- The Washington Times - Friday, September 8, 2006

VIEW FROM THE DECK

See the Pacific Coast from the deck of Holland America Line’s Veendam cruise ship on its four-night fall cruise from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Los Angeles.

The ship makes one stop along the southern route in Seattle before it begins two days of cruising along the coast.

Rooms start at $399 per person. Book at www.hollandamerica.com.

BRING A FRIEND

Fly with friends or family and save money with JetBlue Airway’s More the Merrier Sale.

One-way fares from Washington Dulles International Airport include: Fort Lauderdale $59 and Tampa $59, both in Florida; New Orleans $59; Nashville, Tenn., $59;and in California, San Diego $109, Long Beach $109 and Oakland $119.

Book by Sept. 14 and travel by Dec. 13.

See www.jetblue.com.

SPRING IN THE FALL

Travel on South African Airways to Cape Town or Johannesburg for South Africa’s spring season starting at $1,000 — a 30 percent savings. Flights are available from either Dulles or New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Travel is good Oct. 7 through Nov. 30. A five-night stay is required. Fuel surcharge and taxes are not included. Book at www.flysaa.com.

SEE BIG BEN

Fly to London with Virgin Atlantic for just $363 through Oct. 29. If you are looking to travel in November or early December, you can save more with round-trip flights starting at $293.

Purchase tickets by Sept. 10. Book at www.travelocity.com or www.virgin-atlantic.com.

ESCAPE THE BREEZE

Escape the cool autumn breeze and spend a night in Hawaii at the oceanfront Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea for $345 a night through December. Rooms at the all-suite property are just steps away from the white-sand Polo Beach and the resort’s wide variety of activities, which include snorkeling and championship golf.

Book at www.fairmont.com/kealani.

WHICH WAY DO WE GO

CIE Tours International is offering weeklong Go-As-You-Please-Ireland vacation packages starting at $294.

The self-drive vacations include a car with unlimited mileage, daily breakfast and a choice of B&B; or hotel accommodations.

Transportation to Ireland is not included but can be booked as part of the trip. See www.cietours.com.

AIR SALE

Air Tran Airways has placed all destinations on sale through Feb. 1. Sale fares range from $79 to $139 from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Dulles.

Book by Sept. 19. Certain blackout dates apply. Sale fares are based on one-way travel; round-trip purchase is not required.

See www.airtran.com.

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

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