Cruise Deals for the Week of Aug. 9, 2012

Relaxing in a hammock on the beach in Moorea, French Polynesia. Photo by Frommers.com Community
By Heidi Sarna

Save on transatlantic cruise itineraries, get post-cruise hotel stays, enjoy prepaid gratuities, and take advantage of other incentives to visit the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii, New England, and more.

All prices are per person and based upon two people sharing a cabin (unless otherwise noted). The prices listed are general starting rates; see "What Else You'll Have to Pay" for details about associated taxes and fees. Base-prices, taxes and fees can vary based on point of departure, cabin category and time of travel. Extras like sightseeing tours, bar drinks and spa treatments may also increase the price. If occupying a cabin alone, unless stated otherwise, the typical single supplement charge is 100% of the double-occupancy rate (in other words, solo travelers pay the price of two people). All fares and offers are subject to availability, may not be combinable with other offers, are capacity-controlled, and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.

Photo By: Photo By: Relaxing in a hammock on the beach in Moorea, French Polynesia.
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The view of Motu Ahi from the water in Moorea, French Polynesia. Photo by Frommers.com Community
Destination: South Pacific
Provider: Cruises-N-More (tel. 800/733-2048; www.cruises-n-more.com)
What: A 13-night South Pacific cruise aboard the 940-passenger Crystal Symphony from Los Angeles to French Polynesia
When: Nov. 25, 2012 (oceanviews from $3,370 per person, balconies from $3,965, penthouse suites from $7,515)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Stop in Honolulu and in Moorea and Papeete (Tahiti), French Polynesia
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Airfare and taxes/fees
Book By: As available; call to book at these prices
Why This is a Deal: Crystal's all-inclusive rates include gratuities, fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and non-alcoholic beverages. Crystal Society Members can save $90 per person on oceanview cabins; $139 per person on balconies; and $220 per person on penthouse suite. Plus get these amenities (per couple): A private car and driver tour in Moorea and a $1,000 shipboard credit for Category CP; a private car and driver tour in Moorea and $200 shipboard credit for Category PS & PH; a $400 shipboard credit for Category A-B; a $250 shipboard credit for Category C-E. Mention you found this deal on Frommers.com for an additional $100 onboard cabin credit.

Photo By: The view of Motu Ahi from the water in Moorea, French Polynesia.
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Classic Amalfi Coast views are the biggest tourism draw of the Mezzogiorno, the Italian south. Photo by Elisabeth Blanchet
Destination: Mediterranean
Provider: All-Travel (tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com)
What: A 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' 684-passenger Nautica from Barcelona to Athens
When: Oct. 26, 2012 (inside category G cabins from $1,999 per person)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Stop in Provence, Livorno, Civitavecchia/Rome, Amalfi, Taormina, Kusadasi and Santorini. Join Oceania Cruises' President Bruce Himelstein on this voyage through Southern Europe, which will be the company's first-ever President's Cruise.
What Else You'll Have To Pay: Airfare, services fees, and government taxes
Book By: Sept 30, 2012
Why this is a Deal: Fares reflect 2-for-1 fares and a $3,000 bonus savings per stateroom.
Other Details: Enjoy complimentary and unlimited soft drinks and bottled water, and the flexibility of open-seating dining in up to six gourmet restaurants -- all at no additional charge.

Photo By: Classic Amalfi Coast views are the biggest tourism draw of the Mezzogiorno, the Italian south.
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Balboa Park in San Diego, California. Photo by Ian White
Destination: Pacific Coast
Provider: All-Travel (tel. 866/565-3214; www.all-travel.com)
What: A 7-night cruise aboard Crystal Cruises' 922-passenger Crystal Symphony round-trip from Los Angeles
When: Nov. 18, 2012 (deluxe oceanview stateroom with limited view from $2,560 per person)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Stop in Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Ensenada, and San Diego. Crystal's all-inclusive value includes all beverages throughout the ship including fine wines, champagne, beer and premium spirits, and all non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees; prepaid gratuities; specialty dining; and more. Enjoy a $200 to $1,200 shipboard credit, depending on cabin category.
What Else You'll Have To Pay: Airfare, cruise port, security and handling charges.
Book By: Aug. 31, 2012
Why this is a Deal: The shipboard credit is an All-Travel exclusive offer.
Other Details: Ensembles perform on this special Jazz Cruise. The Symphony has five dining venues and a movie theatre.

