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27 Spring Travel Deals: Save on Flights, Cruises, Hotels, & More

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The sky is clearer, the sun is brighter, and the nights are longer: By all metrics, the seasons have begun to change. Between planning for spring break and early summer vacation, it’s a great time to start ironing out the details of your next trip. Whether that involves a plane, train, ship, or automobile, there’s a perfect deal out there waiting to be redeemed by you.

Last-minute Europe getaways on Icelandic airline Play are stealing the spotlight with great savings on international weekend trips, UK castle tours are going for 20 percent off with Brendan Vacations, a Grand Canyon train and hotel bundle is making the best of the Southwest more affordable, and free nights at a seven-time Readers’ Choice Awards winner in St. Barts are up for grabs. Of course, that’s just the tip of the thawing iceberg, with 23 other offers to explore in this month’s travel deals roundup. So, come take flight on one of these discounted warm-weather adventures.

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Lufthansa airline plane on the tarmac

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Flight deals

College students save big on Lufthansa flights and baggage fees

Verify your student status with Lufthansa and immediately reap the rewards, unlocking a host of discounted economy flights between the United States and Europe, India, Africa, or the Middle East. Students also earn one free piece of checked baggage and the option to get a refund without fees. The program only applies to students in college who are over the age of 16.

Cut costs big time with Frontier Airlines’ shockingly cheap one-way flight sales

Spring sales are in full swing at Frontier Airlines, where travelers can currently snag one-way flights as cheap as $19 between select locations on select dates. This option works best if you’re flexible with dates and destinations—you won’t have a lot of wiggle room with these deals. If you’re feeling restless, on a budget, or are eager to get out of town, consider Frontier for an affordable start to your getaway.

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Icelandic airline Play taking flight

PLAY Airlines

Fly to Europe, like, next weekend with Play’s last-minute savings

Icelandic airline Play serves up regular specials to entice Americans to explore the other side of the Atlantic. Right now, its reminding East Coasters that they could technically visit Europe as soon as this weekend if they wanted to. Weekend Break flight specials include a number of dual-continent itineraries at unbeatable prices—some clocking below $150 each way—departing from cities like New York, Baltimore, Toronto, Washington, DC, and Boston, and ending at all the major hotspots from London to Amsterdam.

Save up to 30 percent on vacation packages with Spirit Airlines

The budget airline is making it a cinch to save big not just on airfare, but hotels and more with its vacation packages, which are currently up to 30 percent off when travelers book a combination of flights, hotels, or rental cars together. Several of the top deals offer trips to Las Vegas and Cancun from cities like Chicago, Houston, and Atlanta, starting at surprisingly low prices that include flights and a hotel.

Save up to 40 percent on hotel stays with Etihad Airways’ Stopover Package

Stopover packages are a great way to add another destination to your journey without spending too much extra cash. Travelers who want to experience Abu Dhabi can take advantage of Etihad Airways’ discounted Stopover Packages, which currently include up to two free nights in select three- or four-star hotels, or 40 percent off two- or four-night hotel stays at premium properties. The offer also comes with discounts on restaurants and other experiences, as well as amenities like 24-hour check-in and complimentary Wi-Fi. Travelers must make bookings at least three days in advance before arriving in Abu Dhabi.

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Rocky Mountaineer is famous for its incredible views of the North American West

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Train deals

Ride out Amtrak’s range of ongoing sales

Amtrak is always offering some good longer-lasting deals. Students aged 17–24 can enjoy up to 15 percent in savings on train rides booked at least a day in advance, trimming costs on a variety of routes that range from coast to coast with no change fees. Plus, on most journeys, seniors save 10 percent on ticket costs—that means travelers 65 and over for qualifying domestic trips and ages 60 and up on cross-border expeditions. And, Amtrak has sweetened the savings on its children’s discount, so little ones between two and 12 years old may travel for 50 percent off with an accompanying adult.

Save 10 percent on Grand Canyon Railway getaway packages

The Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel, home to one of the most scenic train routes in the US, will cover all the bases with its two- and three-night getaway packages that include lodging, meals, and—of course—a train ride through the Southwest’s most-visited national park. The bundles are currently 10 percent off the usual price for an undetermined amount of time, meaning if there was ever a moment to jump on the full canyon experience, it’s now.

Service members save $100 on 2024 train tours through Colorado and Utah

On all of Rocky Mountaineer’s Rockies to the Red Rocks train tour bookings, military service members can save $100 with proof of service. Since it’s an ongoing deal, the discount can be combined with any additional limited-time offers that pop up in the coming year, so keep an eye out for new promotions if you’re not ready to commit to a date just yet.

