* Liberty Travel is offering five nights at the Bolongo Bay Beach Club in St. Thomas for $1,499 -- nearly $750 less than it costs just to stay at the all-inclusive resort. The deal includes: round-trip air from BWI to St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. (winter flights typically start at $400); five nights in a beachfront room, double (nightly rates start at $450); all food, beverages and use of non-motorized sports equipment; full-day sail and beach outing to St. John aboard a 53-foot catamaran, including lunch and open bar (usually $100 per person); and two tickets for a sunset cruise in the Charlotte Amalie Harbor (usually $45). Book by March 1; travel midweek by April 14. Up to $127 in taxes additional. 800-764-1000, www.libertytravel.com.

* Carnival Cruise Line is shaving more than a grand off its popular New England fall foliage cruises -- but you have to find your own transport to the New York departure port. The $647-per-person deal includes bunk beds for two in an inside cabin (no in-room leaf-peeping) and all meals and entertainment. The seven-day cruise travels round-trip from New York, with stops in Boston; Portland, Maine; and Sydney and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Brochure rate: $1,696 per person. For beds on the floor, pay $100 more. Depart Sept. 6, 13, 20 or 27. Book as soon as possible; prices subject to change. 888-CARNIVAL, www.carnival.com

-- Andrea Sachs