- The Washington Times - Friday, February 9, 2007


Experience sunny Florida with Leisure Link’s three-night Miami Getaway. The package, available for $699 per person, includes three nights at the Mandarin Oriental Miami and round-trip airfare to Fort Lauderdale from Washington Dulles International Airport or Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Travel is valid through March 31. Book by March 15. Go to www.leisurelink.com or call 888/801-8808.


JetBlue Airways has added cruise booking to its Web site. To kick off the new venture, JetBlue has announced a Sail and Save promotion, offering up to 80 percent discounts, free upgrades and multiple onboard spending plans. The carrier is also offering a $20-per-person discount on each leg of a flight when booked in conjunction with a cruise.

The new service offers trips from 17 cruise lines, including Crystal, Regent, Disney, Celebrity and Holland America. JetBlue also is offering a best-price guarantee with a 110 percent refund of the difference if a lower rate for the same cruise is found after purchase. Book by Friday for the Sail and Save promotion. Go to cruises.jetblue.com.


Be one of the first passengers to cross the Atlantic Ocean aboard the new Carnival Freedom when it sails from Rome to Miami Oct. 28. The 14-night cruise includes stops in Livorno, Italy; Malaga, Spain; and Funchal, Madeira, before the ship sets sail for Miami. Interior cabins start at $899; oceanview $1,149; balcony $1,499; and a suite $2,699.

Freedom is Carnival’s latest mega fun-ship, housing 2,974 passengers and featuring a seaside movie theater and multiple pools. It is the first Carnival ship to cruise the Mediterranean and Greek Isles. Book at www.carnival.com.


Fly business class to Paris from Newark International Airport for $999 round trip — all taxes included. Travel is aboard L’Avion, the newest all-business-class carrier and the first to fly to Paris. The airline operates service to Orly-Sud International Airport on a Boeing 757-200 configured with 90 seats. Onboard amenities include personal TV, gourmet dining options and new seating with a 140-degree recline. Sale fares are valid through March 31. Book at www.lavion.com.


Icelandair has reduced fares to all of its European destinations through Aug. 19. Lowest fares are available for travel March 8 to 31. Sample round-trip fares (through March 31) include: Manchester, $327; Copenhagen, $328; Paris, $344; the airline’s home base in Reykjavik, $396; Amsterdam, $416; and Oslo, $538.

Other sale travel periods include April 1 through June 14 and June 15 through Aug. 19. Flights depart Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and include a stopover in Reykjavik. Book by Thursday. See www.icelandair.com.


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