Taking a cruise may be cheaper than ever, thanks to our tight financial times. Cruise ships still need to fill their cabins -- and they're willing to cut prices, if that's what it takes. Right now, especially if you can leave within the next few weeks, you can do the Caribbean for less than $300 roundtrip!
I've been pricing Alaska cruises for September...just thinking, mind you... and they're clocking in at $599 or more -- a 50-75% discount. Wow.
The two best sites, so far -- Vacations to Go and Last Minute Cruises. Vacations has a "90-day ticker" that gives you best prices all over the world, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico and Europe. Their regular search is excellent, too, and they'll give discounts for seniors and military experience.
Last Minute Cruises excels in that -- trips that are a few days, weeks or even months ahead. A June 20 Carnival cruise to Alaska -- 7 nights for $449! (The link has a bunch of other specials, too...take a look.)
Take some care when choosing your plane ticket (late Tuesday night and very early Wed morning are the best times to look -- try Kayak), and you've got a luxurious trip for less than a cheap hotel and meals. Now that's a bargain!