Travel deals of the week: Vermont, cruises, more

Stowe, Vt., has a lot to offer the Stowe, Vt., has a lot to offer the visitor beyond the skiing, including the Spa at Stoweflake's Aqua Solarium. (2011) Photo Credit: Handout

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To celebrate 50 years of hospitality, Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa in Stowe, Vt., is offering 50 percent off rooms through Dec. 13. A luxury room with a fireplace starts at $120, plus 10 percent taxes; normal rate is from $239. Two-night minimum required for Friday and Saturday arrivals. In addition, save 20 percent on spa treatments and Charlie B's restaurant Sunday through Thursday.

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Club Med is holding its semiannual sale at more than 60 all-inclusive resorts in North America, Europe and Asia. Savings and prices vary by date, property and number of travelers. For example, in mid-April, two adults and two children sharing a room at Sandpiper Bay, about 30 minutes from West Palm Beach, Fla., pay from $749 per person for a weeklong stay, a savings of $307. Rate also includes all meals, drinks, children's program and taxes. Book by Jan. 9 for stays through June 28; holiday blackout dates apply.



Scenic Cruises is offering savings on select 2013 European cruises booked by Nov. 30. Four itineraries are included in the sale; fares vary by date and length. For example, the June 21 departure of the 10-night Gems of the Danube River cruise, which includes three nights' hotel in Prague and a seven-night cruise from Nuremberg, Germany, to Budapest, is now $3,650 per person double for an outside cabin, a savings of $1,000.

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Ritz Tours has discounted prices on several last-minute departures of its Scenic China tour. Price is now $1,399 per person double for the Dec. 6 and Dec. 27 departures. Price includes airfare from New York to Beijing; round-trip from Beijing to Shanghai; six nights' hotel in four cities; 13 meals; land transportation; tour guide; airport transfers; and taxes. Priced separately, air alone would cost about $1,600.

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