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Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of September 10, 2009

This week's roundup of discount fares includes savings from NCL through January, big cuts on luxe Seabourn, and a fleet of special offers from the top cruise specialist agents.

NCL Wheels and Deals

These red hot deals are available from NCL (tel. 866/234-0292; www.ncl.com) if booked between Sept. 12 and 18. Mention promotion codes when booking. Certain restrictions apply.

  • Sept. 13 & 27, Norwegian Gem: 7-night western Mediterranean cruise round-trip from Barcelona calling in Valletta, Malta; Naples, Italy; Rome (Civitavecchia); Florence (Loverno) and Cannes, France; $699 per person, best available inside; Promo Type PG6 or PGHOT
  • Sept. 18 & Oct. 5, Norwegian Sky: 3 or 4-night Bahamas cruise round-trip from Miami, calling in Nassau, Grand Bahamas Island and Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian's private island); $189 per person, best available inside; Promo Type PG6 or PGHOT
  • Oct. 4 & 25, 2009, Norwegian Dawn: 7-day Bermuda cruise round-trip from New York; calling in King's Wharf; $499 per person, best available inside; Promo Type PGHOT
  • Oct. 31, 2009, Norwegian Pearl: 7-night eastern Caribbean cruise round-trip from Miami, calling in SamanĂ¡, Dominican Republic; St.Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian's private island); $449 per person, best available inside; Promo Type PGHOT
  • Nov. 14, 2009, Pride of America: 7-night inter-island Hawaii cruise round-trip from Honolulu; calling in Kahului, Maui; Hilo, Kona, Hawaii and Nawiliwili, Kauai; $899 per person, best available inside; Promo Type PGHOT
  • Jan. 24, 2010, Norwegian Jade: 12-day eastern Mediterranean cruise round-trip from Barcelona, calling in Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; Athens (Piraeus), Greece; Ephesus (Izmir), Turkey; Alexandria, Egypt and Valletta, Malta; $799 per person, best available inside; Promo Type PGHOT
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Is That All for Panama? Luxury for Less.

Seabourn (tel. 800/929-9391; www.seabourn.com) is offering its elegant all-inclusive cruises in the Panama Canal for reduced fares. Rates include all spirits and beverages, and tips too.

  • Seabourn Legend: 14 nights in Costa Rica, Panama & Belize, Dec. 7, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, 2010
    Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Special Fares from $3,999
  • Seabourn Legend: 14 nights in Belize, Panama & Costa Rica, Nov. 23, 2009, Jan. 4, Feb, 2010
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica. Special Fares from $4,249
  • Seabourn Spirit: 19 nights in Caribbean/South America, Jan. 4, 2010
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    Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile. Special Fares from $6,999
  • Seabourn Spirit:19 nights on Patagonian Passage, Jan. 23, 2010
    Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina, Special Fares from $8,249
  • Seabourn Spirit: 20 nights in South America, Feb. 11, 2010
    Buenos Aires, Argentina to Manaus, Brazil. Special Fares from $8,499
  • Seabourn Spirit: 16 days in Amazon & Caribbean Isles, March 3, 2010
    Manaus, Brazil to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Special Fares from $6,249

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.

All-Travel

(tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com/cruises)
  • Azamara Journey: 16-night Panama Canal, Miami to San Diego. From $2,299, Dec. 18 sailing. Deal includes a $250 per couple onboard credit when booking a veranda suite.
  • Crystal Serenity: 21-night World Voyage III, Cape Town to Mumbai. From $13,190, Feb. 9, 2010 sailing. Deal includes a complimentary per couple shore excursion in Cochin and a $1,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Crystal Serenity: 108-night Full World, Miami to London. From $58,245, Jan. 11, 2010 sailing. Deal includes a world cruise gala and overnight luxury hotel accommodations on eve of departure in Miami, round-trip airfare, and a $10,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 11-night Wine Country, Vancouver to San Diego. From $649, Oct. 12 sailing. Deal includes a $100 per stateroom onboard credit.
  • Holland America Amsterdam: 114-night Grand World Voyage, Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles. From $16,999, Jan. 6, 2010 sailing. Deal includes a $1,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 15-night Circle Hawaii, round-trip from San Diego. From $1,499, Nov. 22 sailing. Deal includes a complimentary per couple shore excursion in Hilo.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 23-night ultra-lux World Cruise Segment I, from San Diego to Sydney. From $12,445, Jan. 14, 2010 sailing. Deal includes one shore excursion by private car in Papeete or Moorea, and if reserved by Sept. 30, 2009, receive 2-for-1 cruise fares, $1,000 per person savings, free economy class air and free unlimited shore excursions.
  • Regent Seven Seas Voyager: 35-night ultra-lux World Cruise Segment IV, from Hong Kong to Cape Town. From $24,265, Mar. 11, 2010 sailing. Deal includes one per couple shore excursion by private car, and if reserved by Sept. 30, 2009, receive 2-for-1 cruise fares, $1,000 per person savings, free economy class air and free unlimited shore excursions.
  • Silversea Silver Shadow: 16-night ultra-lux Mexico & Panama Canal, Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale. From $5,448, Oct. 12 sailing. Deal includes one per couple shoreside experience by private car in Acapulco or a $1,000 per couple shipboard credit.
  • Silversea Silver Wind: 15-night ultra-lux Middle East, Port Said to Dubai. From $5,298, Nov. 19 sailing. Deal includes one per couple shoreside excursion by private car in Sharm el Sheikh or a $1,000 per couple shipboard credit.
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Cruise Brothers

