Ahoy mates, your Savvy Seafarer is searching the sea for the best buys for the new year. Don’t cancel that vacation or forgo thinking about cruising just because of this Bush-whacked recession. Our flagging econony might be just what the captain ordered to get cruise lines to lower fares to attract passengers to the glut of staterooms now available. Seabourn already announced lower fares on select European cruises. So I’m waiting to hear back from Crystal, Princess, Holland American, Windstar, NCL, Celebrity and RCL to see what they have to offer. Stay tuned. You’ll find it all right here.