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March 25, 2004 -- We've found the best deals currently being offered by a handful of major travel agencies. Cruises are capacity-controlled, and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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.

Cruise Value Center (tel. 800/231-7447; www.cruisevalue.com; click the ship's name for complete details and booking)

  • Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas: 7-night Alaska, between Seward and Vancouver. From $561, June 4 and 11 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Galveston, Texas. From $598, Aug 22 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami. From $470, Dec 5 sailing.
  • Celebrity Summit: 7-night Alaska, between Vancouver and Seward. From $778, Aug 13, 20, 27 sailings.
  • Norwegian Majesty: 7-night Bermuda, roundtrip from Boston. From $624, Sept 5, 12, 19 and 26 sailings.
  • Carnival Paradise: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami. From $470, Aug 29 sailing.
  • Carnival Jubilee: 7-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan. From $437, May 1 sailing.
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $999, Jan 8 sailing.
  • Holland America Ryndam: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $394, May 14 sailing.
  • Crystal Symphony: 7-night Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1,783, Dec 15 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Holiday: 5-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from New Orleans. From $349, Apr 10 sailing.
  • Carnival Imagination: 5-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami. From $449, Apr 12 sailing.
  • Carnival Destiny: 7-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan. From $449, Apr 11 sailing.
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Port Canaveral. From $549, Apr 10 sailing.
  • Carnival Triumph: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami. From $549, Apr 10 sailing.
  • Carnival Paradise: 7-night eastern Caribbean roundtrip from Miami. From $499, Apr 11 sailing.
  • Carnival Victory: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami. From $549, Apr 11 sailing.
  • Carnival Elation: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Galveston. From $449, Apr 11 sailing.
  • Carnival Legend: 8-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $549, Apr 13 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Port Canaveral. From $549, Apr 3 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Galveston. From $549, Apr 11 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $550, Apr 24 sailing.
  • Norwegian Star: 7-night Hawaii, roundtrip from Honolulu. From $1,039, Apr 18 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward . From $599, May 28 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas: 11-night transatlantic crossing, Miami to Barcelona. From $679, Apr 30 sailing.

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

  • Crystal Harmony: 12-night Alaska, roundtrip from San Francisco. From $2,795, May 30 sailing. Deal includes a $100 shipboard credit.
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2: 9-night Mediterranean, Southampton to Athens. From $1,799, Aug 3 sailing. Deal includes a $100 shipboard credit.
  • Silversea Silver Shadow: 7-night Alaska, San Francisco to Seattle. From $3,418, Sept 1 sailing. Deal includes shore excursion in Haines and a $100 shipboard credit.
  • Crystal Symphony: 12-night Mediterranean, Rome to London. From $2,495, May 11 sailing. Deal includes shore excursion in Lisbon and a $100 shipboard credit.
  • SeaDream Yacht Club SeaDream I: 7-night Caribbean, roundtrip from St. Thomas. From $2,600, Dec 5 sailing.
  • Star Clipper: 7-night Mediterranean, roundtrip from Cannes. From $1,450, June 5 sailing. Deal includes a one-category upgrade.
  • Oceania Insignia: 14-night Mediterranean, Lisbon to London. From $2,499, May 31 sailing.
  • Radisson Seven Seas Diamond: 9-night Transatlantic crossing, from San Juan to Madeira. From $1,265, Apr 26 sailing.
  • SeaDream Yacht Club SeaDream II: 7-night Mediterranean, from Monte Carlo to Barcelona. From $3,251, Oct 23 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Spirit: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Anchorage. From $633, May 26 sailing.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 7-night Alaska, roundtrip from Vancouver. From $984, Jun 6 sailing.
  • Carnival Miracle: 7-night Bahamas, roundtrip from New York. From $694, Jun 12 sailing.
  • Holland America Maasdam: 7-night Canada /New England, roundtrip from Boston. From $694, May 22 sailing.
  • Carnival Victory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip Miami. From $499, May 2 and 16 sailings.
  • Holland America Maasdam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $499, Apr 25 sailing.
  • Princess Golden Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $499, Apr 17 sailing.
  • Norwegian Star: 7-night Hawaii, roundtrip from Honolulu. From $599, Apr 11 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Splendor of the Seas: 7-night Mediterranean, roundtrip from Barcelona. From $1,099, Jun 12 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas: 7-night northern Europe, roundtrip from Southampton. From $999, May 8 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Destiny: 7-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan. From $399, Sept 12 and 26 sailings.
  • Carnival Victory: 5-night eastern Canada, roundtrip from New York. From $449, Jun 19 sailing.
  • Holland America Ryndam: 7-night Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $499, May 21 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 7-night Baja Mexico, roundtrip from San Francisco. From $510, Oct 3 and 17 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $599, May 28 and June 11 sailings.
  • Celebrity Horizon: 7-night Bermuda, roundtrip from Norfolk. From $680, Sept 18 sailing.
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2: 6-night Transatlantic crossing, Southampton to New York. From $1,299, May 1 sailing.
  • Windstar Cruises Wind Surf: 7-night Mediterranean, Barcelona to Nice. From $1,495, Apr 25 sailing.
  • Crystal Cruises Crystal Symphony: 7-night Canada /New England, roundtrip from New York. From $2,495, Oct 12 sailing.
  • Holland America Rotterdam: 10-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Baltimore. From $799, April 15 and 25 sailings.