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updated 2/5/2007 7:45:37 PM ET 2007-02-06T00:45:37

Wet T-shirt contests shouldn't be the only association between water and spring break ... there are some great cruise deals to be had! Whether you have the winter blues, you're a teacher and have the time off, you're taking the whole family or you're a student planning your getaway, you all deserve to save as much money as you can and get the heck outta town.

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And we're here to help! Don't know where to go? Overwhelmed by the wealth of options you find when you Google "cruise"? We've narrowed down the best deals to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Hawaii and Mexican Riviera ... and we'll continue to do so over the next few weeks, so you have less work to do. Check back often for updates. If these destinations or bargains don't float your boat, check out our regular bargains area, which is updated every day.

Take a look at the front-runners so far. ...

Celebrity Century Savings -- Sailings from $349
March 5 & 15, 2007
Are you a serious bargain hunter? Celebrity Cruises has just announced incredible last-minute sales from just $249 on select sailings for the luxurious, five-star Celebrity Century -- including deals in March for spring break. The sailings visit Western Caribbean ports like Cozumel, Key West and Grand Cayman -- and conveniently cruise roundtrip from Miami. More Details

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7-Nt. Carnival Triumph W. Caribbean RT from Miami from $499
March 17, 2007
Carnival Cruise Lines never loses focus of promoting fun onboard. With Carnival Triumph's upbeat attitude, fares from $499 and special bonuses when booking -- like a two-category upgrade and/or coupon book -- there's no need to look any further for your Western Caribbeanspring break cruise! Enjoy colorful ports Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios. More Details

7-Nt. NCL Hawaii Cruise from $549
March 12, 19 & 26, 2007
April 2 & 9, 2007
Hide the sweats and bring on the grass skirts! NCL's Pride of Hawaii is sailing the Hawaiian Islandsfor seven nights during select dates throughout March and April. And their Freestyle Cruising allows you to see more of the islands without being restricted by set dinner times and dress codes. Departing from Honolulu, you will experience the beautiful Hilo, Kahului-Maui, Kailua-Kona, Nawiliwili and Kauai. Rates are from just $549 per person! More Details

7-Nt. Carnival W. Caribbean Cruise from $399

March 24, 2007
April 21, 2007
What a steal! Hop onboard Carnival Cruise Lines' Carnival Glory for seven nights to the Western Caribbeanfor just $399 per person! Ports visited include Cozumel, Belize City, Costa Maya and Nassau. More Details

7-Nt. Mexican Riviera Cruise RT San Diego from $499
April 6, 2007
Make it a spring break to remember with a delightful Celebrity cruise to the Mexican Riviera. You'll sail roundtrip from San Diego for seven nights aboard Celebrity Mercury, all from only $499 per person. You'll depart roundtrip from San Diego and experience all that Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta have to offer. More Details

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