Thursday, September 24, 2009

Weekly Roundup - Sept 24

US$39 -- Upscale Orlando Resort
50% off the 3.5* Wyndham resort near major theme parks. Junior suite for $59. Thru Dec 24.

US$85 -- Waikiki Boutique Hotel, 55% off
Thru Dec 24. Book by Sept 25.

$87 -- Spain: Seaside Village Apartments at 30% OFF
October stays.

25% Off -- 2010 Alaska Lodge
Remote Glacier Bay Lodge puts you out amongst the Alaska wilderness without roughing it.

10% Off -- Asia/Africa Adventure Tours
Book by Sept 30 for 10% off these already low prices: 8 Day Thailand - $399, 15 Day Bali - $689, 15 Day India - $999, 15 Day Morocco - $849, 12 Day S. Africa - $969.

$400 Credit -- WestJet Sun Vacations
Book a 7+ nt vacation to any WestJet sun destination, get a free dinner, and get $400/room towards another airfare purchase. Book by Sept 30.

US$135pp -- 5 Nt Bahamas Cruise, 4-Person Share
Depart Miami on select dates, October 2-December 14, on Royal Caribbean. Other sailings also have amazing quad-share prices.

US$309 -- 8 Nt Southern Caribbean Cruise
Depart Ft Lauderdale Nov 28 on Royal Caribbean.

US$474 R/T -- Iceland from SEA, Inc Tax!
Nov - Jan travel. Non-stop flights.

US$567 -- 11 Nt East Coast Cruise
Departs Quebec City Oct. 3, 14; +US$50 on Oct. 25 for 13 nts. Book by Sept 30 for $50 shipboard credit.

US$677 R/T -- Hong Kong from SEA, Inc Tax
October travel.

$889 - Maui 1 Week 4* Oceanfront Vacation
$1027 with tax. Departs October 18.

$899 -- Orlando Cruise & Stay
Air from YVR, 4 nt cruise, 5 nt hotel. Departs Nov 18, sails on Royal Caribbean. Outside for only $929. Tax ~$300.

US$999 -- 15 Nt 4.5* Central America Cruise
Departs LA on Dec 7 on Princess.

$1299 -- 12 Nt Thailand Beach Vacation
Air + 12 nts 4* hotel in Phuket, thru Oct 26. Book by Sept 30.

$1460 -- Baltic Experience: 15 Days incl. Tours
Visit Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany. Select dates April thru June. Book by Oct 15.

$1499 -- Bali 12 Nt Vacation
Departs Nov 3 or Dec 2. Book by Sept 30.

US$1995 -- Luxury Galapagos Cruises, up to 40% Off
6 day tours from $1995pp, 10 days from $2995. Small-ship cruises on luxury yacht.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hotels & Cruises

FREE -- Give a Day, Get a Night
Volunteer for 8 hours and get a free (or 50% off) hotel night. US only, but participating hotels are all across the states so you can just make your own little volunteer vacation. Valid thru Dec 20.

FREE -- Camcorder During Hotel Stay
Omni hotels are offering an Omni Flips package, providing a loaner Pure Digital Flip video camcorder for use during your stay.

US$399 -- 11 Nt Mexico Cruise
Depart San Francisco on Oct 1 on Norwegian. Book by Sept 25.

US$499 -- 9 Nt Caribbean Cruise
Depart Baltimore on Oct 22 or Nov 5 on Royal Caribbean. Book by Sept 25.

US$549 -- 9 Nt S Caribbean Cruise
Depart Miami on Dec 4 on Norwegian. Book by Sept 25.

US$599 -- 14 Nt Europe & Atlantic Cruise
Depart Barcelona on Nov 28 on Celebrity. Book by Sept 25.

US$649 -- Verandah SUITE, 7 Nt Caribbean Cruise
Depart Florida on Nov sailings on Holland America. Book by Sept 25.

US$649 -- 10 Nt Ultimate Caribbean Cruise
Depart Ft Lauderdale on Oct/Nov sailings on Holland America. Book by Sept 25.

US$735 -- Verandah SUITE, 7 Nt Mexico Cruise
Depart San Diego on Nov 28 on Holland America. Inside from $375. Book by Sept 25.

US$1499 -- 15 Nt South America Cruise w/ air
Depart Ft Lauderdale on Dec 5 on Celebrity. Includes air from Miami, +$350 for Seattle. Book by Sept 25.

