Top Five Fly-Cruise Deals for Winter 2011

What is a fly-cruise deal? It’s just another way to say air-cruise deal, but these deals offer much more than just airfare and cruise travel. Fly-cruise deals include airfare, transfers to and from the ship, and hotel stays. Many fly-cruise deals also offer sightseeing tours before boarding the ship. In some cases, you may spend several days touring the area surrounding your departure port before joining your cruise.

If you are interested in any of the fly-cruise deals listed in this article or any other fly-cruise deal, there are a few things to remember. First, fares are per person (two to a cabin), per night. Next, fly-cruise deals sell out fast, so always book early. And finally, early booking can also help you save even more, so talk to a cruise travel specialist for details.

The following fly-cruise deals are available now:

Alaska from San Francisco aboard Crystal Symphony, departs May 9, 2011 for 12 nights.
Cost: £3,550 ($5,730 US), including and include return flights and pre-cruise overnight hotel stay, plus $1,000 onboard credit per cabin.

Caribbean Cruise aboard Fred Olsen’s Braemar, departs December 8 2011 from Montego Bay with calls in Cozumel, Tortola, and Antigua. Cost: starting at £1,362 ($2,198 US) per person, inclusive of flights and transfers.

Miami to Rome aboard Azamara Journey, departs on April 4, 2011 for 13 nights. Cost: starting at £1,301 ($2,099 US) for an inside cabin. Price is inclusive of flights, complimentary wine with lunch and dinner, and gratuities.

Rome to Athens aboard Regent Seven Seas Mariner departs June 7, 2011 for 10 nights via Monte Carlo, Amalfi, Sicily, Malta, Santorini and Kusadasi. Book by March 31, 2011 for the following deal: fares start at £2,723 ($4,395 US) and include flights and transfers, all drinks onboard, unlimited shore excursions at each port of call, and prepaid gratuities.

Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta, aboard Princess Cruises’ Sapphire Princess with a four-night pre-cruise stay in Las Vegas, including a full-day tour to the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. Itineraries run from April 11 to May 12, 2011, 7-night cruises. Visit Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas. Cost: fares start from £1,179 ($1,903 US), based on an April 26 departure or later. Fare includes all flights and transfers.

If you miss the fly-cruise deals this year, don’t worry. You can still save money on cruises by booking with a group, booking last minute, and booking off-season. If you are 55 years or better, you are also entitled to a discount. Try booking through any of the following discount booking search engines for the best prices any time of the year.

Kayak.com
Expedia.com
Orbitz.com
Travelocity.com
CheapTickets.com
VacationsToGo.com
Cruise411.com
Cruise.com

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