Crown Cruise Vacations president Ross Spalding offers five simple reasons for booking an autumn cruise. (877-283-1114, www.crowncruisevacations.com)
Take advantage of lower prices. When children go back to school, fewer people travel
and prices drop.
Enjoy less-crowded ships and destinations.
See colorful foliage while cruising in New England and Canada.
Choose from many end-of-season deals as cruise lines aim to boost their yearly earnings.
Unwind at sea before the festivities and stress of the holiday season begins.