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March 11, 2004 -- Here are 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 Cruises are capacity-controlled and offers may be withdrawn at any time.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.

Cruise Value Center (tel. 800/231-7447; www.cruisevalue.com; for more information, click the ship name)

  • Princess Dawn Princess: 7-night Alaska, between Vancouver and Whittier. From $478, May 17 and May 24 sailings.
  • Carnival Jubilee: 7-night southern Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan. From $360, April 17 and May 1 sailings.
  • Crystal Harmony: 7-night Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $1586, Oct 24 and 31 sailings.
  • Carnival Paradise: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Miami. From $448, April 11 and 25 sailings.
  • Costa Mediterranea: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $529, March 21 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas: 7-night Mexico, roundtrip from Los Angeles. From $532, May 9 and 16 sailings.
  • Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Galveston. From $554, Aug 29 sailing.
  • Celebrity Galaxy: 7-night southern Caribbean, from Baltimore to San Juan. From $407, Oct 18 sailing.
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $999, January 8 sailing.
  • Windstar Wind Spirit: 14-night Transatlantic, St. Thomas to Lisbon. From $1,258, April 3 sailing.

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

  • Norwegian Sky: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from San Juan. From $499, March 28 sailing.
  • Norwegian Sea: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Houston. From $459, May 1 and 8 sailings.
  • Celebrity Horizon: 7-night Bermuda, roundtrip from Norfolk. From $485, Sept 11 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas: 9-night western Caribbean, New Orleans to Baltimore. From $659, May 1 sailing.
  • Holland America Statendam: 7-night Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $549, May 16 sailing.
  • Princess Sun Princess: 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Whittier. From $649, May 17 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas. 7-night Alaska, Vancouver to Seward. From $599, May 28 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Splendour of the Seas: 14-night Transatlantic, Galveston to Barcelona. From $979, May 1 sailing.
  • Holland America Noordam: 10-night Mediterranean, roundtrip from Rome. From $920, May 9 sailing.
  • Oceania Cruises Regatta. 12-night Mediterranean, Barcelona to Lisbon. From $1,699, May 8 sailing.

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

  • Crystal Harmony: 12-night Alaska, roundtrip San Francisco. From $2,795, May 30 sailing. Deal includes $300 per stateroom ship board credit and a complimentary upgrade.
  • Silversea Silver Wind: 7-night ultra-luxe Mediterranean, Barcelona to Rome. From $2,535, May 20 sailing. Deal includes business class air upgrade from $995 per person.
  • Silversea Silver Wind: 6-night ultra-luxe Mediterranean, Lisbon to Barcelona. From $2,172, May 9 sailing. Deal includes business class air upgrade from $995 per person.
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2: 6-night Transatlantic, Southampton to NYC. From $1,499, April 16 sailing. Deal includes one-way Transatlantic flight and a $100 per stateroom ship board credit.
  • Radisson Diamond: 6-night ultra-luxe eastern Caribbean, roundtrip San Juan. From $1,398, April 9 sailing.
  • Radisson Diamond: .5-night ultra-luxe eastern Caribbean, roundtrip San Juan. From $1,148, April 5 sailing.

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

  • Carnival Spirit. 7-night Alaska, between Whittier and Vancouver. From $649, May 19 and 26 sailings.
  • Celebrity Mercury. 7-night Alaska, roundtrip Seattle. From $979, June 25 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas: 7-night northern Europe, roundtrip from Southampton. From $1,059, May 8 sailing.
  • Holland America Noordam: 10-night northern Europe, Dover to Copenhagen. From $999, June 12 sailing.
  • Princess Star Princess: 12-night Greek Isles, Rome to Venice. From $1,999, Sept 25 sailing.
  • Carnival Victory: 7-night Canada, roundtrip from New York. From $549, Sept 18 sailing.
  • Carnival Glory: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Port Canaveral. From $669, May 1 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $689, May 1 sailing.
  • Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip from Port Canaveral. From $699, May 2 sailing.
  • Celebrity Century: 7-night western Caribbean, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From $698, May 8 sailing.

Vacation Outlet (tel. 800/690-2210; www.vacationoutlet.com; for more information, click the ship name)

  • Holland America Statendam: 7-night Alaska, Seward to Vancouver. From $479, May 16 sailing.
  • Carnival Paradise: 7-night eastern Caribbean, roundtrip Miami. From $479, April 11 sailing.
  • Celebrity Mercury: 7-night California Coast, roundtrip from San Francisco. From $600, April 18 sailing.
  • Carnival Spirit: 7-night Alaska, Whittier to Vancouver. From $699, May 26 sailing.
  • Holland America Maasdam: 7-night New England & eastern Canada, roundtrip from Boston. From $749, June 5 and 12 sailings.
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2: 4-night Cruise to Nowhere, from New York. From $999, July 1 sailing.
  • Celebrity Infinity: 10-night Hawaii, from Honolulu to Vancouver. From $1,020, May 18 sailing.
  • Windstar Wind Surf: 7-night Mediterranean, from Rome to Nice. From $1,795, Oct 31 sailing.
  • Windstar Wind Star: 7-night Polynesia, roundtrip from Papeete. From $2,400, Nov 26, Dec 3 and10 sailings.
  • Crystal Cruises Crystal Serenity: 8-night Transatlantic, from New York to Southampton. From $2,495, May 5 sailing.

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