- The Washington Times - Friday, March 10, 2006


Spend the Fourth of July holiday sailing to Bermuda aboard Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas for $849 per person.

The five-night summer cruise departs from Baltimore on July 2 and docks at Kings Wharf, Bermuda, on July 4 before returning to Baltimore on July 7. The $849 rate is good for inside staterooms; ocean-view cabins are available for $999 per person. For more information or to book, see www.cruisedeals.com.


Paradisus Puerto Rico, an AAA four-diamond resort, is slashing its daily rates by more than 50 percent for spring and summer. Daily all-inclusive rates start at $149 per person, per night for a garden-view junior suite — regular rates are $336 per person, per night.

For an additional $25 per person, visitors can upgrade to the Royal Service package, which includes VIP check-in and checkout, personal butler and concierge, and access to adults-only pools. As an added bonus, the resort also is offering a two-for-one massage credit for visitors. Travel is valid March 12 through July 31; blackout dates are April 12 through 16, 28 and 29, and July 1 through 4. A daily $15 resort fee is not included. Book by March 18. Visit www.solmelia.com or call 866/43-MELIA.


Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) is offering its first adults-only heli-hiking trip in summer and fall in the Bobbie Burns Mountains, west of the Rocky Mountains.

The three-night trips include accommodations at Bobbie Burns Lodge, all meals, helicopter flights, the services of fully certified mountain guides, use of outwear, ground transportation from Banff to the CMH heli-pad and return to Banff or Calgary International Airport, along with all taxes.

Trips depart July 30 and Sept. 1. The rates are $1,882 per person.

For more information or to book, visit www.canadianmountainholidays.com.


W Hotels is hoping to attract all shopaholics with a whirlwind Weekends Shop ‘Til You Drop hotel package. The package includes a room at one of 17 W Hotels; a $35 W Hotels - the Store gift card; a $35 Banana Republic gift card; a LeSportsac tote bag; and a post-shopping cocktail. Sample package rates are: W Chicago City Center ($209), W Los Angeles ($269), W New York ($249) and W Atlanta ($140). The package is available through May 30. Book online: www.whotels.com, or call 800/598-9609.


Fly to Seoul for $360 each way on United Airlines in spring. The daily service, aboard a Boeing 777, is available with a connection at San Francisco International Airport. The flight departs San Francisco at 1:23 p.m., arriving at 5:40 p.m. the next day. Book by March 17. A seven-day advance purchase is required. Taxes and fees are not included. Travel is valid Monday through Thursday, April 2 through May 31. See www.united.com.

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