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Sunday, January 29, 2006

· Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun is celebrating its post-hurricane reopening with discounts on stays of three nights or longer through April 22. A three-night all-inclusive package is $1,350 per couple; usual rate is $1,680. The deal also includes free select tours and coupons toward spa services, car rental and golf. Info: 877-753-2526, http://www.leblancsparesort.com/ .

· Lake Placid Lodge in New York's Adirondack Mountains is open during reconstruction of its historic main building, which was damaged in a December fire, and rates at the unscathed cabins have been reduced by as much as 60 percent for 2006. For example, a lakeview cabin -- previously $700 a night -- is $325. Taxes and service charges are an additional 21 percent. Info: 877-523-2700, http://www.lakeplacidlodge.com/ .

· Hotel Healdsburg in California's Sonoma wine country is offering a "Winter Spa Renewal" package with discounts of $220 for a two-night stay. The $876-for-two deal includes two nights' lodging, $500 worth of spa treatments and breakfasts. Available Sunday-Thursday through March 31. Tax is 10 percent. Info: 800-889-7188, http://www.hotelhealdsburg.com/ .

SEA

· Take a river cruise with France Cruises and receive a $200 discount per couple, plus all transfers and two free nights in a Paris hotel . For example, a six-night cruise on the 50-passenger Anacoluthe is now $1,890 per person double for select departures in May, July, August and October. Free accommodations at the Hotel Louvre Saint Romain (rates typically start at $176) or Hotel Duminy Vendome ($211). Info: 866-498-3920, http://www.francecruises.com/ .

· easyCruise , a discount cruise ship that operates like a floating hotel, is offering 10 percent discounts on its French and Italian Riviera cruises between May 13 and Oct. 30. For example, a seven-night cruise beginning and ending in Nice, France, that usually costs $936 per couple is now $842. Meals and housekeeping not included. To book, go to http://www.easycruise.com/ and enter the promotional code "easygroup," or call 011-44-1895-651191.

· Take a seven-night cruise between Vancouver, British Columbia and Whittier, Alaska, on the luxury Seven Seas Mariner and get free airfare on select departures in May, June, August and September. The deal includes 30 percent fare reductions ; fares start at $3,497 per person double including air (worth about $512 per person), and port charges and fees are an extra $280. Info: 800-285-1835, http://www.rssc.com/ .

AIR

· Azores Express has last-minute sale fares between Boston and the Azores. The round-trip fare departing Jan. 31 or Feb. 7 is $299, plus $120 in taxes ; usual fare starts at $399. Info: 800-762-9995, http://www.azores-express.com/ .

· Icelandair has winter sale fares to cities across Europe , with no advance purchase requirements and no day-of-travel restrictions. For example, fly from BWI to Copenhagen for $505 round trip, including $119 in taxes. Travel by April 2. Other airlines are offering similar prices but with more restrictions. Info: 800-223-5500, http://www.icelandair.com/ .

PACKAGE

· A four-night "Rome Value Vacation" from Gate 1 Travel is $587 per person double, plus about $94 taxes. The package, with departures in February and March, includes round-trip airfare from Washington Dulles and accommodations at the Hotel Princess. Priced separately, air is $603 and the hotel $202 a night. Info: 800-682-3333, http://www.gate1travel.com/ .

· A trip to the South Pacific is $1,499 per person double including round-trip nonstop air to Papeete, Tahiti; ferry to Moorea; six nights' hotel; breakfasts and dinners; and transfers. The Air Tahiti Nui deal is good for travel through March 26 (not available Feb. 13-20); book by Feb. 15 at 800-553-3477 or http://www.airtahitinui-usa.com/ . Taxes are $175 extra. Priced separately, air is $1,374 per person, and the hotels and meals $2,259 per couple.

-- 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.

PACKAGE

· A four-night "Rome Value Vacation" from Gate 1 Travel is $587 per person double, plus about $94 taxes. The package, with departures in February and March, includes round-trip airfare from Washington Dulles and accommodations at the Hotel Princess. Priced separately, air is $603 and the hotel $202 a night. Info: 800-682-3333, http://www.gate1travel.com/ .

· A trip to the South Pacific is $1,499 per person double including round-trip nonstop air to Papeete, Tahiti; ferry to Moorea; six nights' hotel; breakfasts and dinners; and transfers. The Air Tahiti Nui deal is good for travel through March 26 (not available Feb. 13-20); book by Feb. 15 at 800-553-3477 or http://www.airtahitinui-usa.com/ . Taxes are $175 extra. Priced separately, air is $1,374 per person, and the hotels and meals $2,259 per couple.

-- 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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