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Originally published Monday, July 2, 2012 at 9:53 AM

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Travel deals: Discounts on cruises, packages

Sales on cruises, airfares and more.

The Washington Post

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A rundown on some travel deals: — Grand Circle's Romance of the Rhine & Mosel cruise has been reduced by $2,700 per couple for select departures through November. The 14-night cruise, which travels between Antwerp, Belgium, and Basel, Switzerland, now starts at $2,045 per person double, plus $165 port charges. Book by July 9; request promo code DEAL 300. Price includes wine with dinner, a dozen tours and wireless Internet on the ship. Info: 800-248-3737,

— Central Holidays has savings of up to $400 on its Greece and Turkey land and cruise packages. For example, save more than $300 per person on the 11-day Istanbul and the Aegean trip, which now costs from $832 per person double, plus $63 fuel charges and $262 port tax. Price includes a cabin aboard the Louis Cristal, which sails from Istanbul to Izmir, Turkey, and Greece's Patmos, Mykonos, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini and Athens; two nights' accommodations in Istanbul, with daily buffet breakfast; and all transfers per itinerary. Book by July 27; depart July to November. Info: 800-935-5000,

— Tauck is dropping the single supplement for Category 1 cabins on its 2013 European river cruises. For solo cruisers, average savings on the lower-level cabins with two small windows is more than $2,400 — and up to $4,676 (on the 24-day trans-European cruise). In addition, singles can save $1,000 on Category 3 cabins (higher level, floor-to-ceiling windows, French balcony) on select sailings of eight European river cruise itineraries. For example, the 12-day Blue Danube cruise, which travels between Prague and Budapest, starts at $4,490 (single or per person double) for Category 1. The $1,000 savings applies to the May 9 and 23, June 27, July 11 and Oct. 24 departures; prices vary by departure, but the lowest Category 3 rate for singles is from $6,476. Info: 800-468-2825,

— Lufthansa has sale fares from New York to Berlin. Published sale fare is $667 round trip, including tax, but dips to as low as $618 on some dates in November and December. Book by July 11. Depart Aug. 26 through Dec. 12, and return Sept. 2 through Jan. 12; some dates, especially in August and September, are sold out. Requirements include minimum Saturday-night stay. Air Berlin, which started nonstop service between JFK and Berlin last year, is offering similar fares. Info: 800-645-3880,


Deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Restrictions such as blackout dates and advance purchase may apply.

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