Carnival Cruise Lines has discounted rates on virtually all cruises departing between Aug. 14 and April 2, 2006, including holidays. The "Spectacular Sale" runs through June 30 and offers fares as low as $279 per person for a three-day cruise with a complimentary two-category upgrade. Other fares start at $349 for a four-day cruise, $399 for five days, $479 for six days, $549 for seven days and $699 for eight days. The cruises depart from 11 North American embarkation ports. The sale fares are valid only on new individual bookings, and the fare code CP2J must be quoted. For more information, call Carnival Cruise Lines 800-327-9501 or your travel agent.