- The Washington Times - Friday, May 26, 2006


Cruises Only is offering discounted Alaskan cruises with Holland America Line in spring and summer. The seven-night glacier-discovery sailing starts at $699 per person — a 55 percent savings from the brochure price.

The cruise travels southbound from Seward, Alaska, with three ports of call along with plenty of time at sea to observe the glaciers and wildlife. Rates vary according to accommodations and dates of travel. See www.cruisesonly.com.


Stay at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale McCormick Ranch in Arizona for $100 per night and get $100 food and beverage credit to use at any of the resort restaurants.

The $100 for $100 package is available weekdays from June through Sept. 17.

Weekend stays are available at $129 per night, with $100 credit per day. See www.millenniumhotels.com or call 800/243-1332.


As the summer travel is beginning to heat up, Airtran Airways has placed nearly all flights from both Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on sale.

Sample one-way fares include Detroit, $109; Fort Myers, Fla., $89; San Francisco, $159, and Dallas, $119, along with many other destinations.

Book by Thursday. A 14-day advance purchase is required for sale fares.

Travel is valid through Nov. 8. See www.airtran.com.


Spend the Fourth of July watching the fireworks show on San Francisco Bay with Orchard Hotel’s holiday package. The Fireworks on the Bay package includes: deluxe accommodations; two tickets aboard Signature Hospitality Group’s flagship yacht, the San Francisco Spirit, cruising the bay during the fireworks with entertainment and dinner on the water; and a breakfast buffet. The package price is $349, double occupancy.

Additional nights are available for $149 per night. Go to www.theorchardhotel.com or call 888/717-2881.


Fly to Hawaii in summer for about $700 with United Air Lines. Travel is good from Washington’s National and Dulles airports.

Book by Wednesday. Travel off-peak days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) through Aug. 1.

Sale fares are good for travel to Kona and Lihue. Go to www.united.com.


Travelocity has reduced rates for Royal Caribbean’s three- and four-night cruises to the Bahamas in August and September. Four-night weekday cruises start at $239 while three-night weekend cruises are going for $209.

Prices are based on interior rooms — ocean-view rooms are available for $30 to $50 more, depending on the departure date.

Departures are available from Miami and Orlando. See www.travelocity.com or call 877/815-5446.


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