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.

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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.

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. 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.

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.

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 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.

Top 9 Reasons to Cruise

By Heidi Sarna

If you're trying to decide between a land-based trip or a cruise, these nine reasons may help tip the balance. From the dining rituals to the Old World charm of some ships, cruising has something for everyone.

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.

Cruise Deals for the Week of May 27, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

No single supplement on select Greek Isles sailings from Picasso Tours & Cruises, and rock-bottom discounts from a handful of top cruise specialists.

Top 9 Ports for Nature Lovers

By Heidi Sarna

Feeling restless? Pick a cruise that stops in one of these ports, where the shore excursions and tours can get you close to monkeys, penguins, or nurse sharks.

Cruise Deals for the Week of May 13, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Reduced single supplements on some Regent Seven Seas sailings, free upgrades for new NCL bookings, and even more discounts from top cruise specialists.

Cruise Deals for the Week of April 22, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Sail in the Mediterranean this summer with Crystal Cruises, and you'll get free airfare and $1,000 per person in onboard credits. Plus, the top agencies are already rolling out the discounts for autumn.