Travel deals: the week's best
This week's best travel bargains around the globe. (Please note that deals often sell out quickly.)
The Four Seasons in Vail is making family time more affordable with its new family adventure package. The deal includes half off a second room for children 18 and younger and a $100 credit on an adventure or bike tour. The first room, a garden-view king, starts at $305 and the second room goes for $152.50, plus 9.8 percent tax and $30 resort fee. Good through Sept. 30. Info: 970-477-8600, fourseasons.com/vail.
Stay two nights at a Marriott property and receive a free night at any of hundreds of properties worldwide. To take advantage of the promo, you must be a Marriott Rewards member (free to join), register for the deal by June 30 and stay twice at any participating hotel by Aug. 31. The company's major brands, including Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn, are participating. Free nights (max of three) are good for a year after issue date. Info: 888-236-2427, marriott.com.
With the Cayman Islands Summer Splash package, book a minimum five-night stay at a participating hotel and get the fifth night free, plus a $100 resort credit and a discount card for attractions, dining, transportation and more. Hotel rates vary. For example, rooms at the Grand Caymanian Resort start at $79 per night double, down from $99. A five-night stay comes to $495, including fees and taxes. Stay through Sept. 30. Info: caymanislands.ky/summersplash.
MSC Cruises has a sale on last-minute cruises in Europe. The deal, valid on bookings through June 30, covers dozens of sojourns through August, with departures from Copenhagen; Amsterdam; Venice; Southampton, England, and more. Fares start at $449 per person double. For example, two passengers pay $898, plus $63 taxes, for the seven-night cruise aboard the MSC Sinfonia, which departs Civitavecchia, Italy, on June 22. The ship stops in Genoa, Italy; Barcelona; La Goulette, Tunisia; La Valletta, Malta; and Messina, Sicily. In addition, children 17 and younger sail for $299 when staying in same stateroom as two adults. Use promo code LAST MINUTE SAIL. Typically, the cruises are at least $200 more. Info: 877-665-4655, msccruisesusa.com.
Book a Grand Voyage with Oceania for spring 2013 and get free round-trip air, prepaid gratuities and a $250 shipboard credit. Sample itineraries: Sydney to Tahiti, Bangkok to Rome, and Beijing to Rome. Prices vary. For example, an inside cabin on the 36-day Sydney-to-Tahiti trip, which departs March 14, starts at $7,599 per person double, including taxes. The 1,250-passenger Marina visits several South Sea isles, plus Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand. Book by June 30. Info: 800-531-5658, oceaniacruises.com.
Finnair flights from NYC
Finnair has a sale on fall and winter flights from New York to Europe. Sample round-trip fares (one stop): JFK to Paris, $720 (other airlines charge from about $860); to Prague, $704 (vs. $780); to Budapest, $715 (vs. $909). Book by June 30; travel Sept. 4-Dec. 31. Info: 800-950-5000, finnair.com.
Biotrek Adventure Travels is taking $300 off its Oct. 12-22 trip to Peru. Cost of $5,200 per person double (normally $5,500) includes all ground transportation, boutique hotel lodging, three flights within the country, all breakfasts, entrance fees, train to Machu Picchu, guides, and fees and taxes. Book by July 4. Info: 540-349-0040, biotrekadventuretravels.com.
Pictured: A man jogs on the beach in the Cayman Islands.