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Ship Out in Good Shape

May 17, 1987|JACK ADLER

Cruises Worldwide, a division of Worldwide Travel of Irvine, is one of the agencies specializing in cruise discounts.

Discounts ranging from 15% to 50% are available, according to an agency spokesman, on both last-minute sailings, when you have to be able to leave on a relatively quick basis, and for cruises that you can book up to a year in advance.

No membership charge or service fee is involved, and you can receive gratis computer printouts listing upcoming discounted cruises.

Similarly, by calling the agency's toll-free telephone number you can get the regular price of a specific cruise as well as the discount involved and receive general information about cruises.

In addition, the agency handles such details as dining-room seating, air and hotel reservations and car rentals.

Information: Cruises Worldwide at (800) SEA-TRIP.

Royal Road Mutual Holidays of Honolulu is offering hotel passes for use in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji if you buy a pair of round-trip air tickets to those destinations aboard Air New Zealand, Qantas or Continental.

The passes offer accommodations at $20 per night per person, double occupancy. You can get passes for as many as 10 nights, with the program valid until the end of the year.

Reservations may be made as you travel.

Chains participating in the program include Quality Inns, Best Western and Flag Inns.

City Key cards, which provide free or discounted services at restaurants, stores and museums in West Berlin, are available solely to American travelers until the end of the year.

The cards, offered as part of the city's 750th anniversary celebration, are available from travel agents, in Berlin and at the German National Tourist Office in Los Angeles. Upon presentation of a filled-out card at your hotel, or the German tourist office in Berlin, you get a coupon book of the assorted offerings.

Information: German National Tourist Office, 444 S. Flower St., Suite 2230, Los Angeles 90071; phone (213) 688-7332.

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