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Travel deals: Easter cruises, a Tuscany bike tour, a Fiji hotel

Coctail drinks are serve to the guests at

Coctail drinks are serve to the guests at the Turtle Island in Fiji. Credit: Turtle Island


MSC Cruises has a family special on Easter cruises. The seven-night April 19 cruise, which departs Miami, starts at $299 per adult double, down from $929; children under age 17 sharing the same cabin pay $199. Add $119 taxes. MSC Divina sails to Phillipsburg, St. Maarten; Road Town, Tortola; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. The sale also applies to other April sailings, such as the seven-night April 12 cruise that starts at $299 and visits Jamaica and other sites. But hurry -- you have to book by tomorrow.

INFO 877-665-4655,


Save 20 percent on Ciclismo Classico's six-day bike tour of Tuscany. The May 19 Assaggio Toscana trip now costs $2,796 a person double, down from $3,495. Price includes all accommodations, meals (all breakfasts, four dinners, one light lunch, one picnic), bike rental, Ciclismo jersey and water bottle; shuttles at beginning and end of tour; special activities such as a tour of an olive oil press and a cooking demo; walking tours of Arezzo and Cortona; and taxes. The tour covers 147 miles of countryside.

INFO 800-866-7314,

Hotels and resorts

-- With Holiday Inn Resort's Free Night Now or Later offer, earn free nights at any of 19 properties in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Stay four straight nights and get a free fifth night or stay two straight nights and earn a free night for a future stay. For the latter deal, you must be an IHG Rewards Club member (free to join) and redeem within a year. Prices, savings vary. Five nights in mid May at the Beach House, a Holiday Inn Resort in Hilton Head Island, S.C., starts at $880, including taxes; without the deal, the rate is $955. Seven-day advance booking required; stay through May 23.


-- Buy one airfare, stay at least seven nights at Turtle Island, a luxury private-island resort in Fiji, and get a lodging upgrade, free massage for two and one free airfare from Los Angeles. Airfare value is up to $2,000, the upgrade to a grand bure (traditional Fijian cottage) is worth $420 a night; the massages typically cost $65 a person. Total cost, after discounts, is $2,079 a night per couple; includes meals, drinks, activities, taxes. Applies to travel through June 20; Aug. 1 through Nov. 30; and Jan. 12 through Feb. 28, 2015. Deadline to book is tomorrow.

INFO 800-255-4347,

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