Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Weekly Roundup - Oct 31

$1499 -- 10-Day Alaska Cruise & Tour, Regularly $2000+
Again on the premium Celebrity line, here's a discount on the cruisetour trip that takes a 7-day cruise and adds a 3 or 5 day land package that goes into the Alaskan tundra in Denali National Park. This price includes a $200 credit per cabin, which will cover all gratuities and a bit more, like a bottle of wine. The cheapest price appears to be June 3 and Sept 9, and other dates are available at slightly higher prices. Sept 9th is when we went and I can definitely recommend that time of year.

$399 -- San Francisco
Spend a weekend in a fun city and build up your duty-free allowance for some shopping!
Air & 3 nights hotel (Comfort Inn by Bay)
Departs Nov 15 - Dec 10

£80 -- Algarve Holiday Apartments (per Week!)
If you have a desire for a beach vacation in Portugal in early 2008, you can't beat the price of about $12pp/day!

$529 -- Anaheim Cruise & Stay – April 21
Air, 3 nights hotel, 3 night cruise and transfers
Ship: Norwegian Star
Hotel: Clarion Anaheim Resort
Inside $529 (plus $220 port and tax)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Premium Alaska Cruise

$429! -- Sail round-trip from Vancouver to Alaska on a premium ship!

May 11 ~ Inside $459 / Outside $539 / Balcony $1199
June 1 ~ Inside $429 / Outside $509 / Balcony $1379
(plus $375 port and tax)

Ship: Celebrity Mercury
Itinerary: Vancouver, at sea, Ketchikan, Hubbard Glacier,
Juneau, Sitka, at sea, Vancouver

Thursday, October 25, 2007

25% Off Caribbean Fares on American

Posted on the Airfarewatchdog blog

American Airlines is having a great 25% off insider sale to the Caribbean including St. Maarten, St. Lucia, St. Croix, St. Lucia, and St. Kitts. Use discount code DFSTSDEAL on only. The discount does not apply for travel November 24-26, December 19-24, December 26-27, December 29-January 6, and Saturdays. You must book by October 29 and travel from November 22 to February 13. If we were venal moneygrubbers, we would not tell you about this deal, because American doesn't pay us a cent for sending them business. But of course, we're not venal moneygrubbers.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Weekly Roundup - Oct 24

There are still a ton of great deals to all-inclusives in the Caribbean (check travelbestbets) and cruises in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Hawaii (check CruCon for their 3-day sale).

A few new deals --

$158 each way to London Heathrow from Vancouver on Air Canada, through February.

$649 -- Paris & London: 6 Nights & Air from Vancouver, including taxes and fees.

$509 -- Palm Springs 4-Night Holiday from Vancouver

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Cheapest Cruise Ever - $209!

This isn't on some ancient ship or unknown cruise line. It's the 5-year-old Norwegian Dawn, sailing 7-nights from Miami to the Eastern Caribbean.

Inside cabins are available for as little as $349 per person, including port charges of $140 per person.

Departure dates are November 25 and December 9, starting with one day at sea, then a stop at Samana in the Dominican Republic, then in Tortola, then St. Thomas, another day at sea, then a day at Great Stirrup Cay (a private island), and return to Miami.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Weekly Roundup - Oct 17

Travel Center is having a 25th Birthday sale through the end of this month. Sales range from hotels to domestic and international airfare to vacation packages and cruises.

Specials include airfare to Paris in early November for $428, and the Aussie Airpass (flight from Vancouver plus 3 free stops in Australia) for $1199.

Varadero -- All-Inclusive Week w/Air in January, $7681-Day Sale

IXTAPA, MEXICO, air & 7nts all-inclusive, departing Nov 18, Dec 2, 9 @ $799 (Barcelo Ixtapa; 4-star)

PUERTO PLATA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, air & 7nts all-inclusive,
Departs Nov 6, 13 @ $699 (Gran Ventana; 4.5-star)
Departs Nov 7 - Dec 5 @ $599 (Allegro Playa Dorada; 4-star)
Departs Nov 7 - Dec 5 @ $689 (Grand Oasis Marien; 4.5-star)
Departs January 1, 8 @ $969 (Allegro Playa Dorada; 4-star)

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - Kids Fly & Stay Free!
Air, 4 nights hotel & transfers
Departs Nov 5 - Dec 11 @ $499 (Best Western Stovall's)
Departs Nov 5 - Dec 11 @ $949 (Disneyland Hotel)
Departs January 5 - 26 @ $549 (Best Western Stovall's)
Kids (age 2-11yr) $119
(NOTE: Add $30 per person for travel on Mon/Thur/Fri/Sun)

Mexico Cruise, Jan 20-27 from Long Beach, CA - $459
Other dates for slightly more.

LONDON - If you want to go to London before the end of the year, you might be able to get BUSINESS CLASS for almost the same price as coach! Find a $200-300 fare to LA, and then snag a seat on the all-business-class airline MAXjet at $599 to London Stansted.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Amazing deals on non-standard cruises

$1299 -- 14 days departing December 8, 2007 on Azamara Quest through the Panama Canal. With a $250 shipboard credit, this is really only $1049 for two weeks!

$999 -- 7 days departing December 15, 2007 on Windstar's Wind Spirit (cruise ship with sails). Caribbean sailing.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Hawaii Sale

Here are two sales that together will make a very affordable vacation. It's a fare war, though, so it might be short-lived.
$247 airfare from Seattle to Honolulu
$599 Hawaiian islands cruise on Norwegian's Pride of Hawaii (Dec. 10th sailing, other sailings slightly higher)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Round-the-world Travel

Why visit just one country when you can travel around the world? Book now to save big on Airtreks’ ‘round the world tickets. Travel from New York to Hong Kong, Dubai, Dublin, and back again starting at $1,399 (code HAT570830). Click here to go to Airtreks.

