Here are travel bargains around the globe, by land, sea, and air. Deals sell out quickly and are not guaranteed to be available. Restrictions such as day of travel, blackout dates, and advance-purchase requirements may apply.
Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa
is offering savings of 50 percent for stays Jan. 2-April 24, except blackout dates of Feb. 6-11 and Feb. 26-March 3. Deadline to book is Jan. 31. Rates vary by room type and date. For example, lodging in a garden-view room in mid-March, after discount, is $291 (plus $68 taxes) per night; usual rate is $582. The deal also includes a $25-per-person credit (maximum two people) for the resort's Larimar Spa; a $150-per-room beverage credit on stays of at least five nights and $200 on stays of at least seven nights; and free breakfasts and dinners for children ages 5 and younger eating with parents at the Laguna buffet. Information: 1-800-967-9033,
Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, a new resort in Mexico's Colonial Highlands 180 miles north of Mexico City, is offering an introductory package for stays Feb. 8 through April 20. The deal, which includes lodging, breakfast for two at 1826 Restaurant and valet parking, starts at $378 a night, including $83 taxes and service fees. Spa services are also discounted by 25 percent. Room alone will start at $448 per night, with taxes and fees, after promotion ends. Information: 1-888-767-3966, www.rosewoodsanmiguel.com.
Blount Small Ship Adventures
is offering a free pre-cruise night on four cruise itineraries in 2011. The deal includes airport transfers to ship, onboard lodging, dinner, and breakfast. Value varies by cruise. For example, the nine-night Caribbean Spectacular: St. Martin & Antigua itinerary, which sails round-trip from St. Maarten, starts at $3,089 per person double (plus $250 port charges). Value of free night with meals and transfer totals about $400 per couple. Cruise must be paid in full by Dec. 31. Information: 1-800-556-7450,
MSC Cruises is offering reduced single supplements of at least 30 percent on select week-long Caribbean itineraries aboard the 2,550-passenger MSC Poesia. Savings on all cabin categories, except suites, are available for six departures in January and February of the Western Caribbean Wonders and the Eastern Caribbean Enchantment cruises. Rate for either itinerary starts at $659 per person single, plus taxes of $69 (Eastern Caribbean) or $81 (Western Caribbean); usual rate starts at $1,058. Book by calling a travel agent or the cruise line at 1-877-287-3313. Cruise information: www.msccruisesusa.com.
Silversea is offering $1,000-per-cabin ($500 per person) credits that can be applied to shore excursions on seven Caribbean cruises and six Far East cruises in 2011. Deadline to book is Dec. 31. The credit can be used on any shore excursion, from zip-lining in St. Kitts ($89) to a dragon boat cruise on Vietnam's Perfume River ($159). Cruise prices vary by itinerary. For example, a nine-day Caribbean cruise aboard the Silver Cloud departing Feb. 17 from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Barbados starts at $3,638 per person double. Information: 1-877-215-9986, www.silversea.com/specialoffers.
Louis Cruises is offering half off its brochure prices and is waiving the single supplement for three Mediterranean sailings in January and February. Two eight-night cruises - Morocco and Spain, and Iberian Coasts - start at $700 per person, down from $1,420; the 10-night Moorish Coasts cruise starts at $860, down from $1,740. Taxes included. All three cruises are round trips from Genoa, Italy. Normally, single supplements are 50 to 100 percent extra. Information: www.louiscruises.com.
Book a round-trip flight
from the United States to Europe with Air Berlin, and qualify to purchase a $199 EuropePass. The pass is good for four flights within Europe (taxes, which vary by destinations, are extra). The pass applies to dozens of cities in 13 countries, including Spain, France, Germany, and England. Travel must be completed by April 30. Prices for international flights vary. For example, a round-trip ticket from JFK to Dusseldorf, Germany, starts at $547, including taxes, on select dates in March. Info: 1-866-266-5588,
American Airlines is offering introductory fares on its new service to Mexico's Veracruz and Querétaro. Round-trip fare from Philadelphia to Veracruz, with a connection in Dallas, is $598, including about $117 taxes; fare to Querétaro is about $610 round trip, including taxes. Sale applies to flights Feb. 10 through May 31. Purchase by Dec. 31 at www.aa.com, or pay $20 more by calling 1-800-433-7300. Other airlines are matching, but fare to Veracruz is typically about $708, and to Querétaro, $727.
is offering a six-night Tale of Two Cities trip to China starting at $1,196 per person double including international flights from Philadelphia; internal flight from Beijing to Shanghai; four nights at the Beijing Huabin International Hotel; two nights at the Shanghai Crowne Plaza; breakfasts; hotel transfers; and taxes. Cheapest price applies to departures in January and February; trip must be paid in full in cash two weeks before departure to qualify for lowest price. March departures are $1,307 per person double. Priced separately, flights in February would cost $1,300 and hotels about $688, for a total savings of $448 per person. Information: 1-866-652-5656,
Spend four nights in Dublin for $525 per person double with a deal from Aer Lingus Vacation Store. The Dublin City package includes round-trip airfare on Aer Lingus from New York to Dublin and four nights at the three-star Regency Hotel. Lowest prices apply to Wednesday or Thursday departures Jan. 5-Feb. 17. Priced separately, deal would cost about $226 more per couple. Information: 1-800-495-5192, www.aerlingusvacationstore.com.
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