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Travel deals: Exotic cruises and a tranquil upstate escape

Groupon Getaways offers a 51 percent discount on

Groupon Getaways offers a 51 percent discount on a stay for two at Arrow Park Lake & Lodge in Monroe, N.Y. (Credit: groupon.com)

Everyone's idea of a dream vacation is different, but we can all agree that getting a great price makes it even sweeter. We found some tempting travel deals this week, from a rockin' Chicago hotel to cruises to paradise.

CruCon Cruise Outlet announced Monday that it is cutting prices on cruises by up to 60 percent to fill up ships setting sail in 2013 and early 2014. Book now through Friday at Travelzoo.com and save big on trips through the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Asia, Alaska and more.

Save 55 percent on an adults-only vacation at all-inclusive resort Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with Living Social Escapes . Prices include all meals and drinks, theme parties, a $100 gift certificate towards couples' spa treatments and more.

Traveling to the Great Down Under gets a price cut at  Quantas.com , where you can sign up for an Aussie Icons AirPass, which takes you to Sydney, Ayers Rock, Cairns and Brisbane starting at $1,829 for travel from July 24 to Sept. 21, 2013. 

Groupon Getaways offers a 51 percent discount on a stay for two with beach access, breakfast and a boat rental at Arrow Park Lake & Lodge in Monroe, a quiet, scenic resort in the woodlands of upstate New York just an hour northwest of Manhattan. 

Looking for a party? At  JetSetter.com , music lovers can score a deal on rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Chicago. The hotel is filled with rock and roll memorabilia and a rock-themed bar and club, and it also offers unique extras such as complementary Fender guitar rentals.

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