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Ride January's Wave Of Cruise Bargains
Itís "Wave Season" in the cruise industry, the busiest booking period of the year lasting from January to March. If youíve been thinking about taking a cruise, now is the time to take advantage of fabulous savings on sailings to a wide variety of exciting destinations.
* Carnival: Carnival is offering special "Pack and Go" specials for selected close-in sailings, such as:
1/26 Carnival Paradise - 4-day cruise from Long Beach starting at $149
2/1 Carnival Triumph - 7-day sailing from Miami starting at $399
2/12 Carnival Elation - 3-day cruise from San Diego starting at $129
2/8 and 2/22 Carnival Valor - 7-day cruise from Miami starting at $399
All of the above rates are per person, double occupancy, and some restrictions apply. For more information, contact your travel agent, call Carnival at 1-800-CARNIVAL, or visit www.carnival.com.
* Cruise West: Cruise West has extended its early booking promotion for Alaska itineraries. Save up to $2000 per cabin if you book by January 30, 2009 or up to $1100 per cabin if you reserve your cruise by February 27, 2009. For more information, contact your travel agent, call 1-888-851-8133 or visit www.cruisewest.com.
* Cunard: Cunard is currently offering reduced rates on its luxury 2009 transatlantic crossings on the Queen Mary 2 with cruise fares starting at $745 per person. For more information, contact your travel agent, call 1-800-7-CUNARD or visit www.cunard.com.
* Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian has just announced an addition to its "Freestyle Resolution" sales program. Vacationers will receive 50% off the standard cruise deposits for all sailings fleet-wide if bookings are made by January 17, 2009. This deal is available this week only, so act fast. For more information, contact your travel agent, call 866-234-5647, or visit www.ncl.com.
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