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A winding road through the mountains of Ireland

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Tour deals

Plan a large group outing and earn the seventh spot free

Looking to take your next family reunion to a new level? Get the ol’ college friends back together? Go on a quadruple date? Whatever the occasion, EF Go Ahead Tours’ Group Travel Program caters to large groups, allowing you to handcraft your next experience and save some money along the way. For every six people who sign up, you’ll get a seventh tour spot for free. You can view this as buy six tickets, get one free; or buy 12, get two free; or buy 18, get three free—you get the point. There’s no cap to the number of free spots you can earn. Why not go all out?

Tour the castles of Ireland and Scotland for up to 20 percent off

Brendan Vacations’ Big Travel Sale means travelers can enjoy anywhere from 15 to 20 percent off on all guided tours in their Ireland and Scotland destinations. If you’re interested in something with a little more freedom, you can also save anywhere from $200 to $250 per person on customizable tours, which include options for rail travel, self-driving, and private chauffeurs. The sale runs through March 28, and applies to select departures through the end of the year, so now’s the time to double-check your passport expiration date and get to packing!

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Save on select Ace Hotel properties, including its Brooklyn location

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Hotel deals

Get up to 20 percent off at Ace Hotels when you pay early

Ace Hotel’s Greetings From the Future deal rewards guests who book—and pay—at least two weeks in advance by trimming up to 20 percent off the reservation price. The discount, cleverly branded as “paying it forward for future you,” applies at multiple Ace locations and can be secured by booking through the deal webpage.

Book a suite with Loews Hotels and get extra on-site perks

Loews Hotels is sweetening its suite experience by giving travelers up to $125 daily for food and drink—the credit amount varies by location—plus free Premium Plus Wi-Fi. Currently, the hotels offering the largest dining credits are Loews Miami Beach and Loews Regency New York, but other properties still put up a good fight. Check out the offer page to find out what you can expect at your dream Loews destination.

Bundle flights with an Atlantis Bahamas resort stay and save up to $300

Now through March 31, guests can save up to 40 percent when booking flights and rooms at the same time through Atlantis Paradise Islands’ website, plus up to $300 in resort credit based on the length of the stay. All five of Atlantis’ Bahamas resorts are honoring the special, and the only conditions are that guests stay a minimum of two nights at the resort and pay the flight and hotel costs in full at the time of booking. If your trip is scheduled to happen before April 30, you’ll also get a daily complimentary breakfast thrown in for good measure.

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Don’t you want to take a dip in this infinity pool?

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Get one night free at a new five-star Portugal hotel

Savoy Signature’s stunning luxury hotel, The Reserve, opened in January 2024 and occupies a 40-room wing of the already existing Savoy Palace Hotel on the coast of Portugal’s Madeira island region. In celebration of The Reserve’s grand opening, guests get their fourth night free on all stays booked directly through the hotel’s website between now and March 31, making the travel time well worth your while.

Get a sweet, suite deal at Mondrian Los Angeles

Level up your LA vacay with discounted suites at Mondrian Los Angeles—they’re currently 20 percent off and also come with a $25 daily in-room dining credit and guaranteed late check out of 1 p.m. (early check-in is based upon availability; the deal also is subject to availability, and blackout dates may apply). The suites offer travelers a spiffy home base right in the heart of West Hollywood, and the property’s dreamy rooftop pool is a perfect way to wind down after a day of sightseeing and celeb spotting.

Save 15 percent or more on spontaneous bookings with Booking.com

Booking.com loves a getaway deal, which comes in handy if you’re still not sure where you’re staying for that last-second trip you’re trying to pull together. The site promises at least—not “up to”—15 percent off qualifying hotels of all price ranges, which are sorted by destination on the site to help guide you to a decision.

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An overhead look at the pool at Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa in St. Barts

Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa

Secure up to $500 on air credit and $150 on resort credit with Beaches Resorts

Leave winter behind and make some amazing memories when you head to your dream island vacation courtesy of Beaches Resorts. Travelers can receive $500 in air credit and $150 in resort credit when they book a stay of seven nights or longer by March 26. Enjoy a multi-generational family reunion on the beach when booking one of the Firesky Reserve Villas or Eventide Penthouse Suites at Beaches Negril, or lounge around the Turks and Caicos while soaking up the sun.