US$1769 -- 14 Nt South America Cruise w/ Air
Depart Valparaiso on Dec 6, Jan 17, or Mar 14 (other dates extra) on Norwegian. Book by Sept 25. Includes air from Miami.

US$2249 -- 14 Nt Med/Suez Canal/Dubai Cruise w/ Air
Depart Barcelona on Jan 4 on Royal Caribbean. Book by Sept 25.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Weekly Roundup - Sept 18

<$19 -- Traveller-Approved Hotels Under $19
Argentina to Cambodia to Egypt to Poland.

US$219 -- 5-Nt Caribbean Cruise
Nov. departures from Ft Lauderdale on MSC.

US$379 R/T -- Kona, HI from SEA, Inc Tax
Oct - Dec.

US$578 R/T -- Madrid from SEA, Inc Tax
Nov - Mar.

US$610 R/T -- Dublin from SEA, Inc Tax
Nov - Mar.

$620+ R/T -- Europe from Vancouver
Oct. 22 - March 28. Sale ends Sept 24. +$250-300 tax. London, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Vienna, Athens, Prague...

US$631 R/T -- Rome from SEA, Inc Tax
Nov - Mar.

$713 R/T - London from YVR, Inc Tax
Oct 10, return Nov 4.

US$723 R/T -- Manila, Philippines from SEA, Inc Tax
Oct/Nov travel.

US$726 R/T -- Macau from SEA, Inc Tax
Depart thru Nov 30.

US$749 -- 10-Nt Southern Caribbean Cruise
Visits less-visited islands, departing San Juan Nov 27 on Celebrity. Cruise-only price is $749; Arthur Frommer mentions $949 w/ air but provides no details. +$100 for 11 nt sailing on Dec 7.

US$2398 -- Bora Bora Overwater Vacation
Air from LA and inter-island to Bora Bora, 1 nt in Tahiti and 5 nts in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora. Book by Sept 24 for travel Jan 11 - June 11.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cheap Mexico Cruises! (and more)

US$199 -- 4 Nt Mexico Cruises
Depart San Diego on Oct. 29 or Nov. 12 on Royal Caribbean.

US$219 -- 5 Nt Mexico Cruises
Oct/Nov departures from San Diego on Royal Caribbean.

US$299 -- 7 Nt Mexico Cruise w/ Credit!
November departures from LA on Royal Caribbean. First 100 cabins get a $100 credit.

$99 -- New Boutique Whistler Hotel
Sneak Preview special Nov 26 - Dec 24. Regular prices will start from $219 after the preview.

$421 -- 4 Day Cross-Canada Rail Journey
Travel Oct 22 - May 31. Or get 12 days of unlimited train travel in a 30 day period for only $576!

US$599 -- Barcelona, Air + 6 Nts
Air from New York, airline fuel surcharges, all taxes, continental breakfasts. Other departure cities extra. Cheapest price Nov 1-Dec 20.

$1,099 -- Whistler Season Pass
Unlimited skiing all season. Purchase by October 12.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Follow-Up

$100 Off -- Amtrak Vacations to Canada
Travel from south of the border to Vancouver or other Canadian cities for a 3+ nt stay and save $100pp. Available only for the first 500 people who book.

US$539 -- Amazon Getaway incl. 4* Hotel & Air
Air from Miami and 3 nts in Manaus, Brazil. Depart any day of the week thru Nov. Taxes ~$175.

$719 -- 13 Day Affordable Turkey
Hotels, tours, transportation. Cheapest dates: Feb 9, 11, 18. $1299 w/ air from NY.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Weekly Roundup - Sept 10

FREE -- Free Night, Breakfast and $100 Credit
Marriott hotels in the Caribbean, Mexico & Costa Rica, Sept 7 - Dec 12. Sign up for Marriott Rewards and compare all special rates for the best price.

$1 -- $25 Restaurant Gift Certificates
Usually these gift certificates cost $10, but select US restaurants are on sale for only $1 thru Sept 12.

$69+ O/W -- WestJet Sale
Only a couple of destinations with noteable prices: $79 to Edmonton, $149 to Ottawa, one-way.

US$99 -- New York Manor Hotel, 2 Nts Free
Midweek stays at sale price of $109/nt, plus 3rd and 4th nts free, which brings a 4 nt stay to under $50/nt for a hotel that goes for $275 in peak season.

