Always wanted to make like an explorer and cross the Atlantic by ship?  This may be the year to do it!

Cruise lines have always offered good deals on spring and fall  “repositioning cruises”, when they move ships from summer routes in Europe to winter routes in the Caribbean, but this year the rates are better than ever. There are more ships making the move, the economy has already had an effect on pricing and demand, and the cruise lines don’t want to sail with empty cabins.

There’s a great article about this in today’s Miami Herald. The two best pieces of advice:

– These cruises are not for everyone (they’re long, with lots of days at sea)

– It pays to consult a cruise expert to help you find the best fit for you