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.

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 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.

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Ship Report: Cruising the Norwegian Fjords on the Costa Atlantica

By Heidi Sarna

In the spirit of balance of harmony, it takes both a great itinerary and a great ship to equal a great travel experience. Atlantica's Norwegian route and ship-board atmosphere make a perfect whole.

Scenic Explorations in Norwegian Waters and Cities

By Heidi Sarna

Of my nearly 100 cruises over the past 15 years, there is a handful that have really stood out above the rest. One was a cruise I took with my family last summer aboard the 'Costa Atlantica' along the Norwegian Fjords.

Cruise Deals for the Week of December 10, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

High-end carriers Crystal and Silversea throw in perks and discounts that make their ships slightly more accessible, while the top cruise specialty agents offer a fleet of special offers on every type of ship.

How Young is Too Young? You Must Be This Old to Cruise

By Heidi Sarna

When's the right time to take kids on a cruise? And how do you find help taking care of them once you're all on board? Refer to our quick and handy chart for all the major lines.

Cruise Deals for the Week of November 24, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

This week's bonus edition of cruise deals includes a family offer from high-end Crystal, European savings from Regent, and a giant fleet of special offers on all lines from cruise specialty agents.

Cruise Deals for the Week of November 12, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

Special offers from the new Island Windjammers company, deals from NCL, and a fleet of bargains from the leading cruise specialty agencies.

Get Smarter at Sea: Top Ships for Onboard Learning

By Heidi Sarna

Sure, cruises are all about taking it easy, ditching the diet and being pampered. But a cushy setting doesn't have to equal a mindless one. A cruise offers the perfect learning environment too.

Cruise Deals for the Week of October 22, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

This week's roundup of cruise deals includes a raft of summer European bargains from MSC, drops on chi-chi cruises from Windstar, suite special offers from NCL, and a fleet of discounts from the leading cruise specialty agents.

Cruise Deals for the Week of October 8, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

In this week's roundup of cruise bargains, MSC drops prices in October, NCL does the same (and for spring, too), and lines around the world float special offers through the leading specialty agents.

Cruise Deals for the Week of September 24, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

Our dependable cruise specialist agents dish a slew of deals, while SeaDream drops rates on Caribbean cruises, and NCL doles out special offers to ships from Hawaii to the Red Sea.

Las Vegas of the Seas: The Very Best Onboard Nightlife

By Heidi Sarna

Tired clich├ęs are very true: Many cruise ships are indeed floating cities with discos, nightclubs, casinos, and lounges aplenty. Here are some of the best night spots.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of September 10, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

This week's roundup of discount fares includes savings from NCL through January, big cuts on luxe Seabourn, and a fleet of special offers from the top cruise specialist agents.

Cruising Slowly Down the Mekong from Cambodia to Vietnam

By Heidi Sarna

Our Asia-based cruise expert steps off the big boats to take a slow river cruise through the heart of southeast Asia.

Cruise Deals for the Week of August 27, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

In this week's round-up of cruise discounts, Crystal Cruises offers two-for-one deals, NCL has fall specials, and cruise specialist agents field a fleet of bargains from every major line.

Heading North: Making the Most of Cruising Scandinavia and the Baltics

By Heidi Sarna

Just back from my first Norwegian fjords cruise, and I'm still blown away by the scenery and sights of Scandinavia, the Baltics, and Russia. But don't take my word for it: Here's what four more travel experts have to say.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of August 13, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

Fleetwide upgrades from NCL for 2010 and 2011, discounts on Snake River cruises from American Safari, and a flotilla of special offers from the leading cruise specialty agents.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of July 23, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

Two-for-one special offers from Regent Seven Seas, plus a fleet of discounts from the top cruise specialty agents.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of July 9, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

NCL dishes upgrades, Silversea slashes some rates by over half, and a fleet of special offers from the best cruise specialty agents.

How to Bathe Yourself in Luxury at Sea

By Heidi Sarna

For those with a penchant for luxurious shampoos, creams and gels, the cruise lines got you covered. Here are the best.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of June 26, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

Deep discounts from high-end Seabourn and Crystal, special offers from Norwegian, and a fleet of specials from the top cruise specialty agents.

5 Cruises of a Lifetime: Favorite Trips and Ships Around the World

By Heidi Sarna

The best cruises are those that combine an amazing itinerary, a special ship, and great traveling companions. Though it's hard to narrow it down, here are my five favorite cruises of all time.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of June 12, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

Crystal tries to manage costs with up to $2,000 in onboard credits, MSC chops prices for boomer cruisers, and more deals from the top cruise specialist agents.