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Save on your next Whistler ski trip with this deal

Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler has a ski package with five nights accommodation, a four-day Whistler Blackcomb lift pass per person starting from $134.

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WHISTLER SKI PACKAGE

The buy: Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler has a ski package with five nights' accommodation and a four-day Whistler Blackcomb lift pass (per person). Rates start at $134 (early season) and $165 (mid-season) per person per night including taxes, based on double occupancy.

The savings: Up to 20 per cent.

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The catch: The full package amount is processed at time of booking and is non-refundable.

Why it's worth it: The 77-room lodge has been ranked No. 1 in Whistler by TripAdvisor.

Book it: For more information, visit nitalakelodge.com. Book by phone only at 1-888-755-6482.

CUBA BY SHIP

The buy: GLP Worldwide Expedition has a sale on a seven-night Best of Cuba cruise.

The savings: Prices now start at $1,550, down from $2,390.

The catch: Airfare and shore excursions are not included.

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Why it's worth it: The package is offered throughout the winter on the 25-cabin sail cruiser S/C Panorama. The ship visits almost every region of Cuba, from Cienfuegos to the Bay of Pigs. The package includes a two-night stay at the Cohiba Melia in Havana.

Book it: GLP sells through travel agencies. For more information, visit glpworldwide.com.

FRIDA & DIEGO

The buy: Total Vacations has a special on its five-day Treasures of Frida & Diego tour in Mexico City.

The savings: $50 off the normal rate of $850 per person – enough to buy two tickets to the Art Gallery of Ontario's Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting exhibit in Toronto.

The catch: Airfare is not included.

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Why it's worth it: The trip includes visits to the Dolores Olmedo Museum and La Casa Azul, the house-turned-museum where Frida Kahlo was born, lived and died.

Book it: Call 1-800-769-4147 or e-mail info@totalvacations.ca.

CRUISING BY SAIL

The buy: Star Clippers, which operates some of the world's largest and tallest sailing vessels, is offering special rates through Exclusive Tours, its new Canadian sales agent.

The savings: Up to 66 per cent.

The catch: You have to book by Dec. 31.

Why it's worth it: You can choose from six different seven-day cruises with a selection of dates for each, starting at $1,299 per person based on a double occupancy. Destinations range from Caribbean islands to Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.

Book it: Visit exclusivetours.ca.

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