Disney resorts, cruises and more travel deals

Seven Downtown Disney resort hotels in Florida are

Seven Downtown Disney resort hotels in Florida are offering discounted rates to first responders through Sept. 30, 2014. Photo Credit: Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels

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HOTELS & RESORTS

Seven Downtown Disney resort hotels in Florida are offering discounted rates to first responders through Sept. 30. Special rates are available to U.S. law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, doctors and nurses with proper ID. Rates range from $75 a night at Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa (normally from $125) to $109 per suite at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton (usually $129). Add 12.5 percent taxes. Other participating hotels include the new BResort, Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel, Holiday Inn Orlando-Lake Buena Vista, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista and Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort.

INFO downtowndisneyhotels.com

Book five nights in one of the Cotton House's luxurious Garden Cottages on the Caribbean island of Mustique and receive two free nights, plus additional freebies. Through Aug. 31, pay $2,476 for a week in a cottage, a savings of $900. Add 10 percent service charge. The deal includes a scuba session at the water sports center on Endeavour Bay (you must be certified) for two guests, a 60-minute massage for two at the Cotton House Spa, airport transfers, daily continental breakfast at Veranda Restaurant and an invite to a weekly island cocktail party.

INFO 784-456-4777, cottonhouse.net

The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino (family-friendly) and Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa (adults-only), both all-inclusives in St. Maarten, are offering free nights and resort credits. Book at least three nights at Sonesta Maho and receive the third night free, plus $200 resort credits that break down to $50 each for the spa, dinner, the manager's wine list and the gift shop. In addition, kids 12 and younger stay free and kids 13 to 17 pay $45 a day. At Sonesta Great Bay, book at least four nights and receive the fourth night free, plus $300 in resort credits: $100 for the spa and $50 each for wine, dinner, Wi-Fi and the gift shop. Prices vary. For example, three nights in mid-July in Sonesta Maho's superior room costs $864 for two adults, including taxes, a savings of $432. Four nights in Sonesta Great Bay's serenity island-view room costs $1,386 for two, a savings of $462. Book by July 31; travel by Sept. 15. Use promo code SP50AI.

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INFO 800-766-3782, sonesta.com/mahobeach or sonesta.com/greatbay

CRUISES

Save thousands on a 10-day Classic Antarctica cruise with Abercrombie & Kent. Book by July 31 and save 20 percent on select two-room suites or $2,500 a person on Category 1-3 staterooms. Solo travelers also save up to $3,000 on single supplements. For example, a classic balcony stateroom (Category 1) now starts at $9,995 per person double (down from $12,495); the single supplement costs an extra $5,750 (vs. $6,250). The total price, including taxes and internal airfare ($830 each), is $21,650 for two travelers. The trip starts in Buenos Aires, where cruisers fly round-trip to the cruise port in Ushuaia, Argentina.

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INFO 800-554-7016, abercrombiekent.com

PACKAGES

TourCrafters is offering a deal on its seven-night tour of Rome and Florence, Italy. Price of $1,259 a person double (plus about $130 taxes) applies to select November and December departures; priced separately, the trip would cost about $254 more per person. The trip includes airfare from New York's JFK to Rome, with return from Florence; four nights' lodging at Hotel Rome Garden; three nights at Hotel Meridiana in Florence; an economy-class train ticket from Rome to Florence; and daily breakfasts. Trip must be booked and paid in full by Aug. 28.

INFO 800-482-5995, tourcrafters.com

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