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Now may be the very best time to book a cruise. October is “Plan a Cruise Month” — and along with it come some great deals and added perks. Here are the nine best deals offered by cruise lines this month: Norwegian Cruise Line The discount: The line’s signature Free at... Read More

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While the Caribbean has taken a hard hit this hurricane season, there are still other great locations to consider if you want to take a cruise vacation. Here, top deals we’re seeing now, with itineraries that are comfortably removed from hurricane waters: 7-night Canada/New England on Norwegian Dawn Why It’s Great:... Read More

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Shopping for cruises in shoulder season has its perks — especially when it comes to snapping up low fares. Case in point: these six awesome cruise deals are some of the best value vacations we’ve seen all week, spanning the globe from Alaska to the Caribbean and everywhere in... Read More

Carnival cruise ship, Nassau, Bahamas
Carnival cruise to Nassau/iStock

Cheap cruises aren’t hard to find; the real trick is finding one that’s worth the money. Trust us, you don’t want to snap up a $200 cruise only to find you’re on an old ship, bound for a not-so-exciting itinerary. We found five amazing cruises — all under $500... Read More

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Norwegian Sky – Norwegian Cruise Line

We searched high and low for the best cruise deals of the week and found seven with incredible value, starting as low as $199 (yep, you read that right). So, whether your sights are set on the palm-fringed islands of the Caribbean, the towering glaciers of Alaska, or any... Read More

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Royal Caribbean zip lining in Labadee

If you’re thinking about booking a cruise, now is a seriously good time to do it. The months of January, February, and March (known as Wave Season) always come with great discounts and offers from cruise lines — and this year that includes a sweet deal from Royal Caribbean. The family-friendly... Read More

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Fortymile River, Yukon Territory/flickr/Bureau of Land Management

The Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 may have taken place more than a century ago, but history buffs can still relive it in Alaska and Canada’s Yukon Territory. There, sights, museums, and tours like John Hall’s Alaska Klondike Gold Rush Tour and those by Klondike Tours allow you to get into the Gold Rush spirit... Read More

Bonnie Lake in Alaska
Bonnie Lake/Flickr/Cecil Sanders

Due to its weather patterns and reputation for cold, Alaska has always been considered a summer destination. But maybe it’s time to give fall another look. Sure, colors are changing all across North America, but nowhere else can compete with the seasonal transition occurring in Alaska, both in the... Read More

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Princess Cruises/Facebook

If you’re thinking about booking an Alaska cruise in 2017 and want a decent price and a good choice of ships and cabins, you ought to start planning now. The market was red hot this year, and it’s showing no signs of stopping. A celebration was recently held in Juneau in... Read More

 The Viking Sea christening on the Thames/Courtesy Viking Cruises
The Viking Sea christening on the Thames/Viking Cruises

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… In London, Gammel Opland aquavit and a Viking battle-axe were used to christen the second ship in the Viking Ocean Cruises fleet, the Viking Sea. The 930-passenger ship became the largest ever... Read More

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Flickr/Rian Castillo

A road trip is the ideal all-American vacation, and summer’s the time to get behind the wheel. Bonus: Gas prices are still exceptionally low, so fuel up the tank and hit the road. Here are five trips to add to your itinerary. 1. Pacific Coast Highway State Route 1, known for its... Read More

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail outlook, Anchorage - Nilina Mason-Campbell
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail/Nilina Mason-Campbell

500 miles miles to the north of the contiguous 48 states, Alaska’s remoteness can add a pretty penny to your vacation’s price tag. But that doesn’t mean that an affordable trip isn’t possible. Our suggestion? Base yourself in Anchorage, the Last Frontier’s largest and most accessible city, which hugs... Read More

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Sunset in Thomas Bay, Alaska/Mark Byzewski via Flickr

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising and how it could impact your next trip. Seabourn heads back to Alaska: Luxury cruise line Seabourn is returning to Alaska in 2017 for the first time in 15 years, because big-spending travelers are expressing a new interest in seeing glaciers... Read More

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Ketchikan, Alaska/iStock

Everyone really does need to visit Alaska at least once in a lifetime. And unless you’re made of very strong stuff, like “Running Wild” star Bear Grylls or “Expedition Wild” naturalist Casey Anderson, touring Alaska on a cruise ship is an easy way to go, at least for your first... Read More

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Summer — and the heat that comes with it — is just around the corner. Escape the ever-escalating temperatures with a vacation in one of these cool small towns. Durango, Colorado: Situated along the San Juan Mountains, this railroad town offers a pleasant escape from the Southwest’s blister summer temperatures.... Read More