Travel deals: Reduced rates at N.Y.C.’s Pod Hotels and sale fares to Scandinavia

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The Pod Hotels has special winter rates at properties throughout New York City. The “Winter Wow!” deal starts at $79 a night for rooms at Pod 39, Pod 51 and Pod Brooklyn; the Pod Times Square starts at $85. The deal also includes one free drink at the hotel bar. Add 6 percent tax. Stay January through February. Blackout dates apply. Rates are typically $150 to $175. Info: 844-763-7666,

Save 55 percent at Gansevoort Villas, a collection of new luxury oceanfront villas on Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos. A four-bedroom with den costs $2,138 per night, down from $4,750, and includes daily breakfast at the resort (worth $280). Add 22 percent tax. Stay at least three nights through Dec. 19; some blackout dates may apply. Info: 888-844-5986,

Petit St. Vincent, a luxury private resort island in the Caribbean, is celebrating its 50th season with a $ 50 daily credit that can be combined with its “7 Nights for 5” offer. Stay Nov. 1-Dec. 19 and May 1-31 for the lowest rates; a one-bedroom for two starts at $6,300, plus $1,323 taxes and resort fees — a savings of $3,049. Rate includes all meals and tips. The credit, which is valid through July 31, can be used on spa treatments and activities. Book by Dec. 15. Info: 800-654-9326,


Disney Cruise Line is offering 20 percent off a tropical cruise decked out for the holidays. The seven-night “Very MerryTime Bahamian Cruise” departing from Galveston, Tex., starts at $1,351 per person double for the Nov. 23 departure. Add $90 port fees. The deal also applies to the Dec. 7 and 14 sailings. The “Disney Wonder” visits Key West, Fla.; Nassau, Bahamas; and Disney Castaway Cay, the Mouse’s private island. Info: 800-951-3532,

Save $600, plus another $250 in waived port charges, on a Lower Mississippi Thanksgiving cruise with American Cruise Line. The seven-night cruise aboard a paddle-wheeler starts at $3,670 per person double and sails from Memphis to New Orleans on Nov. 17. Book by Nov. 4. Info: 888-490-6932,


Scandinavian Airlines has sale fares from Washington Dulles to cities in Scandinavia. Round-trip fare starts at $449 to Copenhagen, Helsinki and Oslo and from $469 to Stockholm, with taxes. Travel Jan. 10-June 10. Book by Oct. 29 at


Save $400 on SmarTours’ Discover Japan trip. The package starts at $4,299 per person double for select departures in November, March and June. Price includes round-trip air from Los Angeles to Tokyo, with return from Osaka; 10 nights’ lodging in four cities; ground transportation, including high-speed train from Tokyo to Nagoya; 12 meals; sightseeing tours; airport transfers; and taxes. Also, pay by check and receive an additional $100 off. Priced separately, airfare from Washington to Los Angeles starts at about $350. Book by Oct. 31. Info: 800-337-7773,




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