The week's best deals include:
Budget and Avis are offering one-way rental car deals out of Florida and Arizona. Deal is good through June 30. Ask for discount U030191 at Budget (800-BUDGET-7, www.budget.com) and K169502 at Avis (888-777-AVIS, www.avis.com).
American Orient Express is discounting the May 31 departure of its six-night "Pacific Coast Explorer" by $500 per person. The train journey, which travels from Seattle to Los Angeles, starts at $2,690 per person double after the discount. Info: (800) 320-4206, www.americanorientexpress.com.
Book a suite for four nights at Pelican Bay at Lucaya on Grand Bahama Island and get three nights free. The "Suite Dreams" offer, which includes breakfast, starts at $1,200 for the week; usual rates from $300 a night. Resort taxes are an extra $14 per person per night. Deal good through April 30. Info: (866) 296-7963, www.pelicanbayhotel.com.
AdventureSmith Explorations is offering discounts of $3,000 per couple on an eight-night itinerary in Alaska's Prince William Sound. The cruise aboard the 69-passenger M/V Wilderness Adventurer, which departs weekly June 10-Aug. 5, starts at $1,969 per person double, plus $55 in port fees and taxes. Info: (800) 728-2875, www.adventuresmithexplorations.com.
Book a cruise around South Africa in 2006 aboard Peter Deilmann Cruises' MS Deutschland and get a 10 percent cabin discount, reduced airfares, free air transfers and a 50 percent reduction on shore excursions. For example, a 15-night cruise from Cape Town departing Jan. 17 starts at $5,175 per person double, including air from Washington's Dulles International; package would normally cost at least $6,161. Port charges are $150 extra. Info: (800) 348-8287, www.deilmann-cruises.com.
Princess has discounted its May 9 and 16 departures on the Sun Princess to Whittier, Alaska. The weeklong cruise, which departs from Vancouver, starts at $559 per person double, plus about $30 in taxes; usual rate is $749. Info: 800-PRINCESS, www.princess.com.
United is having a "Spring Getaway" sale to Florida and the West Coast. Travel Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday by June 6; 14-day advance purchase required. Lowest prices at www.united.com.
Spend four nights in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, starting at $569 per person double, with a deal from Sunburst Vacations. The package includes round-trip air from Washington Reagan National and four nights at the Costa Real Cabo Resort. Taxes are an additional $111. Air is usually about $588 and the hotel about $132 a night. Buy by Friday; travel now through Oct. 22. Info: (800) SUNBURST, www.sunburstvacations.com.
Looking for a last-minute trip to Paris? Air France has a three-night package with airfare from Washington Dulles and lodging at the Holiday Inn Express Port D'Italie for $549 per person double for travel through April 22. Taxes are $88 extra. Depart Thursdays for cheapest price. Priced separately, air is $688 and the hotel $132 a night. Info: (800) 2-FRANCE, www.airfrance-holidays.com.
BMI airline is having a sale to London or Manchester, England, for travel departing by April 30, with a 30-day maximum stay. Buy tickets by April 23. Either a Saturday overnight or a three-night stay is required, and availability is limited on some days. Info: (800) 788-0555, www.flybmi.com.
Carol Sottili, Washington Post