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Spring Break Ideas For Under $100 A Night from Priceline.com.

NORWALK, Conn. -- Air/hotel packages to Ft. Lauderdale, Cancun, Hawaii, Las Vegas 7-night cruises to the Caribbean and Mexican Riviera

Thought you couldn't afford to take a spring break this year? Well, think again. Priceline.com(R) (Nasdaq: PCLN) - the travel service known for its big savings - has put together a collection of vacation packages and cruises to the hottest spring destinations. The best part - the deals are good for travel in March and April, and they cost under $100 per night per person.

In addition to packaged vacations and cruises, priceline.com offers a full lineup of airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars and destination activities for spring vacation. See www.priceline.com for full details.

Here are priceline.com's suggestions for budget-friendly spring breaks:

Vacation Packages

Priceline.com vacation package prices include round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations, plus all taxes and fees. Quoted prices are per person, double occupancy, and were available as of March 2, 2005. Prices and availability are subject to change.

--$583 ($84 per night). South Padre Island, from Dallas, April 8-15. 7-night accommodations at the 3-star Holiday Inn South Padre Island. Conveniently located on the beach with easy access to parasailing (seasonal), fishing, horseback riding and beach buggy rentals.

--$593 ($85 per night). Cancun, from New York, April 15-22. 7-night accommodations at the 2-star Imperial Las Perlas. The hotel is on a white-sand Caribbean beach, with all six of its building surrounding a freshwater swimming pool.

--$630 ($90 per night). Oahu, from Los Angeles, April 15-22. 7-night accommodations at the 2-star Ohana Waikiki Surf East. Boutique-style, all-kitchenette hotel close to Waikiki's shopping and 1/3 mile from Oahu's famous Waikiki Beach.

--$649 ($93 per night). Orlando, from Washington, DC, March 18-25. 7-night accommodations at the 3-star Crowne Plaza Universal. Less than a mile from Universal Studios and 8 miles from the Magic Kingdom. Pool, whirlpool/hot tub, fitness center and game room.

--$651 ($93 per night). Las Vegas, from Boston, March 25-April 1. 7-night accommodations at the 3-star Riviera Hotel Casino. Enjoy the Strip with this recently remodeled Las Vegas landmark as your base.

--$664 ($95 per night). Ft. Lauderdale, from Philadelphia, April 8-15. 7-night accommodations at the 3-star Marriott Ft. Lauderdale Hotel & Marina. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway one mile from the beach.

--$683 ($98 per night). New Orleans, from Chicago, March 25-April 1. 7-night accommodations at the boutique Hotel Monaco. On St. Charles Street, in the heart of the Central Business District and three blocks from the French Quarter.

Cruise Deals

Cruise prices do not include taxes, fees or airfare. Some sailings are eligible for additional savings, credits and cruise line-specific promotions. Check www.priceline.com for full details.

--$399 ($57 per night). 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival's Triumph, March 12-19, sailing from Miami. Ports of call include San Juan, St. Thomas and St. Maarten.

--$499 ($72 per night). 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival's new ship Valor, March 27-April 3, sailing from Miami. Ports of call include Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Maarten.

--$631 ($90 per night). 7-night Mexican Riviera cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas, April 17-24, sailing from Los Angeles. Ports of call include Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.

--$649 ($93 per night). 7-night Western Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival's Victory, April 10-17, sailing from Miami. Ports of call include Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

About Priceline.com

Priceline.com is a travel service that offers leisure airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. Priceline.com also has a personal finance service that offers home mortgages, refinancing and home equity loans through an independent licensee. Priceline.com operates the retail travel Web sites Travelweb.com, ActiveReservations.com, Lowestfare.com, Rentalcars.com and Breezenet.com. Priceline.com licenses its business model to independent licensees, including pricelinemortgage and certain international licensees.
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