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Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of May 28, 2009

As usual, Heidi Sarna has rooted around to dig up the best deals in the cruise industry.

Crystal Keeps Doling Out Onboard Credits

Crystal (tel. 866/211-0121; www.crystalcruises.com) is dishing out the deals on New England and Canada cruises this fall. Savor $1,000 per couple ($500 per person) in shipboard credits. The credits can be used for spa treatments, wine, gratuities, boutique purchases, shore excursions and just about anything except gambling in the casino. Certain restrictions apply. Impressive guest speakers on these New England sailings range from actress Rita Moreno (V9223) to Dr. Bob Arnot, foreign political correspondent.

  • October 1/V9222: 7 nights, Boston to Montreal. From $2,575 per person
  • October 8/V9223: 11 nights, Montreal to New York. From $4,050 per person
  • October 19/V9224: 11 nights, New York to Montreal. From $4,050 per person
  • October 30/V9225: 11 nights, Montreal to New York. From $3,835 per person
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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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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-luxe 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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  • Crystal Symphony: 19-night South American, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso. From $8,995, December 20 sailing. Deal includes prepaid gratuities (value of $494 to $684) and a $400 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Crystal Symphony: 11-night Northern European, Stockholm to Copenhagen. From $4,245, June 30 sailing. Deal includes prepaid gratuities (value of $286 to $396) and savings up to $1,500 per person.
  • Crystal Serenity: 12-night Mediterranean, Venice to Istanbul. From $5,735, September 2 sailing. Deal includes prepaid gratuities (value of $312 to $432) and a $2,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Celebrity Xpedition: 7-night Galapagos Islands, round-trip from Isla Baltra. From $3099, July 26 sailing.
  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 7-night Glacier Bay, round-trip from Vancouver. From $799, July 4 sailing. Deal includes complimentary shore excursion in Skagway.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 12-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Venice. From $1,399, July 18 sailing. Deal includes complimentary shore excursion in Kusadasi.
  • Regent Paul Gauguin: 7-night ultra-luxe Tahiti, round-trip from Papeete. From $4,550, August 22 sailing. Third passenger sails free when you reserve your stateroom on this sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: 7-night ultra-luxe Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $3,950, July 15 sailing. "Family Travel at Sea" themed cruise includes free Alaska Ambassadors of the Environment youth program for one child and a $200 shipboard credit.
  • Silversea Silver Cloud: 7-night ultra-luxe Scandinavia & Russia, Stockholm to Copenhagen. From $3,697, August 2 sailing. Reserve your cruise by July 31, 2009 and get free or reduced airfare plus a $500 per person shipboard credit.
  • Silversea Silver Wind: 10-night ultra-luxe Europe, Barcelona to Lisbon. From $8,155, June 26 sailing. Deal includes one shore excursion by private car in Malaga, and free or reduced airfare plus a $500 shipboard credit if reserved by July 31, 2009.

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

  • Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $699, November 15 sailing.
  • Carnival Pride: 7-night Bahamas, round-trip from Baltimore. From $499, Sep. 27 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night Canada/New England, round-trip from New York. From $529, Sep. 12 sailing.
  • Costa Fortuna: 7-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Venice. From $899, August 3 sailing.
  • Celebrity Xpedition: 7-night Galapagos, round-trip from Baltra. From $2,199, Sep. 13 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Dawn: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from New York. From $649, June 14 sailing.
  • NCL Pride of America: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $799, Sep. 19 sailing.
  • Carnival Legend: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $699, July 19 sailing.
  • Holland America Amsterdam: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Seattle. From $599, June 27 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sun: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $499, July 12 sailing.
  • Holland America Oosterdam: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $569, October 24 sailing.
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Cruise One, Satellite Beach (tel. 888/368-0655; www.skennedy.cruiseone.com)

  • MSC Poesia: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $569, Feb. 27 sailing. Deal includes $50 per person onboard credit and big band theme featuring the Les DeMerle Big Band.
  • Celebrity Millennium: 7-night Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $449, August 28 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas: 13-night Alaska Cruise/Tour, Vancouver to Anchorage. From $1,514, August 14 sailing.  Deal includes two nights Anchorage, two nights Denali and one night Talkeetna, shore excursions and most meals in Alaska.  Deal includes $50 per person onboard credit.
  • NCL Sun: 7-night Alaska Sawyer Glacier, round-trip from Vancouver. From $499, August 2 sailing.
  • Holland America Amsterdam: 7-night Alaska Hubbard Glacier, round-trip from Seattle. From $699, August 15 sailing.
  • Holland America Statendam: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $449, August 30 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 5-night Bermuda, round-trip from Baltimore. From $599, November 14 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas: 9-night Bermuda and Bahamas, round-trip from Bayonne. From $939, May 13 sailing.  Deal includes $50 per person onboard credit.
  • Celebrity Solstice: 10-night eastern Mediterranean, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. Fro $1,049, November 20 sailing.
  • Princess Grand Princess: 12-night Egypt and Greek Isles, round-trip from Civitavecchia/Rome. From $1,890, November 18 sailing.  Deal includes $50 per person onboard credit.

