Diving , cruising, and lobster dinner
LandZephyr Cove Resort, on Lake Tahoe's south shore in Nevada, is offering 50 percent off all lodging - plus discounts on lake cruises, water sports, dining, and more - for stays through June. Cabins normally cost $99 to $359 per night in summer; with the discount, they go for $50 to $180. For example, a two-bedroom lakefront cabin with a full kitchen and wood stove or gas fireplace runs $95 a night, plus about $9 tax. Book by June 10 using code MAYJUNE25. Info: 1-866-761-6240, www.zephyrcove.com.
The greater Fort Lauderdale, Fla., region has designated June as Learn to Dive Month, and to celebrate, hotels and dive shops are offering deals that include a free fourth night of lodging and a complimentary graduation dive. Prices vary by package. For example, a four-night package with Sea Experience (954-770-3483, www.seaexperience.com) is $655 per person double, a saving of $350. The price includes the PADI e-Learning academic portion of dive certification, which must be completed before arrival; three days of in-water training; four nights at Bahia Mar Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale; a two-tank graduation dive trip; and taxes. Info: www.sunny.org/learntodive.
Book a night at any of four resorts in New York, Maine, or New Hampshire, and receive a free lobster dinner for two. Taxes included; tip and alcoholic drinks are extra. Choose from the Sagamore Resort (www.thesagamore.com/promo) on Lake George in Bolton Landing, N.Y.; Wentworth by the Sea (www.wentworth.com/promo) in New Castle, N.H.; Samoset Resort (www.samosetresort.com/promo) in Rockport, Maine; and Harborside Hotel (www.theharborsidehotel.com/promo) in Bar Harbor, Maine. Valid on stays through June. Room rates vary by property and dates. A weekend night in early June at Harborside starts at $229, plus 7 percent tax. Lobster dinner, at either of two La Bella Vita restaurants, is valued at $150 per couple.
SeaTake the kids, or some very close friends, on a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines and get reduced fares. As many as five passengers sharing a cabin with two full-paying customers receive significant discounts, which vary by cruise. Price reductions can be taken on select 2010-2012 sailings on many itineraries, including the Bahamas, Bermuda, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. For example, a seven-night Alaska cruise aboard the Norwegian Star departing Seattle on Aug. 28 is now $900 per adult (including $191 taxes) and $386 per child (including $187 taxes) - a savings of about $100 per person for extra passengers. Availability of larger cabins varies by ship. For example, three of the line's 11 ships offer cabins that can accommodate up to eight passengers; seven ships have cabins that can fit up to six. Book by May 31. Info: 1-866-234-7350, www.ncl.com.
Regent Seven Seas, a luxury cruise line, is offering reductions of $500 to $2,000 per passenger, plus free airfare and shore excursions, on select 2010 voyages. For example, a seven-night western Caribbean round-trip cruise from Fort Lauderdale (depart Dec. 10) now starts at $3,865 per person double, a saving of $1,000 per person. Price includes round-trip airfare from Philadelphia (about $250 per person when booked independently), shore excursions (value of $49 to $149 per excursion), taxes, on-board tips, and all beverages, including wine and spirits. Book by June 30. Info: 1-877-505-5370, www.rssc.com.
Take a nine-night eastern Caribbean cruise on the Caribbean Princess starting at $742 per person double, plus get $100 in onboard credits per cabin when you book with American Discount Cruises & Travel. Add $87 in taxes. The round-trip cruise leaves New York on June 14 and visits San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Maarten; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos. Round-trip motorcoach transfer from Philadelphia to New York is available for $79 per person. Book by May 28. The brochure rate starts at $799 per person. Info: 1-866-214-7447, www.americandiscountcruises.com.
AirSouthwest has sale fares starting at $69 one-way between Philadelphia and Boston. With $31 in taxes, the round-trip fare comes to $159. Purchase by June 27 for travel June 27 through Oct. 30. Other airlines are matching. Info: 1-800-435-9792, www.southwest.com.
Air New Zealand has sale fares from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Auckland for travel July 24 to Sept. 21. Round-trip fares from Los Angeles start at $779, about $300 off the usual fare. Add $85 in taxes. Book by May 31. Info: 800-262-1234, www.airnewzealand.com.
PackagesUS Airways Vacations is offering a fourth night free at the Bahamas' Atlantis resort when you book an air-hotel package. Rates start at $1,258 per person double for four nights at the Atlantis Beach Tower Terrace View, and include round-trip air from Philadelphia to Nassau and airport transfers. Add $100 per person in taxes. Book by Sept. 1 for travel through September. Info: 1-800-455-0123, www.usairwaysvacations.com.
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