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Travelocity Travel Deals of the Week — FOX & Friends

With airfares on the rise — up 4.5% over last year —  is there any way to take a vacation for less this year?

Yes!  Even if flights are more expensive, you can still get a deal by bundling your hotel and flight booking into a vacation package. Both airlines and hotels discount their rates for inclusion into vacation packages.  You can save up to $525 per person.

The other way to find a deal right now? Book a cruise!  It’s the middle of wave season when most of the major cruise lines offer an average of 65% off brochure rates and Travelocity is giving you up to $500 back in cruise cash!

Here are four travel deals* to jump on right now.  Read more

Cruising’s Top 10 Best Shore Excursions of 2013

Shore excursions are a big draw for many cruisers who love to experience unique travel experiences in exotic ports around the world.  So what makes a great shore excursion?  I love an adventure that gives you a chance to see a place from a unique perspective.  Docking in Sweden?  Why not scale the rooftops and take a walking tour from above?  A day in Bangkok?  Bring the family to a non-profit elephant reserve to interact with the animals.  In 2013, cruise lines are offering all sorts of inventive excursions for thrill-seeking cruisers.   Check out the full Top 10 list in Travelocity’s latest Huffington Post article after the jump.  Did I mention cruises are 65% off right now?

Huffington Post:  Cruising’s Top 10 Best Shore Excursions of 2013

 

 

Autumn at Sea: 3 Sunny Cruise Spots

Autumn is a mild season in California. In Los Angeles and San Diego, the 100-degree heat starts to soften, inspiring cozy outdoor dinners and ambitious hikes through the Santa Monica Mountains. In Napa Valley and Sonoma, vintners ready themselves for the annual grape harvest, and in Santa Cruz, surfers move their wet suits from the garage to the car. It’s the perfect place for those of us that like our weather a little warmer—and it’s also one of several great places to visit on a sunny fall cruise.

Here are a few more places to sail away this season:

9 Cruises for Under $99/Night

The end of wave season is approaching, and cruise lines are filling up their ships for 2011 sailings. While a lot of cruises are reaching capacity, there are many great ships out there that still have room for you and your family. The task of finding the right cruise can be a daunting one, though, so I took the liberty of doing the work for you.

No need to filter through the thousands (literally!) of sailings yourself. Here are nine cheap cruises for less than $99 per night. But, you’ll need to book by March 10 to get the best cruise deal possible – up to 75 percent off to be precise!

Carnival Splendor to the Mexican Riviera – From $50/Night

Take a 7-night Mexican Riviera cruise from Long Beach on the Carnival Splendor, the newest, largest and most innovative ship in the fleet. It has 22 bars and lounges, four pools, a Twister Waterslide and Royal Flush Casino. Launched in 2008, Cruise Critic gives it 4-stars.