seadream Yacht Club (www.seadream.com) is doling out $200 spa credits on 2010 Mediterranean cruises. Fares include all spirits and open bar, plus gratuities. Certain restrictions apply. SeaDream I

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  • Nov. 29, St. Thomas to San Juan, 7 nights, from $2,699 per person
  • Dec. 13, Round-trip San Juan, 7 nights, from $3,599 per person
  • Dec. 20, Round-trip San Juan, 7 nights, from $4,899 per person
  • Jan. 8, San Juan to St. Thomas, 9 nights, from $3,599 per person
  • Jan. 17, St. Thomas to San Juan, 5 nights, from $1,799 per person
  • Jan. 22, San Juan to Barbados, 7 nights, from $3,499 per person
  • Feb. 23, Round-trip San Juan, 5 nights, from $2,699 per person
  • March 23, San Juan to St. Thomas, 5 nights, from $2,499 per person

SeaDream II

  • Nov. 29, St. Maarten to San Juan, 5 nights, from $1,899 per person
  • Dec. 4, San Juan to St. Thomas, 9 nights, from $2,999 per person
  • Dec. 13, St. Thomas to San Juan, 5 nights, from $2,399 per person
  • Jan. 3, Round-trip from San Juan, 7 nights, from $3,899 per person
  • Jan. 10, San Juan to St. Thomas, 7 nights, from $2,599 per person
  • Jan. 17, St. Thomas to San Juan, 7 nights, from $2,599 per person
  • Jan. 24, San Juan to St. Thomas, 7 nights, from $2,599 per person
  • Feb. 7, San Juan to Antiqua, 7 nights, from $3,299 per person
  • Feb. 21, Antiqua to San Juan, 7 nights, from $2,999 per person
  • Feb. 28, Round-trip San Juan, 7 nights, from $3,399 per person
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Head to Asia to Save Big

Seabourn (tel. 800/929-9391; www.seabourn.com) is offering its high-end Asia cruises for a song, considering fares include all spirits and open bar, plus gratuities. Certain restrictions apply.

  • Asian Capitals & Vietnam I, Seabourn Pride, Feb. 13, March 13 or April 10, 2010; 14 days, Singapore to Hong Kong; fares from $5,749 per person
  • Asian Capitals & Vietnam II, Seabourn Pride, Feb. 27 or March 27, 2010; 14 days, Hong Kong to Singapore; fares from $5,999 per person
  • Japan, Korea & China, Seabourn Pride, June 23 or Aug 10, 2010; 12 days, Kobe, Japan to Shanghai, China; fares from $6,999 per person
  • China, Vietnam & Thailand, Seabourn Pride, July 5 or Aug 22, 2010; 12 days, Shanghai, China to Bangkok; fares from $6,249 per person
  • Thailand, Vietnam & China, Seabourn Pride, July 17 or Sept 3, 2010; 12 days, Bangkok, Thailand to Shanghai; fares from $6,249 per person
  • China, Korea & Japan, Seabourn Pride, July 29 or Sep 15, 2010; 12 days, Shanghai, China to Kobe, Japan; fares from $6,249 per person
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Europe with Perks

Regent Seven Seas (tel. 877/505-5374; www.rssc.com) is making booking a Europe cruise very appealing, with 2-for-1 fares, free airfare, unlimited free shore excursions and additional savings of $1,000 per person. Also, reap free business class air upgrade for guests in category C suites and higher or pay a $999 business class air upgrade per guest each way for all other suite categories. Offer expires Dec. 31, 2009, and certain restrictions apply.

  • Ft. Lauderdale to Reykjavik, May 12, 2010: 14 nights, Seven Seas Voyager, fares from $7,105 per person. Extras include additional $1,000 savings; $499 business class air upgrade per guest from Reykjavik for guests in categories D-H.
  • Istanbul to Rome/Civitavecchia, June 28, 2010: 12 nights, Seven Seas Mariner, fares from $8,750 per person. Extras include additional $1,000 savings and kids sail for $599 per person including unlimited complimentary shore excursions.
  • Rome/Civitavecchia to Venice, July 10, 2010: 11 nights, Seven Seas Mariner, fares from $8,060 per person. Extras include additional $1,000 savings and kids sail for $599 per person including unlimited complimentary shore excursions.
  • Stockholm to Copenhagen, July 28, 2010: 7 nights, Seven Seas Voyager, fares from $5,955 per person. Extras include additional $1,000 savings and kids sail for $399 per person including unlimited complimentary shore excursions.
  • Copenhagen to Stockholm, August 4, 2010: 7 nights, Seven Seas Voyager, fares from $5,955 per person. Extras include additional $1,000 savings and kids sail for $399 per person including unlimited complimentary shore excursions.
  • Rome/Civitavecchia to Venice, August 7, 2010: 12 nights, Seven Seas Mariner, fares from $8,760 per person. Extras include additional $1,000 savings and kids sail For $599 per person including unlimited complimentary shore excursions.
  • Venice to Athens, August 19, 2010: 7 nights, Seven Seas Mariner, fares from $5,550 per person. Extras include additional $1,000 savings and kids sail for $399 per person including unlimited complimentary shore excursions.
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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-lux lines may also include gratuities and some or all beverages.