Photo By: Balboa Park in San Diego, California.
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Grand Cayman. Photo by Frommers.com Community
Destination: Western Caribbean
Provider: SinglesCruise.com (tel. 800/393-5000; www.singlescruise.com)
What: A 7-night Western Caribbean New Year's singles cruise aboard the 2,974-passenger Carnival Liberty round-trip from Miami
When: Dec. 29, 2012 (inside cabins from $749 per person, outsides from $899 per person, balconies from $1,399 per person)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Sail to Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, and Grand Cayman, plus join exclusive SinglesCruise.com-hosted events and parties.
What Else You'll Have To Pay: Airfare and ground transfers
Book By: Price and availability are subject to change.
Why this is a Deal: Enjoy exclusive singles-only events and activities on and off the ship including the featured New Year's Eve party, wine tasting, theme nights, singles mingles dining, pool parties, beach volleyball, and more. SinglesCruise.com also offers complimentary roommate matching.
Other Details: The Carnival Liberty has more than 20 bars and lounges. Plus, there's a bustling pool deck, waterslide and more.

Photo By: Grand Cayman.
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A beautiful day at the beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo by Frommers.com Community
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Provider: CruiseDeals.com (tel. 800/668-6414; www.cruisedeals.com)
What: A 9-night Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's 2,252-passenger Enchantment of the Seas round-trip from Baltimore
When: Jan. 26, 2013 (inside cabins from $749 per person, outside cabins from $899 per person, balconies from $1,399 per person)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Stop in San Juan, St. Croix, Samana, and Labadee
What Else You'll Have To Pay: Airfare, ground transfers, and government taxes/fees
Book By: Price and availability are subject to change.
Why this is a Deal: Rates are up to $100 less per cabin when compared to booking with the cruise line. Plus, receive a booking bonus of a $75 onboard credit per stateroom.
Other Details: The Enchantment of the Seas has a rock-climbing wall, an adults-only Solarium pool, a large spa, a Broadway-style production show, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, plus eight bars and lounges.

Photo By: A beautiful day at the beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Relaxation at its finest in Cozumel, Mexico. Photo by <a href="http://www.frommers.com/community/user_gallery_detail.html?plckPhotoID=83c34978-0094-472f-8371-26656281a170&plckGalleryID=c0482941-0d2d-4cca-b8c4-809ee9e20c72" target="_blank">kfhowell/Frommers.com Community</a>. Photo by Frommers.com Community
Destination: Western Caribbean
Provider: CruiseDeals.com (tel. 800/668-6414; www.cruisedeals.com)
What: A 4-night Western Caribbean voyage aboard the 1,950-passenger Celebrity Constellation round-trip from Miami
When: Jan. 2, 2013 (inside cabins from $319 per person, oceanviews from $369 per person, balconies from $494 per person, and concierge class cabins from $503 per person)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Stop in Key West and Cozumel.
What Else You'll Have To Pay: Airfare, ground transfers, and government taxes/fees
Book By: Price and availability are subject to change.
Why this is a Deal: These exclusive rates are up to $200 less per cabin when compared to booking with the cruise line. Plus, receive a booking bonus of $50 onboard credit per stateroom.
Other Details: The recently updated Celebrity Constellation has a Tuscan Grille steak house, a large spa, Martini Bar, plus stunning new décor and flat-screen TVs in cabins and suites.

Photo By: Relaxation at its finest in Cozumel, Mexico.
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The Maui Mountains from Kahului Bay in Maui. Photo by raveller
Destination: Hawaii
Provider: CruiseDeals.com (tel. 800/668-6414; www.cruisedeals.com)
What: A 7-night Hawaii voyage round-trip from Honolulu aboard 2,146-passenger Pride of America
When: Dec. 1, 2012 (inside cabins from $979 per person, oceanviews from $1,629, balconies from $1,539 per person)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Stop in Maui, Hilo, Kona, and Kauai.
What Else You'll Have To Pay: Airfare, ground transfers, and government taxes/fees
Book By: Price and availability are subject to change.
Why this is a Deal: Rates are up to $880 less per cabin when compared to booking with the cruise line. As well, balcony cabins are less than oceanviews. Plus, receive a booking bonus of a $50 onboard credit per stateroom.
Other Details: Pride of America has 14 restaurants and nine bars and lounges.

