Cruise Deals for the Week of Aug. 23, 2012

The protected beach of Hanauma Bay offers unparalleledsnorkeling and scuba diving with spectacular marine life and coral. Marco Garcia
By Heidi Sarna

Get a pre-cruise hotel stay, complimentary prepaid gratuities, and other perks on cruises in Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and more.

All prices are per person and based upon two people sharing a cabin (unless otherwise noted). The prices listed are general starting rates; see "What Else You'll Have to Pay" for details about associated taxes and fees. Base-prices, taxes and fees can vary based on point of departure, cabin category and time of travel. Extras like sightseeing tours, bar drinks and spa treatments may also increase the price. If occupying a cabin alone, unless stated otherwise, the typical single supplement charge is 100% of the double-occupancy rate (in other words, solo travelers pay the price of two people). All fares and offers are subject to availability, may not be combinable with other offers, are capacity-controlled, and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.

Photo Caption: The protected beach of Hanauma Bay offers unparalleled snorkeling and scuba diving with spectacular marine life and coral.
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The Alaskan Interior. Frommers.com Community
Destination: Alaska
Provider: Just Cruisin' Plus (tel. 800/888-0922; www.justcruisinplus.com)
What: A 7- or 9-night Alaska cruise aboard the 684-passenger Oceania Regatta
When: May 9, 2013 (9 nights from San Francisco to Astoria, Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, Ketchikan, cruise the Inside Passage to Vancouver; Cat. G from $2,299 per person); May 18, 2013 (7 nights round-trip from Vancouver to Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Sitka, Wrangell, and cruise the Inside Passage; Cat G from $1,799 per person); June 4, 2013 (7 nights from Seattle to Sitka, Tracy Arm Fjord, Ketchikan, Prince Rupert, cruise the Inside Passage into Vancouver; Cat. G from $1,799 per person)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: A 7- or 9-night voyage to Alaska on Oceania's Regatta, plus get free airfare with 2-for-1 cruise fares (reflected above).
What Else You'll Have To Pay: Ground transfers and government taxes/fees
Book By: Price and availability are subject to change.
Why this is a Deal: Receive free airfare.
Other Details: Oceania's Alaska Explorer youth program is designed for kids ages 5 through 13.

Photo Caption: The Alaskan Interior.
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Pefkos and other once-quiet stretches of sand are now popular European getaways. Rhodes, Greece. Georgios Makkas
Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
Provider: All-Travel (tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com)
What: A 14-night cruise aboard 700-passenger Seven Seas Mariner from Athens to Istanbul.
When: Oct. 6, 2012 (Deluxe Suite Category H from $6,899 per person)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Stop in Rhodes, Alanya, Limassol, Ashdod, Haifa, Agios Nikolaos, Santorini, Kusadasi, and Patmos. Regent Seven Seas Cruises' all-inclusive experience includes free unlimited shore excursions; a complimentary one-night pre-cruise hotel package; free unlimited beverages including fine wines and premium spirits; complimentary prepaid gratuities; an i-suite mini-bar replenished daily; and no additional charge for specialty restaurants. Plus, for a limited-time only, get 2-for-1 fares and specially priced business-class air upgrades. Single cruisers can also sail for a 50% single supplement in categories D-F (call for single rates).
What Else You'll Have To Pay: Airfare
Book By: Sept. 30, 2012
Why this is a Deal: Get free unlimited shore excursions and one pre-cruise hotel stay.
Other Details: Seven Seas Mariner offers dining by the famed Le Cordon Bleu® of Paris in Signatures, one of four single, open-seating restaurants.

Photo Caption: Pefkos and other once-quiet stretches of sand are now popular European getaways. Rhodes, Greece.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo by <a href="http://www.frommers.com/community/user_gallery_detail.html?plckPhotoID=db299f62-65fe-4df3-96c1-6a257e9f4d24&plckGalleryID=c0482941-0d2d-4cca-b8c4-809ee9e20c72" target="_blank">EugeneM/Frommers.com Community</a> Akihiko Takaba
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Provider: All-Travel (tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com)
What: A 7-night cruise aboard Celebrity Cruises' 2,850-passenger Celebrity Silhouette round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale
When: Feb. 17, 2013 (inside cabins from $999 per person)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Stop in San Juan, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas. This "Cruise for a Cure" sailing features the godmother of the Celebrity Silhouette and breast cancer survivor Michelle Morgan to help raise funds to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The fares include $50 per stateroom shipboard credit; a welcome reception hosted by Michelle Morgan; an optional shore excursion in a port of call to support breast cancer awareness and research; a farewell reception and more. Plus, your fare also includes a $200 donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
What Else You'll Have To Pay: Airfare, and government fees/taxes
Book By: Sept. 30, 2012
Why this is a Deal: Get the shipboard credit, plus your fare donates $200 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Other Details: Enjoy real grass lawn, specialty restaurants, and much more.

