Cruise Ship Safety: What to Expect in a Muster Drill

By Heidi Sarna

The tragedy aboard Costa Concordia has focused the spotlight on the industry's safety and evacuation procedures for cruise passengers. Two experts offer their insider's take on muster drills and how to be prepared for onboard emergencies.

How to Get the Best Spa Experience at Sea

By Heidi Sarna

Want to relax? Here are nine ways to help you score a spa deal while on a cruise.

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Drinks at Sea: Should You Buy a Beverage Package on a Cruise?

By Heidi Sarna

Use this guide to help calculate if a drinks package -- or à la carte pricing for bottled water, sodas, and alcohol -- makes more financial sense for your cruise.

5 Ways to Score Summer Cruise Deals

By Heidi Sarna

Airfares to Europe are soaring, yet summer cruise fares there have dropped by as much as 30%. Cruise specialists weigh in on how to find summer cruise deals in Europe and beyond.

A Guide to Cruise Gratuities: Has Cruise Tipping Gone Overboard?

By Heidi Sarna

The pressure to tip cruise staff is more prevalent than ever. From porters and bartenders to fitness instructors and massage therapists, who should you tip, and how?

How to Lose Weight on a Cruise: 9 Smart Ways

By Heidi Sarna

For cruisers who face tempting buffets and endless desserts, these nine tips reveal healthy dining options and fun ways to stay active while on a cruise.

Cruise Deals for the Week of December 23, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Who's discounting what to where from all the major lines for routes in the Caribbean, Europe, the Pacific, and other itineraries.

Cruise Deals for the Week of Dec. 9, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Book a Regent Seven Seas cruise before prices increase in 2011, plus more affordable cruise deals in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Asia.

Cruise Deals for the Week of Nov. 11, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Nab a deal on Royal Caribbean's newest megaship Allure of the Seas or Costa Cruises' Mediterranean itineraries, plus find more discounts from cruise specialists.

What to Buy in Ports Around the World

By Heidi Sarna

Here's what to look for when shopping in Bali, Florence, French Polynesia, Cozumel, St. Thomas, and other destinations around the world.

Cruise Deals for the Week of Oct. 28, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Buy one 7-night Caribbean cruise, get the second week free from MSC Cruises; sale prices on Costa Cruises in the Middle East; and more discounts from top cruise specialists.

How to Plan a Successful Group Cruise

By Heidi Sarna

Can five adults and four kids survive a Mexican Riviera cruise without getting on each other's nerves? Whether you're traveling by land or by sea, use these tips to plan a successful group trip.

Cruise Deals for the Week of Oct. 14, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Book now for discounts on South Pacific and Greek Isles sailings, plus nab a spot on Royal Caribbean's newest megaship Allure of the Seas.

9 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Choose a Cruise

By Heidi Sarna

Matching your tastes and personality to the right cruise ship isn't so hard if you ask yourself these simple questions.

Cruise Deals for the Week of Sept. 23, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

A last-minute European Waterways barge cruise in time for viewing fall foliage, an onboard credit on Royal Caribbean's new megaship Allure of the Seas, and more cruise discounts.

Cruise Deals for the Week of Sept. 9, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

South Pacific sailings from Regent Seven Seas with half-off select single supplements, a transatlantic spring cruise for less than $1,000 from Costa Cruises, and more money-saving deals from top specialists.

Cruise Deals for the Week of Aug. 26, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Nickelodeon-themed cruises aboard two Norwegian ships, a Cunard sale, and more cruise discounts from top agencies.

Cruise Tip: A Travel Agent Can Be Your Best Friend

By Heidi Sarna

A travel agent can help lessen the burden when a natural disaster interrupts your travel plans, especially when you're trying to catch a cruise and the airlines stop flying.

Cruise Deals for the Week of Aug. 12, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Massive discounts from European Waterways on late summer and fall barge cruises, a sale on Cunard's Queen Victoria, and more savings from top cruise specialists.

Cruise Deals for the Week of July 22, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

A five-night western Caribbean cruise from $299, a three-night Bahamas cruise from $399 with an onboard credit, plus more affordable cruise deals from top specialists.

Cruise Deals for the Week of July 8, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Fall discounts from Crystal Cruises to the Mexican Riviera and deals from cruise specialists, including a November sailing on NCL's new Epic with onboard credits.

Cruise Deals for the Week of June 24, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Amazing $99 flight deals for summer sailings on Norwegian Epic, half-off companion fares on select Hurtigruten departures in Norway, and more discounts from top cruise specialists.

Ask the Cruise Experts: 600 Ships and Counting

By Heidi Sarna

With so many cruise lines to choose from, how can you pick just one? Get some advice from these four cruise experts, who have collectively sailed on more than 600(!) ships.

Cruise Deals for the Week of June 10, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

A Europe summer sale from Costa Cruises, winter holiday deals from Crystal Cruises, and more discounts from some of the top cruise agencies.