Big Ships with Little Ship Itineraries

By Heidi Sarna

Well-worn routes are fine for new cruisers who haven't seen the same handful of Caribbean ports before or for those who could care less where the ship's going. But for veterans who have been there, done that; we've got other options.

The New Queen Mary 2 Quietly Courts Kids

By Heidi Sarna

Who knew? It turns out that the new 2,620-passenger Queen Mary 2, which just made her grand debut in NYC a few weeks ago, is a great ship for families with children.

Caribbean Princess Makes a Splash

By Heidi Sarna

Cruise expert Heidi Sarna examines the new ocean liner from stem to stern.

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Can I Sea Some ID? The ABCs of Cruise Line Age Policies

By Heidi Sarna

If you happen to be a civilized teen looking to cruise solo with a friend or two, you're basically out of luck. Here are the age policies of the major lines.

What's Doing in Cruising

By Heidi Sarna

We report on Holland's recommended onboard tipping policies, NCL's ship renaming and new itineraries, pre-booking spa appointments online and celebrity lectures rosters.

Paying (Relative) Peanuts for Top-Shelf Cruises

By Heidi Sarna

It's a different story these days with luxury cruises going for half the typical fare from five years ago.

Teen Spirit: Keeping the Kids Content at Sea

By Heidi Sarna

To keep the peace as more families cruise with teens, cruise lines are designing bigger and better teen hangout areas to accommodate them.

A Fleet of Cruise Sales: What Online Agencies Are Offering

By Heidi Sarna

Touring the Ports of Europe, Upscale and Intimate

By Heidi Sarna

You can find yourself squeezing onto sweaty buses and shuffling with the masses to some over-crowded attraction; Europe's top spots are jammed with tourists in the summer. Is there a better way? Sure is -- if you're willing to pay the price.

Baby Onboard: Tips for Smooth Sailing

By Heidi Sarna

Though a cruise can be among the most convenient vacations for families with kids under two, before you take the plunge, be sure to choose a baby-friendly ship.