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Date nights on the Disney Dream: Adults-only fun

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011


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Disney Dream photos by Preston Mack, Kent Phillips and Mark Stroshane

By Deborah Bowen

The question comes up time and again: “Can I – should I? – take a Disney cruise when I’m not traveling with children?” The savvy traveler is well aware of Disney Cruise Line’s reputation for world-class service, and understands that while Disney certainly means character interactions and kids’ dining options, it offers “a whole new world” of incredible options for grownups as well. (more…)

Top 5 can’t-miss cruises

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

By Kim Windyka

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re still hunting for the perfect present for that special lady in your life — be it your mom, sweetie, sister, or other great gal — what better gift than a relaxing cruise to a fabulous destination (or several fabulous destinations)? There are literally tons of cruise itineraries and vacations to choose from, but here’s a few show stoppers definitely worth a look.

Sulphur springs from St. Lucia's drive-in volcano. Credit: D.G. Brown

Sulphur springs from St. Lucia's drive-in volcano. Credit: D.G. Brown

(1) 6-Night Southern Caribbean: While many Caribbean cruises focus on the Eastern and Western portions, the Southern Caribbean has gorgeous islands with lots of historic charm. On this trip, you’ll stop first in sleepy St. Croix; take a scenic horseback ride or an exciting scuba dive. Then, beach it up in St. John’s, Antigua, before checking out the drive-up volcano (yes, you read that right) on St. Lucia. End your trip by exploring the amazing plant and animal life at the Nature Reserve on St. Kitts.

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Royal Caribbean: special offers on cheap cruises

Friday, March 26th, 2010
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The Oasis of the Seas rock-climbing wall

Get onboard one of these cheap cruises for a fun-filled vacation. Right now Royal Caribbean cruises are an even better deal, with special offers and reduced rates. Check out their offers on cheap cruises:

  • Free casino credit, spa discount and more: Book an oceanview category room or above on select Royal Caribbean cruises departing between May 1 and Sept. 30, 2010, and you’ll get on onboard savings booklet with discounts on spa treatments, etc.
  • Reduced rates for families: Book a qualifying cheap cruise by April 15, 2010, and take advantage of reduced family rates.
  • Up to $200 in free spending: Book a qualifying May 2010 sailing on Voyager of the Seas by March 31 and get up to $200 in onboard spending.

Consider a cheap cruise on the brand new ship Oasis of the Seas for your vacation. The ship sails on a 7-Night Eastern Caribbean cruise to St. Thomas and St. Maarten in April and May, with rooms starting at $899.

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Spring Cruise Blowout: special offers on cheap cruises

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Cheap CruiseAs cheap vacations go, cheap cruises are a fun and easy option. One price covers your room and most food and entertainment — not to mention the several destinations you visit. There are cheap cruises to just about any destination you’d like to travel — the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Mediterranean and more. And during CheapTickets’ Spring Cruise Blowout, it’s easier than ever to plan a cheap vacation at sea. Just look at some of these special offers and deals on cheap cruises:

  • Norwegian Cruise Lines: Up to $300 in free onboard spending, plus the launch of Nickelodeon at Sea — cheap cruises with Nickelodeon characters and shows for families.

There are cheap cruises to fit just about every schedule and budget, from short 3-night trips to seven- and ten-night cruises. So pick your cheap vacation destination, and find a cheap cruise that fits during the Spring Cruise Blowout.

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Cheap cruises on Holland America: last day to save

Friday, March 5th, 2010

cheap cruiseIf you’ve been thinking about taking a cheap cruise, today is your lucky day: it’s the last day to take advantage of savings on Holland America Line cruises.

With 7-night cruises starting at $499, you’ll find great value, but you won’t feel like you’re on a cheap cruise. Holland America Line’s recent “Signature of Excellence” upgrades offer travelers even more luxury amenities, like new enrichment programs, plush-top mattresses in every room, cooking demonstrations and more. And these special offers make already cheap cruises an even better deal:

Reduced prices for third and fourth guests: Bring kids, other family members or friends and save with lower costs for the third and fourth person per stateroom.

  • Consider a 7-Night Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Eurodam. This new ship features three gourmet restaurants, an expanded spa and the largest gym on any Holland America ship. This cheap cruise includes stops on Grand Turk Island, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.

40% off Alaska cruisetours: Save up to 40% when you book qualifying sea and land cruisetours in Alaska.

  • The 7-Night Alaska Explorer cruise takes travelers to Juneau, Alaska, along the Hubbard Glacier to Ketchican, and on to Victoria, British Columbia. This cheap cruise starts at $649.

