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What's the Deal?

The week's best deals around the globe, by land, sea and air.

Sunday, March 27, 2005; Page P03


Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo., is celebrating its 50th anniversary with discounted rates and a $50 daily resort credit per room May 23-June 16 and Sept. 1-Oct. 3. A three-night package for two is $519; usual rate is $670. Taxes are 6 percent extra. Book at 800-628-9988.

Spring skiing at Stratton Mountain in Vermont is free when you book a two-night lodging package. Package for two starts at $138, including a room at the Liftline Lodge and two days of lift tickets. Two-day ski passes normally cost at least $106. Deal available through April 10. Taxes of 19 percent extra. Info: 800-STRATTON, www.stratton.com.


A 12-night "Taste of the South Pacific" deal from Virgin Vacations is $2,429 per person double, plus $145 in taxes. It includes international air from Dulles; air from Fiji to Auckland to Sydney; and four nights each at the Fiji Mocambo Hotel with transfers, Auckland's Copthorne Hotel Anzac Avenue and the Pacific International Hotel in Sydney. Priced separately, air is $2,574, and the hotels about $1,432. Travel April 26-Aug. 26; book by April 8. Info: 888-OK-VIRGIN, www.virgin-vacations.com.

Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau is offering 50 percent off new bookings of at least three nights for travel Dec. 9-26 and Jan. 2-Feb. 9, 2006. A three-night package at the all-inclusive resort starts at $1,140 per couple after the discount. Book by May 10. Info: 800-SANDALS, www.sandals.com.


Norwegian Coastal Voyage has eliminated its single supplement for May. For example, a six-day cruise along the coast of Norway from Kirkenes to Bergen starts at $997 single occupancy; fare usually starts at $1,496. Also, seniors 67 or older save an additional $95, and AARP members save another $70. Info: 800-323-7436, www.norwegiancoastalvoyage.us.

• A cruise between Panama and Costa Rica starts at $559 per person double, plus one child age 6 to 11 is free (per couple; maximum three people per cabin). Usual fare starts at $800 on the six-night Windjammer cruise, with alternating departures June 4-Oct. 15 from Balboa, Panama, or Playa Herradura, Costa Rica. Port charges are $90 extra (free child must pay the port charge as well). Info: 800-327-2601, www.windjammer.com.

• Cruise411 has a " March Madness" sale on all Norwegian Cruise Line sailings. For example, a 10-day Hawaiian cruise on the Norwegian Wind departing Honolulu on Aug. 24 starts at $1,861 per couple for an oceanview cabin -- a savings of about $152 -- plus some cabins (oceanview and up) get a $50 American Express gift card. Book by March 31. Info: 800-553-7090, www.cruise411.com. Ask for promo 91NC.


Southwest is holding a systemwide sale with fares from $39 to $149 each way. For example, fly from Baltimore to Long Island, N.Y., for $97 round trip; fare on other airlines is $122. Travel through Sept. 12; buy by April 21 at www.southwest.com.

• Fly from Reagan National to Myrtle Beach, S.C., starting at $61 each way with a deal from Spirit Airlines. The round-trip fare is $142; fare on other airlines starts at $192. Travel outbound Monday-Wednesday; return Wednesdays or Thursdays. Buy by March 31 at www.spiritair.com; complete travel by May 24.

• Scandinavian Airlines has a round-trip sale fare of $363, including taxes, from Newark to Stockholm. Purchase by April 30; depart Tuesdays-Thursdays by June 2, returning Mondays, Tuesdays or Sundays by June 7. Fare on other airlines is about $596 from New York and $711 from Washington. Buy at www.scandinavian.net.


• Go-today.com has a fly/drive deal to Sweden starting at $659 per person double. The deal includes round-trip air from Washington Dulles to Stockholm and a seven-day economy manual car. Taxes are an extra $186. Purchase by April 14; travel through May 2. Priced separately, the package would cost at least $181 more per couple. Info: 800-227-3235, www.gotoday.com.

-- Carol Sottili

Prices were verified and available on Thursday afternoon when the Travel section went to press. However, deals sell out quickly and are not guaranteed to be available. Restrictions such as day of travel, blackout dates and advance-purchase requirements sometimes apply.

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