(tel. 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)
  • Celebrity Century: 5-night Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $399, Jan. 4, 2010 sailing.
  • Princess Sapphire Princess: 7-night Mexico, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $349, Dec. 12 sailing.
  • Holland America Noordam: 10-night Caribbean, round-trip from Ft Lauderdale. From $699, Dec. 1 sailing.
  • Norwegian Gem: 7-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Barcelona. From $459, Nov. 22 sailing.
  • Costa Luminosa: 7-night Middle East, round-trip from Dubai. From $899, Jan. 23, 2010 sailing.
  • Holland America Veendam: 12-night South America, Valparaiso to Buenos Aires. From $1199, Jan. 30, 2010 sailing.
  • Costa Fortuna: 7-night Europe, round-trip from Venice. From $759, May 17, 2010 sailing.
  • Regent Navigator: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $3895, June 16, 2010 sailing. Deal includes free shore excursion.
  • Celebrity Century: 14-night Transatlantic, Barcelona to Miami. From $849, Nov.28 sailing. Deal includes free shore excursion.
  • Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas: 10-night Panama Canal, round-trip Miami. From $860, Dec. 11 sailing. Deal includes free $75 shipboard credit.
  • NCL Norwegian Pearl: 7-night Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $499, Dec. 5 sailing.
  • MSC Magnifica: 9-night Repositioning, Quebec to Ft Lauderdale. From $849, Oct. 23, 2010 sailing. Deal includes kids sail free.

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

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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.

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  • Celebrity Mercury: 17-night Panama Canal, San Diego to Baltimore. From $999, Oct. 23 sailing.
  • Celebrity Equinox: 11-night Mediterranean, round-trip from Rome/Civitavecchia. From $2899, July 24, 2010 sailing. Deal includes two-night pre-cruise stay in Rome/Civitavecchia, two private shore excursions (Santorini and Istanbul), special cocktail receptions and gifts.
  • Princess Star Princess: 28-night Transatlantic, Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen. From $1955, Apr. 24, 2010 sailing.
  • AMA Waterways Amalya: 12-night Rhine, Zurich to Amsterdam. From $3069, May 27, 2010 sailing. Deal includes free cabin upgrade, 30-minute massage and bottle of wine in cabin.
  • AMA Waterways Amacello: 10-night Europe, Amsterdam to Paris. From $2339, April 11, 2010 sailing. Deal includes free cabin upgrade, 30-minute massage and bottle of wine in cabin.
  • AMA Waterways Amadante: 10-night Danube, Prague to Budapest. From $2739, Apr. 29, 2010 sailing. Deal includes free cabin upgrade, 30-minute massage and bottle of wine in cabin.
  • AMA Waterways Amadagio: 14-night Black Sea, Budapest to Istanbul. From $3029, Apr. 10 sailing. Deal includes free cabin upgrade, 30-minute massage and bottle of wine in cabin.
  • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: 8-night Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $659, Nov. 1 sailing. Deal includes free daily personalized fitness classes and healthy lifestyle seminars.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 14-night Panama Canal, Miami to San Diego. From $760, Jan. 3, 2010 sailing.
  • Oceania Regatta: 10-night Riviera, Barcelona to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $2699, Apr. 4, 2010 sailing. Deal includes $200 shipboard credit and prepaid gratuities if booked by Sept. 20.
  • Oceania Regatta: 14-night Scandinavia, London to Stockholm. From $4299, July 12, 2010 sailing. Deal includes free $200 shipboard credit and prepaid gratuities if booked by Sept. 20.
  • Oceania Nautica: 12-night Ionia, Venice to Rome/Civitavecchia. From $3499, July 24, 2010 sailing. Deal includes free $200 shipboard credit and prepaid gratuities if booked by Sept. 20, 2009.

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

  • Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas: 4-night Bahamas, round-trip from Port Canaveral. From $169, Sept. 28 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on select shore excursions.
  • Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, round-trip from Miami. From $549, Sept. 26 and Oct. 10 sailings.
  • NCL Pride of America: 7-night Hawaii, round-trip from Honolulu. From $849, Oct. 31 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on select shore excursions.
  • Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas: 4-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from San Diego. From $198, Sept. 30 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on select shore excursions.
  • NCL Norwegian Jewel: 10-night Canada & New England, round-trip from New York. From $629, Oct. 20 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on select shore excursions.
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Just Cruisin' Plus (tel. 800/888-0922; www.justcruisinplus.com)

All of the following deals on 2010 sailings include a $325 coupon booklet for deals and discounts on onboard purchases, plus a $100 reduced deposit, if booked by Sept. 30, 2009.

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

  • Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas: 5-night Bermuda, round-trip from Boston. From $599, Oct. 22 sailing. Deal includes a free cabin upgrade, free stateroom gifts, and $50 free onboard spending with an oceanview cabin or above.
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night Mexican Riviera, round-trip from Los Angeles. From $299, Sept. 20 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on shore excursions.
  • Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas: 7-night southern Caribbean, round-trip from San Juan. From $494, Oct. 4 sailing. Deal includes a 15% discount on select shore excursions and a free spa treatment with a balcony or higher cabin.
  • Carnival Inspiration: 4-night western Caribbean, round-trip from Tampa. From $269, Oct. 1 sailing. Deal includes up to a 4-category cabin upgrade and a 15% discount on select shore excursions.
  • Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas: 7-night Greek Isles, round-trip from Venice. From $979, Sept. 19 sailing.

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