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November 5 2008 Cruises Newsletter

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Take A Drive-In Holiday Cruise Vacation
If sky-high airfares are spoiling your dreams of a holiday beach vacation in the Caribbean or Mexico, don't despair. Holiday cruises from close-to-home ports will take you to those same sunny beaches, sometimes for less than the cost of a round-trip air ticket.


This issue of our Cruises Newsletter contains some hot, time sensitive deals on holiday cruise sailings, Disney cruises, and winter cruise vacations. Check them out and act quickly - these deals are likely to go fast!

* Disney Cruise Line: Get a 3-night Disney cruise to the Bahamas between August 13 - December 17, 2009 for just $99 per person (double occupancy) when you sail on selected 4-night or 7-night Disney sailings between January 31 and March 28, 2009. To qualify for this offer, the first cruise booking must be made by December 15, 2008. This offer is based on availability and a number of restrictions apply. Booking code FBO must be used when making reservations. For more information, contact your favorite travel agent or visit the Disney Cruise Line website at

* Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Cruises is holding a 3-day "Post-Election Sale-A-Bration" from November 5-7, 2008. Many Celebrity Cruises sailings in January and February, 2009 are being offered at a special rate of 50% off the cruise fare for the second guest in a stateroom when bookings are made on November 5,6, or 7, 2008. This special deal applies to new, individual FIT bookings only and all sailings on Celebrity Xpedition and Celebrity Solstice are excluded. The following Celebrity cruise sailings are also excluded: Celebrity Century on January 8 and January 22, 2009; and Celebrity Mercury on February 28, 2009. This offer is subject to availability and restrictions apply. For more information, contact your favorite travel agent or visit the Celebrity Cruises website at

* Costa Cruises: Costa's Best Available Upgrade Sale offers special low fares and best available upgrades on inside and oceanview staterooms on selected 2008/2009 Caribbean cruises. This sale also includes some holiday sailings. Those who book with an American Express Card may receive up to a $100 onboard credit or an addition $100 discount per stateroom. This offer is subject to availability and restrictions apply. For more information, contact your favorite travel agent, call Costa Cruises at 1-877-88-COSTA (877-882-6782) and ask for discount code AX or AE, or visit the Costa Cruises website at

* MSC Cruises: Kids sail free on MSC Cruises' holiday sailings and special rates are available on the MSC Lirica's December 20, 2008 and December 27, 2008 Caribbean holiday sailings. Limited space is available and restrictions apply. MSC Cruises' "Kids Sail Free" offer applies to children 17 and under sharing a stateroom with two full-fare adults. Government fees and taxes are additional. For more information about this offer, contact your favorite travel agent or visit the MSC Cruises website at

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