If you are thinking of booking a cruise, you could find some good deals this week as the industry celebrates National Cruise Vacation WeekClick here for a list of available deals.  While some of these deals are appealing, I think it is likely that this will not be the last round of specials we see over the next year. Compare these specials against other deals that may be out there, and book what is most advantageous for your budget. For example, the Travelocity roaming gnome is touting the “World’s Largest Cruise Sale along with The Fall Cruise Clearance” right now.

As I’ve recommended before, stay informed by subscribing to the email offerings of your favorite cruise lines, online travel agencies, and airline cruising portals. Also, don’t be shy about enlisting the services of a professional travel agent for help in finding the perfect cruise for you. Enjoy your cruise!

-MJ, October 20, 2013