- The Washington Times - Friday, March 23, 2007

2008 CRUISING

Regent Seven Seas has released its 2008 cruise program, and next year’s schedule includes 165 cruises and more than 300 ports of call on all seven continents. The program includes the first-ever Discovery Collection cruise aboard the all-suite Seven Seas Navigator. The new cruise is an 82-night, five-continent journey that is available in six combinable segments and features an extended exploration of Africa, the Middle East, India and South America. Another highlight is the increased number of 10- and 11- night cruises available throughout the world. Customers looking to book early can receive shipboard credits, free economy-class air transport and savings of up to $1,575 on certain cruises. For more information or to book, see www.rssc.com.

ONE NIGHT FREE

The Condado Plaza Hotel and Suites just completed an extensive redesign, and the resort is marking the occasion with a Four for Free package. Guests reserving three nights at the best available rate can enjoy the fourth night free. During the redesign, all guest rooms went through a complete refurbishment, including all-new spalike bathrooms. The hotel is located within minutes of Old San Juan and is the only resort that enjoys views of both the ocean and the lagoon. Book at www.condadoplaza.com or call 866/317-8934.

COTSWOLD DEAL

See England’s famed Cotswolds with the Cotswold House’s two-night summer cultural escape package. The package includes accommodations at the Cotswold House Hotel, free entry into Hidcote Manor Gardens and dinner at either Hicks Brasserie or Juliana’s Restaurant. Package rates are $1,195 per room. Travel is valid May 15 through 26. The package is available only by phone (011)44-1-386-840310 or by e-mail: [email protected]

NORTH CAICOS GETAWAY

Stay at the new St. Charles resort in North Caicos starting at $250 per night. The resort, located in secluded North Caicos, features just 15 one-, two- and three-bedroom suites. Included in the daily rate are free use of snorkeling equipment, sunset cocktails on the day of arrival, beach- and pool-chair access, Internet access, a weekly manager’s party and round-trip airport transfers. Other daily room rates include one-bedroom oceanfront suites for $560, a two-bedroom oceanfront suite for $660 and a three-bedroom oceanfront penthouse for $2,800. Rates are good through April 4. From April 8 through Dec. 21, daily room rates range from $200 to $2,000. Book at www.stcharlesnc.com or call 877/224-2679.

NONSTOP SALE

Fly nonstop to Beijing round trip for $760 ? plus taxes ? with United Airlines’ U.S. to China sale. The new daily nonstop flight, which begins on Wednesday, departs from Washington Dulles International Airport at 12:23 p.m., arriving in Beijing the following day at 1:55 p.m. The return flight features same-day service departing Beijing at 6:30 p.m. and arriving at Dulles at 7:46 p.m. Sale fares are valid through June 1. A six-night minimum stay is required. Book at www.united.com.

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

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