Even if you’re not traveling this July 4, you can save just by booking. Hotels, cruises and airlines are celebrating our nation’s birthday with some star-spangled savings. The discounts are so good, most of these deals are only valid for booking over the holiday weekend. Keep reading for up to 50 percent off hotel saving around the globe, flights for under $100 round-trip and deep discounts on luxury cruises.
Harbor View Hotel Summer Packages
This summer, the prime location of Edgartown’s historic Harbor View Hotel as well its spectacular views of the harbor can be yours for less. Starting at just $469 a night, the Bed & Breakfast package offers a great value on a two-person midweek stay and includes classic Vineyard-style accommodations and breakfast for two in the award-winning Water Street restaurant. The offer is available Sunday through Thursday and rates start at $469 for June 23 through July 18 and $489 for July 21 through July 31. All packages are based on limited availability. Restrictions may apply, and packages cannot be combined with other offers. For reservations, call (508) 627-7000 or visit www.harbor-view.com.
Windstar Cruises Spectacular Savings
Windstar Cruises is celebrating America’s birthday with spectacular savings on its luxury cruises. The leader in yacht-style cruising is reducing more than 25 Grand Voyages to as low as $1,776 per person. Experiences range from exploring ports of the French Riviera on Glitter & Glam of the Riviera to discovering the coast of Spain on the Splendors of Southern Spain. Whatever their preferred yachting vacation, guests can book until July 8, 2013.
Additional cruises include vacationing to the islands of the Mediterranean on Windstar’s Islands of the West Med for just $1,576 per person and relaxing on Ocean Crossing at only $976 per person.
To learn more about the featured voyages and take advantage of Windstar’s Fourth of July Sale, contact a travel professional, visit the website or call Windstar Cruises at 800-258-7245. Windstar’s Facebook fans will enjoy an additional special offer during this saving event.
Don’t Ditch the Desert
Yes, it’s hot out in the desert, but this is the time of year when you can save just by booking. Book before July 7 and you can receive 50 percent off, with rates starting at just $105 a night. Or you can get more than 50 percent off by opting for the package that includes daily continental breakfast for two, dinner for two and 30-minute spa treatments for two (per night booked) when rates start at $200. Click here to book.
Want a really exotic summer celebration? Rent your own villa in Villefranche (between Nice and Monaco) for $10,899 the week of July 6-17. That’s 45 percent off regular rates in a four-bedroom, four-bathroom villa, plus you one special day with your own chauffeur and vehicle, a visit to La Corniche D’or, an authentic French lunch with wine pairing, and a trip to Grasse where you can create your own perfume. Click here to book or call 866-605-3542.
Save on Flights
To celebrate 15 years of Click n’ Save deals, Southwest Airlines is offering 30 percent off flights on select travel dates. Subscribers can book by July 4 to save on 8/27, 9/1, 9/6, 9/10, 9/17, and/or 9/24. Click here to see the terms and conditions of the offer.
United Discounts for Last-Minute Travel
If you’re feeling spontaneous, United Airlines is offering special savings on select flights for this weekend only. Flights must be booked by July 5 and the latest return date is July 9. Travel dates are subject to availability and may not be offered on both outbound and return dates. Prices includes taxes and fees, although some restrictions may apply. Applicable bag charges and round-trip travel also apply. Click here to see the flights being offered.
Red, White & Jet Blue
This Fourth of July, don’t break a sweat over travel rates. JetBlue is offering The Red-White-and-JetBlue Sale for two days with rates from just $59. Some of the best options include:
- $46 from Las Vegas, NV (LAS) to Long Beach, CA (LGB)
- $49 from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Boston, MA (BOS)
- $55 from Boston, MA (BOS) to Nantucket, MA (ACK)
- $59 from Baltimore, MD (BWI) to Boston, MA (BOS)
- $59 from Boston, MA (BOS) to Washington, DC (IAD)
- $59 from Martha’s Vineyard, MA (MVY) to New York, NY (JFK)
- $59 from New York, NY (JFK) to Nantucket, MA (ACK)
- $74 from Richmond, VA (RIC) to Orlando, FL (MCO
- $76 from Burlington, VT (BTV) to New York, NY (JFK)
- $77 from Saint Thomas (STT) to San Juan, PR (SJU)
Book by July 3, 2013 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local time) for travel from July 16 through October 31, 2013. Fares include government taxes and fees as well as day of week restrictions, travel window exceptions, and blackout dates that apply and vary by route. Book on JetBlue; fares are not available on Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, CheapTickets, Travelocity, Priceline, or LowestFare.
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By Katharine Rooney for PeterGreenberg.com