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Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of August 14, 2008

Find out how you can get a free round-trip flight to Tahiti, and discover a wealth of deals from the leading cruise specialist agents.

Free Airfare to and from Tahiti

Star Clippers

(tel. 800/442-0556; www.starclippers.com) is offering guests free round-trip air travel to Tahiti from Los Angeles, California on several of its French Polynesia departures in 2008 and 2009. Eligible departure dates for the 7-night cruise with free airfare are Dec. 7 and 14, 2008, and 2009 sailings include Jan. 18, March 8 and 22, April 5, May 10, June 21, July 5 and Aug. 9. Fares for the 7-night itinerary begin at $2,045 per person, double occupancy. The 10-night cruises with free airfare depart April 23, June 11, July 23 and Sept. 3, 2009. The fares for the 10-night sailings begin at $3,175 per person, double occupancy. Reservations must be made before Nov. 30, 2008, and port charges, air tax and a fuel surcharge are extra.

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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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-lux lines may also include gratuities and some or all beverages.

Cruise Brothers

(tel. 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)
  • MSC Fantasia: 7-night Europe, round-trip from Barcelona. From $859, Mar. 6, 2009 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 14-night Transatlantic, Barcelona to Miami. From $999, Dec. 1 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas: 10-night Panama Canal, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $1,149, Nov. 28 sailing.
  • Carnival Pride: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Long Beach. From $429, Nov.16 & Dec. 7 sailings.
  • NCL Norwegian Pearl:  7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $599, Jan. 4, 25, 2009 sailings.
  • Carnival Conquest: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Galveston. From $629, Feb. 8, 22 sailings.
  • Costa Serena: 7-night Europe, round-trip from Venice. From $679, Oct. 19 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $549 Nov. 2, 9, 23, 30 sailings.
  • NCL Norwegian Pride of America: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $1,099, Dec. 13 sailing.
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2: 15-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $2,449, Dec. 19 sailing.
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Cruise One, Satellite Beach

(tel. 888/368-0655; www.skennedy.cruiseone.com)
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Pt. Canaveral. From $563, Oct. 25 sailing. Deal includes $50 per cabin onboard credit.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $849, Mar. 15 sailing. Deal includes $25 per cabin onboard credit.
  • Holland America Noordam: 14-night westbound Transatlantic, Civitavechhia/Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,149, Oct. 4 sailing. Deal includes $25 per cabin onboard credit.
  • Holland America Noordam: 16-night westbound Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Civitavechhia/Rome. From $1,399, Apr. 3 sailing. Deal includes Pinnacle Grill dinner and 60-minute Internet package.
  • Holland America Noordam: 10-night western Mediterranean, round-trip from Civitavechhia/Rome. From $1,449, Apr. 19 sailing. Deal includes Pinnacle Grill dinner and 60-minute Iinternet package.
  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 17-night westbound Transatlantic, Venice to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,599, Oct. 23 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 14-night westbound Transatlantic, Barcelona to Cape Liberty. From $799, Sept. 9 sailing.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 13-night westbound Transatlantic, Civitavechhia/Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,049, Nov. 30, 2009 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas: 12-night Transatlantic, Barcelona to Ft. Lauderdale. From $649, Nov. 10 sailing.
  • Princess Grand Princess: 21-night Transatlantic, Civitavechhia/Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,825, Nov. 22 sailing.
  • NCL Gem: 13-night Transatlantic, Barcelona to New York. From $749, Nov. 16 sailing.
  • MSC Cruises Lirica: 18-night Transatlantic, Genoa to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,199, Nov. 15 sailing.

The Cruise Marketplace

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(tel. 800/826-4333; www.cruisemarketplace.com)

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 before July 1, 2008.

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  • NCL Norwegian Sun: 19-night South America, San Francisco to Valparaiso, Chile. From $789, Nov. 4 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Gem: 14-night Transatlantic, Barcelona to New York. From $699, Nov.16 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Star: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $729, Dec. 20 & 27 sailings.
  • NCL Norwegian Jade: 9-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $669, Feb. 6, 2009 sailing.

CruisesOnly (tel. 800/278-4737; www.cruisesonly.com)

