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June 8, 2004 -- Here's 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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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)

  • Royal Caribbean Monarch of the Seas: 4-night Baja Mexico, roundtrip from Los Angeles. From $224, Nov 1 sailing.
  • Carnival Elation: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Galveston. From $399, Dec 12 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Majesty: 7 Night Bermuda, roundtrip from Boston. From $499, Sept 19 & 26 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $549, Sept 25 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 9-night California & Mexico, roundtrip from San Francisco. From $762, Sept 24 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Legend: 8-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from New York. From $769, June 16 sailing.
  • Carnival Victory: 4-night Canada, roundtrip from New York. From $299, July 22 sailing.
  • Carnival Victory: 5-night Canada, roundtrip from New York. From $369, June 19 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas: 5-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $429, Sept. 13 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas: 3-night Bahamas, roundtrip from Miami. From $239, Sept. 24 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas: 5-night Canada/New England, roundtrip from Bayonne, NJ. From $449, Oct. 17 sailing.
  • Celebrity Summit: 7-night Alaska, roundtrip from Anchorage. From $749, Sept. 3 sailing.
  • Princess Regal Princess: 10-night Canada, roundtrip from New York. From $999, Oct. 11 sailing.
  • Holland America Maasdam: 10-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Norfolk. From $829, Oct. 30 sailing.
  • Holland America Noordam: 10-night Mediterranean, roundtrip from Rome. From $879, Oct. 24 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 10-night Mexico, roundtrip from San Francisco. From $799, Oct 24 sailing.
  • Oceania Regatta: 10-night Mediterranean, Lisbon to Rome. From $1,999, Sept. 5 sailing.

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

  • Celebrity Galaxy: 10-night western Mediterranean, roundtrip from Rome. From $1,250, July 23 sailing.
  • Holland America Noordam: 10-night northern Europe, roundtrip from Copenhagen. From $1,259, July 2 sailing.
  • Viking River Viking Schumann: 10-night Elbe River cruise, Berlin to Prague. From $1,259, July 1 sailing.
  • Viking River Viking Normandie: 7-night French rivers cruise, Paris to Honfleur. From $1,659, July 3 sailing.
  • Oceania Insignia: 14-night Europe, London to Lisbon. From $2,499. June 26 and July 22 sailings.
  • Windstar Wind Star: 7-night Tahiti, roundtrip Papeete. From $2,549, July 2 sailing.
  • Holland America Prinsendam: 14-night Europe, Amsterdam to Copenhagen. From $2,784, July 26 sailing.
  • Radisson Diamond: Ultra-lux 7-night western Mediterranean, Venice to Rome. From $3,325, June 28 sailing.

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

  • SeaDream Yacht Club Sea Dream I: Ultra-lux 4-night Greece, Izmir (Turkey) to Athens. From $1,200, Aug 8 sailing.
  • Oceania Insignia: 14-night Mediterranean, Athens to Venice. From $2,700, Aug 31 & Sept 26 sailings. Deal includes free airfare.
  • Celebrity Xpeditions Kapitan Khlebnikov: 12-night Antarctic, roundtrip from Ushuaia (Argentina). From $6,200, Oct 25 & Nov 5 sailings.
  • Holland America Zuiderdam: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. Suites from $1,049, Sept. 18 sailing.
  • Crystal Symphony: 7-night Canada/New England, roundtrip from New York. From $2,400, Oct 12 sailing.
  • Seabourn Spirit: Ultra-lux 7-night Mediterranean, Athens to Istanbul. From $2,949, June 27 sailing.
  • Silversea Silver Shadow: Ultra-lux 7-night Alaska, Seattle to Vancouver. From $2,400, Sept 1 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Victory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami. From $399, Nov 28 sailing.
  • Holland America Zaandam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Port Canaveral. From $489, Oct 16 sailing.
  • Princess Caribbean Princess: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $549, Sept 4 sailing.
  • Windstar Wind Spirit: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from St. Thomas. From $1,499, Nov 27 sailing.
  • Celebrity Constellation. 7-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan. From $499, Nov 13 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 $899, July 2 sailing.
  • Carnival Victory: 7-night Canada, roundtrip from New York. From $549, Sept 18 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Cruise Line's Fascination: 4-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami. From $229, Sept 20; Oct 4; Nov 29; Dec 6 & 13 sailings.
  • Holland America Line Zuiderdam: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. From $506, Dec 11 sailing.
  • NCL Norwegian Spirit: 7-night Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle. From $639, Sept 4 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Empress of the Seas: 8-night Bermuda, roundtrip from Bayonne, NJ. From $729, Oct 2 sailing.
  • Carnival Miracle: 7-night Florida & Bahamas cruise, roundtrip from New York. From $799, June 19 sailing.

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