Photo By: The Maui Mountains from Kahului Bay in Maui.
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View over the lake and volcano from La Nariz peak, Lago Atitlan, Guatemala Photo by Norihiro Haruta
Destination: Central America
Provider: Cruise Specialists (tel. 800/544-2469; www.cruisespecialists.com)
What: A 7-night Central America cruise aboard the 138-passenger Yorktown round-trip from Belize City, with airfare from major U.S. gateways
When: Jan.-Feb. 2013 (outside cabins from $3,795 per person)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Cruise along the coast of Central America, Belize & Guatemala to places such as Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Cay, Dangriga, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Punta Gorda, Big Creek, Placencia, Laughing Bird Cay, and South Water Cay. Get free airfare from Miami, Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas. Enjoy a complete program of tours and excursions in each port of call; all meals onboard; complimentary wine with lunch and dinner; welcome and farewell cocktail receptions; an educational program of lectures; gratuities to porters, guides and drivers.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Airfare from cities not included in the free air program, transfers, gratuities to shipboard personnel, port and embarkation taxes, and alcoholic beverages other than wine and beer
Book By: Sept. 4, 2012
Why this is a Deal: Free airfare from select cities. No single supplement in categories B & C, subject to availability.

Photo By: View over the lake and volcano from La Nariz peak, Lago Atitlan, Guatemala
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View of the harbor of Fowey, England. Photo by Paul Harris
Destination: Transatlantic Crossing and London
Provider: All Aboard Travel (tel. 800/741-1770; www.allaboardtravel.com)
What: A 15-day transatlantic cruise aboard 3,100-passenger Caribbean Princess, plus a two-night London hotel stay
When: April 27, 2013 (inside cabins from $1399 per person)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Visit Azores Islands, Dublin, Cork, Cornwall, and Paris, plus enjoy a two-night post-cruise hotel stay in London.
What Else You'll Have To Pay: Airfare, package taxes & fees, gratuities and excursions.
Book By: Sept 23, 2012
Why this is a Deal: This deal includes two post-cruise nights at a London hotel.
Other Details: Caribbean Princess features a giant poolside movie theater showing movies, concerts, and sporting events. Relax in a cushioned lounger with free popcorn under the night sky.

Photo By: View of the harbor of Fowey, England.
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Lover's Beach on Cabo San Lucas. Photo by hamsters
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Provider: CruiseWise (tel. 888/606-3620; www.cruisewise.com)
What: A 15-night cruise on the 1,750- passenger Celebrity Century from San Diego to Ft. Lauderdale
When: Dec. 4, 2012 (inside cabins from $819, oceanviews from $1,149, balconies from $2,299)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Spend eight days at sea with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Quetzal, Puntarenas, Colon, and Cartagena.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Ground transport, gratuities, and government fees
Book By: There is no deadline, but prices are subject to change
Why this is a Deal: This itinerary is available for as little as $55 a night. CruiseWise is also offering a $50-$200 onboard credit per cabin.
Other Details: Amenities include a lavender aromatherapy shower in the Persian Garden and 26 varieties of martinis in the Martini Bar.

Photo By: Lover's Beach on Cabo San Lucas.
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Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Frommers.com Community
Destination: Montreal to Boston
Provider: Cruises-N-More (tel. 800/733-2048; www.cruises-n-more.com)
What: A 7-night Canada & New England cruise aboard the 940-guest Crystal Symphony from Montreal to Boston
When: Oct. 7, 2012 (oceanviews from $2,655 per person, penthouse suites from $6,100 per person)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Stop in Quebec City, Halifax, Bar Harbor, and Boston.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Airfare and taxes and fees
Book By: As available; call to book at these prices
Why This is a Deal: Crystal's all-inclusive rates also include gratuities, fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and non-alcoholic beverages. Crystal Society Members can save $80 per person for oceanview cabins and $180 per person for penthouse suites. Exclusive amenities (per couple) include: a $1,400 shipboard credit for Category CP; a $500 shipboard credit for Category PS & PH; a $300 shipboard credit for Category A-B; a $250 shipboard credit Category C-E. Mention you found this deal on Frommers.com for an additional $100 onboard cabin credit.

