Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Jan 30

$459 -- Puerto Vallarta, air + 7 nights all-inclusive
Staying at the 3.5 star Embarcadero
February 1 @ $459
Feb 8 - Mar 28 @ $899
50% off if you leave this Friday!

$97 -- Varadero from Calgary (Roundtrip), Last Minute
Sure, you have to get to Calgary, but this price is really amazing.

$198 -- Montego Bay from Vancouver, Save $350
Travel dates: Depart Feb. 9, Return Feb. 16

$768 -- Anaheim Weeklong Package incl. Tax, $200 OFF
March 18 & 19: Includes roundtrip airfare to Los Angeles, 7 nights accommodations at the Castle Inn & Suites and all taxes. Plus children 9 and under eat Free.

$999 -- London, England, air + 7 nights
Departs March 18, 25

Thursday, January 24, 2008

TWO Day Cruise Sale- Alaska from $ 449 pp- Oceanview!

CruCon Cruise Outlet's TWO Day Cruise Sale- Alaska from $ 449 pp- Oceanview!

Valid Thurs-Friday ONLY (24 Jan- 25 Jan)
Limited to 25 cabins per sailing.

Ryndam- 7 nt. Alaska RT Vancouver
Date Inside Oceanview
05/07/08 N/A $ 499 pp
05/14/08 $ 499 pp $ 599 pp

Statendam- 7 nt. Alaska RT Vancouver
Date Inside Oceanview
05/10/08 $ 449 pp $ 549 pp
05/17/08 $ 599 pp $ 699 pp

Veendam- 7 nt. Alaska RT Vancouver
Date Inside Oceanview
05/02/08 N/A $ 449 pp
05/09/08 $ 449 pp $ 549 pp

More Holland America sailings also on sale:

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

More airfare deals this week

$238 -- Seattle to Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
We're used to the crazy Oasis fares from Vancouver to Hong Kong, but for Shanghai and Taipei you can get good prices out of Seattle:
Seattle - Shanghai $280 O/W
Seattle - Taipei $238 O/W
Sale ends Friday.

Side note: Vancouver - Shanghai is coming up as $778 RT right now, a savings of $200 + lower taxes by leaving from Seattle.

Latin America at 25% off on AA
Belize City, Belize $432 RT
Buenos Aires, Argentina $692 RT
Quito, Ecuador $527 RT
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil $753 RT

Weekly Roundup - Jan 23

$100 -- Victoria 4-Diamond Resort (Reg. $239+)
The Fairmont Empress is celebrating its 100th birthday, and to continue the festivities, you can take advantage of the "Deal of the Century" and book Fairmont rooms for only $100 per night. Valid through December 31! (some blackout dates apply)

$119 -- Sun Peaks 4-Diamond Resort, 40% OFF
Stay at the Delta Sun Peaks Resort in BC's Okanagan region (famous for their champagne powder snow) for only $119 per night, and you will also receive a bottle of sparkling wine and powdered French beignuts upon arrival. Peak season travel, through March 31.

US$699 -- 10-Night Caribbean Cruise, Kids Sail FREE
Caribbean, Latin America, Panama Canal
Travel dates: Feb. departures; March +US$50

$1499 -- New Zealand 'Fly & Drive' w/Bonus Week
For just $1499 per person, fly to New Zealand from Vancouver and enjoy all the beauty and history the country has to offer in your very own motorhome rental. When you book this trip, you will receive an additional week of the motorhome for FREE, making your rental 21 days in total!

US$1849 -- 16 nights, Cruise Miami to Spain, w/Air from Canada
A great deal on a longer cruise - Azamara is a pricier cruise line, and this works out to just over $200/night INCLUDING airfare from Vancouver! Although it's a transatlantic cruise, the longer trip allows stops in 6 ports of call.
Book by Friday to get a FREE upgrade to an oceanview cabin, roundtrip transfers between airport and port, and pre-paid gratuities.

$200 -- AirTran sale Seattle to Mexico
Sale fares are all in relation to Denver, so you have to buy 2 segments (Seattle-Denver, and Denver-Mexico), but it can be worth it for this price!
Sale ends 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 24, for travel thru April 9.

$89 -- 50% off Newly Renovated Cabo Resort, All-inclusive
Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas. For stays thru April.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Jan 16

$139 -- Luxury Seattle-area lodge with wine tasting for two
Travel + Leisure named this the #12 hotel in the U.S. and Canada in 2007.
Weekend prices are $50 more. Book by Jan 31.

