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What's the Deal?

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

Sunday, April 17, 2005; Page P03

LAND

• Stay at the Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, starting at $379 per night for a family of four, including room, meals, beverages and taxes. The "Key to Paradise" package is available for couples May 1-Dec. 19; children ages 5 to 11 stay and eat for free May 16-Dec. 19. Usual rate for the all-inclusive deal is about $625 per night per couple, and meal plan for kids typically starts at $98 per child per day. Info: 800-826-9430, www.ritzcarlton.com.

• The newest Four Seasons Resort in Langkawi, Malaysia, has an introductory offer of a free third night for every consecutive two nights. Rates start at $410 per night, plus $41 service charge, at the 91-room beachfront resort. Valid May 15-Sept. 14. Info: 800-819-5053, www.fourseasons.com/langkawi.

BARGAIN OF THE WEEK

Spend a week in Tahiti and Bora Bora for $2,495 per person double with a deal from Air Tahiti Nui. The "Pearl of the South Pacific" package, good for travel July 4-Oct. 31, includes round-trip nonstop air from New York to Papeete, and from Papeete to Bora Bora; lodging; transfers; and room taxes. Air taxes are an extra $163. Priced separately, air is at least $2,357 and hotels $3,609 -- for a total savings of more than $3,000 per couple. Info: 866-835-9286, www.nyctotahitinonstop.com.

St. Simons Island Beach Club in Georgia is offering seven nights for the price of five on select units through July 31. For example, a three-bedroom, normally $2,230 for seven nights, is $1,592 and a one-bedroom, usually $1,484 for a week, is now $1,060; taxes are an extra 11 percent. Deal is for first-time renters only. Mention code INT/BC. Info: 888-315-6060, www.resortqueststsimons.com.

SEA

Sail the Greek islands with a deal from Worldwaterways.com. A package that includes a seven-night cruise aboard the 50-passenger Panorama and three nights' hotel in Athens has been discounted to $1,999 per person double; usual cruise-only fare is $2,150. Port charges are an extra $150. Depart May 9, 16 or 30, or June 6. Info: 800-833-2620, www.worldwaterways.com.

• Moment's Notice Travel is offering a seven-night Mediterranean cruise on the MSC Lirica starting at $840 per person double, a savings of more than 50 percent over brochure rates. The deal applies to sailings in May, June and October, departing from Civitavecchia, Italy. Info: 888-241-3366, www.moments-notice.com.

Seabourn is discounting two Caribbean cruises by 50 percent. Prices start at $2,298 per person double on weeklong sailings of the Seabourn Pride departing Nov. 13 from Fort Lauderdale to Barbados, and departing Dec. 11 from Barbados to Fort Lauderdale; usual fare starts at $4,595. Taxes are an extra $36 per person. Info: 800-929-9391, www.seabourn.com.

AIR

Italian charter airline Eurofly will launch seasonal nonstop service from New York to Naples, Bologna and Palermo June 13 to Sept. 18. Round-trip fare to Naples, for example, starts at $649, plus $120 in taxes; fare on other airlines is about $969. Info: 800-459-0581, www.euroflyusa.com.

AirTran (800-AIR-TRAN, www.airtran.com) is holding a systemwide sale for travel through Oct. 5. For example, fly from BWI to Rochester, N.Y., for $118 round trip; fare on other airlines starts at $140. Purchase by Tuesday. Fares not valid Fridays and Sundays; 14-day advance purchase required.

• Fly to California on JetBlue with sale fares from Washington Dulles to Long Beach, Oakland, San Diego and Sacramento. For example, fly nonstop to Sacramento for $198 round trip; fare on other airlines starts at about $254. Purchase by April 28; travel April 26-June 22 (San Diego service starts May 3). Info: 800-JETBLUE, www.jetblue.com.

PACKAGES

• Key Tours is offering a 13-night " Glories of Turkey" tour starting at $1,359 per person double, including round-trip air from Washington to Istanbul; 13 nights' lodging in eight locations; breakfasts and dinners; guide and motorcoach transportation; entrance fees; and transfers. Taxes are about $150 extra. Priced separately, air and hotel alone would cost $1,591. Best prices available on select November-March departures. Info: 703-591-3550, www.keytours.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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