All-Travel

(tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com/cruises)
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  • Celebrity Millennium: 11-night Southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $799, Dec. 7 sailing. Includes complimentary wine tastings and lectures.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 14-night Westbound Panama Canal, Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego. From $1,099, Mar. 28 sailing. Deal includes free or reduced air from select gateway cities.
  • Cruise West Spirit of Discovery: 10-night Alaska Inside Passage, Seattle to Juneau. From $4,304, May 14 sailing. Deal includes a $200 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Crystal Serenity: 108-night Full World Cruise, Miami to London. From $58,245, Jan. 11 sailing. Deal includes exclusive shipboard credit, round-trip airfare, and more.
  • Crystal Serenity: 13-night World Voyage IV, Mumbai to Dubai. From $8,855, Mar. 2 sailing. Deal includes a complimentary shore excursion in Abu Dhabi and per couple shipboard credits.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 7-night Fjords, round-trip from Rotterdam. From $1,219, July 26 sailing. Deal includes a complimentary shore excursion in Alesund and the opportunity to sail with an All-Travel destination expert.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 135-night ultra-lux westbound Panama Canal and World, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $70,853, Dec. 28 sailing. Deal includes a $200 per couple shipboard credit, five cocktail receptions, and five shoreside experiences by private car.
  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: 44-night ultra-lux South America, Ft. Lauderdale to Rio de Janeiro. From $23,050, Jan. 10 sailing. Deal includes two shoreside experiences by private car and two cocktail receptions.
  • Silver Shadow: 8-night ultra-lux southern Caribbean, Ft. Lauderdale to Bridgetown. From $3,078, Mar. 22 sailing. Deal includes up to 60% savings and free airfare if booked by Dec. 31.
  • Silversea HSH Prince Albert II: 17-night Antarctica, round-trip from Ushuaia. From $8,898, Mar. 9 sailing. Deal includes a $500 per couple shipboard credit.

Cruise Brothers

(tel. 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)
  • Holland America Zaandam: 15-night Hawaii, round-trip from San Diego. From $1759, Jan. 21 sailing. Deal includes a $100 onboard credit and a $100 beverage card.
  • Carnival Liberty: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. Suites from $999, Jan. 30 sailing. Deal includes prepaid gratuities.
  • Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas: 9-night Caribbean, round-trip from Cape Liberty. From $790, Feb. 5 sailing.
  • NCL Gem: 7-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Venice. From $869, June 5 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $439, Feb. 13 sailing. Deal includes a $50 onboard credit.
  • Azamara Journey: 12-night Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $1539, Feb. 12 sailing. Deal includes an onboard credit up to $200.
  • Costa Serena: 11-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Genoa Savona. From $1059, Apr. 5 sailing. Deal includes a $50 onboard credit.
  • Norwegian Spirit: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from New Orleans. From $399, Jan. 17 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $599, May 14 sailing.
  • Norwegian Sky: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $199, Jan. 22 sailing.
  • Carnival Splendor: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Long Beach. From $379, Jan. 17 sailing.
  • Carnival Pride: 7-night Bahamas, round-trip from Baltimore. From $579, March 21 sailing. Deal includes prepaid gratuities for a suite.
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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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CruisesOnly (tel. 800/278-4737; www.cruisesonly.com)

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

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  • Carnival Elation: 3-night Baja Mexico, round-trip from San Diego. From $149, Dec. 11 sailing.
  • Carnival Elation: 4-night Baja Mexico, round-trip from San Diego. From $159, Nov. 30 sailing.
  • Carnival Imagination: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $169, Nov. 30 sailing.
  • Carnival Paradise: 4-night Baja Mexico, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $179, Dec. 7 sailing.
  • Carnival Imagination: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $219, Dec. 3 & Jan. 8 sailing.
  • Carnival Triumph: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from New Orleans. From $279, Dec. 7 sailing.
  • Carnival Liberty: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $409, Dec. 5 sailing.
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $499, Dec. 6 sailing.
  • Carnival Conquest: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Galveston. From $499, Dec. 6 sailing.
  • Carnival Triumph: 7-night Key West & Bahamas, round-trip from New Orleans. From $519, Dec. 12 sailing.

Vacation Outlet (tel. 800/690-2210; www.vacationoutlet.com)

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

  • Carnival Dream: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $539, Dec. 12 sailing.
  • Carnival Dream: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $629, April 24 sailing.
  • Carnival Dream: 9-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $799, Dec. 3 sailing.
  • Holland America Amsterdam: 110-night World cruise, Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles. From $16,999, Jan. 6 sailing.
  • Holland America Maasdam: 14-night Canada/New England, round-trip from Boston. From $1,699, June 5 sailing.
  • Holland America Veendam: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from New York. From $699, May 1, 2011 sailing.
  • Holland America Eurodam: 16-night transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Civitavecchia (Rome). From $1,199, April 3 sailing.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 32-night transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Venice. From $2,999, April 14 sailing. Includes Greek Isles and two overnights in Venice.
  • Holland America Prinsendam: 24-night transatlantic, New York to Amsterdam. From $1,999, May 14 sailing. Can also board in Ft. Lauderdale.

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