Cruise Members Only (tel. 800/999.3543; www.cruisemembersonly.com)

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The regular annual $50 membership fee is being waived for Frommers.com subscribers who mention Frommers.com when booking.

  • Princess Crown Princess: 12-night British Isles, round-trip from Southampton/London. From $1499, June 25 sailing.
  • Princess Royal Princess: 12-night Mediterranean, Venice to Civitavecchia/Rome. From $2299, July 7 sailing.
  • Princess Crown Princess: 12-nights Iceland, Norway & British Isles, round-trip from Southampton/London. From $1699, July 31 sailing.
  • Princess Royal Princess: 12-night Holy land, Civitavecchia/Rome to Piraeus/Athens. From $2199, August 24 sailing.
  • Azamara Quest: 24-night Southeast Asia, Piraeus/Athens to Singapore. From $2549, November 28 sailing.
  • Azamara Quest: 14-night Southeast Asia, Hong Kong to Singapore. From $1749, Jan. 9 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 7-night Alaska, round-trip from Vancouver. From $949, July 5 sailing.

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

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  • Carnival Destiny: 5-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $549, June 15 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on all shore excursions and $150 onboard spending aboard your ship.
  • Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $799, June 21 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on all shore excursions, up to $150 onboard spending, and up to $200 off the price of cruise on select cabins.
  • Holland America Statendam: 7-night Alaska northbound, Vancouver (Canada Place) to Seward. From $399, June 21 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on all shore excursions.
  • Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas: 7-night Greek Isles, round-trip from Venice. From $749, June 13 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on all shore excursions.
  • Carnival Triumph: 4-night Canada/New England, round-trip from New York. From $349, July 9 sailing. Deal includes $100 onboard spending with select cabins.

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

  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 9-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Norfolk. From $749, June 4 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Spirit: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Boston. From $599, June 5 sailing.
  • Carnival Liberty: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $629, June 27 sailing.
  • Carnival Valor:  7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $659, June 28 sailing.
  • Carnival Legend: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $699, July 5 sailing.
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $639, July 11 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $649, August 29 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $689, Sep. 6 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $559, Sep. 13 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Majesty: 7-night Bermuda, round-trip from Philadelphia. From $609, Oct. 17 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Pearl: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $549, November 28 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Spirit: 7-night western Caribbean, round-trip from New Orleans. From $499, November 29 sailing.
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Landmark Travel (tel. 800/547-0727; www.landmark-travel.com)

  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: 7-night ultra-luxe Alaska, Vancouver to Anchorage (Seward). From $3,695, Sep 9 sailing. Deal includes free air and unlimited shore excursions
  • Seabourn Odyssey: 7-night ultra-luxe Europe, Venice to Athens (Piraeus). From $2,763, August 1 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 10-night ultra-luxe Europe, Stockholm to Southampton (London). From $6,695, August 28 sailing. Deal includes free air and unlimited shore excursions.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 13-night ultra-luxe South Africa, Capetown to Rio. From $5,315, November 21 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Navigator: 7-night ultra-luxe Caribbean, Ft. Lauderdale round-trip. From $2,495, November 23 sailing.
  • Regent Seven Seas Mariner: 10-night ultra-luxe Europe, Monte Carlo to Venice. From $4,998, April 7, 2010 sailing. Dealing includes Free coach air and unlimited shore excursions.
  • Silversea Silver Shadow: 9-night ultra-luxe Caribbean, Ft. Lauderdale to Barbados. From $3,047, October 28 sailing.

Vacation Outlet (tel. 800/825-3633; www.vacationoutlet.com)

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  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $449, June 21 sailing.
  • Carnival Imagination: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $319, June 22 and 29 sailings. Deal includes a 15% discount on shore excursions and $100 onboard spending based on select cabins.
  • Celebrity Millennium: 7-night Alaska Hubbard Glacier northbound, Vancouver (Ballantyne Pier) to Seward. From $499, June 12 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on all shore excursions.
  • NCL Norwegian Sky: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Miami. From $309, June 15 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on all shore excursions.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeaur of the Seas: 5-night Bermuda, round-trip from Baltimore. From $699, June 27 and July 11 sailings.

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