Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Weekly Roundup - Dec 12

Another good week in the deals department. We'll start with some last-minute deals:

2 Nights at Fairmont Whistler - from $197
Stay during select dates through Dec. 20, 2007, and pay $180 CAD for the first night (approx. $179 USD), then the second night is $18 CAD.

$31 -- Las Vegas Hotel at 40% OFF has a bunch of Vegas hotel deals. Here's a sampling from Dec. 16-20 (per night):
Stratosphere ... $31
Circus Circus ... $32 with the 3rd night FREE
Hooters Hotel & Casino ... $39; stay 3 or more nights and it's only $26 per night
Tropicana ... $40 with FREE upgrade upon check-in

Still looking for somewhere to go for the holidays? Here's a list of blowouts on hotel and resort stays:

And Alaska Airlines still has west coast flights on sale for December 1-19, 25-26, 2007 and January 3-5, 2008.
For example, Oakland - Seattle... $79

And now for deals that have to be booked within days:

Royal Caribbean Cruise
Vacation Outlet has select sailings at pretty good prices - mostly Bahamas and Caribbean, but there's 1 Alaska sailing in there.
Some of these are on their big, new ships with all the excessive activity options: rock-climbing, bowling, ice skating, etc.

50% off Flights to Europe on Air Canada
London, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Rome, Paris and Tel Aviv for travel into spring. Offer ends at midnight EST Thursday, December 13th.
Fares are valid for departures from January 8, 2008 to February 29, 2008 and from April 1, 2008 to April 30, 2008 (unless otherwise indicated below.)
Vancouver - London $157 each way
Vancouver - Paris $246 each way
Vancouver - Rome $210 each way

SAS Winter Sale to Europe - from $225 each way
Travel between Jan. 7-Mar. 13, 2008, book by December 21st.
Visit Scandinavian destinations such as Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, Gothenburg, Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand and Turku on Scandinavian Airlines at prices as low as $249 each way from Seattle.
Travel to Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Milan, Vienna, Zurich, Gdansk, Warsaw, Riga, and Tallin during the same time period for $279 each way from Seattle.
Make sure to include a Saturday night stay to get the lowest fare. Fees, taxes, and airport charges are extra.

And the rest of the deals, for travel early in the new year:

$99 -- Victoria 4-Diamond Resort through February
4-Diamond Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa.
For only $99 per night through February for a Delta room. You can also upgrade to a Premier Partial Harbour View room for only $30 more. Other upgrades are also available for slightly higher.

One Week HAL Alaska Cruise - from $599 (Oceanview) including port charges!
Sail with Holland America Line on May 23, 2008 for 7 nights aboard the ship, Veendam starting at $549 for an interior stateroom. Oceanview staterooms start at $599. The ship will sail from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia making a stop in Sitka, Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchikan in Alaska.
Note: airfare from Vancouver to Anchorage will run about $350-$400.

$579 & up -- Palm Springs 5-Night Stay including Air & Taxes
Departs on Jan. 9, 16, and 23(per person, incl. tax):

Southern California CityPass
You’ll save $100 off the combined adult admission prices to Disneyland® Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld® San Diego, and more.
CityPass gives you 6 days of fun and adventure at these parks. You get a full 14-day period to conveniently enjoy it all.

$499 -- Anaheim 5-Night Getaway including Air & Transfers
Take a 5-night holiday in Anaheim and stay just minutes from Disney! We couldn't put this package together for cheaper ourselves and it includes all this:
* Roundtrip airfare from Vancouver to Los Angeles on Air Canada
* 5 nights accommodations at the Cortona Inn & Suites
* Transfers between the airport and hotel
* Departure on Jan. 23 -- other dates also available
Note: Taxes are approx. $104 per person.

$1239 -- Mayan Riviera 5-Star Vacations, Save $200
Departs Jan. 12

$1095 -- Dominican 7-Night Vacations at $200 OFF
Punta Cana at the The Club at Grand Paradise Bavaro
Vancouver, Jan. 6, 13, 20 …. $1095 (Don’t pay for 6 months* or pay $75.04/month**)
Note: Taxes are approx. $298 per person.