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7 Bucket List Sights You Didn't Know You Could Cruise To

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 5:49 PM

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A cruise can take you to inland wonders, too, including the Great Wall of China. - Photo by Simon Harris / eStockPhoto

Cruises are a great way to tick boxes off your bucket list. You can get to...

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The Luxury Cruise Line Redefining "Exclusive"

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 3:58 PM

Cruising into Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour is a treat. Photo by Seabourn.

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Couples or friends traveling in pairs who like customized service, such as personalized stationery and private shore excursions. If you prefer ports where few ships go, Seabourn is for you.


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Meet the Caribbean Island With Multiple Personalities

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 5:46 PM

Spend a day at the beach, then check out a fish fry before boarding the ship. - Photo by Heeb Photos/eStockPhoto

Barbados has two sides to her personality: British propriety and saucy Caribbean swagger. Embrace both if you can. Not only can you enjoy a...

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The Most Stylish Cruise Ship Strutting Its Stuff at Sea

(2) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 2:24 PM

At night, the Lido deck's hot tubs are a quiet post-dinner escape.

Ship: Celebrity Silhouette Line: Celebrity Cruises Built: July 2011 Passengers: 2,886 Class: Solstice class, along with Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Equinox, and Celebrity Reflection Routes: Seven-day Eastern and...

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How Leftover Egg Yolks Led to This Wildly Popular French Delicacy

(2) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 6:25 PM

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Canelés have a rich, caramelized flavor. - Photo by JM Travel Photograph / Shutterstock

A specialty of France's Bordeaux region, this cake's moist center and caramelized shell originated with the wine makers of the area, who used egg whites...

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Why The Happiest Place On Earth Is Actually Copenhagen

(18) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 12:07 PM

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Copenhagen offers a mix of historic charm and modern cool. - Photo by Sean Pavone

Copenhagen is the world's happiest capital -- haven't you heard? Regularly topping official global happiness surveys, this compact historic city of 1.2 million offers...

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Norwegian Getaway Celebrates Miami

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 1:45 PM

The Sugarcane Mojito Bar on Norwegian Getaway. Photo by Norwegian Cruise Line

It used to be that cruise ships, no matter where they sailed, all looked the same. After all, that made it easy for the lines to move them around the world...

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7 Rookie Mistakes of First-Time Cruisers

(1) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 2:36 PM

Make sure your suitcases are shallow enough (or soft enough) to stash under the bed.
Photo by Fuse / Thinkstock

If you’re new to cruising, don’t fall prey to these potential pitfalls. Here are the top seven mistakes cruise newbies make...

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The Best Travel Apps for Cruisers

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 12:39 AM

Reading email at the beach doesn't just break your vacation vibe -- it's also bad for your wallet. Photo by allensima / Thinkstock

Faced with the choice of buying pricey Internet packages on cruise ships and paying exorbitant roaming charges, many...

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The Best Food Apps for Cruisers

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 4:31 PM

Use one of these apps to help you decide where to eat in Venice. -- Photo by vesilvio / Thinkstock

Choosing a restaurant while in port shouldn’t be a game of chance. Thankfully, there are plenty of apps to make...

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7 Great Caribbean Dishes

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 4:49 PM

Street-side stands, like this one in St. Thomas, tend to cater to locals with casual, authentic fare. Photo by Ian Spanier / Aurora Photos

Escape the tourist traps, and seek out these authentic island dishes. You may have to research where...

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4 New Cruise Ships Sailing in 2014

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 11:25 AM

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to start planning our 2014 vacations. If sailing on a brand new cruise ship on the big blue sea is in your forecast for the year, you’ll want to read on for our overview of...

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4 Cruise Ship Ports That Suck

(3) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 2:02 PM

Bari, Italy. Photo by Mi.Ti. / Shutterstock

It’s a great big world, so it’s no surprise that while there are numerous cruise ship ports that are beloved by travelers -- and plenty that have both lovers and haters --...

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4 Celebrity Chef Restaurants in the Caribbean

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 12:04 PM

Dune restaurant is in the One & Only Ocean Club, part of the Atlantis complex. Photo by Ocean Club.

Sure, you can bemoan how touristy the Caribbean islands are, particularly around the cruise ship terminals, where jewelry shops abut duty-free stores...

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4 Tips for Getting Over Jet Lag

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 11:56 AM

Sailing in Europe? Plan ahead so that jet lag doesn't cause you to miss key sights, such as London's Big Ben. Photo by anshar / Shutterstock.

No matter how much you travel, jet lag can be a challenge. Your internal...

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The One Cruise Line That Lets You Bring Fido

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 4:26 PM

A bulldog poses for a picture on the deck of the Queen Mary 2. Photo by Cunard Cruise Line.

For true animal lovers, the hardest part of traveling is leaving your four-legged friend behind. When Gemma Whitehouse, director of the...

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'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro Likes Cruises But Loves Beaches

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 9:27 AM

Buddy Valastro, star of TLC's "Cake Boss" - Photo by Norwegian Cruise Line

We sat down with Buddy Valastro, star of TLC’s “Cake Boss” and head of the Carlo’s Bake Shop on Norwegian Breakaway. Here are his thoughts on cruising...

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5 Questions for Geoffrey Zakarian of Norwegian Breakaway's Ocean Blue

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 2:39 PM


Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian - Photo by Norwegian Cruise Line

Food Network star Geoffrey Zakarian brought his fine dining style to the open waters by launching a seafood restaurant aboard the Norwegian Breakaway: Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian. We pressed him...

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7 Compact Digital Cameras

(1) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 4:20 PM


Choosing the right camera for your cruise can make all the difference. - Photo by Thinkstock

If you're not a serious photographer, odds are your smartphone has taken the place of a traditional camera. But when you're on vacation, the rules are...

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Oceania Cruises' Marina Review

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 10:26 AM


Oceania Cruises' Marina in Sydney - Photo by Oceania Cruises

Line: Oceania Cruises
Debuted: January 2011
Passengers: 1,258 passengers
Routes: Around the world

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True foodies and those who prefer their ships understated and (dare we say?) tasteful.

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