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.
We've got the scoop on the lowest prices, free upgrades, big discounts for repeat cruisers and more.
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.
Once again, we've rounded up the best offers currently available to help you get the most bang for your cruise vacation dollar.
Kids are way more traveled than they used to be. Now cruises are one of the many must-do family vacations, along with trips to Orlando and jaunts to Europe.
To be in all of these places at the right time, ships reposition from one region to another, typically between seasons, during the months of September and October and April and May. These one-off oddball itineraries are called repositioning cruises and they're often deeply discounted because most don't include a whole lot of port calls.
We've found sales on transatlantic crossings, coastal Costa Rican outings, leaf-peeping tours through New England and Canada and just about every route imaginable.
Deilmann offers luxe outings through the Indian Ocean, with special discounts for Americans; Carnival puts all of August on sale; forget steerage, sail queerage on the QE2 with a gay cruise in January; test the waters with HAL's brief itineraries -- perfect for the first time cruiser; plus our usual round-up of the best deals out there.
Christmas cruises, free upgrades, free airfare and the usual rock-bottom prices in this issue of our deals round-up!
Long, leisurely and pricey, you can literally traverse the entire globe and never have to change planes, unpack twice or figure out where to have dinner.
Heidi Sarna sends this report shipside of the Queen Mary 2 en route to England.
Cruises here are anywhere from one to three weeks, plus many offer optional pre- and post-cruise land packages so you can go further inland to famed places like the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and Angkor Wat, the ancient city of temples in central Cambodia.
Silversea cuts prices on leisurely luxury voyages, AHI International discounts Saxony river cruises and Radisson reduces for the fall -- plus our usual roundup of truly cheap itineraries.