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A Mediterranean cruise, The Venetian hotel, and Utah’s national parks

This week’s travel deals include a Mediterranean cruise, a great rate at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, and an adventure in Utah.

Sail the Eastern Mediterranean in a balcony cabin this summer starting at $999 per person on Celebrity Cruise lines. This fare is available on the Celebrity Silhouette, August 24, 2014, for seven nights sailing from Venice, Italy. Ports of call include Kotor, Montenegro, Santorini, Athens, and Katakolon, Greece. If you prefer to leave on August 17, 2014, the Silhouette departs Venice and visits Dubrovnik, Croatia, Ephesus, Turkey, Mykonos, and Corfu, Greece. The packages also include your choice of a beverage package, pre-paid gratuities, or onboard credit. Other sailings are available for additional cost. Visit Travelzoo.com for more information and to book by March 18.

A bit closer to home, the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada has partnered with Jetsetter.com to offer rooms starting at $129 per night for two, with dates into September. The Venetian has 1,400 rooms, 19 restaurants and 80 shops.  The famous Canyon Ranch spa is also on property. Take a ride in a gondola or enjoy a few hours in the casino. There is a $25 per night resort fee, collected by the hotel. Visit Jetsetter.com for more information and to book your Las Vegas getaway.

The landscape of Utah is a magical sight. Visit the incredible national parks with Southwest Adventure Tours and Livingsocial.com for $995 per person, double occupancy. Travelers spend six incredible days exploring, the deserts, badlands, and spires of ZionNational Park, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Arches National Park. The package includes five nights in hotels near the parks, round-trip ground transportation between hotels and sightseeing destinations, five breakfasts, six lunches, water, and snacks, daily tours, taxes and park entrance fees. Visit Livingsocial.com by March 19 for more information and to book your vacation.

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Columbia River cruise deals, a Dominican Republic resort, and a Manhattan hotel discount

1-mexico08 086This week’s deals include cruises on the great Columbia River, a great deal on hotel rooms in mid-town Manhattan, and a resort adventure in the Dominican Republic.

For those who don’t really want to “cross the pond” to experience a river cruise, American Cruise Lines offers cruises on the Mississippi and the Columbia Rivers here in the lower 48. Rivercruise.com is offering category upgrades and 2-for-1 deals on select sailings in the Northwest. For example, set sail for eight days on the American Empress steamboat from Portland, Oregon to Clarkston, Washington down the Columbia and SnakeRivers. This deluxe cruise package is $3795 for two passengers, departing on May 4. Ports include Astoria and The Dalles, Oregon, as well as the town of Stevenson and SacajaweaState Park in Washington. Learn about the Oregon Trail, the Nez Perce tribe, and the Lewis and Clark expedition. Visit Rivercruising.com soon for more information on sailings and to book your cruise.

As the weather clears in the Northeast, travelers to New York can take advantage of a deal offered by The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan. Guests can book a night here starting at $109 per night for two adults in a queen room, or stay in the Junior Suite for $169 per night. The hotel is located in Midtown East in central Manhattan, bordered by Fifth Avenue to the west and East River. You’ll be within walking distance to the RockefellerCenter, Grand Central Terminal, and the UnitedNationsVisitorsCenter. Visit Groupon.com by March 19, 2014 for more information and to book your stay in the Big Apple.

If warm beaches and a tropical climate are more your style, Living Social has partnered with The Tropical at Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Resort in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Starting at $325, two guests stay four nights in a Superior room, April 20 through December 20. Stay an extra night for an additional $80. This package includes unlimited meals, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, non-motorized water sports and all taxes and fees. The resort is located on CofresiBeach on the AmberCoast, across the island from Santo Domingo. Visit Livingsocial.com by March 12, 2014 for more information and to buy your voucher.

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Travel deal roundup

Travel deals found on the web today, Thursday, January 30, 2014.

Sanibel Island Condos – for those of us stuck in the cold of January, Sanibel and Captiva Islands are a welcome escape to the warm beaches of Florida. Sanibel and Captiva Islands are on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and have plenty of rental condos and houses to choose from. Visit Sanibel-Captiva.org for more specials on rentals.

La Sagrada Familia
La Sagrada Familia

Travelzoo.com just announced pre-sales for the Denver engagement of the newest Cirque du Soleil show “Varekai.” The shows are scheduled at The Budweiser Events Center in Loveland May 1-4 and the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield May 7-11. Tickets start at $35, and are available to Travelzoo.com subscribers now, though the sale to the general public begins on February 4. Visit Travelzoo.com for more information.

Wave season is still in full swing for the cruise lines. Norwegian Cruise Lines is offering great deals on all its sailings, including the re-positioning cruises. Sail on the Norwegian Epic from Miami to Barcelona, departing April 27, 2014 with prices starting at $499 per person for the 11-day cruise. Onboard benefits include dinner for two at Cagney’s Steakhouse and dinner for two at Le Bistro French Restaurant  (per stateroom), a bottle of wine, and eCoupons worth $300. The only stop on this adventure is Madeira before disembarking in Barcelona, Spain. Visit NCL.com for 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.

Southwest expanding routes to include the Caribbean

Southwest Airlines announced Monday they are expanding their routes to include Nassau, Bahamas, Aruba, and Montego Bay, Jamaica. The flights will leave from Atlanta, Orlando, and Baltimore/Washington, D.C. These new routes complement the current routes to Mexico that Southwest-acquired AirTran is currently operating.

Southwest Airlines is a favorite airline of mine. I prefer to use Southwest when I travel to Detroit from Denver to see family. Their service is wonderful and the lack of stupid fees means I have a stress-free experience. The fact that a checked bag is free is a bonus.

My question to Southwest Airlines is “When will service start to either San Jose or Liberia, Costa Rica?” I’m glad to see that discount airlines are starting to fly international routes. Frontier Airlines started service to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Let’s hope this is a trend that continues.

Which is your favorite airlines and why? Tell us in the comments.

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.