Regent on Sale
South Pacific sailings aboard Regent's (tel. 877/505-5370; www.rssc.com) Seven Seas Voyager are on promotion with free round-trip airfare (or business-class international air upgrades for $1,499 each way), free ground transfers, and free unlimited shore excursions included in the rates. Suite categories A through E on the voyages below also include a free 3- or 4-night pre- or post-land program or up to $4,000 off the suite price. Further, select suites offer a reduced single supplement of 50%.
- Jan 14, 2011, 25 nights, San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand. From $12,999 per person.
- February 23, 2011, 25 nights, Sydney to Beijing. From $15,499 per person.
- March 20, 2011, 20 nights, Beijing to Bangkok. From $13,999 per person.
- April 9, 2011, 25 nights, Bangkok to Dubai. From $15,499 per person.
Borton Overseas (tel. 800/843-0602; www.bortonoverseas.com), the USA sales and marketing headquarters for Fred. Olsen Cruise Line's worldwide cruise series, is offering a mini cruise aboard one of Fred Olsen's small ships. The Titanic Mini Cruise sails just before its Titanic Memorial Cruise in April 2012. The mini cruise departs Southampton April 3, 2012, with ports of call in Liverpool, England and Belfast, Ireland before returning on April 8. Cruise highlights include a visit to the Harland and Wolff shipyard, in Belfast, where the RMS Titanic was built between 1909 and 1911. Fares start at $741 per person based on double occupancy with a $75 onboard spending credit per cabin.
Do the MathCosta Cruises (www.costacruises.com) is offering a bargain basement 19-night transatlantic cruise from Miami to Venice on March 25, 2011, starting as low as $989 per person aboard the Costa Atlantica. There are eight days at sea, plus ports including Nassau, Dominican Republic, Tortola, Antiqua, Canary Island, Madeira, Malaga (Spain), Corfu (Greece) and Dubrovnic. When booking ask for discount code "US."
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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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)
- Holland America Amsterdam: 12-night Mexico Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $899, Dec. 2 sailing. Deal includes bottle of champagne and $50 onboard credit.
- Holland America Noordam: 20-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,399, Dec. 3 sailing.
- Holland America Zaandam: 14-night Hawaiian Islands, round-trip from San Diego. From $1,399, Dec. 5 sailing. Deal includes $150 onboard credit, Pinnacle Grill dinner, beverage card, bottle of champagne.
- Holland America Westerdam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $499, Dec. 10 sailing.
- Holland America Noordam: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $699, Dec. 13 sailing. Deal includes $150 onboard credit, Pinnacle Grill dinner, canapés.
- Amawaterways Amadolce: 7-night Rhine river, Trier to Nuremburg. From $2,099, Nov. 7 sailing. Deal includes $500 onboard credit.
- Amawaterways Amalyra: 7-night Danube river, Budapest to Vilshofen. From $2,099, Nov. 7 sailing. Deal includes $500 onboard credit.
- http://126.96.36.199/cruise/results/default.asp?customFlag=1&supplier=3026&destination=&month=2010-11-01+00%3A00%3A00.0&B1=Search" target="_blank"> Amawaterways Amalyra: 7-night Danube river, Vilshofen to Budapest. From $1,999, Nov. 14 sailing. Deal includes $500 onboard credit.
- Disney Magic: 14-night transatlantic, Pt. Canaveral to Barcelona . From $1,049, May 14 sailing.
- Disney Magic: 14-night transatlantic, Barcelona to Pt. Canaveral. From $1,199, Sept 10, 2011, sailing.
All-Travel(tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com/cruises)
- Crystal Serenity: 11-night Mediterranean, Rome to Barcelona. From $5,080, Oct. 31 sailing. Deal includes free air and $2,000 per couple shipboard credit.
- Celebrity Millennium: 10-night Southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $898, Nov. 12 sailing. Deal includes $50 onboard credit and reduced deposit if reserved by Sep. 15.
- Cruise West Pacific Explorer: 9-night Central America, San Jose to Panama City. From $3,999, Oct. 30 sailing. Deal includes $100 per couple shipboard credit.
- Paul Gauguin ms Paul Gauguin: 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands, round-trip from Papeete. From $5,495, Dec. 4 sailing. Deal includes $500 per couple shipboard credit.
- Holland America Volendam: 14-night Australia & New Zealand, Sydney to Auckland. From $6,999, Nov. 19 sailing. Deal includes free shore excursion in Burnie, Tasmania on Private Collection sailing.
- Regent Mariner: 25-night Middle East, India & Africa, Dubai to Cape Town. From $15,780, Nov 8 sailing. Deal includes free air and free unlimited shore excursions on Private Collection sailing if reserved by Sep. 30.
- Silversea Silver Whisper: 16-night Caribbean & Brazil, Bridgetown to Rio de Janeiro. From $5,798, Oct. 24 sailing. Deal includes $250 per person shipboard credit if reserved by Oct. 31.
- Seabourn Odyssey: 7-night Greek Isles & Turkey, Athens to Istanbul. From $2,999, Oct. 16 sailing. Deal includes one shore excursion by private car in Kusadasi.
- Oceania Insignia: 15-night Transatlantic, Barcelona to Rio de Janeiro. From $1,499, Dec. 6 sailing. Deal includes up to $200 spa or shipboard credit per stateroom and prepaid gratuities.
Cruise Brothers(tel. 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)
- Princess Golden Princess: 14-night Hawaii, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $1,629, Mar. 16 2011 sailing.
- Princess Emerald Princess: 10-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $1,299, Dec. 18 sailing.
- Carnival Legend: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $749, Dec. 19 sailing.
- Seabourn Sojourn: 10-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. Suites from $4,899, Dec.10 sailing.
- NCL Norwegian Jewel: 7-night Bahamas, round-trip from New York. From $549, Dec. 19 sailing.
- Carnival Pride: 7-night Bahamas, round-trip from Baltimore. Ocean views from $499, Jan. 9 sailing.
- NCL Norwegian Dawn: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Boston. Penthouse suites from $2,829, June 17 2011 sailing.
- Celebrity Eclipse: 13-night Transatlantic, Southampton to Miami. From $799, Oct. 31 sailing.
- Costa Atlantica: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $599, Dec. 19 sailing. Deal includes "Kids sail for $199."
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.
- Waterways Amacello: 7-night Christmas Markets, Paris to Amsterdam. From $2,459, Dec. 17 sailing. Deal includes 3 nights in Paris.
- Oceania Marina: 16-night Tastes of Europe, Dover to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $6,299, Aug. 10, 2011 sailing. Deal includes airfare and cooking lessons from world-renown chef Jacques Pépin.
- Oceania Marina: 12-night Treasures of the Continent, round-trip from Dover. From $5,899, July 29, 2011 sailing. Deal includes airfare and cooking lessons from chef Raymond Ost of Sandrine's Bistro.
- Oceania Marina: 10-day Pearls of the Riviera, Barcelona to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $3,399, Apr. 16 2011 sailing.
- Norwegian NCL Star: 16-day Panama Canal, Los Angeles to Miami. From $919, Jan.1 2011 sailing.
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