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 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.

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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.

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.

Cruise Deals for the Week of April 8, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Sail in the Mediterranean this summer and rack up free airfare and onboard credits from Crystal Cruises, plus score other discounts and perks from top cruise specialists.

8 Kid-Friendly Cruise Ships

By Heidi Sarna

Picking the right ship can help make your family vacation feel more like a real getaway. As tested by a veteran cruiser and mother of twin boys, these eight ships are ideal for babies and toddlers, as well as the parents who wrangle them.

Cruise Deals for the Week of March 24, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Attention solo travelers: Paul Gauguin Cruises has waived the single supplement on seven spring sailings in the South Pacific and French Polynesia. Book now for even more discounts from top cruise specialists.

Cruise Deals for the Week of March 18, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Get up to $300 in onboard credits from Norwegian Cruise Line, book discounted sailings in Asia from Seabourn, and sift through sales from major cruise specialists.

Cruise Deals for the Week of March 11, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Sail around the South Pacific with Paul Gauguin Cruises, nab two-for-one deals from Seabourn, and snap up more bargains from specialty cruise agencies.

Cruise Deals for the Week of February 25, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Book-now bargains from NCL, Crystal-clear special offers for kids, and a fleet of discounts from the top specialty cruise agencies.

Going to the Source, Pt. 2: Expert Tips from Top Cruise Travel Agents 2010

By Heidi Sarna

There's nothing getting the straight scoop from travel agents who live, breathe, and talk cruises for a living. We asked a handful of travel agents for their two cents on four more questions.

Cruise Deals for the Week of February 11, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Two high-end lines drop prices for winter and fall fares, while a fleet of speciality agents offer the best discounts for departures all year long.

Going to the Source: Expert Tips from Top Cruise Travel Agents 2010

By Heidi Sarna

We polled a handful of trusted and experienced travel agents and asked them questions about their favorite ports, ships and itineraries. Here's what they had to say.

Cruise Deals for the Week of January 28, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Seadream makes the yacht experience a bit more accessible, NCL drops rates for Alaska and Panama Canal routes, and more special offers from the top cruise specialty agents.

Cruise Deals for the Week of January 21, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

A discount for seniors from Hurtigruten, two-for-one from Uniworld, and a fleet of special offers from the top cruise specialist agents.

McMansions of the Seas: The Dawn of the Affordable Suite

By Heidi Sarna

In the old days, your average mainstream ship might only have a handful suites, and they were generally snapped up at full fare by the big spenders. Now there are more options for rest of us.

Cruise Deals for the Week of January 14, 2010

By Heidi Sarna

Select discounts from Princess, special offers from Windstar, two-for-ones from Regent, and a fleet of deals from select cruise specialty agents.

Cruise Deals for the Week of December 22, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

This week's roundup of discounts include special offers from MSC and NCL and a fleet of bargains from the leading specialist cruise agents.