Travelzoo: Travelsmart with Gabe Saglie for Sunday, October 19

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Travelzoo reporter Gabe Saglie joined us with this week’s hottest travel deals.

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“Frozen”-Inspired Cruise, Norway
Choose from 6-, 7-, 11- and 12-day cruises along Norway’s dramatic and spectacular western coast
A 1,490-mile coastline provides this one-of-a-kind cruise exclusive access to more than 30 port villages on waterways that are unreachable by large cruise ships, and when in port, guests can visit local markets, dog sled, indulge in Viking feasts and more
Norway's northern lights -- a vibrant display of neon colors that illuminate the night sky -- are most visible in the winter months with a backdrop of idyllic snow-capped scenery: quaint fishing villages, beautiful lakes and wildlife such as polar bears and reindeer
$877 per person for a 6-night cruise (50% off)
Travel Nov.-Dec. (with 11 coastal ships traveling on the same itineraries, Hurtigruten cruise-goers can depart almost any day of the week)

The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, Tucson
Deluxe AAA 4-Diamond resort set in the heart of the Sonoran Desert
The 600-acre property features two 18-hole golf courses, 12 tennis courts and a junior Olympic-sized pool, and guests can hike the nearby Ventana Canyon Trail and take in vistas of the Santa Catalina Mountains
One-bedroom suites cover 800 square feet with a kitchenette, dining and living area and a patio or private balcony
$89 (reg. $209) with $30 resort credit
Travel thru Dec. 25

 

 

 

The Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa Conchal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Deluxe 4-Star beachfront resort set across 2400 acres and directly on Playa Conchal (made of finely crushed seashells)
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Property is well-known for its huge lagoon-style pool, features 12 restaurants and bars and is located 50 miles from Diria National Park in Guanacaste (home to a tropical forest with a waterfall) and 70 miles from Santa Rosa National Park
All-inclusive: all meals, cocktails/drinks, activities and tipping included
$149-$169 per person per night (35% off)
Travel thru Dec. 19
Mark Twain-Inspired, Mississippi River
Steamboat “Old-Fashioned Holidays” cruise up the Mississippi River
Sail round trip from New Orleans aboard the classic “American Queen” – the largest steamboat ever built
Vessel is well-known for its Antebellum décor and features a gym, wi-fi, the Grand Saloon w/nightly entertainment, multiple dining options and spa treatments
All Southern-style meals (including wine and beer w/dinner) and city tours included
Package includes overnight stay in upscale NOLA hotel prior to cruise and ports of call including St. Francisville, LA (home to 140+ buildlings on the National Register), the battlefields of Vicksburg, MS and Baton Rouge, famous for its hospitality
$1525 per person (50% off)
Travel through Dec. 12