updated 5/24/2006 1:36:54 PM ET 2006-05-24T17:36:54

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Travel by: September 24 sailing

The deal: The Pacific Coast is a sight to behold and catching a glimpse of it from a cruise ship is a great way to spend a couple of days. It’s especially terrific if you can save a bundle while doing so. You can do exactly that with the CruisesOnly special we screened. A four-night Norwegian sailing departing next September now sells for 48 percent off, with inside cabins starting at only $259.

On Sept. 24, the well-appointed Norwegian Sun sets sail from Vancouver on a four-night cruise to Los Angeles, with stops at Astoria, Ore., and San Francisco along the way.

Interior units on this sailing are now going for $259, while oceanview staterooms sell for $40 extra. You can even book a balcony cabin for $379 or a suite for $599.

The dollars: This cruise special is priced per person, based on double occupancy in an inside stateroom (see above for upgrades). The cost covers onboard accommodations, meals and entertainment, as well as port charges. You’ll just have to dish out extra for government taxes and fees, as well as any shore excursions you may decide to take.

The catch: Departure and disembarkation ports are different, so the airfare will add quite a bit to your bill.

The booking details: Visit Cruisesonly.com or call 1-800-CRUISES and mention ShermansTravel.

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