What’s the Deal? Travel bargains around the globe.

April 22, 2011
What’s the Deal?

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.

Land

More than 30 Marriott and Renaissance hotels in Florida are offering 25 percent off room rates when you book in advance for summer stays. Hotels participating in the Get It While It’s Hot promotion include the JW Marriott Hotel Miami, Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld and Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort. At the Key Largo property, for example, rooms that normally start at $159 per night are $119. Add $15 per night in taxes. Book April 25-May 13 using promo code F9L; stay May 15-Sept. 30. Info: 800-228-9290, www.marriottfloridasummerdeals.com.

Book six nights in May at the Buccaneer Resort on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix and get a $150 resort credit per room, good for meals, spa treatments, golf or tennis. The historic property has three beaches, two swimming pools, a spa, a golf course and a tennis center. May rates start at $288 double per night; with fees and taxes, a six-night stay comes to $2,044. Book by May 25; stay May 1-31. Info: 800-255-3881, www.thebuccaneer.com.

Save $50 per booking when you buy a Eurail Global or Select pass from Rail Europe. The Global Pass allows unlimited rail travel in up to 22 countries and starts at $713 per person (normally $763); the Select Pass allows unlimited travel in three to five bordering countries and starts at $431 per person (normally $481). Both passes include discounts on hotels, museums, ferries and buses. Book by May 3 using promo code SAVE50. Travel must be completed within six months of purchase. Info: 888-382-7245, www.raileurope.com.

Sea

With MSC Cruises’ Family Plan for Four, save up to 50 percent on a second stateroom on selected holiday Caribbean cruises. Seven-night round trips from Fort Lauderdale depart Nov. 19, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30. Family Plan rates for four begin at $549 per person for the first stateroom and $275 per person for the second stateroom. Including fees and taxes, the total cost for a family of four starts at $1,894, a savings of $549. Book by Dec. 31. Info: 877-665-4655, www.msccruisesusa.
com
.

Air

Qantas has a sale on flights from Los Angeles to Sydney that include a free stopover, with one-way fares starting at $539, not including taxes. Round-trip fare from Los Angeles to Sydney, with a stopover in Auckland, starts at $1,298, including all taxes. Fare on other airlines is about $500 higher. Book by May 5; travel May 7-June 2 or July 24-Sept.15. Info: 800-227-4691, www.qantas.com.

Packages

TourCrafters is offering a four-night Rome City Break trip in spring or fall for $1,347 per person double. Cost includes round-trip air from Washington Dulles, airport transfer, four nights’ lodging, daily breakfast, half-day sightseeing tour, fees and taxes. Booked separately, air would cost about $1,010, transfer $99, hotel $316, breakfast $72, tour $49 and taxes $62, for a total of $1,608 — a savings of $261 per person. Travel by May 15 or Sept. 1-Oct. 31. Info: 800-482-5995, www.tourcrafters.com.

Book a four-night trip to the Bahamas through the Atlantis hotel group and get two-for-one airfare, plus a free fourth night’s stay. Cost for two people staying in the Atlantis Beach Tower in mid-July, for example, is normally $399 per night; deal price is $299. Round-trip air for two people, normally $1,030, totals $635 (you must pay taxes and fees on the free fare). Total cost for two people: $2,191. Book by April 25; travel through
Dec. 21. Info: www.atlantis.com/
specials.aspx
.

K.C. Summers

Submit travel deals to whatsthedeal@washpost.com whatsthedeal@washpost.com. Include your phone number and e-mail address. Prices were verified as of press time Thursday, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Some restrictions may apply.

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