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Got it! Thank you! Cruise Deals for the Week of July 12, 2007

Big sale on long sailings from Crystal, large savings on small passengers from MSC, and a host of deals from cruise specialists.

It Pays to be a Kid

MSC Cruises' ( "Children Cruise Free" offer on 2007-08 Caribbean cruises has been extended to Aug. 31. Kids ages 17 and under sharing a cabin with two full-fare-paying adults sail free on select Caribbean itineraries of MSC Lirica, sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale.

Rates begin at $579 per person for the ship's 7-night western Caribbean Dec. 14 sailing and $849 per person for the following 10-night cruises:

  • 10-night Deep Caribbean: Dec. 4, Jan. 9, Jan. 29, Feb. 18 and March 9
  • 10-night Panama: Jan. 19, Feb. 8, Feb. 28, March 19

Reservations must be made by Aug. 31 and this deal cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Restrictions apply and the offer is capacity controlled.

Buy Now , Save Later

Crystal Cruises (tel. 888/799-4625; is offering discounts of up to 52% off regular cruise fares aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity on 11 sailings next year of 10- to 17-days long. Prices include all bottled water and soft drinks.

Panama Canal/Caribbean

  • Feb 11, Miami to Los Angeles, 14 days. Fares from $3,145 -- up to 52% savings (Crystal Symphony)
  • Nov. 10, Miami to Los Angeles, 13 days. Fares from $2,995 (Crystal Symphony)
  • Dec. 1, Miami to Costa Rica, 11 days. Fares from $3,550 (Crystal Serenity)
  • Dec. 12, Costa Rica to Miami, 11 days. Fares from $3,550 (Crystal Serenity)

Western Europe

  • May 7, London to Rome, 12 days. Fares from $4,595 (Crystal Serenity)
  • May 25, Athens to London, 7 days. Fares from $3,995 (Crystal Symphony)


  • Oct. 18, Rome to Barcelona, 12 days. Fares from $4,445 (Crystal Serenity)

Canary Islands

  • Oct. 30, Barcelona to Lisbon, 12 days. Fares from $4,445 (Crystal Serenity)

South America

  • Dec. 7, Los Angeles to Valparaíso, 15 days. Fares from $3,450 (Crystal Symphony)


  • March 3, Los Angeles to Hong Kong, 17 days. Fares from $3,395 -- up to 49% savings (Crystal Symphony)


  • Nov. 21, Lisbon to Miami, 10 days. Fares from $3,145 -- up to 51% savings (Crystal Serenity)

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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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.

Cruise Brothers (tel. 800/827-7779;

Vacation Shoppe (tel. 866/7-CRUISE;

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