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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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Cunard cruises, New Zealand tour, sunny Belize

Tropical beauty
Tropical beauty

This week’s deals include transatlantic cruises, an adventure in New Zealand, and a resort in sunny Belize.

The Cunard Line, home of the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria, and Queen Mary 2 is offering great deals on transatlantic sailings through June 2015. Cruisers sail on the Queen Victoria between New York to Southampton for eight days on April 25, starting at $1099 for an inside cabin. In addition save up to 20% off launch fare with up to $400 on-board credit per stateroom, specialty dining for two and free gratuities. Special fares are offered for the Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth as well. Visit Cunard.com for more information and to book your cruise.

For those J.R.R. Tolkien fans, Air New Zealand is offering a 13-day “The Hobbit Trilogy” inspired vacation in New Zealand from $1,999 per person. The package includes round-trip airfare through Air New Zealand from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Auckland, returning from Queenstown. Package also includes intra-country flights, four nights’ accommodations at Mercure Auckland, two nights accommodations at Sudima Lake Rotorua, and half-day guided Hobbiton movie set tour in Rotorua. Spend four nights at Mercure Queenstown Resort with a half-day guided Safari of the Scenes tour in Queenstown. All U.S. and foreign taxes and fees and applicable airline fuel surcharges are also included. Visit Groupon.com by December 8 for more information and to book your Tolkien adventure.

Winter is in full swing in the Rocky Mountain West, and many folks are dreaming of warm water and sunny beaches. The Almond Beach Resort & Spa in Hopkins, Belize is offering a four night stay for two in an Ocean View room for $499 or in an Ocean View Deluxe room for $599. If you prefer to sun a bit longer, stay six nights starting at $699. The Almond Beach Resort is on the Belizean coastline between Dangriga and Placencia. The resort has two pools, beachside hammocks and on-site spa. For the active guest, visit the Mayan ruins nearby, go diving and snorkeling, or take a guide into the jungle for some bird watching. Visit Livingsocial.com by December 11 for more information and to book your Caribbean vacation.

Beach
Caribbean beach

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Discover New Orleans, ski Crested Butte, enjoy the sun in Fiji

Beach
Caribbean beach

This week’s deals include a tour of New Orleans and a cruise in the Caribbean, a great deal at a Crested Butte resort, and an adventure in Fiji.

Gate1travel.com is offering a ten-night package that includes time in the city of New Orleans and a cruise in the Caribbean from $749. The travel date for this price is February 5, but there are promo prices November 2014 through April 2015. This package includes three nights’ hotel accommodations in New Orleans, a walking tour through the French Quarter and Jackson Square, and an additional day to enjoy the city. On day 3 board the Norwegian Dawn and set sail for Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Honduras, and Costa Maya, Mexico. The package doesn’t include airfare to New Orleans. Visit Gate1travel.com soon for more information and to book your cruise.

Here in the Rocky Mountain West, ski season has just begun and it’s a good time to book a ski trip. The Elevation Hotel and Spa in Crested Butte is offering discounted room rates from October through April. Rooms start at $89 per night for a Courtyard King Room and $139 for a Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite with dining credit. Up to two kids 17 or younger stay free in the suites. The package includes two $30 spa credits per day. The property is located at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, a short walk from the mountain and the village. There is an onsite restaurant, or you can enjoy the restaurants and galleries in the village. For an offbeat adventure, visit the downtown rum distillery that welcomes guests year-round. At the resort, there is a $20 per day resort fee collected at check-in. Visit Groupon.com by October 25 for more information and to book your ski trip.

Some prefer sun to snow, and Travelzoo.com is partnering with Fuji Airways to offer round-trip airfare to the South Pacific for $999 from Los Angeles. Visit Fiji between February 1 and June 10 and September 10-30. Dive or snorkel the Rainbow Reef, eat great food, and spend time on one the many beautiful beaches. Fiji is also a great wedding and honeymoon destination, with many resorts specializing in these big events. Visit Travelzoo.com soon for more information on booking your dream trip to Fiji.

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Cruise the Caribbean for $299

Beach
Caribbean beach

Travelzoo.com is partnering with MSC cruises to offer an incredible deal on a seven-night Caribbean cruise. Sail from Miami on the MSC Divina, with ports of call in the Bahamas, St. Maarten, and Puerto Rico starting at $299 on August 23 and September 6. Other sailings are also on sale. Visit Travelzoo.com
by April 23 for more information and to book your cruise.

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.