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What's the Deal?

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

Sunday, January 2, 2005; Page P03

LAND

• The Hilton Brussels City in Belgium has a winter sale rate of $128 for stays of two nights or longer through Feb. 27. The rate includes breakfast, taxes and fitness center access. Three-day advance booking required. Usual rate is about $191. Info: 800-HILTONS, www.brussels-city.hilton.com.

• The Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort on Grand Bahama Island has reopened after post-hurricane renovations and is offering an all-inclusive deal. The first adult pays $160 per night and the second adult is free, plus children 17 and under stay, play and eat for free. The promotion is good through Jan. 31. Book at 800-WYNDHAM.

BARGAIN OF THE WEEK

Fly from Washington Dulles to Sacramento or Oakland, Calif., for $85 each way on JetBlue. Round-trip fare to Sacramento, for example, is $190 including taxes. The fare sale is good for travel through May 25; purchase by Jan. 18. Five-day advance purchase required. Other airlines are matching. Info: 800-JETBLUE, www.jetblue.com.

Sans Souci Resort Hotel, across the street from the beach in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has one-bedroom suites for $100 per night for stays of at least three nights during January; usual rate is $134. Taxes are 11 percent extra. Rate is double occupancy; additional guests age 13 and older pay $10 extra each per night. Info: 800-684-6320, www.sanssoucihotel.com.

AIR

America West has sale fares from Washington Dulles and Reagan National to Vancouver. Round-trip fare is $245, plus $80 in taxes; other airlines are charging at least $350. Buy at www.americawest.com by Jan. 16 and travel by March 9. Advance purchase of 14 days required; blackout dates Feb. 21 and 27, and March 6.

Alaska Airlines's "Holiday Stress Relief Sale" has reduced fares from D.C. to Los Angeles; Seattle and Spokane, Wash.; Boise, Idaho; and Portland and Eugene, Ore. Round-trip fare from Reagan National to Los Angeles, for example, starts at $207; price on other airlines starts at $221. Purchase by Jan. 16 and complete travel by June 6. Fourteen-day advance purchase required; blackout dates apply. Info: 800-ALASKAAIR, www.alaskaair.com.

SEA

• Book two cabins on one cruise on American Canadian Caribbean Line and each cabin gets a $500 discount. The deal applies to numerous cruises, including the 11-night Jan. 24 and the Feb. 7 Belize-Barrier Reef-Guatemala cruise: Fare before discount starts at $2,455 per person double, plus $200 in port charges. Passengers in at least one cabin must be first-timers. Info: 800-556-7450, www.accl-smallships.com.

• Take a ferry between Hanstholm, Denmark, and Bergen, Norway, and get 60 percent off standard prices with a deal from Fjord Line. Round-trip price for a car and up to five people starts at $338 for travel through March 20, and Oct. 10 to Dec. 29. Info: 011-44-870-143-9667, www.fjordline.com/site/English.

• Book a cruise of seven nights or longer on Royal Caribbean in 2005 through Icruise.com and get a free bottle of wine each night, a $182 value. Info: 866-942-7847, www.icruise.com.

PACKAGES

• Spend Valentine's Day in Paris starting at $529 per person with a tour from Air France Holidays that includes round-trip air from Washington, three nights at the Pavillon Pereire Arc de Triomphe Hotel, transfer from airport to hotel, continental breakfasts and a Seine River cruise with a three-course lunch. Tour departs Feb. 11. Taxes are $198 extra. Priced separately, cost would be about $934 per person. Info: 800-2FRANCE, www.airfranceholidays.com.

• Book a Canada ski vacation of at least five nights with United Vacations to Whistler or Banff and save $280 on three-day or longer lift tickets for two adults. For example, a five-day package that includes round-trip airfare to Vancouver, five nights' lodging at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Whistler Village and three-day lift tickets for two is $1,592 per couple (including taxes). Book by Jan. 31. Info: 888-328-6877, www.unitedvacations.com. Request CANADASKI promo code.

-- Carol Sottili

Prices were verified and available on Wednesday 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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