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Lots of new deals for national cruise vacation week

Royal Caribbean International's newest cruise ship, the highly-anticipated

Royal Caribbean International's newest cruise ship, the highly-anticipated Oasis of the Seas, makes her U.S. debut into her homeport of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2009) Credit: AP

Thanks to the people over at Travelzoo, the “America Goes Cruisin'” promotion is in effect (until October 23) – which means deals on cruises at a most appropriate time: during National Cruise Vacation Week (also until October 23). That means 25 cruise lines can be enjoyed at discounted rates on sailings for both the remainder of 2011 and 2012 on over 200 ships.

Offers include two-for-one pricings, specialty dining, onboard credits and more. It’s recommended all interested parties should act fast – especially because, as Travelzoo points out, it is generally to cruise between Thanksgiving and Christmas. For example, there are specials like the weeklong Christmas & NYE Royal Caribbean cruises ($599), and the 7- Night Bahamas cruise over New Year’s Eve ($649).

For those thinking about hitting the seas next year, specials like an eleven-night cruise tour of Alaska (:$1469, departs May 11, 2012), a nine-night Spain and Portugal tour ($699, April 12, 2012) and a ten-night Scandinavia and Russia journey ($1239, departs May 3, 2012) are only the beginning; all the deals are listed at


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