The week of October 17 is "National Save for Retirement Week", "National Medical Assistants Week", "Celebrate Caterers Week", and "Celebrate Teen Reading Week."
Photo by Dawn Endico
Hopefully you won't be too busy forcing your teen to pick up a book, checking your IRA, or taking your local caterer (or physicians assistant) to lunch so that you can take note of the fact that its also "National Cruise Vacation Week". And that "holiday" is being feted in a much more tangible way than the others: all 25 of the major cruise operators--from mass volume ocean-going cruise companies, to river cruise operators, to luxury mega-yacht enterprises--are offering discounts and perks. These range from cash back deals, to percentages off the initial price to such niceties as cabin upgrades and shipboard credits.
To get the complete scoop, head to Cruising.org, the home of the Cruise Line Industry Association. Come Monday, it will host a wealth of links and information for all the bargains.