Washington Post: What’s the Deal? Sale on Vietnam cruises and Antarctica expeditions

best travel deals, antarctic expedition, traveling to vietnamEach week, the Washington Post “What’s the Deal?” column highlights the best travel deals around the globe.

This week, two world-renowned adventure travel companies, Adventure Life and Antarctic Dream, are offering fantastic discounts on cruises to unique destinations across the globe.

Interested in going on an Antarctic adventure? The Antarctic Dream, a 40-cabin expedition vessel with an ice-strengthened hull, is offering a 14-day excursion to the Antarctic Circle for the same price as its 11-day trips. The one-time extended voyage departs Jan. 6 and travels round trip from Ushuaia, Argentina. Rates start at $6,900 per person double, including taxes. Add a $250 fuel surcharge. Book by Aug. 31 and receive an additional 10 percent off. For more information, call 877-238-7477 or visit the Antarctic Dream’s website.

Considering traveling to Vietnam? Adventure Life is offering half-off the companion fare on select 10-day Vietnam cruises. Rates start at $6,235 per person double, including taxes. For example, on the Nov. 18 cruise from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, two travelers pay $9,353 for a double suite, including taxes, down from $12,470 for two. Deal is available on cruises departing Nov. 18, Nov. 27 and Dec. 6. For more information, call 800-344-6118 or visit Adventure Life’s website.