$699 -- Adult + Child package to Disneyland, from Seattle
* Round trip airfare for one child (age 2-11) and one adult.
* 4 nights at the Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort, plus kids eat lunch and dinner free
* 5-Day Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® Bonus Ticket for one child and one adult for the price of 3-Day Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® Bonus Ticket. (2 Days free)*
* 1,500 Mileage Plan Bonus miles for each person in addition to miles flown when you book your package at
* Travel thru June 27. 2 day Park Hopper bonus valid until April 24. Book by March 19.

US$77 -- Fly to San Francisco from Seattle
Travel thru May 8, book by Jan 31

$799 -- Maui: Air & Hotel Packages, Save $200
Travel dates: April 16 - June 15 and Sep 5 - Oct 31
Book by Jan 31

$203 -- Orlando Flights on Sale This Winter (Roundtrip)
Depart from Seattle thru Feb or March.
Travelzoo Tip: Orbitz also has a $150 OFF Sale on family vacations. Save instantly on 5 nights or more in Orlando when you enter promo code 150FAMILY before checkout.

$99 -- Orlando 1-Bedroom Suites at 55% OFF
One of Orlando's top family resorts, for stays thru Feb.

$858 -- Cuba Peak-Season Vacations
Depart Jan 26

$699 -- Manzanillo: Save $500 on All-Inclusive Packages
Depart Feb 5, 12

$385 -- One Week Mexico Cruise: Cabo, Mazatlan & Vallarta
Even cheaper than in my recent post, this one is with Princess.

$147 -- Costa Rica from Calgary or Edmonton, Roundtrip
Travel dates: January 21, 28
Add on a (hopefully) cheap fare to Calgary and this could be cheaper than direct from Vancouver to Costa Rica.

$1018 -- Fly Non-Stop to Auckland from Vancouver, Roundtrip
Travel in April or May, book by Feb 15

$1159 -- Chinese New Year in Hong Kong
Round-trip air from Seattle, transfers, 4 nights 5* hotel accommodations, Hong Kong city tour with sampan ride, VIP bleacher seats at the International Chinese New Year Night Parade (Feb 7, 2008), and Hong Kong Museum of History pass are all included.

$1299 -- Turkey 12-Night Escorted Tour Package incl. Flights
Departure from Seattle will be $200-$300 more.
Travel dates: April 24; May 8; Oct. 23; +$100 additional dates

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cruise Bargains

Holland America is offering FREE* travel to the 3rd and 4th passengers in a stateroom on the following Alaska sailings:
Glacier Discovery Cruises - Vancouver-Seward (or reverse)
ms Zaandam May 11, 18, 2008
ms Volendam May 18, 2008
ms Veendam May 16, 2008
All other dates in 2008 are $99

Royal Caribbean has Alaska cruise-tours starting from $1449, with a $200 per cabin shipboard credit.

Celebrity has Alaska cruise-tours starting from $1499, also with a $200 per cabin shipboard credit.

Princess also has Alaska cruise-tours starting from $1449, and offers up to a $200 credit on select cabin categories.

Mexico 7-night cruises are showing great prices, too, for travel in late March. For example, Holland America offers one at $449, and Royal Caribbean offers one at $499.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Seat Sales

I noticed some great seat sales out of Seattle today, some for travel up to May 8.

San Diego, CA (SAN) $198 RT

San Francisco, CA (SFO) $154 RT

Jacksonville, FL (JAX) $179 RT

Tampa, FL (TPA) $179 RT

Orlando, (MCO) $198 RT

Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) $352 RT - INCLUDING TAXES!

Geneva, Switzerland (GVA) $482 RT - INCLUDING TAXES!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Cheap Toronto, Beaches

$160 -- Toronto From Seattle, RT, THIS WEEKEND
If you have no plans this weekend and want to go to Toronto, jump on this sale!

If your plans range farther out, contemplate a Beaches all-inclusive vacation. Named "the world's best family resorts", air-inclusive packages are up to 45% off right now. Good for travel thru April.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Jan 9

Air Canada International Seat Sale
One-way prices of note, Vancouver to:
*London $289
*Tokyo $299
*Beijing $340
Purchase by January 17.
Travel dates: January 5 - March 31. For London, January 05 - February 20 and April 01 - April 30.

$129 -- Vancouver Pan Pacific Hotel, 50% off
Travel dates: Jan. 22 - March 31
Upgrades are also available, including its Inner Harbour View rooms for just $20 more, including late check out at 2 PM.
Must book by Jan. 19.

