Best travel deals: hotels, airfares, cruises, packages

Sunday, April 18, 2010


-- SuperClubs is offering free nights this spring and summer at eight all-inclusive Breezes and Hedonism resorts in the Bahamas, Jamaica and Curacao. For stays through Aug. 20, receive the fourth night free at Breezes Bahamas in Nassau, Breezes Trelawny in Jamaica and two Hedonism properties in Jamaica. Fifth night free applies to three other Breezes resorts in Jamaica and an additional resort in Curacao. Pricing varies by resort and travel dates. For example, four nights in a garden-view room at Breezes Bahamas in early June is $1,080 per couple, including taxes -- a savings of $360. Book by April 28. Blackout dates apply and vary by resort. Breezes info: 877-273-3937, http://www.breezes.com. Hedonism info: 800-467-8737, http://www.hedonismresorts.com.

-- The Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau is sponsoring a Breakfast in Beverly Hills promotion, featuring a free hotel night, breakfast for two and a free day of car rental. Deal applies to a dozen hotels in Beverly Hills, Calif., for stays through Aug. 31. Minimum-stay requirements vary from three to four nights. At Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive, for example, stay three nights and get the fourth free; four nights in mid-June in a deluxe room with a king bed total $1,056 (including $139 taxes), a savings of $345. Also, rent a car for two days and get a third day free from Enterprise Rent-a-Car or Platinum Collection by Midway Car Rental. Prices vary by car type. Info: http://www.breakfastinbh.com.

-- A Stay and Play Golf Package from Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel in Glen Allen that includes lodging and a round of golf for two at the Crossings Golf Club is now $169 per couple per night (plus $22 taxes) through Oct. 1. By comparison, on a summer weekday, rooms usually start at $134, plus taxes, and greens fees are $45 per person. Info: 804-727-1400, http://www.wyndhamvirginiacrossings.com.


-- The Magna Carta, a luxury hotel barge that cruises England's River Thames, is offering a $2,000 per-cabin discount on its May 30 departure. Discounted price is $3,500 per person double, including taxes. The six-night cruise aboard the eight-passenger barge travels from Hampton Court to Henley. Transport between the boat and the Stafford London hotel is included. Info: 011-44-7836-551-912, http://www.magna-carta.co.uk.

-- Receive shipboard credits of $100 per person on MSC Cruises' 2010 New England and Canada itineraries. Deal applies to 12 cruises, ranging from six to 19 nights, aboard the 2,550-passenger MSC Poesia. Prices vary. For example, the six-night Maple Leaves and Mansions trip from Quebec to New York departing Oct. 23 starts at $599 per person double, plus $81 taxes. The 10-night Dazzling Fall Foliage cruise round trip from New York departing Sept. 22 starts at $999 per person double, plus $73 taxes. Shipboard credit maximum is $200 per cabin. Book by May 30. Info: 877-665-4655, http://www.msccruisesusa.com.


-- JetBlue is celebrating its 10th anniversary with sale fares. From Washington Dulles, sale applies to flights to New York; Boston; Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Long Beach, Calif.; and Cancun, Mexico. For example, fare to Boston starts at $119 round trip, including $21 taxes; by comparison, fare starts at $145 on other airlines. Restrictions vary by destination. Lowest fares are generally available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from April 22 to June 16, with blackout dates of May 27-June 1. Exceptions include additional blackout dates of April 22-28 to Boston, and Saturday-only travel to Cancun. Some flights are sold out. Ten-day advance purchase required. Book by April 21 at http://www.jetblue.com for lowest prices. -- Southwest has introductory fares on its new service to Panama City, Fla., scheduled to begin May 23. Nonstop air from BWI Marshall is $219 round trip, including $21 taxes; fare on other airlines starts at $278. Fly by Oct. 30. Purchase by April 20 at http://www.southwest.com -- Air Tahiti Nui has sale fares on nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Papeete, Tahiti. Round-trip fare for travel Nov. 1-Dec. 10 or Jan. 7-March 14 is $989, including $90 taxes; fare on other airlines starts at $1,287. Fare for Aug. 25-Oct. 31 and Dec. 11-Jan. 6 is $1,089, including taxes; fare on other airlines starts at $1,413. Book by May 7 at http://www.airtahitinui-usa.com.


-- A seven-night China Discovery tour departing Dec. 30 starts at $2,642 per couple with a deal from Affordableasia.com. Trip includes round-trip air from Los Angeles to Beijing, with return from Shanghai; two domestic flights; seven nights' hotel in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai; breakfasts and lunches; several sightseeing tours; and taxes. Priced separately, air and hotel cost about $3,225 per couple. Other departures are offered year-round from $100 to $200 per person more. Airfare from Washington is an extra $500 per person, but it's typically cheaper to book a ticket to Los Angeles separately. Info: 888-737-2742, http://www.affordableasia.com.

-- Carol Sottili

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