Photo Caption: San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Canadian Rockies -- Photo by <a href="http://www.frommers.com/community/user_gallery_detail.html?plckPhotoID=f470e6bb-c6d1-4b9d-acbf-202b70fa0921&plckGalleryID=c0482941-0d2d-4cca-b8c4-809ee9e20c72" target="_blank">SarahD/Frommers.com Community</a>. Frommers.com Community
Destination: Canadian Rockies Tour plus Pacific Coast Cruise
Provider: All Aboard Travel (tel. 800/741-1770; www.allaboardtravel.com)
What: A 12-day scenic Canadian Rockies land tour plus a 7-night Pacific Coastal cruise on 1,936-passenger Norwegian Sun
When: Sept. 5, 2013 (inside cabins from $2,299 per person)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: A 12-day Scenic Canadian Rockies tour plus a 7-night Pacific Coast cruise on Norwegian Sun with stops in Nanaimo, BC; Victoria, BC; Astoria; San Francisco; and Los Angeles
What Else You'll Have To Pay: Airfare, package taxes and fees, gratuities, and excursions
Book By: Oct. 1, 2012
Why this is a Deal: Enjoy the 7-night cruise and a 12-day land-tour in one easy trip.
Other Details: This trip features a 12-day scenic Canadian Rockies tour including visits to Vancouver, Victoria, Jasper, Stanley Park (winery tour), Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer Ride), and Butchart Garden. Scenic highlights include the Okanagan Valley, Glacier National Park, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Whistler, and more.

Photo Caption: Canadian Rockies
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Looking down on Waikiki Beach from the top of Diamond Head. Photo by <a href="http://www.frommers.com/community/user_gallery_detail.html?plckPhotoID=3f7a4ba9-aa98-46bd-9576-c21f4791e127&plckGalleryID=c0482941-0d2d-4cca-b8c4-809ee9e20c72" target="_blank">Michael Marfell/Frommers.com Community</a> Anne Ackermann/ Novus Select
Destination: Hawaii
Provider: CruiseWise (tel. 888/606-3620; www.cruisewise.com)
What: A 14-night Hawaii cruise aboard 2,674-passenger Sapphire Princess round-trip from Los Angeles
When: Dec. 8, 2012 (inside cabins from $999 per person, oceanviews from $1,099, balconies from $1,599)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Visit Hilo, Honolulu, Kauai, Maui, and Ensenada, with four relaxing days at sea at the beginning and the end of the cruise.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Ground transport, gratuities, and government fees
Book By: No deadline, but prices are subject to change
Why this is a Deal: CruiseWise is offering a $75 to $125 per cabin onboard credit.

Photo Caption: Looking down on Waikiki Beach from the top of Diamond Head.
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Snow on the ground in Milford Sound, New Zealand. Frommers.com Community
Destination: South Pacific
Provider: CruiseWise (tel. 888/606-3620; www.cruisewise.com)
What: A 14-night cruise on Royal Caribbean's 3,114 -passenger Voyager of the Seas
When: Dec. 8, 2012 (inside cabins from $933 per person, ocean iews from $1,495, balconies from $1,695)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Stop in Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Port Chalmers, Wellington, Tauranga, and Auckland, New Zealand. This itinerary also includes a day in Tasmania and six full days at sea.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Ground transport, gratuities, and government fees
Book By: There is no deadline, but prices are subject to change
Why this is a deal: Get a $75 to $275 onboard credit per cabin.
Other Details: Specialty dining on the Voyager of the Seas ranges from the Portofino Italian specialty restaurant to the 1950s-style Johnny Rockets diner. The ship also boasts an ice skating rink, a mini golf course, and a rock-climbing wall.

