The Real Deal Vacation package includes airfare from New York to Seattle on Delta; two pre-cruise nights at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle, within walking distance of the iconic Pike Place Market and Puget Sound; a seven-night cruise in an inside stateroom on Holland America's ms Oosterdam, sailing roundtrip from Seattle with ports of call in Alaska including Tracy Arm, Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan as well as Victoria, BC; port-to-hotel transfers; hotel and air taxes. From $1,169 for a nine-night trip, plus about $126 in cruise taxes and fees.
When May 4, 2012 ($1,169); add $10 for Sept. 21, 2012; contact Gate 1 Travel for additional date options.
Gateways New York ($1,169). Contact Gate 1 for details about other gateways.
The Fine Print Does not include cruise taxes and fees of approximately $126. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $936. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; subject to availability.
Contact Gate 1 Travel, 800/682-3333, gate1travel.com.
Why It's A Deal On a recent Kayak search, we found roundtrip airfare between JFK and Seattle for $321 in May (Delta/JetBlue). Add that to about $238 per person for a two-night stay at the Crowne Plaza, $699 per person for an inside cabin on the MS Oosterdam (taxes excluded), and about $20 per person for roundtrip hotel-to-port transfers, and you'd spend at least $1,278 if you booked this trip on your own. For $109 less, this deal covers all the same inclusions.
More Add $90 to upgrade to an oceanview stateroom; add $500 for a deluxe veranda oceanview stateroom; add $700 for a superior veranda suite; add $1,200 for a deluxe veranda suite, You can book additional nights at the Crowne Plaza Seattle from about $187 per room, per night.
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