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Icy Hot Deals

NCL (tel. 866/234-0292; www.ncl.com) is offering these el cheapo discounted rates through Friday Feb 15, 2008. Mention promotional code PGSD1 when booking.

  • Feb 23, 2008. Norwegian Majesty, 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Charleston, calling in George Town, Cozumel, and Key West; $499 best available inside per person
  • March 28, 2008. Norwegian Jewel, 9-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami, calling in Samana, Tortola, St. John's. Bridgetown, and Castries; $749 best available inside per person.
  • March 30, 2008. Norwegian Dream, 14-night South America, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso, calling in Montevideo, Puerto Madryn, Stanley, Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Chacabuco, and Puerto Montt; $749 best available inside per person.
  • April 13, 2008. Norwegian Spirit, 6-night Bahamas and Florida, round-trip from New York, calling in Port Canaveral, Nassau, and Freeport; $729 best available inside per person.
  • April 20, 2008. Norwegian Sun, 19-night Panama Canal, Miami to Vancouver, calling in Roatan, Puerto Limon, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Acapulco, Manzanillo, San Francisco, and Victoria; $1149 best available inside per person.

The Year of the Deal

For booking before March 31, 2008, Uniworld Grand River Cruises and Tours (tel. 800/733-7820; www.uniworld.com) is doling out early-booking discounts of $200 per couple ($100 per person). Uniworld offers 10 different cruises and tours throughout China, featuring Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and the Yangtze River. Two new cruises for 2008 are Majestic China (17 days from Beijing to Hong Kong) and Wonders of China and The Grand Yangtze (18 days from Shanghai to Beijing). Voyages include all meals and entertainment, English speaking staff and crew and guides, river view cabins, and transfers.

Going Small in the South Pacific

Abercrombie & Kent (tel. 800/554-7094; www.abercrombiekent.com) is offering special early-booking savings of $500 per person aboard the 118-passenger Clipper Odyssey on a series of South Pacific voyages if booked by March 31, 2008. The 15- to 19-day trips depart on Oct 24 and Nov 5, 2008, and Feb 16, March 2 and April 9, 2009 (South Pacific); and Dec 17 and Dec 31 (New Zealand). The ship comes equipped with a fleet of on-board Zodiac landing craft and a glass-bottom excursion boat to give passengers the opportunity to explore ports up close.

Going Green for a Song.

Expedition cruise company, Hurtigruten (formerly called Norwegian Coastal Voyage, tel. 800/323-7436; www.hurtigruten.us), is offering a "Book A Suite -- Fly For Free" special on Greenland cruises, including four eight-day Disko Bay sailings (June 26, July 3, 10 and 17) and the 15-day Disko Bay/Thule itinerary (Aug. 28) aboard the 318-berth Fram. Bookings must be made by March 15 and cannot be combined with other discounts. Prices for suites are $7,699 to $11, 399 on the eight-day, and $11,499 to $20,899 on the 15-day sailings. Flights are direct between Baltimore and Kangerlussuaq. Fares include three meals daily aboard ship, services of naturalist guides, specified land excursions and PolarCirkel excursions to get up close to glaciers, fjords and Inuit villages. Add-on airfares are available from dozens of North American cities.

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)

