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Two couples dining on Celebrity (Photo: Celebrity)

SmarterTravel.com cruisers are a knowledgeable bunch. Our Cruise Editor asked them for money-saving cruising tips and has printed the best in this blog entry....read more»

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Since the invention of homeport cruising, New York's ports have gotten a new lease on life. Now a new website helps cruisers plan a vacation at sea from the Big Apple....read more»

Couple dining onboard (Photo: Norwegian)

Norwegian is feeling the love as Valentine's Day approaches. The cruise line has put together special menus, treats, and packages for its mid-February cruises....read more»

Dolphin's Cove, Ocho Rios, Jamaica (Photo: Erica Silverstein)

Our Cruise Editor continues her voyage on Carnival, and discovers how Jamaica has changed since she was last there....read more»

Carnival Freedom and Norwegian Pearl in Grand Cayman (Photo: Erica Silverstein)

Grand Cayman gives Caribbean cruising a bad name. Our cruise editor embraces the quiet and crazy sides of Grand Cayman at Seven Mile Beach and Margaritaville....read more»

Overcast Cozumel (Photo: Erica Silverstein)

In Mexico, our Cruise Editor experiences unusual Caribbean weather and learns why you think twice before booking outdoor tours far in advance....read more»

Piano bar on the Carnival Freedom (Photo:Carnival)

Cruise Editor compares one of Carnival's newest ships, the Carnival Freedom, to one of its older ships, the Fantasy....read more»

Carnival Freedom in Venice (Photo: Carnival)

If you have any questions about western Caribbean ports, the Carnival Freedom, or infamous Cruise Director John Heald, please send them to our Cruise Editor before her next cruise....read more»

For adventurous types, Royal Caribbean's <a href="http://www.royalcaribbean.com/findacruise/ships/home.do;jsessionid=0000tAAs4rmg7s6VitVV2LQ120c:10ktdmpjo?cS=NAVBAR" target="_blank">Freedom- and Voyager-class ships</a> and Norwegian's <a href="http://www.ncl.com/nclweb/fleet/shipInformation.html?shipCode=PEARL" target="_blank">Norwegian Pearl</a> feature onboard rock-climbing walls. Guests can choose easy or difficult routes, so no experience is necessary. The ship's staff provide equipment, belay the climbers, and shout encouragement. As the rock walls are located on the top decks of the ships, this activity is not for anyone with a fear of heights. (Photo: Royal Caribbean)

Cruisers from Galveston now have a new itinerary option. Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas has just arrived to sail seven-night Caribbean and Central America cruises....read more»

Azamara Journey (Photo: Azamara Cruises)

The Azamara Journey will swap its South America voyages and world cruise for Caribbean and Panama Canal sailings....read more»

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