US$110 R/T -- Seattle to Long Beach, CA
Oct 7-14. $139 w/tax.

$159/pp - Girlfriends Or Couples Retreat Package
1 nt at the Rockwater Secret Cove Resort on the Sunshine coast plus breakfast and massage or facial. Sept 15 - Dec 23.

US$309 -- 8 Nt Southern Caribbean
Dep Ft Lauderdale Nov 28 on Royal Caribbean (end in Panama).

US$329 -- 7 Nt Mexican Cruise
Dep LA Oct 11 on Carnival. BC Residents qualify for additional discounts on balcony and suite cabins.

US$329 -- 7 night 4* Mexican Riviera cruise
Dep LA Nov 7 on Norwegian. $393 w/ tax.

US$379 -- 7 Nt Western Caribbean Cruise
Dep Tampa Oct 11 on Carnival. BC Residents qualify for additional discounts on suites.

US$399 -- 7 Nt Western Caribbean Cruise
Dep Tampa Oct 18 on Holland America.

US$449 -- 7 Nt Caribbean Cruise
Dep Ft Lauderdale Nov 21 on Princess.

$499 -- Danube River 'Christmas Market' Cruise, Save $1000
Vienna to Regensburg, Dec. 12, 17; +$130 on Dec. 1. Also Vienna to Nuremberg on Dec 22 but without any visits to Christmas markets.

$999 -- China 3-City Tour Package incl. Air
Dec 1 or Jan 12, +$100 Feb 16, +$200 Nov 24 or Mar 2. Air from LA and within China, 8 nts hotels, many meals and tours.

$1500 -- 6 Nt Scandinavia Vacation w/ Air
Roughly $1500 with air from Vancouver. Packages are completely customizeable.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tuesday Teasers

10-40% Off -- Seattle's Edgewater Hotel
Discount is off the Best Available rates, so it really is a discount, from 10% off a 2 nt stay, to 40% off 5+ nts. Book by Oct 12, stay thru Oct 31.

SAVE -- Disney On The Cheap
Great tips for discounts on DisneyWorld vacations, from lodging suggestions to meal plans.

US$25 Off -- Hotels in Major US/Europe Cities is battling, and is encouraging you to call their 1-800 number to get the absolute lowest prices on hotels in the cities that they offer. You will also get $25 off your booking. You might as well compare them during your search for the best deal.

US$98 R/T -- San Francisco from SEA
Travel thru Feb 10.

US$138 R/T -- Los Angeles from SEA
Travel thru Feb 10.

$158+ -- Atlantis Resort Perks For Less
Spend playtime at the extensive Atlantis Bahamas Resort, but stay next door at much-reduced rates. Junior suites from $79/nt/adult thru Dec 23. Kids 15 + under stay free. Compare to ~$270+/nt at Atlantis and still get full resort priviledges.

US$178 R/T -- Ft Lauderdale from SEA
330 day travel period. Add this airfare to a cheap Caribbean cruise and end up with a very affordable family vacation!

US$198 R/T -- Orlando from SEA
330 day travel period. Cheap air, cheap places to stay, and guaranteed fun for the kids.

US$317 R/T -- Honolulu from SEA
A pricier alternative to other sun destinations, this is nonetheless a good price for air to Hawaii this fall.

$649 -- Hawaii 1-Week Vacation
If departure from Vancouver is important, a package deal is the best bet. This air & 7-nt 3* hotel pkg in Honolulu is valid from Oct 16 - Nov 29. Air only during Nov starts at $499, so your hotel is only $42/nt for 2 travellers.

US$695 R/T -- Dublin from SEA, Inc Tax
Travel Nov - Mar.

US$699 -- Air + 5 Nts Sydney, Australia
Includes air from LA, hotel, breakfasts. Departs select dates Oct 26 - Nov 17. Flights are with United, probably the least comfortable airline for this long flight, but this is a stand-out price for those who need a bargain.

US$799 -- 7-Day Club Med Weekend
7 nts for the price of 3, plus 50% off for kids 2-15 years. From $799pp at all-inclusive Club Med properties in Florida and the Caribbean. Book by Oct 31, travel thru Apr.

US$857 -- Florida 3 BR Luxury Residence, Inc Tax
4 nights at a private Gulf Coast hideaway for up to 6 guests. Valid for stays thru April 30. This is a "buy now" package, meaning it's not an auction price.

