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May 12, 2004 -- We've enumerated 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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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 and include port charges. Rates for the ultra-luxe lines may also include gratuities and some or all beverages.

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

  • Carnival Fascination: 3-night Bahamas, roundtrip from Miami. From $229, Sept 10, 17 & 24; Dec 3 & 10, 2004 sailings.

  • NCL Norwegian Sun: 7-night western Caribbean roundtrip from Miami. From $499, Oct 16 & 30, Nov 13 & 27, Dec 11, 2004 sailings.
  • Princess Dawn Princess: 7-night Alaska, Whittier to Vancouver. From $499, May 31, 2004 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas: 7-night western Mediterranean, roundtrip from Barcelona. From $709, Oct 23, 2004 sailing.
  • Celebrity Zenith: 7-night Bermuda, roundtrip from New York. From $750, Oct 16, 2004 sailing.

Cruise Value Center (tel. 800/231-7447; www.cruisevalue.com)

  • Royal Caribbean Voyager Of the Seas: 5-night Canada, roundtrip from Bayonne, New Jersey. From $392, Sept. 19 sailing.
  • Carnival Spirit: 7-night Alaska, Whittier to Vancouver. From $849, Sept. 1 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Dawn: 7-night Bahamas, roundtrip from New York. From $599, Sept. 26 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sea: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Houston. From $367, Sept. 11, 18, 25, & Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30 sailings.
  • Celebrity Century: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $600, Sept. 4 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $466, Oct. 30 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur Of the Seas: 10-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Baltimore. From $749, Sept 24 sailing.
  • Carnival Victory: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami. From $429, Dec. 12 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation: 7-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan. From $477, Nov. 27 sailing.
  • Celebrity Horizon: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Tampa. From $460, Nov. 12 sailing.

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

  • NCL Pride of Aloha: 5-night Pacific Coastal, San Francisco to Los Angeles. From $299. June 7 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Sun: 5-night Pacific Coastal, Vancouver to Los Angeles. From $299. Sep 26 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Crown: 6-night Bermuda, roundtrip from New York. From $549. Sept. 5 sailing.
  • Carnival Imagination: 5-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami. From $570, July 19 sailing
  • Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas: 7-night western Mediterranean, roundtrip from Barcelona. From $699, Oct. 22 sailing.
  • Holland America Noordam: 10-night western Mediterranean, Rome to Barcelona. From $819, Oct. 14 sailing
  • Celebrity Galaxy: 12-night Panama Canal, roundtrip from Galveston. From $886, Jan. 10, 2005 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas: 10-night Canada/New England, roundtrip from Boston. From $900, Oct. 8 sailing.
  • Princess Sapphire Princess: 12-night Australia/New Zealand, Auckland to Sydney. From $1,320, Jan 6, 2005 sailing.
  • Viking River Cruises Viking Pakhomov: 10-night St. Petersburg to Moscow. From $1,459, Oct. 3 sailing.
  • Princess Royal Princess: 16-night Far East, Beijing to Bangkok. From $1,745, Oct. 16 sailing.

Largay Travel, Inc. (tel. 800/322-9481; www.largaytravel.com)

  • Viking River Cruises Viking Burgundy: 7-night French river cruise, from Chalon-sur-Saone to Avignon. From $1,659, July 2, 16 & 30 sailing.
  • Cruise West Spirit of Endeavour: 7-night Alaska, from Ketchikan to Juneau. From $2,888, June 3 sailing. Deal includes a $100 ship credit per cabin and one hotel night in Juneau.
  • SeaDream Yacht Club Sea Dream I: 7-night ultra-lux Caribbean, roundtrip St. Thomas. From $2,599, Dec. 5 sailing.
  • Crystal Symphony: 11-night Panama Canal, from Ft. Lauderdale to Costa Rica. From $1,695, Nov. 7 sailing. Deal includes a full-day tour in Barbados.
  • Silversea Silver Whisper: 6-night ultra-lux eastern Mediterranean, roundtrip from Istanbul. From $3,050, June 25 sailing.
  • Crystal Symphony: 7-night Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,495, Oct. 24 & 31 sailings. Deal includes lunch in Cozumel.
  • Oceania Regatta: 12-night Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami. From $1,999, Nov. 27 sailing. Deal includes free airfare.
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2: 14-night Caribbean, from New York to Ft. Lauderdale. From $1,715, Dec. 6 sailing. Deal includes a $100 ship credit per stateroom.

Mann Travel & Cruises (tel. 800/835-9828; www.123travel.com)

  • Carnival Spirit: 7-night Alaska, Anchorage to Vancouver. From $699, June 9 sailing.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 7-night Alaska, roundtrip from Vancouver. From $869, Sept 5 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 7-night Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle. From $999, July 23 sailing.
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Port Canaveral. From $689, Aug 21 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $549, Sept 4 sailing.
  • Celebrity Galaxy: 7-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from Baltimore. From $429, Oct 18 sailing.
  • Celebrity Galaxy: 10-night Europe, roundtrip from Rome. From $1,279, July 23 sailing.
  • Holland America Noordam: 10-night Europe, roundtrip from Copenhagen. From $1,199, July 12 sailing.
  • Princess Royal Princess: 12-night Europe, London to Rome. From $1,599, Sept 12 sailing.
  • Holland America Westerdam: 13-night Europe, Harwich to Athens. From $1,599, July 30 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Elation: 7-night western Caribbean from Galveston. From $399, Sept 19 & 26; Oct 3, 10 & 31; Nov 7, 14 & 28; Dec 5 & 12, 2004 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas: 5-night eastern Canada, roundtrip from Bayonne, NJ. From $442, September 19, 2004 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Majesty: 7-night Bermuda, roundtrip from Boston. From $499, Sept 19, 2004 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Spirit: 7-night Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle. From $609, Sept 11, 2004 sailing.
  • Celebrity Galaxy: 10-night Mediterranean, roundtrip from Rome. From $1,400, July 2 & 23, 2004 sailings.