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

  • Costa Serena: 10-night Canary Islands, round-trip from Savona. From $799, Nov. 28 sailing.
  • Costa Fortuna: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $499, Feb. 1 and Mar. 8 sailings.
  • Costa Fortuna: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $549, Jan. 11 sailing.
  • Costa Fortuna: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $599, Feb. 15 sailing.
  • Carnival Fascination: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Jacksonville. From $309, Jan. 1 sailing.
  • Princess Grand Princess: 14-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1439, Jan. 2 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Dawn: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $609, Jan. 3 sailing.
  • Holland America Eurodam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $699, Jan. 3 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Jewel: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $419, Jan. 4 sailing.
  • Costa Serena: 10-night Canary Islands, round-trip from Savona. From $799, Nov. 28 sailing.
  • Costa Fortuna: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $499, Feb. 1 and Mar. 8 sailings.
  • Costa Fortuna: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $549, Jan. 11 sailing.
  • Costa Fortuna: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $599, Feb. 15 sailing.
  • Carnival Fascination: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Jacksonville. From $309, Jan. 1 sailing.
  • Princess Grand Princess: 14-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1439, Jan. 2 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Dawn: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $609, Jan. 3 sailing.
  • Holland America Eurodam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $699, Jan. 3 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Jewel: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $419, Jan. 4 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 7-night Crown Princess, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $679, Jan. 4 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sun: 14-night South America, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso. From $1,189, Jan. 4 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Gem: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from New York. From $1,029, Jan. 4 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 15-night Hawaii, round-trip from San Diego. From $1,599, Jan. 6 sailing.
  • Princess Dawn Princess: 10-night Australia & New Zealand, round-trip from Sydney. From $1,735, Jan. 9 sailing.
  • Princess Emerald Princess: 10-ngiht southern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1,029, Jan. 9 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sky: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $189, Jan. 9 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Jewel: 9-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $819, Jan. 9 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Pearl: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $549, Jan. 11 sailing.
  • Holland America Veendam: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $789, Jan. 11 sailing.
  • Princess Sun Princess: 12-night Australia, round-trip from Melbourne. From $2,120, Jan. 12 sailing.
  • Princess Island Princess: 10-night Panama Canal, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1,839, Jan. 13 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Star: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $519, Jan. 17 sailing.
  • Princess Ruby Princess: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $639, Jan. 17 sailing.
  • Princess Diamond Princess: 12-night Australia & New Zealand, Auckland to Sydney. From $1,495, Jan. 17 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sky: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $189, Jan. 19 sailing.
  • Holland America Volendam: 14-night Australia & New Zealand, Auckland to Sydney. From $1,599, Jan. 19 sailing.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 14-night Hawaii, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $1,645, Jan. 21 sailing.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $669, Jan. 24 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From 679, Jan. 25 sailing.
  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 10-night Panama Canal, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1,379, Jan. 28 sailing.
  • Holland America Maasdam: 14-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1,399, Jan. 30 sailing.
  • Princess Pacific Princess: 14-night South America & southern Caribbean, Fort Lauderdale to Manaus. From $2,795, Jan. 30 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sun: 14-night South America, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso. From $1,189, Jan. 4 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Gem: 10-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from New York. From $1,029, Jan. 4 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 15-night Hawaii, round-trip from San Diego. From $1599, Jan. 6 sailing.
  • Princess Dawn Princess: 10-night Australia & New Zealand, round-trip from Sydney. From $1,735, Jan. 9 sailing.
  • Princess Emerald Princess: 10-ngiht southern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1029, Jan. 9 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sky: 3-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $189, Jan. 9 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Jewel: 9-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $819, Jan. 9 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Pearl: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $549, Jan. 11 sailing.
  • Holland America Veendam: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $789, Jan. 11 sailing.
  • Princess Sun Princess: 12-night Australia, round-trip from Melbourne. From $2,120, Jan. 12 sailing.
  • Princess Island Princess: 10-night Panama Canal, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1839, Jan. 13 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Star: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $519, Jan. 17 sailing.
  • Princess Ruby Princess: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $639, Jan. 17 sailing.
  • Princess Diamond Princess: 12-night Australia & New Zealand, Auckland to Sydney. From $1,495, Jan. 17 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sky: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $189, Jan. 19 sailing.
  • Holland America Volendam: 14-night Australia & New Zealand, Auckland to Sydney. From $1,599, Jan. 19 sailing.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 14-night Hawaii, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $1645, Jan. 21 sailing.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $669, Jan. 24 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $679, Jan. 25 sailing.
  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 10-night Panama Canal, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1,379, Jan. 28 sailing.
  • Holland America Maasdam: 14-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1,399, Jan. 30 sailing.
  • Princess Pacific Princess: 14-night South America & southern Caribbean, Fort Lauderdale to Manaus. From $2,795, Jan. 30 sailing.

Landmark Travel (tel. 800/547-0727; www.landmark-travel.com)

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  • Oceania Nautica: 12-night Istanbul to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $2,699, Nov. 6 sailing.
  • Silversea Silver Cloud: 16-night ultra-lux Transoceanic, Barcelona to Bridgetown . From $6,016, Nov. 3 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 7-night Caribbean, Ft. Lauderdale roundtrip. From $962, Oct. 5 sailing.
  • Seabourn Pride: 7-night ultra-lux Caribbean, Bridgetown round-trip. From $2,398, Nov. 22 sailing.
  • Crystal Symphony: 11-night Canada/New England, New York to Montreal. From $3,495, Sep. 16 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Paul Gaugiun: 11-night ultra-lux Tahiti, Papeete to Papeete. From $3,350, Nov. 1 sailing
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 16-night ultra-lux Transatlantic, Civatavecchia/Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. From $5,795, Nov. 15 sailing.
  • Oceania Insignia: 12-night South America, Rio to Buenos Aires. From $2,999, Dec. 8 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 34-night ultra-lux Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Auckland. From $14,750, Dec. 29 sailing.
  • Crystal Serenity: 10-night Crossing, Lisbon to Miami. From $3,145, Nov. 21. Deal includes free upgrade.

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

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