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Columbia River cruises, a Dominican Republic resort, and a New York deal

The American Empress Steamboat
The American Empress Steamboat
American Queen Steamboat Company

This week’s deals include cruises on the great Columbia River, a great deal on hotel rooms in mid-town Manhattan, and a resort adventure in the Dominican Republic.

For those who don’t really want to “cross the pond” to experience a river cruise, American Cruise Lines offers cruises on the Mississippi and the Columbia Rivers here in the lower 48. is offering category upgrades and 2-for-1 deals on select sailings in the Northwest. For example, set sail for eight days on the American Empress steamboat from Portland, Oregon to Clarkston, Washington down the Columbia and Snake Rivers. This deluxe cruise package is $3795 for two passengers, departing on May 4. Ports include Astoria and The Dalles, Oregon, as well as the town of Stevenson and Sacajawea State Park in Washington. Learn about the Oregon Trail, the Nez Perce tribe, and the Lewis and Clark expedition. Visit soon for more information on sailings and to book your cruise.

As the weather clears in the Northeast, travelers to New York can take advantage of a deal offered by The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan. Guests can book a night here starting at $109 per night for two adults in a queen room, or stay in the Junior Suite for $169 per night. The hotel is located in Midtown East in central Manhattan, bordered by Fifth Avenue to the west and East River. You’ll be within walking distance to the Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, and the United Nations Visitors Center. Visit by March 19, 2014 for more information and to book your stay in the Big Apple.

If warm beaches and a tropical climate are more your style, Living Social has partnered with The Tropical at Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Resort in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Starting at $325, two guests stay four nights in a Superior room, April 20 through December 20. Stay an extra night for an additional $80. This package includes unlimited meals, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, non-motorized water sports and all taxes and fees. The resort is located on Cofresi Beach on the Amber Coast, across the island from Santo Domingo. Visit by March 12, 2014 for more information and to buy your voucher.

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