Frommer's Ship Review: More Than Meets the Eye on the Noordam

By Heidi Sarna

It's a refreshing alternative to ships that try too hard to 'wow' passengers with wacky gimmicks. You won't find a surfing machine or a bowling alley on this ship, but instead spacious public areas and cabins in pleasing, easy-on-the eyes color schemes.

Reel in the Deals on Cruises: Discount Rates Available on Outings Through Next Winter

By Heidi Sarna

Be it a classic Caribbean itinerary, a long float down the Amazon, an active adventure to Alaska or even a European coastal jaunt, we've rounded up the best prices for whatever floats your boat.

A Bermuda Cruise is a Breeze from the East Coast

By Heidi Sarna

A great cruise, without flying anywhere first, is my idea of travel nirvana. If you live near New York, Boston, Philadelphia or Baltimore, British-flavored Bermuda fits the bill.

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Size Matters: We Take Measure of Boats Small, Medium, Large and Then Some

By Heidi Sarna

The majority of cruise ships out there are huge, bustling affairs that sail 7-night (or shorter) cruises to warm weather destinations. Plenty of people love the buzz of big. But if the idea of being at sea appeals to you, but not on an airplane-hangar sized ship with 3,000 others, don't give up hope. There are small and medium-sized ships out there as well.

All Hands on Deck: Deals to Let you Cruise for Far Less

By Heidi Sarna

Oceania offers discounts on Mediterranean itineraries; Carnival pitches special upgrades, twofers and free airfare; test evolutionary theory yourself with sails to the Galapagos -- plus our usual round-up of the best deals from big-box agencies.

Old Dogs Learn New Tricks: Themes Refresh the Typical Cruise Shtick

By Heidi Sarna

If you need a little incentive to get jazzed up about the idea of cruise vacation, then a themed itinerary may be that extra push you need.

See the Sea for Good and Cheap: Some Rates Fall to $53 a Day

By Heidi Sarna

You'll find the absolute best, rock-bottom prices and itineraries in this regular roll-call of cruise deals.

Give Me Liberty or Give Me . . . Our Take on Carnival's Newest Vessel

By Heidi Sarna

Overall, the Liberty is a ship that pleases passengers. Though, of course, you know what they say: nothing is perfect.

Spare your Wealth on the Water: Opt for Cruises that Cost Less

By Heidi Sarna

Read on for super savings on Polynesian, South American and transatlantic itineraries and our sweeping round-up of the best deals available from major agencies.

Clearance Sails: Book Now for Big Savings on Routes Throughout the Year

By Heidi Sarna

We round-up the best deals from big-box discounters and take a closer look at sales for singles on Crystal, groups on Windjammer and a whole fleet of smaller vessels.

$599 for a Week in the Caribbean? Save on Scores of Seven-Day Cruises

By Heidi Sarna

Here are some of the best deals a handful of major travel agencies are advertising this week.

Practical and Field-Tested Tips for Cruising with the Kids

By Heidi Sarna

As we rack up our ocean odysseys, we learn a little more each time about works best for all of us.

Think About Alaska Now? Well, the Early Bird Gets the Room

By Heidi Sarna

Now is the time to be thinking about a summertime vacation in Alaska. Summer will be here before you know it and soon enough you'll be dying to get out of the sweltering heat and head north.

X Marks the Savings Spot: Dig in to our Treasure Trove of Cruise Deals

By Heidi Sarna

Get in on the savings by booking now for itineraries covering European rivers, the Caribbean Sea, the Panama Canal and just about anywhere a boat can float.

Who's Cruising from the Big Apple to the Caribbean, Bahamas and Bermuda in 2006 and 2007

By Heidi Sarna

Cruise lines are falling all over each other to get a slice of the big apple. While seasonal New England and Canada cruises have been offered for years during the fall by many lines, the news is how many ships are cruising to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida and Bermuda from the New York region.

Bargain Berths and Savings at Sea for a Whole Slew of Cruises

By Heidi Sarna

Book by Sunday for big savings on NCL, take $800 on French Country Waterways, swing to the beat and save on air wtih Crystal Cruises, plus our usual extensive round-up of the cheapest outings available.

Frommer's Line Review: Let SeaDream Lull you into Cruising Bliss

By Heidi Sarna

A small ship offers a small-town experience, where you know your neighbors and the pace is slow and easy.

An Atlantic Crossing is not Your Typical Cruise, Especially Aboard the Queen Mary 2

By Heidi Sarna

Everyone said a crossing was not your typical cruise. For one thing, you actually wind up in a different continent without having to step aboard a plane. And of course, the Queen Mary 2, ushered into the world in early 2004 to enormous fanfare, is no ordinary ship.

Lights in the Sky, Light on the Wallet: Our Cruise Deals Roundup

By Heidi Sarna

You'll find moderate prices on luxe Caribbean itineraries, bottom-of-the-barrel fares for a special cruise to the Northern Lights Festival in Norway, plus our reliable listings of the best offers for this week.

The Dawn of Cruising from New York

By Heidi Sarna

Giving more of a good thing, NCL will position a second ship, the Norwegian Spirit, out of New York next month to do similar year-round itineraries.

Peerage Cabins at Steerage Prices: Special Prices on Plenty of Cruises

By Heidi Sarna

Costa Cruises cuts costs on holiday itineraries to as low as $649 per person, Radisson offers two-for-one rates on Voyager, plus we list the rock-bottom offers from a fleet of discount outlets.

Tipping Tips While on Those Ships

By Heidi Sarna

Cruise rates can be pretty darn appealing these days, especially if you're cruising during slow periods -- like right now, during the fall. But before you get too excited by $100 per diems, keep in mind there are extra costs that will take some of the joy out of the bargain.

Deals on Keels: Reel in the Cheapest Rates on Upcoming Cruises

By Heidi Sarna

We've got the scoop on the lowest prices, free upgrades, big discounts for repeat cruisers and more.

Falling for Autumn Cruises: Tour the Atlantic Seaboard While It's Swathed in Color

By Heidi Sarna

In September and October, a raft of ships big and small depart New York, Boston, Montreal, Quebec City and few other locales and hit the region's most picturesque places in just time for the leaves to turn.

Deals and Sales on Keels and Sails

By Heidi Sarna

Once again, we've rounded up the best offers currently available to help you get the most bang for your cruise vacation dollar.