$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.

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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.

The ABCs of Bringing The Whole Brood on Board

By Heidi Sarna

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.

Prices Get Ship-Shape for Fall Cruises

By Heidi Sarna

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.

Repo Madness: When Ships Switch Bases, Jump Aboard for Extra Savings

By Heidi Sarna

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.

Get Aboard Practically Every Boat Afloat for Less with this Week's Cruise Deals

By Heidi Sarna

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.

Sail the Mexican Rivieria from $70 a Day, the Caribbean from $60, Hawaii or Alaska from $100: You Decide

By Heidi Sarna

Christmas cruises, free upgrades, free airfare and the usual rock-bottom prices in this issue of our deals round-up!

Around the World in 80 Days (More or Less): Circle the Globe by Ship

By Heidi Sarna

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.

At Sea on Queen Mary 2, Wish You Were Here

By Heidi Sarna

Heidi Sarna sends this report shipside of the Queen Mary 2 en route to England.

Nha Voyager: Cruise Itineraries Across Southeast Asia

By Heidi Sarna

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.

SOS (Savings on Sails): Mark-Downs Big & Small on Many, Many Cruises

By Heidi Sarna

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.

Cruising: One Bite at a Time

By Heidi Sarna