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Winter fun in the Midwest, a sweet hotel deal for first responders and more

Winter fun in the Midwest, a sweet hotel deal for first responders and more

Here are some of the more interesting events, deals, websites and other travel tidbits that have come across our desk recently:

•Online Vacation Center has ocean-view cabins as low as $1,599 per person, double occupancy, for an early November trans-Atlantic sailing on Royal Caribbean International. That includes air from Tampa, Fla.; two pre-cruise hotel nights in Barcelona, Spain; and a 16-night cruise. As with typical trans-Atlantic cruises, most days are at sea, but there are three port days in the Canary Islands and one in the Bahamas. Air add-on is available from various cities, including $300 from Chicago or New York. 800-760-5417,

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