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5 Things That Drive Cruisers Completely Insane

(3) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 1:01 PM

drive cruisers insane chair hogs Deck chairs are not a private storage locker. - Photo by FloridaStock

There are some mildly annoying aspects about cruising that most experienced travelers have learned to live with, and then are other things that can make their...

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What the Media Gets Completely Wrong About Cruising

(2) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 5:04 PM

first time cruise tips This is what we see when we watch cruise coverage on cable news. - Photo by iofoto / Thinkstock

There are plenty of myths about cruising floating around the Internet: they’re full of old people, there’s nothing to do,...

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The Best Cruise Lines for a Dream Wedding

(2) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 5:01 PM

first time cruise tips You can get married anywhere cruise ships sail, and the lines will be your personal wedding planners. - Photo by Norwegian Cruise Line

Cruise lines make it easy to plan nautical nuptials, with wedding coordinators to take you...

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5 Cruises You Should Never Book

(13) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 10:01 PM

first time cruise tips First on the list? Spring Break cruises. - Photo by Thinkstock

Any experienced cruiser is sure to have a nightmare story about a cruise they wish they had never taken. Obnoxious passengers, terrible weather, crowded ports, shipboard malfunctions,...

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The Invaluable Lessons You Learn on Your First Cruise

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 4:46 PM

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There’s nothing like a fresh set of eyes to give you a new perspective on something you take for granted. We receive thousands of reviews from first-time cruisers every year, so we gathered some...

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How to Be a Better Cruiser

(3) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 4:32 PM

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Whether you're embarking on your first cruise vacation or have been at sea before, there are steps you can take to be a better cruiser. We gleaned these tips from talking with hotel directors,...

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These Beautiful Caribbean Beaches Will Make You Hate Winter Even More

(1) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 4:36 PM

caribbean cruise beaches Rum Point Beach in Grand Cayman is a quiet alternative. - Photo by SIME / eStockPhoto

Chances are, there’s one “must-do” on your Caribbean cruise, and that’s … to hit the beach. Good thing there are plenty of gorgeous strands...

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European Destinations You Probably Didn't Know You Could Cruise To

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 4:48 PM

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The Baltic is one of the most underappreciated destinations in cruising. - Photo by iStock / Thinkstock

The Baltic region is a wonderland that blends the...

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The 5 Craziest Cruise Ship Water Slides

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 10:33 AM

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Cruise ship water slides have come a long way. Read on for the craziest innovations yet. - Photo by Carnival Cruise Lines

If you’re the type of cruiser whose daytime entertainment needs to go beyond a dip in the pool,...

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This Could Be the Future of Cruising

(6) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 3:32 PM

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"Lilypads" off the coast of Monte Carlo. - Photo by Vincent Callebaut

Fifty years ago, no one thought cruise ships would evolve into 1,200-foot behemoths capable of carrying 5,000 passengers. And while we’re excited by the innovations...

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If Cruise Lines Were Pets

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 7:23 AM

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Is your favorite line a playful pooch or an elegant feline? - Photo by Thinkstock / Александр Ермолаев

Sure, you can compare cruise lines with a handy chart or a quiz, but where's the fun...

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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

(0) 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.
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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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