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Monday, 05 April 2010 21:02

Lost Iguana Resort, Costa Rica

-- A Spring Seashore Savings package, with discounts of up to 25 percent, is available at Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, S.C. Stay for four nights through May 27, and save 25 percent; savings for stays of one to three nights range from 10 to 20 percent. Also, arrive on a Sunday or Monday in May and receive a $25 per night dining credit. Prices vary by room type. For example, four nights in a Boardwalk Inn deluxe room starts at $714, including $125 taxes and fees, a savings of $196. Info: 888-778-1876,

-- Lost Iguana Resort near Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano is offering a Green Season special. April 20-Nov. 15, pay for two nights and get the third free, or pay for three nights and get the fourth and fifth free. Starting price for a five-night stay for two in a standard room is $627, including $72 taxes, a savings of $418. The 42-room boutique hotel on 120 acres offers views of the volcano, and has a spa, restaurant and pool. Info: 011-506-2267-6148,

-- Carnival is offering discounts on a 2011 cruise to Alaska. The weeklong Glacier Bay cruise now starts at $529 per person double plus $131 taxes; usual starting rate is $679 plus taxes. The cruise aboard the 2,124-passenger Carnival Spirit departs from Seattle on Sept. 13, 2011, stopping in the Alaskan cities of Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan before ending in Vancouver, B.C. Info: 888-227-6482,

-- Book a 2011 cruise by Sept. 30 with Crystal Cruises and receive two-for-one pricing, free airfare and shipboard credits of up to $2,000 per couple, depending on itinerary. The promotion covers 59 itineraries in Europe, South America, the Caribbean, India, New England and Canada, and the Mexican Riviera. For example, the seven-night Pacific Siesta cruise departing from Los Angeles on April 10, 2011, is now priced starting at $2,700 per person double plus $235 taxes, and also includes free airfare from either BWI Marshall or Washington Dulles and a $500 per cabin shipboard credit. Info: 866-446-6625,

-- Delta is offering sale fares on flights between New York's JFK and 12 cities in Europe. For example, round-trip fare to Barcelona starts at $608, including $38 taxes. Fares and travel date/day restrictions vary by city. To Barcelona, for example, depart by May 15, except May 6-12, and return by June 15, except May 22-June 1; cheapest days to travel are Sunday-Thursday. Other airlines are matching in select markets. Buy by April 5. Fourteen-day advance purchase and Saturday night stay are required. Buy at, or pay $20 more by calling 800-221-1212.

-- Air Tahiti Nui is holding a May Madness sale for flights to Papeete, Tahiti. The round-trip fare of $1,226 plus taxes applies across-the-board to flights departing from BWI Marshall, Washington Dulles, Reagan National or 88 other cities located throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada (taxes from Washington-area airports are about $104). Usual fare for flights out of Washington starts at about $1,725. Depart April 20-May 31, and return by June 15. All flights connect in Los Angeles. Buy no later than April 9 by calling 877-824-4846. Sale info:

-- Gate 1 Travel has a Costa Rica Fly & Drive package starting at $642 per person double. The trip includes round-trip flight from Washington Dulles to San Jose, Costa Rica; two nights at Hotel Balmoral in San Jose, two nights at Villas Eco Arenal in Arenal and two nights at Hotel Montana in Monteverde; daily breakfast; rental of a small SUV; and taxes. Priced separately, the trip would cost about $222 more per couple. Cheapest prices apply to select departures in May-September. Upgraded hotels and car are available. Book by April 12. Info: 800-682-3333,

-- Aer Lingus Vacation Store is offering a four-night Dublin City package from New York's JFK starting at $711 per person double for departures in April. The trip includes round-trip flights on Aer Lingus, four nights at the Regency Hotel and taxes. Priced separately, airfare starts at about $675 and the hotel would cost about $80 a night, for a total savings of $249. Other dates are available at slightly higher cost. Book at, or pay $25 per person more by calling 800-495-1632.