The Washington Post Sunday - - TRAVEL - — Carol Sot­tili, An­drea Sachs

This week’s best travel bar­gains around the globe.


Book a va­ca­tion at one of four Four Sea­sons Trop­i­cal Re­sorts and re­ceive a free fu­ture stay. With the Book Once, Stay Twice deal, make a reser­va­tion at the Four Sea­sons Re­sort and Res­i­dences An­guilla, Four Sea­sons Re­sort Costa Rica at Penin­sula Pa­pa­gayo, Four Sea­sons Re­sort Nevis or Four Sea­sons Re­sort Punta Mita in Mex­ico by June 30 and stay be­tween Dec. 15 and Jan. 7. Af­ter com­plet­ing your trip, you will re­ceive three gratis nights at any of the above prop­er­ties for travel be­tween May 1 and Dec. 15, 2018. Rates, sav­ings and re­stric­tions vary. For ex­am­ple, a night at the Four Sea­sons Re­sort Punta Mita starts at $1,400, in­clud­ing taxes; seven-night min­i­mum re­quired. Info: www.foursea­sons.com/ cam­paigns/trop­i­cal­fes­tive.

The Greater Fort Laud­erdale Convention & Vis­i­tors Bureau has teamed up with nine Re­sort Col­lec­tion prop­er­ties in Flor­ida to of­fer a Va­ca­tion Like a VIP pack­age. The promo in­cludes a room up­grade, $100 re­sort credit, $25 Amer­i­can Ex­press gift card, free valet park­ing and a Sum­mer Sav­ings Card worth $500. Par­tic­i­pat­ing prop­er­ties in­clude the Pel­i­can Grand Beach Re­sort, Mar­gar­i­taville Hol­ly­wood Beach Re­sort and Son­esta Fort Laud­erdale Beach. With the sav­ings card, re­ceive two-for-one spe­cials at a va­ri­ety of at­trac­tions, such as an Ever­glades air­boat ride. Deal ap­plies to stays of at least two nights through Oct. 15. Info: 800-227-8669, www.sunny.org/ho­tels/luxe/va­ca­tion­like­a­vip.

The Royal Palms Re­sort and Spa, a lux­ury prop­erty in Phoenix, is of­fer­ing a sum­mer spe­cial with rates that are more than half off the high-sea­son price. The Luxe Loung­ing pack­age starts at $189 per night and in­cludes a $50 spa credit and a $25 food and bev­er­age credit at T. Cook’s restau­rant. Add $24 in taxes and a $31 re­sort fee. Book May 23-Aug. 24 and stay through Aug. 31. Use promo code LLXE. Av­er­age high sea­son rate is from $600. Info: 602-883-1234, roy­al­palmshotel.com.


Vik­ing Ocean Cruises is of­fer­ing two-for-one rates plus free air­fare on its 2017 Panama & Cen­tral Amer­ica cruises and its 2017 and 2018 Eastern Seaboard Ex­plorer voy­ages be­tween Montreal and New York. For ex­am­ple, a deluxe ve­randa state­room on the 14-night Panama & Cen­tral Amer­ica cruise now starts at $4,399 per per­son dou­ble (a sav­ings of $4,399) for the Nov. 12, Nov. 26 and Dec. 24

de­par­tures. Price in­cludes nine shore ex­cur­sions; beer and wine with lunch and din­ner; WiFi; and port charges. The trip sails round trip from Mi­ami and vis­its eight coun­tries. Round-trip air from Wash­ing­ton to Mi­ami typ­i­cally starts at about $480. Book by May 31. Info: 800-706-1483, www.vikingcruises.com/oceans.

Royal Caribbean is of­fer­ing a May­ca­tion spe­cial, with sav­ings of 30 per­cent on cruises booked by May 31. For ex­am­ple, the seven-night West­ern Caribbean cruise de­part­ing Fort Laud­erdale, Fla., on Sept. 2 starts at $1,180 per per­son dou­ble, a sav­ings of $898. Add $110 in taxes. Deal ap­plies to all des­ti­na­tions ex­cept China. De­part on and af­ter June 1. Info: 866-562-7625, roy­al­caribbean.com.

This sum­mer, save $1,000 on Friendly Planet Travel’s Cruise Cuba trip. The eight-day cruise starts at $1,699 per per­son dou­ble and in­cludes round-trip air from Mi­ami to Havana, stan­dard in­side cabin aboard the Ce­lestyal Crystal, 20 meals and un­lim­ited drink pack­age, three peo­ple-to-peo­ple shore ex­cur­sions, visa and doc­u­ments, and taxes, port charges and cruise gra­tu­ities. Book by May 31. Sev­eral de­par­tures June through Au­gust. Use promo code CUBACRUISE17. Info: 800-5555765, www.friend­ly­planet.com/cuba­cruise­sum­mer­spe­cial.html.


Aer Lin­gus has a sale on flights from Wash­ing­ton Dulles to Dublin. Round-trip fare starts at $577, with taxes. Travel Sept. 1-Oct. 31. Other air­lines are charg­ing from $766. Black­out dates ap­ply; Satur­day-night stay re­quired. Book by May 24 at aer­lin­gus.com.


In­sight Va­ca­tions is of­fer­ing air­fare cred­its on trips to Europe. Cou­ples re­ceive a $200 dis­count for econ­omy fares and a $300 one for busi­ness class. The deal ap­plies to Euro­pean trips de­part­ing through Oct. 31. For ex­am­ple, the Amaz­ing Spain and Por­tu­gal trip de­part­ing Wash­ing­ton Dulles on Sept. 22 starts at about $2,800 per per­son dou­ble and in­cludes round-trip econ­omy air to Madrid; eight nights’ lodg­ing in five cities; mo­tor-coach trans­porta­tion; daily break­fasts and four din­ners; sev­eral tours; airport trans­fers; and taxes. Book and pay in full by June 8. Re­quest promo code 17EUR100D for econ­omy dis­count and 17EUR150D for busi­ness class. Info: 888-680-1241, europe.in­sight­va­ca­tions.com/us/in­sight­va­ca­tions­europe­tours/.

Prices were ver­i­fied at press time Thurs­day, but deals sell out and avail­abil­ity is not guar­an­teed. Some re­stric­tions may ap­ply.


A bull­fighter works the cape at Plaza de Toros de Las Ven­tas in Madrid. In­sight Va­ca­tions is of­fer­ing deals to Europe.

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