If you like last-minute travel bargains, here are two cruise offer that may make you want to jump on board. A two-fer deal on a French river cruise and up to 10% off Alaska small-ship sailings are available now -- but not for long.
CroisiEurope offers a 2-for-1 deal on a Seine River cruise to the Normandy Beaches that's pretty unbeatable, but you have to reserve by Thursday.
The eight-day cruise leaves the French capital April 23 and heads to the site of World War II's D-Day landing beaches with stops at Honfleur, Vernon, Duclair and Rouen.
Prices usually start at $1,716 per person (plus tax and fees). With this offer, that's the price for two. The offer is good only until Thursday. The price includes meals and beverages (including beer, wine, spirits, etc.) and free Wi-Fi.
Info: The Seine Valley and the Normandy Beaches, (800) 768-7232, or contact a travel agent.
Small-ship line Alaska Dream Cruises will take up to 10% off the prices of May sailings for those who book by March 20.
Eight discounted cruises include a four-day Glacier Bay Quest ($1,399 per person, without discount) that leaves May 23 and an 11-day Alaska's Southeast Explorer ($4,799 per person, without discount) that leaves May 18.
The cruise line started in 2011 and is owned by members of the Tlingit Kaagwaantaan clan. Ships are small, carrying at most 58 passengers.
Info: Alaska Dream Cruises, (855) 747-8100, or contact a travel agent