$1499 -- 12 Nt Bali Vacation, New Date
Departs Nov 3, including air, resort hotel, sightseeing tours, breakfasts, transfers. Book by Sept 30.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Weekly Roundup - Sept 3

US$76 R/T -- Las Vegas from Bellingham
Several fall dates. Fly and stay at Monte Carlo for 5 nts...$356 total.

US$399 -- Disney Cruises, Kids Free!!!
3 & 4 Nt Bahamas Cruises in Jan/Feb on the typically-expensive Disney Wonder. Cabins are selling very quickly...

US$499 -- Mexico & Caribbean 7-Nt Christmas Cruises
Prices for holiday sailings on Norwegian range up from US$499 for a 7 nt Mexico cruise departing LA on Dec 19. Bahamas and Hawaii are also on sale. Book by Friday to get $150 credit and upgrades.

$65 -- Nova Scotia Seaside Resort (Reg. $145)
Fall is a great time to visit Nova Scotia, especially with reduced rates like this. Book by Sept 4 for stays thru Dec.

US$126 -- Bangkok: Stay at 'World's Best' Hotel into December
Ranked as one of the top 5-star hotels in the world you would expect prices of at least $300/nt if not more, but by some stroke of luck you can get rooms from only $126! Book by Sept 30.

US$449 -- 7 Nt 2010 Alaska Cruises
Princess Past Passengers save up to $600 off any 2010 Alaska cruise. Book early for the best cabin selection, and be protected by the Princess price-protection guarantee.

US$1049 -- 10 Nt 2010 Alaska Cruisetours
Princess Past Passengers save up to $700 off any 2010 Alaska cruisetour. Book early for the best cabin selection, and be protected by the Princess price-protection guarantee. Non-past passenger price from $1299.

US$515 -- Disney World 5-Nt Package incl. Tickets & Meals
Price per adult, inc tax. Includes Disney Value Resort, park admissions, and dining plan. Book by Sept 26. Travel Nov. 29 - Dec. 17; +$20-$40 Oct. 2 - Nov. 24.

US$550 R/T -- Florence or Malaga from SEA
Air France sale from Seattle includes good prices on less-used destinations in Europe. Book by Sept 9, travel thru Oct 25.

20% OFF -- All Intrepid Travel Trips
After entering the contest you will receive a coupon for 20% off any trip booked by Oct 15 for travel thru June. Your travel companion is also entitled to the discount.

US$643 R/T -- Reykjavik from SEA, Inc Tax
Sept/Oct travel.

$662 R/T -- Paris from YVR, Inc Tax
Sept 17-25.

$798 -- Cuba 4* All-Inclusive Vacation
1 week, select Nov dates. $995 inc tax.

US$838 R/T -- London from SEA, Inc Tax
October travel.

US$866 -- Brazil & Argentina 8-Nt Tour Package
Includes intra-Brazil flights, hotels, breakfasts, tours. Select dates Oct thru June. Book by Sept 10.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

All-Inclusive Cruises and Tours

Incredible deals on super-all-inclusive river cruise vacations - these trips include most shore excursions, informative hosts, drinks with dinner, and most include staterooms with a view.

FREE -- Companion Air & River Cruises This Fall!!!
Companion flies and cruises for free when paid by Sept 30! 12-day China tours from US$3399, 8-13-day European trips from $2299.

FREE -- Fall River Cruise & Air Discount!!!
Companion cruises free & save $800/couple off airfare when paid by Sept 30! 9-12-day Egypt cruises from US$5595, European tours from $2399.

FREE -- 11 Day Companion Africa Lion Safari!!!
Companion travels for free! Land price from US$6545, departing Nov & Dec.

FREE -- Airfare to 15-Day Europe River Cruise
Departs Amsterdam on March 8, from US$3795.

FREE -- Air & 2010 Ocean-bound Cruises!
Ultra-luxe Regent ocean cruises at 2-for-1 fares, free airfare, free shore excursions, and an extra $1000 off per person when booked by Sept 30!!! Still not cheap but only shopping is extra. All ocean-view suites, rates range from US$330 - $480/nt on many sailings, with others much higher. 2009 also on sale, plus extra-low fares for 3rd & 4th passengers.

$1839+ -- Fall European River Cruises
Save $1000pp when booked by Sept 29.

US$1955 -- 15-Day Food Lovers India Tour
Small-group adventure with Intrepid Travel. Departures from Oct 2 to Mar 19.