WHAT’S THE DEAL?
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.