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Excursion to Greece, sail to Alaska, adventure in Estes Park

Glacier Bay
Glacier Bay, Alaska

This week’s deals include an excursion to Greece, a great deal on an Alaskan cruise, and a winter wonderland adventure in Estes Park, Colorado.

Playing in the snow is a popular pastime in Colorado, and Estes Park is a great place to play. The Aspen Lodge Resort and Spa is offering a one night stay for two in a Lodge Room with a bottle of wine or champagne and a 45-minute session for two at the Oxygen Bar for $159.  Or perhaps a one night stay for up to four in a Lodge Room with a sleigh or wagon ride for four people and cross country ski rentals for four, including skis and poles for $189. Guests can combine vouchers to stay up to three nights. Estes Park is less than two hours from Denver by car and right at the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. Cross country ski, hike, or fish in the park. Enjoy the spa after your ski day. Visit Livingsocial.com for more information by February 25 and to buy your voucher.

If you’ve got a week or two open in May, Travelzoo.com has partnered with Norwegian Cruise Line to offer a great deal on sailings to Alaska. Pay $649 per person for the 10 night sailing from Vancouver, setting sail on May 7 and finishing in Seattle. Roundtrip from Seattle is also $649, leaving on May 17, 24, and 31 for seven nights. The third and fourth guest sail free while sharing the same cabin. These packages also include an unlimited beverage package for two. Ports of call include Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, Victoria, and Glacier Bay. There are also deals over the peak summer dates in June and July. Visit Travelzoo.com soon for more information and to book your summer cruise.

For those of us who long for the warmth of the summer sun, Gate 1 Travel is offering a great deal on a air-inclusive trip to Greece through Groupon Getaways starting at $1,599. This ten day excursion includes round-trip airfare between New York and Athens, three nights’ accommodation in Santorini, three nights in Mykonos and two nights in Athens, all in standard accommodations. In addition, all transfers, flights, and ferries between Athens and the Greek Islands are included as well as daily breakfast and airline taxes and fuel surcharges. Gate 1’s English-speaking staff will be there to greet you and answer any questions in each location. See the Parthenon in Athens, the blue-capped roofs of Santorini, and the beautiful beaches of Mykonos. Visit Groupon.com by March 1 for more information and to book your Grecian adventure. Book by March 10. A

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Ski in Taos, an Ireland self-tour, and an Alaskan cruise

Views of Glacier Bay, Alaska
Views of Glacier Bay, Alaska

This week’s deals include a ski lodge in Taos, New Mexico, a week in Ireland, and a great deal on Alaskan cruises.

To avoid the crowds at the big resorts, skiers look to Northern New Mexico. The El Pueblo Lodge in Taos, New Mexico is offering stays for up to four people, starting at $69 per room per night with dates into May. Stay as long as you like, but once the dates are booked they cannot be changed. The Lodge is about 30 minutes from the TaosSkiValley. The ski area has a peak elevation of 12,500 feet, 113 trails and bowls, with half of the runs designed for expert skiers and snowboarders. After ski season, enjoy hiking and biking along the trails in the area, or visit downtown Taos with its galleries and shops. Visit Groupon.com by February 26 for more information and to book your vacation.

If an Alaskan cruise is on your list, this may be the year. Celebrity Cruises is partnering with Travelzoo.com to offer great deals on Alaskan itineraries. Sail roundtrip from Vancouver, British Columbia on the Celebrity Century starting at $599, departing on May 18, June 1, 8, 15, or 22. Vancouver to Seward is also available on the Celebrity Millennium starting at $599 for an inside cabin. The itinerary includes the Inside Passage, Hubbard Glacier, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Icy Strait Point. Visit Travelzoo.com by February 18 for more information on the cruises available.

Visit Dublin, Ireland with this deal from Great Value Vacations. Spend eight days in Dublin and AdareVillage starting at $999 for one person based on quad occupancy. Round-trip air from Boston, New York City or Chicago is included. The package also includes manual-shift rental car with unlimited mileage, quad-occupancy accommodations for six nights in a three bedroom villa at AdareManorCastle and Golf Resort, airline taxes, fuels surcharges, and hotel fees. Design your own itinerary since there are no pre-planned excursions in this package. The Adare resort is near Limerick and within easy driving distance of BunrattyCastle, the Cliffs of Moher, and the city of Dublin. Visit Livingsocial.com for more information and to book your vacation.

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It’s Wave Season for the cruise lines

Every year between January and March, the cruise industry offers some of its best deals. If you’re thinking of going on a cruise later this year or the beginning of 2015, it’s worth your time to look at these sales.

Viking Rivers cruises are offering 2 for 1 on select 2014 sailings. Included in this sale is their Rhine Getaway that sails from Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Basel, Switzerland. Ports include Heidelberg, Strasburg, and Cologne on this seven-day adventure. The land/cruise price starts at $4,549 for two passengers. First time customers of Viking Rivers save $300 per couple if they book by January 31, 2014. Prices start to rise at the end of April. Visit Viking.rivercruise.com for more information on departure dates, cruise itineraries, and air fare add-ons.

Oceania Cruises is also offering great deals on sailing in the Caribbean this spring. For example, book a March 18 sailing of the 10-day Mayan Mystique on the Riviera starting at $2398 per couple for an inside stateroom with free airfare. Ports of call include Key West, Costa Maya, Mexico, Roatan, Honduras, Santo Tomas, Guatemala, Belize City, Belize, Cozumel, Mexico, and Georgetown, Cayman Islands. This promotion ends March 31, 2014.  Visit Oceaniacruises.com for more information on discounts, sailings, and itineraries.

Alaskan cruises are always popular, and deals on them few and far between. In partnership with Travelzoo.com, iCruise.com is offering Alaskan sailings on Celebrity Cruises starting at $1,149 per person for a balcony stateroom. Sail roundtrip from Seattle on the Celebrity Solstice, stopping in Skagway, Ketchikan, Juneau, and Victoria on May 16, May 23, or May 30. Visit iCruise.com by January 28, 2014 for additional sailings, more information, and to book your cruise.

These deals are subject to change or cancellation at any time, and restrictions may apply. Book early for the best deals.