Several cruise lines are offering an array of discounts to boost
sales for the upcoming winter. Here’s a sampling.
American West Steamboat Co. offers savings of up to $800 per
cabin on select cruises of the Queen of the West. Departures are
Nov. 9, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, Dec. 21, Dec. 28, Feb. 15, Feb.
22, March 1, March 8 and March 15. Booking deadline for the
discount is Sept. 30. The 163-passenger paddlewheeler offers weekly
cruises from Portland, Ore., on the Columbia, Willamette and Snake
rivers. The March 8 and March 15 cruises will operate special Lewis
and Clark itineraries. Rates for 2002 and 2003 cruises range from
$1,195 to $4,845, depending on cabin category and departure
Web site: www.american weststeamboat.com.
Seabourn Cruise Line is offering free coach airfare on two South
American cruises of the Seabourn Pride. The offer is good on the
Jan. 4 18-day cruise from Fort Lauderdale and the March 1 16-day
cruise from Manaus, Brazil. With early-booking discounts, fares
start at $5,933 per person, double, including air, for the 16-day
cruise and $6,997 for the 18-day voyage.
Call 800-929-9391. Web site: www.seabourn.com. Uniworld is
offering its Super Value cruise-tours in China this winter. The
11-day package, which includes a four-night Yangtze River voyage,
is priced from $1,798, including air and all meals. From December
through March, Uniworld says temperatures are mild, and the sights
are less crowded. The four-night cruise sails to the construction
site of the Three Gorges Dam. The package includes land stays in
Beijing, Chongqing and Shanghai.
Call 800-733-7820. Web site: www.uniworld.com.
Radisson Seven Seas Cruises is offering two-for-one savings on
19 tropical cruises this fall and winter. With the discounts, fares
start at $998 per person, double, which include shipboard
gratuities and wine with dinner.
Five itineraries begin or end in Los Angeles. The 14-night
Panama Canal cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles on the
Seven Seas Navigator departs Jan. 7; fares start at $3,948. Others
include Nov. 23, 16 nights, Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles,
Navigator, from $3,548; Dec. 9, seven nights, roundtrip Los
Angeles, Navigator, from $1,748; and Feb. 12 and March 12, 14
nights, between Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles, Radisson Diamond,
Web site: www.rssc.com.