Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lines offer holiday trips.(Travel)

Byline: Journal Staff and Wire Reports

Counting the days until Christmas? So are most cruise lines, and a few deals offered by some of them can add sparkle to your holiday plans.

Cunard's QE2 features 25 percent savings on a 16-day Christmas Caribbean cruise that sails Dec. 20 from mid-town Manhattan's Pier 92.

"No other ship will be sailing round-trip from New York during the holiday period," said Larry Pimentel, Cunard Line president.

The QE2 will call at Fort Lauderdale; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Curacao; Bonaire; Barbados; St. Thomas; Port Canaveral; and Fort Lauderdale again, before returning to New York.

Cruise fares for the 16-day itinerary start at $3,873, including port charges. …

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