  • Crystal Serenity: 7-night Mediterranean, Venice to Athens. From $2,995, May 30 sailing. Deal includes $200 shipboard credit.
  • CrystalSerenity: 12-night Mediterranean, Venice to Barcelona. From $4,585, June 13 sailing. Deal includes $200 shipboard credit.
  • Silversea Silver Wind: 8-night Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan From $7,721, March 18 sailing. Deal includes one free shore excursion by private car in St. George's, Grenada.
  • Holland America Rotterdam: 12-night Scandinavia/Russia, round-trip from Copenhagen From $2,379, July 4 sailing. Includes a $100 shipboard credit.
  • RSSC Paul Gauguin: 7-night Tahiti, round-trip from Papeete. From $2,505, Oct. 8 sailing. Deal includes a $200 shipboard credit.
  • Crystal Serenity: 7-night Mediterranean, Civitavechhia/Rome to Venice. From $3,670, Sept. 5 sailing. Deal includes $200 shipboard credit.
  • SilverseaSilver Cloud: 12-night Europe, Monte Carlo to London From $8,481 June 13 sailing. Deal includes one shore excursion by private car in Malaga or Lisbon.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $599 May 10 sailing.
  • RSSC Regent Mariner: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $3,140, March 24 sailing. Deal includes a $200 shipboard credit and kids 17 and younger, and 3rd and 4th guests, sail free.
  • Holland America Ryndam: 10-night Sea of Cortez, round-trip from San Diego From $1,149, Apr. 5 sailing. Deal includes $50 shipboard credit and a bottle of champagne.

Cruise Brothers (tel. 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)

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

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

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

  • Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $379, Aug. 11 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Legend of the Seas: 13-night Italy & Croatia, round-trip from Rome. From $2099, Aug. 16 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas: 7-night Classic Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $1219, Aug. 16 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $499, Aug. 18 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $349, Aug. 18 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas: 12-night Mediterranean Greek Isles, round-trip from Barcelona. From $2219, Aug. 21 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas: 7-night Classic Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $1119, Aug. 23 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $329, Aug. 25 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas: 9-night Atlantic Canada & Quebec, round-trip from Cape Liberty. From $959, Aug. 28 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas: 7-night Greek Isles/Dalmatian Coast, round-trip from Venice. From $1099, Aug. 30 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas: 7-night Classic Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $1099, Aug. 30 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $609, Aug. 31 sailing
  • Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $329, Sep. 6 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $809, Sep. 6 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas: 7-night Classic Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $1059, Sep. 6 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas: 12-night eastern Mediterranean, round-trip from Rome. From $1299, Sep. 7 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $659, Sep. 7 and 21 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Legend of the Seas: 13-night Italy & Croatia, round-trip from Rome. From $1699, Sep. 10 and Oct. 5 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $599, Sep. 13 and 27 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $649, Sep. 14 and Oct. 5 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas: 5-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Fort Lauderdale. From $334, Sep. 15 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas: 10-night Greece & Turkey, round-trip from Barcelona. From $999, Sep. 19 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $609, Sep. 21 and Oct. 5 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas: 7-night Greek Isles/Dalmatian Coast, round-trip from Venice. From $999, Sep. 27 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $559, Sep. 28 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas: 11-night eastern Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $1099, Sep. 29 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas: 7-night Greek Isles, round-trip from Venice. From $899, Oct. 4 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas: 7-night Classic Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $809, Oct. 4 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $649, Oct. 5 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas: 9-night Atlantic Canada & Quebec, round-trip from Cape Liberty. From $909, Oct. 9 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas: 12-night Mediterranean Venice, round-trip from Barcelona. From $1449, Oct. 20 sailing.

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

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

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

  • Celebrity Millennium: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $749, Apr. 16 sailing.
  • Holland America Veendam: 32-night Panama Canal and Amazon, San Diego to Tampa. From $3,999, Sept. 30 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $349, Jan. 22, 2009 sailing.
  • Carnival Liberty: 8-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $849, Apr. 26 sailing.
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $589, Nov. 8 sailing.
  • Carnival Valor: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $679, May 18 sailing.
  • Carnival Freedom: 12-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $1,199, Oct. 25 sailing.
  • Carnival Splendor: 8-night western Europe, Genoa to Southampton. From $949, July 2 sailing.
  • Carnival Liberty: 12-night Scandinavia/Russia, round-trip from Dover. From $1,399, June 14, 2009 sailing.
  • Carnival Liberty: 13-night western Europe, Dover to Civitavecchia/Rome. From $1,499, Sept; 6, 2009 sailing.

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