Slideshow: Best Places to Cruise This Fall

By Liz Weiss, Staff WriterAug. 21, 2014
By Liz Weiss, Staff WriterAug. 21, 2014, at 6:52 a.m.
U.S. News & World Report

Slideshow: Best Places to Cruise This Fall

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With crowds waning and prices dropping, now is a smart time to cruise. Whether you want to embrace the colorful fall foliage of New England and Canada, enjoy up-close encounters in the Alaskan wild or snorkel in the Caribbean, setting sail in these regions can yield significant savings compared to regular season voyages. Read on to see the standout fall cruises of 2014. Read More:
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Alaska

With its colossal-sized glaciers and abundance of wildlife, Alaska is a great place to connect with Mother Nature before the weather turns icy and winter hibernation kicks in. This fall, plenty of cruise ships offer immersive experiences at a discounted rate. Un-Cruise Adventures advertises an eight-day itinerary from Sitka to Juneau on Sept. 13 that's $700 less than the same voyage departing in May 2015. Find out more about:
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With crowds waning and prices dropping, now is a smart time to cruise. Whether you want to embrace the colorful fall foliage of New England and Canada, enjoy up-close encounters in the Alaskan wild or snorkel in the Caribbean, setting sail in these regions can yield significant savings compared to regular season voyages. Read on to see the standout fall cruises of 2014. Read More:
Best Places to Cruise This Fall

Alaska

With its colossal-sized glaciers and abundance of wildlife, Alaska is a great place to connect with Mother Nature before the weather turns icy and winter hibernation kicks in. This fall, plenty of cruise ships offer immersive experiences at a discounted rate. Un-Cruise Adventures advertises an eight-day itinerary from Sitka to Juneau on Sept. 13 that's $700 less than the same voyage departing in May 2015. Find out more about:
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New England and Canada

Leaf-peeping is one of the main incentives for embarking on a fall cruise to New England and Canada. Passengers can witness the autumnal hues blanketing locales like Bar Harbor, Maine, and Québec City at an affordable cost. Plus, luxury lines like Crystal Cruises offer shorter sailings at reduced rates. A five-day Crystal Serenity cruise leaving from Nova Scotia to New York City on Oct. 11 is priced at $1,780 per person for a  deluxe stateroom, with everything — from enrichment classes to a complimentary meal at a specialty dining venue — included in the rate. Find out more about:
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The Caribbean

Hurricane season often poses a threat to cruises in the Caribbean through the end of November. But if you're willing to hedge your bets (or purchase travel insurance), you can find excellent savings at this time of year. Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas leaves from Fort Lauderdale on a five-day voyage to the Western Caribbean with stops in the Bahamas and Cozumel with balcony room prices listed at $554 per person. This 16-deck megaship offers Broadway-style performances, figure-skating shows and a central piazza that houses numerous restaurants, bars and boutiques. Find out more about:
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Transatlantic Repositioning Cruises

Repositioning cruises — sailings that embark from one part of the world and finish in another — tend to offer significant savings this time of year. A 15-night voyage aboard Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Reflection departs from Rome on Oct. 17, with stops in Madeira, Portugal, St. Kitts and St. Maarten, before disembarking in Miami. An ocean view cabin is listed at $1,249 per passenger. Find out more about:
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Liz Weiss, Staff Writer

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