Photo Caption: Snow on the ground in Milford Sound, New Zealand.
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The city of Cairns, Australia, as seen from the Kuranda Skyrail. Frommers.com Community
Destination: Australia & Indonesia
Provider: Cruise Specialists (tel. 800/544-2469; www.cruisespecialists.com)
What: A 16-day Australia and Indonesia cruise aboard Holland America's 1,432-passenger Volendam
When: Nov.-Dec. 2012 (inside cabins from $1,599 per person)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Spend two full days cruising the Great Barrier Reef and an overnight in Cairns (the gateway to Great Barrier Reef), plus enjoy three stops in Indonesia including Komodo Island, home to the Komodo Dragons. Get a $75 shipboard credit per stateroom.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Air, transfers, and taxes
Book By: As soon as possible
Why this is a Deal: Receive the shipboard credit, plus you can upgrade to an oceanview cabin for $200 more.
Other Details: Volendam has four dining venues, a Culinary Arts Center, a coffee house, and a kids' club.

Photo Caption: The city of Cairns, Australia, as seen from the Kuranda Skyrail.
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Roseau, Dominica. palestrina55
Destination: South Caribbean
Provider: Cruises-N-More (tel. 800/733-2048; www.cruises-n-more.com)
What: A 7-night Caribbean cruise aboard the 2,034-passenger Celebrity Summit
When: Nov. 10, 2012 (inside cabins from $649 per person; oceanviews from $848; balconies from $1,399; and suites from $1,849)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Stop in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; St. Kitts; Dominica; Grenada; and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Airfare and taxes/fees
Book By: As available; call to book
Why This is a Deal: For bookings before Aug. 31, reap onboard credits of $50 per oceanview cabin, $100 per balcony, $150 per Aqua Class or Concierge Class Balcony, and $200 per suite. Mention you found this deal on Frommers.com for an additional $100 onboard cabin credit.
Other Details: Enjoy a memorable dinner at the restaurant Qsine, with a menu and wine list presented on an iPad.

Photo Caption: Roseau, Dominica.
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St. Thomas, USVI. enil
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Provider: Cruises-N-More (tel. 800/733-2048; www.cruises-n-more.com) What: A 7-night Caribbean cruise aboard the 2,884-passenger Celebrity Silhouette.
When: Dec. 23, 2012 (inside cabins from $1,399 per person; oceanviews from $1,549; balconies from $1,599; and suites from $1,849)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Stop in Cococay, Bahamas; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and St. Maarten
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Airfare and taxes/fees
Book By: As available; call to book at these prices
Why This is a Deal: For holiday bookings before Aug. 31, Celebrity offers $100 onboard credit per inside/oceanview cabin, $200 for balcony, $300 for Aqua Class and Concierge Class Balcony, and $400 per suite. Mention you found this deal on Frommers.com for an additional $100 onboard cabin credit.
Other Details: Recent enhancements to Celebrity's real-grass Lawn Club provide more opportunities to relax, eat, drink, and socialize in the fresh air. For example, you can enjoy outdoor grilling in the interactive Lawn Club Grill.

Photo Caption: St. Thomas, USVI.
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Cozumel, Mexico. zanzibar123
Destination: Western Caribbean
Provider: Cruise.com (tel. 888/497-1902; www.cruise.com)
What: A 5-night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's 3,634-passenger Liberty of the Seas round-trip from Ft Lauderdale.
When: Dec. 8, 2012 (inside cabins from $429 per person; oceanviews from $529; balconies from $659; and suites from $999)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Ports include Belize City and Cozumel
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Airfare, ground transfers, and taxes
Book By: Subject to availability
Why This Is a Deal: The first and second passengers in a cabin receive prepaid gratuities (worth about $10.50 per person per day).
Other Details: Enjoy the rock-climbing wall, and ice-skating show. There's also a H20 Zone water park for kids, plus a pair of cantilevered hot tubs hanging 100 feet above the ocean.

Photo Caption: Cozumel, Mexico.
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The beach on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. Frommers.com Community
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Provider: Cruise.com (tel. 888/497-1902; www.cruise.com)
What: A 7-night cruise aboard the 2,886-passenger Celebrity Silhouette round-trip from Fort Lauderdale
When: Jan. 6, 2013 (inside cabins from $744 per person; outside cabins from $894; balconies from $994, and suites from $1,884)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Stop in San Juan, St. Maarten, and St.Thomas
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Airfare, ground transfers, and taxes
Book By: Subject to availability
Why This Is a Deal: Enjoy a $75 onboard credit.

Photo Caption: The beach on the Dutch side of St. Maarten.
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