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Amtrak offers discount to N.Y. passengers

*Amtrak is offering riders in New York State a 20 percent discount off full adult fares with its "I Love NY" offer. The deal applies to coach seats on the Adirondack, Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Lake Shore Limited or the Maple Leaf (Empire and Maple Leaf serve Buffalo). Three-day advance purchase is required; blackout dates are Feb. 18 and 21; April 22 and 24-25; and May 27. Up to two children ages 2 to 15 may accompany each adult at half the discounted adult rail fare. Info: (800) 872-7245,

*Mexico's Ixtapan Spa Hotel and Golf Resort is offering a Warm Up & Wind Down promotion for stays through Feb. 26. For a four-night package, the cost is $665 per person double; the usual rate is $770. For a seven-night Spa Classic package, the rate is $999 per person double, down from $1,175. Taxes are 17 percent extra. Packages include all meals, 12 or 18 spa treatments (depending on package length), fitness and yoga classes, guided walks, golf and tennis lessons and Internet access. The resort is in the Sierra Madre, less than two hours from Mexico City. Info: (800) 498-2726,

*Hurtigruten is offering discounts of $350 per person on its 12-day Classic Voyage, which sails round-trip from Bergen, Norway. Cruises now start at $1,701 per person double, including taxes, on select departures in March, the peak viewing window for the aurora borealis (the northern lights). The cruise travels above the Arctic Circle to Kirkenes, stopping in several coastal cities, including Trondheim and Tromso. Info: (866) 552-0371,

*Costa has discounted the April 13 departure of a four-night cruise sailing round-trip from Venice. An inside cabin now starts at $299 per person double plus taxes or $645 per couple, including taxes; brochure rate was $1,009 per person, plus taxes. The 2,680-passenger Costa Atlantica stops in Bari, Italy; Corfu, Greece; and Dubrovnik, Croatia. Info: (800) 462-6782,

*Air Tahiti Nui has package deals to French Polynesia. A five-night vacation now starts at $1,709 per person double, including about $110 in taxes. The package comes with round-trip air from Los Angeles to Papeete, one night at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort, four nights at the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, breakfasts, round-trip ferry to Moorea and transfers. Priced separately, the trip would cost about $1,889 per person, for a total savings of about $360 per couple. Best prices apply to departures through May 31. Book by April 15. Info: (800) 217-3300,

Deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Restrictions such as blackout dates may apply.

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