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Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering 50 percent off

Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering 50 percent off 2014 and 2015 sailings in Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America aboard the MV Tere Moana. Credit: Paul Gauguin Cruises

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Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering 50 percent off 2014 and 2015 sailings in Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America aboard the Tere Moana. For example, a seven-night cruise traveling round-trip from Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, on Dec. 13 now starts at $2,695 a person double, plus $295 port charges; brochure rate starts at $5,391. Deal is based on availability.

INFO 800-848-6172, pgcruises.com/offers

With Friendly Planet, save up to $400 on the 16-day Best of China & Yangtze River Cruise. With the discount, the trip starts at $3,199 a person double and includes round-trip air from Los Angeles to Shanghai, with return from Beijing; all intra-China flights, plus transfers and ground transportation; deluxe and superior first-class hotels; a four-night Yangtze River cruise in an outside balcony cabin with free upgrade and shore excursions; 34 meals; a shadowboxing class in Beijing; cruise gratuities; and taxes. Book by Oct. 28. For lowest rates, depart Nov. 3 or March 23.

INFO 877-721-4436, friendlyplanet.com

Save 50 percent on select departures with American Queen Steamboat. For example, the Dec. 12 Old-Fashioned Holidays cruise aboard the American Queen now starts at $1,275 a person double, plus $109 port charges. The seven-night cruise sails round-trip on the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Rate includes a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay and daily shore excursions. Book by Oct. 31.

INFO 888-749-5280, americanqueensteamboatcompany.com

Save nearly $300 on CroisiEurope's new eight-day cruise from Athens to Istanbul. A twin cabin on the lower deck aboard La Belle de l'Adriatique starts at $1,504 a person double, including taxes -- a $286 savings. A reverse itinerary starts at $1,271 a person double. Book by Oct. 31; depart November through March. The ship stops in five ports and includes excursions to Athens and the Acropolis or Cape Sounion and Istanbul.

INFO 800-768-7232, croisieuroperivercruises.com

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