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Cheap cruises: Free spending, upgrades on Celebrity

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

cheap cruiseswidth=If you want to vacation on the cheap, cruises are an easy way to go. Cheap cruises on Celebrity give you stunning scenery, great dining and entertainment, exciting excursions — all in one all-inclusive vacation. Now Celebrity Cruise Lines has several offers that make their cheap cruises an even better deal:

  • Oceanview upgrades from $99: Book an oceanview stateroom for just $99/person more than an interior room on select cheap cruises to Alaska or Bermuda departing April 25-Aug.29.
  • Up to $100 in free onboard spending: Get $50 for 7- to 10-night cruises and $100 for 11+night cruises departing April 10-Jan. 15, 2011.
  • Third and fourth guests from $299/person for qualifying stateroom categories on select cruises
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AquaSpa thalassotherapy pool on the Celebrity Summit

Here are some cheap cruises on Celebrity that you may want to consider:

7-Night Bermuda Celebrity cruise: Leave from New Jersey for three full days in Bermuda. The Celebrity Summit features a waterfall pool with pool bar, onboard golf pro, Champagne and caviar bar and more. The April 25 sailing for this cheap cruise starts at $549.

7-Night Southern Caribbean Celebrity cruise: Sail from Puerto Rico to St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Antigua and St. Lucia. Onboard, relax in the spa with seawater jacuzzi, enjoy weekly afternoon tea service and take advantage of Celebrity Select Dining, Celebrity Cruise Line’s flexible dining program.

Special offers on cheap cruises like these end Feb. 28.

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Cheap cruises: free upgrades, up to 20% off

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Cheap CruiseHow do cheap cruises get even cheaper? When you plan ahead.

Take advantage of Carnival Cruise Lines Early Saver prices and save up to 20% when you book your cheap cruise in advance — 3+ months ahead for 3- to 5-night cruises; 5+ months ahead for 6+-night cruises.

Plus, get a free upgrade (an up to $120 value)  when you book select staterooms on select cheap cruises. Here are a few Carnival cruises you may want to consider:

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Winter cruise Blowout: hundreds of cheap cruises on sale

Monday, January 11th, 2010

cheap cruiseHuge savings and valuable bonus offers during our Winter Cruise Blowout make cheap cruises an even better travel deal. With your accommodations and meals included, a cheap cruise is like a traveling all-inclusive resort. Here is just a sample of the deals available during this sale:

  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines: Save up to $200 on cheap cruises in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Three-night Bahamas cruises start at just $169.

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Cheap last-minute cruises starting at $159

Monday, December 28th, 2009

cheap-cruisesIf you need a vacation — soon — cheap last-minute cruises can take you away in no time. Pack your bags fast to take advantage of deals like these on cheap cruises:

4-Night Western Caribbean: Leave Feb. 4 on this cheap cruise from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico. The Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas features a rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink and activities for kids ages six months to 17 years. The Feb. 4 sailing starts at $219.

7-Night Southern Caribbean: This cheap cruise includes stops in St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Antigua and St. Lucia. The Jan. 16 sailing starts at $399.

If you can leave as soon as January 8, you can choose from two cheap cruises starting at just $159:

  • 3-Night Baja Mexico: The Carnival Elation takes travelers from San Diego to bustling Ensenada, Mexico, where they can enjoy shopping at the markets, exploring the beaches and eating local specialties from street vendors or cantinas.
  • 3-Night Bahamas: The Norwegian Sky heads from Miami to Nassau and a private island in the Bahamas.

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Spend the holidays at sea with these cheap cruises

Friday, December 4th, 2009

cheap cruiseThe holidays are just around the corner, and if shopping and preparations have you stressed out, a cheap cruise may be just the answer. You could spend Christmas on a cruise, ring in the New Year at sea, or just treat yourself to a cheap cruise as a holiday gift. Here’s a sample of some holiday cruises:

15-Night Southern Caribbean cruise: This cheap cruise on the Celebrity Millennium hits all of the major islands. Leave from San Juan and enjoy stops in St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Barbados, Curacao, Aruba and more. Rooms start at $799 for this December 18 sailing.

5-Night Bahamas Holiday: Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas takes you to Nassau and a private island on this cheap cruise. The December 21 sailing starts at $448.

4-Night Baja Mexico: This cheap cruise on the Carnival Elation features stops in Catalina Island, California, and Ensenada, Mexico. Rooms for the December 22 sailing start at $379.

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