Save 10 percent at Omni Hotels on two-night stays

Omni’s Escape and Save offer is crystal clear: At the chain’s participating hotels and resorts, guests can now save 10 percent on bookings lasting two nights or longer. Book directly through the offer page and the deal is done, no effort required.

Stay more and pay less at Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa in St. Barts

Deals are heating up in the Caribbean with Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa’s summer savings package. For stays between June and October, travelers can enjoy four nights in St. Barts for the price of three (a 25 percent savings), or seven nights for the price of five (a 29 percent savings). Bookings include a complimentary spa experience, access to the hotel beach club and water sports equipment, and a scenic buffet breakfast. To qualify for the deal, book your reservation by March 31, 2024.

Celebrity Beyond magic carpet balcony

Along with discounts on cruises to the Galapagos, Celebrity’s current deals include 75 percent off a second guest’s cruise fare and free stateroom upgrades on select sailings.

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Cruise deals

Fly to Europe for free with a 2024 river cruise

Avalon Waterways is enticing Americans to book a European river cruise by offering free round-trip economy airfare from several US cities, and giving passengers $250 off their cruise rate with select itineraries (they’re two separate but combinable offers). To get maximum savings, make sure you read the fine print and choose a qualifying 2024 itinerary—and be sure to book by April 30, even if you’re not traveling till later in the year, since that’s when the offer expires.

Kids cruise free in parties of three or four with Holland America Line

Family vacations with Holland America are extra affordable in 2024 with the cruise line’s limited-time Kids Cruise Free booking deal. The special offer provides free travel to destinations like Alaska, Europe, and the Caribbean for up to two kids, if they’re booked as the third and/or fourth guests in the party. As far as Holland America is concerned, anyone 18 and under qualifies as a kid, so you can bring your teens along for the journey just as well.

Sail the seas with savings of up to $4,000 on Hurtigruten Expeditions cruises

It’s still wave season and you can expect deals on all of your favorite cruises to destinations around the world. For those that book their next Hurtigruten Expeditions trip between now and March 31, savings of up to 40 percent are in your future. You can expect to see these huge discounts on 2024 and 2025 expeditions to Antarctica, Alaska, Greenland, the Galapagos Islands, and plenty more.

If you miss the cutoff for the 40 percent offer, there’s hope for you yet. With some extra planning, travelers can still slash 25 percent off 2025-2026 cruises, and for a limited time, solo travelers can join select cruise itineraries without paying the single supplement fee.

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A Croatian cruise sailing the gorgeous Dalmatian Coast

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Save 20 percent on a Croatian cruise, with extra perks thrown in

If you’ve seen the photos of Dubrovnik and Split, you know that a visit to the Dalmatian Coast deserves to be on everyone’s bucket list. With Cruise Croatia’s summer sale, guests can save one-fifth of the booking price for a VIP balcony cabin or main deck cabin on a variety of Croatian itineraries. The special also comes with 100 euros of onboard bar credit per cabin, and a traditional three-course dinner in a Croatian village.

See Greece in a new light with big savings on trips from Celestyal Cruises

For wave season this year Celestyal Cruises is taking you on the trip of a lifetime to Greece. Featuring savings of up to 70 percent off kids’ fares and 50 percent off Celestyal Plus+ Experiences, your wallet will certainly thank you. A seven-night Greece and Greek Island cruise will cost you just $1,519 per person, while you’ll find other Greek cruise fares for as low as $279 per person.

Solo travelers get a room to themselves for cheap with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Traveling alone is a freeing experience, but can come at a steep price if you wind up paying double to secure a room to yourself. Fortunately, solo travelers can now book two-person rooms on select Uniworld river cruises for the price of just one guest, aiming to break down the financial barriers that often deter independent explorers from planning their dream getaway. Current itineraries eligible for the discounted rate last anywhere from 8 to 16 days and span all over Europe—Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Lisbon—they’re all yours to see.

Take your family on a Disney cruise with a 30-percent-off special

Family-friendly Disney Cruise Line is offering between 20 and 25 percent savings on select cruises from ports like Civitavecchia, Italy; Vancouver, Canada; Galveston, Texas; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The cruises on offer include routes all across the globe, on a variety of ships.

Even more travel deals

Get up to 25 percent off an Avis car rental—and a free upgrade—when you pay ahead

Avis’ Spring Sale means drivers can get rewarded for paying up front when they book a car rental. Applying at participating locations between now and the end of the year, travelers will get 25 percent off the time and mileage charges on their Avis bill, and a free upgrade. To redeem, mention the coupon codes on the deals page and watch the perks pour in.

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