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 May 28, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

As usual, Heidi Sarna has rooted around to dig up the best deals in the cruise industry.

Using Your Noodle to Cruise on the Cheap: 4 Industry Insiders Share Their Deals and Money-Saving Tips

By Heidi Sarna

Times are tough, which means you need a break more than ever. A cruise is a great getaway and better yet, there are some darn good deals out there. Save even more if you can get to the port of embarkation without flying. Read on to find out what four cruise experts consider to be their very best deal this week and further, get in on some creative ways to save dough once on board.

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Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of May 14, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

This week, cruise specialty agents pull out a raft-load of deals to lure in in first-time cruisers and veterans alike.

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

By Heidi Sarna

River cruise deals in Europe from Delimann, free round-trip air from Regent Seven Seas, $2K worth of on-board credit from Crystal, and more big ways to save from the top cruise specialist agents.

River Boat Cruising: The Slowest Ride You'll Ever Love

By Heidi Sarna

The un-cruise of cruising has an allure all it's own. Here's what you need to know before you decide if a river boat trip is right for you.

9 Great Adults-Only Onboard Escapes

By Heidi Sarna

From casinos, to adults-only pools, spas, and alternative dining venues, itÂ?s easy to hang out with your own age group whenever you want to. Here are some of the top ship spots for adults only.

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

By Heidi Sarna

Two-for-one cruising on Azamara and Celebrity, perks from Regent and Costa, and a fleet of savings from the biggest cruise specialty agents.

A Year of Cruising: The Good, The Bad, and the Cheesy

By Heidi Sarna

In the spirit of offering both praise and constructive criticism, here's ten cents about nine great and not-so-great cruise moments on six sailings from the past year.

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

By Heidi Sarna

Regent shares some spectacular discounts on suites and excursions, Disney offers 50% off kids' cruises, Seabourn chops fees on pre- and post-cruise hotel stays, and more special offers from specialty cruise discounters.

What Does it Really Cost to Take a Cruise?

By Heidi Sarna

The cruise lines are coming up with more and more ways for you to spend your money once on board. Here's what you'll really spend for that bargain cruise of your dreams.

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

By Heidi Sarna

Half off on kids who cruise Disney, two-for-one deals from Regent Seven Seas, and a fleet of special operators from the top cruise travel agencies.

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

By Heidi Sarna

Silverseas cuts rates up to 50% off most itineraries, Cruise Members Only cuts out the $50 membership fee for Frommers.com readers, plus oodles of cruises on sale -- proving yet again that cruise vacations still offer the best value for your travel dollar.

Travel Q&A: Here's What the Experts Think About Cruising Alaska

By Heidi Sarna

If you can spare the dough, now's the time to go and explore Southeast Alaska's gorgeous fjords, glaciers, and forests. Here's what a handful of experts say about what to book, when to book and why they love our 50th state so darn much.

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

By Heidi Sarna

This week's roundup of special offers includes up to 60% savings on Seabourn cruises, Carnival discounts for early bookers, and a fleet of savings from the top cruise specialist agents.

Extreme Excursions: The Evolution of the Cruise Line Shore Tour

By Heidi Sarna

Hats off to the cruise lines for offering more intriguing stuff than ever, leaving the boring bus tour shtick in the dust with bike tours through nature preserves, kayaking in scenic sounds, and landing in Antarctica.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of January 29, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

Half of select Crystal cruises, special offers for past Carnival guests, three for the price of two on Star Clippers, and a fleet of bargains for cruise specialist agents.

Top 5 Favorite Cruise Moments

By Heidi Sarna

Cruises are about more than having lots of restaurants, entertainment, and recreation under one seagoing roof. They draw us in for other, more touchy-feely reasons, too. Here's what keeps us coming back for more.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of January 22, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

In this week's deal roundup: Crystal offers big discounts on European routes, Cruise West cuts prices by 25% for flexible guests, Carnival shares deals with repeat customers, and a host of special offers from cruise specialist agents.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of January 8, 2009

By Heidi Sarna

Luxury deals from Seabourn and Crystal, Windstar welcomes families, Oceana chops as much as 72%, and a fleet of deals from major cruise specialty agents.

Getting to Know Malaysia by Ship

By Heidi Sarna

A short cruise from Singapore is a great way to get a taste of Malaysia without exerting too much effort, and you can do it with a 3-night cruise to Penang and Port Kelang.

5 Great Mediterranean Ports

By Heidi Sarna

The eastern Mediterranean is ideal for travel by ship because many great ports are relatively close together -- you can see a lot on a 7- to 14-night itinerary.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of December 10, 2008

By Heidi Sarna

Disney hands out free cruises to kids, Windstar chops fees for families, Seabourn gives discounts to small groups, and more in this week's giant roundup of special offers.

High Kicks, High Notes, and Highly Entertaining Shows on the High Seas

By Heidi Sarna

Vegas-style production shows with feather boa-clad show girls are still alive and kicking onboard, but more and more they're being offered with a fresh twist to keep the cruise experience as modern as possible.

Frommers.com Cruise Deals for the Week of November 13, 2008

By Heidi Sarna

Early holiday deals from Carnival, free air to Ecuador, special offers on France river barges, and a host of discounts from leading cruise specialists.