WHAT’S THE DEAL?
This week’s best travel bargains around the globe. Land
French Leave Resort, an Autograph Collection Hotel on Eleuthera, in the Bahamas, is offering an airline credit in honor of its new oceanview villas. With the Grand Reveal package, stay at least seven nights and receive a $650 airline credit per room. (Earned upon checkout.) Rates start at $3,962, including taxes. Book by March 31; travel through Dec. 21. Use promo code YX1. Info: 242-332-3778, www.marriott.com/hotels/ travel/elhakfrenchleaveresortautographcollection.
Margaritaville Resort & Marina, on Florida’s Key West waterfront, has a package celebrating National Margarita Day (Feb. 22), with perks valued at more than $100. The twonight package starts at $998 and includes a pitcher of margaritas (worth $42); two pool towels ($50) and a bucket of Landshark Lagers ($23); a catamaran sunset sail for two, including champagne; and a $50 food and beverage credit. Add a $58 resort fee and about 13 percent for taxes. Valid through April 30; blackout dates apply. Info: 855366-8045, www.margaritavillekeywestres ort.com/chill.
Madeline Hotel and Residences, in Telluride, Colo., has a Spring Skiing Special, with savings of 30 percent. Prices vary. For example, a midMarch weeknight starts at $360 for a king room, including taxes and fees — a savings of $154. Discounts apply to apartments through April 2 and to hotel rooms March 1-April 2. Info: 855-923-7640, www.madelinetelluride.com.
European Waterways is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its L’Art de Vivre hotel barge with 20 percent off 2017 cruises. The luxury eightpassenger vessel spends a week cruising near the Burgundy region of France. Cabins start at $3,590 per person double, a savings of $900, and include all gourmet meals, fine wine, open bar, escorted daily excursions, local transfers, bikes and taxes. Select departures April-October. Info: 877-879-8808, www.gobarging.com.
Hurtigruten has a special on Norwegian coast cruises booked by March 31. Save $250 per person and receive a $200 onboard credit for the 11-night voyage that sails round trip from Bergen to Kirkenes. Savings apply to all cabin categories through March 31 and to selectand platinum-level categories April 1-Dec. 31. Also save $150 on all cabin categories for the fivenight Kirkenes-to-Bergen cruise and $100 on the six-night reverse itinerary. Both also qualify for a $100 onboard credit. Prices vary. For example, the five-night sailing that departs Kirkenes on June 3 starts at $1,751 per person double, including taxes. Info: 866-552-0371, www.hurtigruten.us.
Azores Airlines has sale fares from Boston to Madeira, the Portuguese island 750 miles southwest of Lisbon. Round-trip fare to Funchal, the capital, starts at $568 for travel March 27-June 19. Priced separately, the round-trip fare from Washington to Boston starts at about $160. From Washington, air to Madiera typically starts at about $1,050. Book by Tuesday at www.azoresairlines.pt.
Ritz Tours is offering savings of $600 per couple on its new luxury tours to Thailand and China. For example, the 11-night Thailand tour includes roundtrip air from Washington Dulles to Bangkok on Air China; three flights within Thailand; four nights at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, three nights at the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai and four nights at the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samai; 18 meals; tours; land transport; airport transfers; and taxes. The Thailand tour starts at $5,500 per person double for select departures in May, September and October. Book by Tuesday; 60-day advance purchase required. Info: 888-345-7489, https://premier.ritztours.com. — Carol Sottili, Andrea Sachs Prices were verified at press time Thursday, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Some restrictions may apply.