$799 -- Buenos Aires Air & 6 nights
Gate 1 Travel package to Buenos Aires from Miami or New York includes flights and 6 nights hotel, with the ability to extend the return date.
Travel April 1 - June 26.
Book by TODAY, Jan 10.

$398 -- New York from Vancouver, Roundtrip
Travel dates: Through April 30
Non-Stop flight on Cathay.

$278 -- Seattle to New York

$229+ -- 3-day sale: 4- and 7-night Mexico cruises
Here are just a couple of 4-night itineraries available:
* Baja Mexico cruise departing from Long Beach on April 14 -- $229
* Baja Mexico cruise departing from Long Beach on April 28 -- $269
Here are just a couple of 7-night itineraries available:
* Mexican Riviera cruise departing from Long Beach on February 24 -- $439
* Mexican Riviera cruise departing from Long Beach on March 9 -- $479
Book by Friday, Jan 11.

Celebrity "Down Under" Early Bird Cruise Sale INCLUDING AIRFARE FROM VANCOUVER!
Promotion expires: 18 Jan 08
$2799 -- 15 nt. Hawaii/Tahiti/New Zealand INCL. AIRFARE, 17 Oct. 08
$2899 -- 12 nt. Australia/NZ INCL. AIRFARE, 02 Nov. 08
$2599 -- Celebrity Millennium- 9 nt. Australia/NZ INCL. AIRFARE, 14 Nov. 08

$639 -- Maui or Honolulu, Hawaii
Air & 7 nights hotel
Depart April 7 - Oct 31, Book by January 31!

Monday, January 7, 2008

WestJet sale to Hawaii

The latest WestJet sale includes fares to Hawaii to compete with the prices I reported last week. This one is a 2-day sale (through Jan 8), for travel through March 5.

Kona, HI (KOA) $358 RT
Honolulu, HI (HNL) $358 RT
Kahului-Maui, HI (OGG) $438 RT

The Maui prices isn't all that great, but you could save over $100 by leaving from Seattle:
Seattle, WA (SEA) to Kahului-Maui, HI (OGG) $350 RT

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Weekly Roundup - Jan 3

This week brings great deals on post-holiday travel in the next month, plus some sales on travel through October.

$355 -- Mexico Cruise on Princess, including port fees
7 days departing February 10th on the Dawn Princess

$599 -- 7 night Alaska Cruise on Holland America
Roundtrip Seattle in May.

$1599 -- Hawaii 10-Night Cruise, incl. $200 Credit & Air
May 3 -- Sail 10 nights from Ensenada to Maui (2 days), Kona, Mount Kilauea, Hilo & Honolulu (ends)
May 13 -- Sail 10 nights from Honolulu to Kauai, Maui, Kona, Mount Kilauea, Hilo & Vancouver (ends)
Note: This offer is limited to just 50 cabins, and you must book by Jan. 4.

$318 -- Seattle, WA to Honolulu, HI on Hawaiian Airlines
Travel is valid from January 7 through March 14.
Book by January 4, 11:59 PM ET.

Seat Sale to Hawaii from Vancouver, April 7 - Oct 31
*Book by January 31; High season surcharges apply

Air Only - One Way from $149
Air & 7 nights hotel from $639 (Castle Ocean Hotel; 2.5-star)

Air Only - One Way from $169
Air & 7 nights in a 1-bedroom condo from $799 (Kihei Akahi)

$115 -- Waikiki 1-Bedroom Suite this Spring, $100 OFF
Travel dates: April 1 - June 1; +$24 Jan. 6 - March 31

$108 -- Oceanfront Kauai Resort this Spring, 40% OFF
Travel dates: Through June 1
book by Jan. 11.

$299 -- Las Vegas
Air + 3 nights at the Stratosphere. Other hotels also available.

US$819 -- Prague: 6 Nights & Air from Seattle
Travel dates: Jan. 8 - March 31

$1350 -- 2-for-1 to South Africa
Flights from NY or Washington, D.C. to South Africa

$3,190 -- 10 Day Tour of South Africa and Botswana
What's Included: Airfare from NY, accommodations, airline transfers, some meals, and sightseeing.
When: April 1 to May 31, book at least 60 days in advance.
This trip visits Victoria Falls and Botswana and includes game reserves, birding, fishing, walks through villages, and plenty of mid-day leisure time.

$1995 -- Upscale Tahiti Vacation, incl. Air, Hotel & Meals
Travel thru April 9. Price is from LA.