First Look: Valor, Another Carnival Wow'er

By Heidi Sarna

Carnival has just spawned another floating tribute to whimsy and wow in the new 2,974-passenger Carnival Valor that debuted in Miami last week. A mirror image of sisters Conquest and Glory in layout, Valor wears its own special interior design.

The Latest Cruise Deals: A Cache of Low-Cost Cabins

By Heidi Sarna

The Real Cost of Cruising

By Heidi Sarna

Initial prices are indeed the lowest they've been in years, but you'll still need to figure in all the extras you can be charged once you're onboard ship.

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Toddlers on Board: The Best Ships for Toting the Tots

By Heidi Sarna

What does it take to make a cruise with under-3s reasonably enjoyable? It's no small feat when two isn't always terribly cute.

Downright Decent Deals on Cruise Itineraries Near and Far

By Heidi Sarna

Yo, Ho, Ho, Ho! Hitting the High Seas for the Holidays

By Heidi Sarna

A Seachange from Cheap to Cheaper for Upcoming Cruises

By Heidi Sarna

Cruise Savings: Top Sails for Bottom Prices

By Heidi Sarna

Ahoy Mickey! What We Like About Disney Cruises

By Heidi Sarna

Disney's Wonder and Magic consistently command higher rates than other family-friendly big ship peers, yet sail full week after week. Here's why.

Awash in Cruise Bargains

By Heidi Sarna

Vietnam: The New Sea and Be Seen Port

By Heidi Sarna

Libya: The Latest "It" Port

By Heidi Sarna

The first cruiselines begin visiting this fall. There's no doubt that Libya is back on the tourist map. We tell you how to get there.

Drift Away for Chum Change: Weeklong Cruises from $469, Twofers, Free Airfare & More

By Heidi Sarna

Frommer's Review: Voyager of the Seas Aims to Please

By Heidi Sarna

Heidi Sarna takes her two-year-old twins along in this in-depth look.

Caribbean, Transatlantic, Alaskan and Coastal Pacific Cruises on the Cheap

By Heidi Sarna

Offers Aweigh! The Latest Cruising Deals

By Heidi Sarna

Bigger Ships Bound for Bermuda Shorts and Pink Sand

By Heidi Sarna

In Bermuda, you don't have the throngs that routinely descend on the Caribbean ports of Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Nassau and St. Thomas. But that's about to change.

Stowaway-type Steals: Cabins on the Cheap

By Heidi Sarna

Spas at Sea: Reveling in Relaxation

By Heidi Sarna

Cruise ship spas are all the rage these days. A ship's spa is now as vital as its buffet line, craps table and showgirls. Cruise line execs and designers are well aware that spas are an expected amenity that needs to impress.

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.

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.