Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of December 28, 2006

By Heidi Sarna

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

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of December 14, 2006

By Heidi Sarna

Here are some of the best deals a handful of major travel agencies are advertising this week, alongside holiday discounts from MSC, last-minute deals from NCL and free air from Peter Deilmann Cruises.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of December 7, 2006

By Heidi Sarna

Here are some of the best deals a handful of major travel agencies are advertising this week, alongside holiday discounts from MSC Cruises.

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Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of November 21, 2006

By Heidi Sarna

Here are some of the best deals a handful of major travel agencies are advertising this week, along November discounts from Costa Cruises, Windjammer, MSC and more.

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

By Heidi Sarna

You may think anything goes in those lawless international waters, but truth is, the cruise lines maintain fairly strict policies governing the age at which you can drink booze, gamble and occupy a cabin alone.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of November 9, 2006

By Heidi Sarna

Here are some of the best deals a handful of major travel agencies are advertising this week, along November discounts from Carnival and a promo code from NCL.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of October 26, 2006

By Heidi Sarna

Here are some of the best deals a handful of major travel agencies are advertising this week, including big savings on the Mediterranean from Costa and very low rates from Norwegian.

Cruising the Caribbean: Cheaper Than Staying at Home

By Heidi Sarna

The entire Caribbean cruise industry has changed in the last 15 years, but the prices on upcoming trips looks like a flashback from the 1990s.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of October 12, 2006

By Heidi Sarna

Here are some of the best deals a handful of major travel agencies are advertising this week, including discounts on Windjammer's tall ships and MSC suites.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of September 28, 2006

By Heidi Sarna

Here are some of the best deals a handful of major travel agencies are advertising this week, including today-only upgrades from Carnival.

Our Mini Reviews of the New Megacruise Ships for '06 (and a Look to '07)

By Heidi Sarna

They just keep comin' and they're bigger than ever. By year-end, seven brand new mega ships will have debuted, and all are outfitted with lots of dining, entertainment and recreation outlets, plus huge spas and gym, and impressive facilities for kids. Here are the highlights:

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of August 24, 2006

By Heidi Sarna

Here are some of the best deals a handful of major travel agencies are advertising this week, including deals to South America plus early booking discounts from Viking River Cruises.

Behind the Scenes: The Creation of a Cruise Ship

By Heidi Sarna

There's no denying ships today are more homogenous than their ocean-liner ancestors, as cruise lines build ships in pairs, triplets, octoplets even, for obvious economic benefit.

A Feast of Fall Foliage Cruises to New England and Canada

By Heidi Sarna

This fall a boatload of ships are heading north to the waters of New England and eastern Canada, just in time for the leaves to turn.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of August 10, 2006

By Heidi Sarna

Here are some of the best deals a handful of major travel agencies are advertising this week, including hot Norwegian Cruise Line deals plus a 'Kids Sail Free' special from MSC.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of July 27, 2006

By Heidi Sarna

Here are some of the best deals a handful of major travel agencies are advertising this week, including free air and free shore excursions for American passengers on 20 cruises from Peter Deilmann Cruises.

Anchor's a Weigh on These Great Cruise Ship Gyms

By Heidi Sarna

It wasn't always this way, that cruise ships gyms were so over-the-top. Go back a decade or two and you were lucky if you had access to a couple of rusty treadmills and a rowing machine. Today, it's a different story.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of July 13, 2006

By Heidi Sarna

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

Stocking the Ship is no Small Feat

By Heidi Sarna

It's no secret cruises are famous for keeping passengers fat and happy. Though there are more healthy options on board than ever, from sushi to salads and fruit smoothies, no matter how you slice it there's a whole lot of eating going on.

Far East, South Pacific and Down Under: More and More Cruise Lines Are Signing Up For These Exotic Cruises

By Heidi Sarna

It's an understatement to say the word exotic is sprinkled liberally in travel speak. Sure, one man's exotic is another man's run of the mill, but let's get real. Few can argue that the Far East and South Pacific are truly something else.

Ahoy, Savings! A Boatload of Cruise Deals in our Latest Roundup

By Heidi Sarna

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

Make Waves With Our Cruise Deals Roundup

By Heidi Sarna

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

Breaking the Bottle and Blessing the Ship: The Most Memorable Cruise Ship Godmothers

By Heidi Sarna

For as long as ships have been built, they've been ceremoniously blessed in one way or another. Wine, water and whiskey have been used to christen them, though go back far enough and animals and even humans were sacrificed in the name of appeasing the gods and protecting a new ship and her crew

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of May 25, 2006

By Heidi Sarna

Heidi Sarna reports on a last-minute Costa Cruises deal, low rates for Carnival Cruises plus we've got the cheapest deals currently available from major online discounters.

Steering Your Dreams Straight to the Bridge

By Heidi Sarna

For most people, being served pina coladas by the pool is as good as it gets. They don't aspire to be more than a passenger on a pleasure cruise. A few others, though, are more ambitious. They need to drive the ship.