Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of February 12, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

This week's roundup of special offers includes up to 60% savings on Seabourn cruises, Carnival discounts for early bookers, and a fleet of savings from the top cruise specialist agents.

Extreme Excursions: The Evolution of the Cruise Line Shore Tour

By Heidi Sarna

Hats off to the cruise lines for offering more intriguing stuff than ever, leaving the boring bus tour shtick in the dust with bike tours through nature preserves, kayaking in scenic sounds, and landing in Antarctica.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of January 29, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

Half of select Crystal cruises, special offers for past Carnival guests, three for the price of two on Star Clippers, and a fleet of bargains for cruise specialist agents.

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Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of January 22, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

In this week's deal roundup: Crystal offers big discounts on European routes, Cruise West cuts prices by 25% for flexible guests, Carnival shares deals with repeat customers, and a host of special offers from cruise specialist agents.

Top 5 Favorite Cruise Moments

By Heidi Sarna

Cruises are about more than having lots of restaurants, entertainment, and recreation under one seagoing roof. They draw us in for other, more touchy-feely reasons, too. Here's what keeps us coming back for more.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of January 8, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

Luxury deals from Seabourn and Crystal, Windstar welcomes families, Oceana chops as much as 72%, and a fleet of deals from major cruise specialty agents.

Getting to Know Malaysia by Ship

By Heidi Sarna

A short cruise from Singapore is a great way to get a taste of Malaysia without exerting too much effort, and you can do it with a 3-night cruise to Penang and Port Kelang.

5 Great Mediterranean Ports

By Heidi Sarna

The eastern Mediterranean is ideal for travel by ship because many great ports are relatively close together -- you can see a lot on a 7- to 14-night itinerary.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of December 10, 2008

By Heidi Sarna

Disney hands out free cruises to kids, Windstar chops fees for families, Seabourn gives discounts to small groups, and more in this week's giant roundup of special offers.

High Kicks, High Notes, and Highly Entertaining Shows on the High Seas

By Heidi Sarna

Vegas-style production shows with feather boa-clad show girls are still alive and kicking onboard, but more and more they're being offered with a fresh twist to keep the cruise experience as modern as possible.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of November 13, 2008

By Heidi Sarna

Early holiday deals from Carnival, free air to Ecuador, special offers on France river barges, and a host of discounts from leading cruise specialists.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of October 23, 2008

By Heidi Sarna

Act-now deals from Seabourn, NCL, and Crystal, plus a raft of special offers from cruise specialist agents.

What the Economy Sours, Cruise Rates Sweeten: Here's What the Experts Think

By Heidi Sarna

The good news: Tough times usually mean some good deals are out there. To take advantage of the current buying opportunity, here are some tips from a group of experienced travel agents.

Art on Board: What Ships Hang When They Want to Look Good

By Heidi Sarna

Cruise lines spend millions per ship on art, commissioning works and buying pieces from emerging artists and masters alike. What's it all add up to?

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of October 9, 2008

By Heidi Sarna

Last-minute deals from NCL and Carnival, free air on luxe lines, and a fleet of special offers from cruise specialist agents.

Cruising Carnival Victory to Canada: 10 Tips to Make it Work

By Heidi Sarna

With first-time cruisers along for the ride, we had pressure to make this a wonderful debut. So from the start I started trouble-shooting a list of ways to do so from the start.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of September 25, 2008

By Heidi Sarna

Close-out deals from NCL, holiday special offers from Seabourn, and a fleet of discounts offered by cruise specialty agents.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of September 11, 2008

By Heidi Sarna

A handful of act-now special offers from NCL, plus a raft of great deals from now through 2010 from a fleet of expert cruise agencies.

Cruise Ship Show Down: Carnival Vs. Royal Caribbean

By Heidi Sarna

Having taken two cruises in July this past summer, our cruiser couldn't help but make endless comparisons. Here's how the 'Victory' and the 'Splendour' stack up in a handful of areas.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of August 28, 2008

By Heidi Sarna

A today-only special offer from Carnival that's good on cruises through August 2009, a half-dozen deals from NCL, and a host of bargains from specialist cruise agents.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of August 14, 2008

By Heidi Sarna

Find out how you can get a free round-trip flight to Tahiti, and discover a wealth of deals from the leading cruise specialist agents.

Top 10 Tips for Going Green on the High Seas

By Heidi Sarna

We often hear what the cruise lines are or aren't doing to offer a greener, more conservation-oriented cruise experience. But how are you making a difference? Here are 10 ways you can.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of July 24, 2008

By Heidi Sarna

Planning a last-minute cruise or seeking out deals for spring? Here are some of the best deals a handful of major travel agencies are advertising this week.

Do-it-Yourself Family Shore Excursions Along the Mediterranean

By Heidi Sarna

Skip a cruise ship's organized shore excursions and go off your own: It's a great way to leave the sheltered vibe of a ship and pretend you're independent travelers not bound by a rigid schedule.

11 Ways to Have a Great Meal on Your Next Cruise

By Heidi Sarna

Cruise ship food these days is more than pizza, prime rib, and baked Alaska. In the spirit of more is more, alternative restaurants serving specialized cuisine are standard fare nowadays along side the more ho-hum main dining room and casual buffet venues.