Or, embark on an experience that takes you from New York to Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Bombay, Nairobi, Cairo, Athens, Rome, Copenhagen, Berlin, London, New York (code HAT570723). This whirlwind tour starts at $2,300 (no, that’s not a typo). Click here for this Airtreks special.

And for a real round-the-world extravaganza, travel from New York to London, Paris, Prague, Rome, Athens, Johannesburg, Kilimanjaro, Nairobi, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangkok, Singapore, Bali, Sydney, Fiji, Honolulu, and Los Angeles, starting at $3,595! (code: HAT570587). Click here for this deal. These deals are available through October 31, 2007, and other departure cities are generally available for an additional fee.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Weekly Roundup - Oct 10

Some of these deals have to be booked right away, so read the fine print.

$279 -- Weeklong Family Package near Disneyland w/Flights, November 13-20

$1179 -- China: 3-City Tour w/Air and Upscale Hotels, Feb 12/13 for 8 nights

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong with Iron Chef
7 Days $1268+/pp, Feb 4-10, 2008

Cruise Mexico for 7 nights for only US$449 per person, departs on January 6, 13, 20 & 27. Outside cabins are just US$100 more.

$499 -- Los Cabos: Brand-New, All-Inclusive Resort w/Air
5 nights, Nov 15 - Dec 21, plus $130 from Seattle

Los Cabos, Mexico, Air & 7 nights in an all-inclusive resort
Departs Nov 3 - Dec 8 @ $699 (Posada Real; 3.5-star)
Departs Nov 17 - Dec 8 @ $899 (Presidente; 4.5-star)
Departs Nov 17 - Dec 8 @ $1099 (Riu Santa Fe; 5-star)

$125pp/nt -- Cancun: Suite at Luxurious All-Inclusive Resort, through Dec. 20

5 Star All-Inclusive in Playa del Carmen - from $99 per person per night, Nov 1 - Dec 21

$649 and up -- Puerto Vallarta 7-nights all inclusive w/ air from Vancouver

$248 -- Honolulu from Seattle (Roundtrip), through March 14

Hawaii, Air & 7 nights hotel
Departs Oct 21 - Nov 30 @ $899 (Miramar; 3-star)
Departs Oct 21 - 28 @ $1299 (Hilton Hawaiian; 5-star)
Departs Oct 21 - Nov 29 @ $999 (Waikiki Banyan; 3-star)
Departs Jan 6 - 20 @ $799 (Aqua Coconut Plaza; 3-star)
Maui (1 bedroom condo & car rental)
Departs December 6 @ $1199 (Maui Banyan; 3.5-star)

$269 -- Mother's Day Weekend Cruise - 2 nights, May 9
Itinerary: Vancouver, at sea, Vancouver
Ship: Norwegian Sun

Friday, October 5, 2007

November in the Caribbean

These deals have to be booked by Oct 7th, so think fast!

Air & 7 nights in a beachfront all-inclusive resort
Departs Nov 7 - Dec 5 @ $579 (Riu Riulette; 4-star)*

Air & 7 nights in a beachfront all-inclusive resort
Departs Nov 4 - Dec 9 @ $899 (Melia Santa Maria; 4.5-star)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Rocky Mountain Lodge Special

Special rates at Rocky Mountain lodges for Alberta, BC, and Saskatchewan Residents.
Valid October 1 - December 21, 2007.

Emerald Lake Lodge (includes breakfast for two)
Sunday through Thursday; Superior rooms starting from $85.55*
Friday; Superior rooms starting from $90.55*
Saturday; Superior rooms starting from $95.56*

Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Sunday through Thursday; Deluxe rooms starting from $69.50*
Friday and Saturday; Deluxe rooms starting from $74.50*

Deer Lodge
Lodge rooms starting from $45.00*

*Plus taxes, per person based on double occupancy. Based on availability. Proof of residency is required at check-in.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Deals - Oct 3

November/December Travel
$395 -- Fly to Sun Destinations (R/T); 2nd Person Half-OFF
You must book by October 10.

$849 -- Punta Cana All-Inclusive Vacation at $300 OFF
Travel dates: Oct. 25; Nov. 1, 15
Taxes are approximately $290-$315 per person

$436+ -- Costa Rica seven-night vacations from LA
Price includes taxes from LA, add Vancouver-LA flight at an additional $300 or so and it's still a good price.

$299 -- Riviera Maya: All-Inclusive Beachfront Getaway w/Air
Additional nights can be added. From Vancouver starts at $549. Several locations available at this rate. Book by Oct 10.

US$790 -- Los Cabos 7-nt All-Inclusive
Hotel only, including tax. Kids stay free.

$499 -- 9-Night Caribbean Cruise Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7
This offer must be booked by Oct. 10. US$70 in additional taxes.
CruCon is also offering 5-night cruises on these ships starting at just US$249 per person.

$288 -- Lima, Peru(LIM) from Florida
Get to Florida for $300ish

2008 Travel
$881 -- Cancun 7-nt All-Inclusive Vacation
Oasis Palm Beach, depart Jan 12, taxes $273

$1700 -- 14 Day Affordable Turkey including air from Vancouver

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

November Cruises on Princess/Holland America

Mexico, 7 days on Princess, departs San Diego Nov 25, starting at $386

Mexico, 7 days on Holland America, departs San Diego Nov 24, starting at $449