Photo By: Boston, Massachusetts.
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Castillo del Morro, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico Photo by Naomi Kraus
Destination: Caribbean
Provider: Cruise Brothers (tel. 800-827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)
What: A 7-night voyage aboard the new 3,033-passenger Celebrity Reflection round-trip from Miami.
When: Dec. 15, 2012 (inside cabins from $689, balconies $849 per person)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Spend three days at sea with stops in San Juan (Puerto Rico), St. Maarten, and St. Thomas.
What Else You'll Have To Pay: Airfare, ground transfers, and government taxes/fees
Book By: Price and availability are subject to change
Why this is a Deal: Save $300 per cabin when compared to cruise line prices. You also get a $75 credit per cabin.
Other Details: Relax in one of the 34 new Aqua Class Suites, samples the suds in refurbished Michael's Club that now features up to 50 international craft beers, hang out on the real grass of the top deck Lawn Club, or take a painting class with a Master Artist from the Art Center South Florida in The Art Studio.

Photo By: Castillo del Morro, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
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The beach on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. Photo by Frommers.com Community
Destination: Caribbean
Provider: Cruise Brothers (tel. 800/827-7779; www.cruisebrothers.com)
What: A 9-night voyage aboard Royal Caribbean's 3,100-passenger Explorer of the Seas round-trip from Cape Liberty
When: May 2, 2013 (inside cabins from $829 per person)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Spend four days at sea with stops in Kings Wharf (Bermuda), St. Maarten, San Juan (Puerto Rico), and Labadee (Haiti).
What Else You'll Have To Pay: Airfare, ground transfers, and government taxes/fees
Book By: Price and availability are subject to change
Why this is a Deal: Save at least $100 per cabin when compared to cruise line prices, plus you'll receive a $75 onboard credit per cabin.
Other Details: Spend a day on Royal Caribbean's private beach resort on Labadee, Haiti.

Photo By: The beach on the Dutch side of St. Maarten.
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Kings Wharf, Bermuda. Photo by <a href="http://www.frommers.com/community/user_gallery_detail.html?plckPhotoID=efc32466-7fda-430a-9893-e4659ff54d40&plckGalleryID=c0482941-0d2d-4cca-b8c4-809ee9e20c72" target="_blank">Dilabrador/Frommers.com Community</a>. Photo by Frommers.com Community
Destination: Bermuda
Provider: Cruise.com (tel. 888/497-1902; www.cruise.com)
What: A 7-night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's 3,114-passenger Explorer of the Seas round-trip from Bayonne
When: Oct. 7, 2012 (inside cabins from $499 per person, oceanviews from $749, balconies from $919, and suites from $1,349)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Ports include King's Wharf.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Airfare, ground transfers, and government taxes. Prices change frequently.
Book By: Subject to availability
Why This Is a Deal: Get free prepaid gratuities for the first and second passengers in the cabin (worth $10.50 per person per day).
Other Details: Try out the rock-climbing wall and catch performances in the ice skating rink.

Photo By: Kings Wharf, Bermuda.
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Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas, USVI. Photo by Frommers.com Community
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Provider: Cruise.com (tel. 888/497-1902; www.cruise.com)
What: A 7-night cruise aboard NCL's 4,100-passenger Norwegian Epic round-trip from Miami
When: Dec. 1, 2012 (inside cabins from $599 per person, balconies from $919, and suites from $1,299)
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Stop in St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Nassau.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Airfare, ground transfers, and government taxes. Prices change frequently.
Book By: Subject to availability
Why This Is a Deal: Enjoy a $25-$500 onboard credit depending on cabin price.
Other Details: Norwegian Epic highlights include: studio cabins and lounge for solo cruisers, performances of Blue Man Group, the Second City improv show, and a great aqua park on deck.

Photo By: Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas, USVI.
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