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Posted: January 13, 2011 11:16 AM

As 2011 cranks up, it's time for a new edition of Frommer's Cruises & Ports of Call, the definitive guidebook to cruises sailing from U.S., Canadian, and regional ports to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Alaska, Mexico, Hawaii, Bermuda, New England/Canada, and along North America's rivers and coasts.

Here are our top picks and notable mentions for 2011.

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Text by Matt Hannafin. Photos courtesy of (unless otherwise noted), where you can plan trips and connect with other travelers.

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Royal Caribbean's Oasis Class
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The biggest cruise ships ever, by far, Royal Caribbean's 282-ton, 5,400-passenger Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas transcend their enormity through a layout that bunches experiences in "neighborhoods" around the vessel, allowing many of the ships' restaurants and entertainment spaces to be surprisingly intimate.

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Photo Caption: "Allure of the Seas." Courtesy Royal Caribbean International.

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