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The Best Cruise Lines of 2015

Cruise Critic | Posted 10.06.2015 | Travel
Cruise Critic

The cruise experts at Cruise Critic have named the best cruise lines of the year in the annual Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards -- naming the best of the best in 25 categories.

More Mega Cruise Ships On The Way

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The arrival of a mega ship could double a small port's population by adding an entire city of sick people. Moreover, the larger mega cruise ships will, by having more people aboard, increase the passengers' risk of outbreaks of illnesses like the norovirus.

In Venice, Politics vs. Photos

J. Michael Welton | Posted 08.28.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Mystery and intrigue may be synonymous with the city of Venice, but the latest imbroglio between politicians and preservationists there seems a little more ham-handed.

A Rogue's Utopia Goes All-Inclusive in the Bahamas

Bob Schulman | Posted 08.27.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Imagine a cozy bay full of sloops, schooners and brigantines, all anchored under Jolly Rogers flapping in the gentle breezes.

5 Things That Drive Cruisers Completely Insane | Posted 08.07.2015 | Travel

It's important for everyone else (including the parents of well-behaved kids) to complain and make it clear that it's better to risk upsetting a couple of bad parents than an entire ship.

Making Waves | Virgin Cruises

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.31.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Billionaire Richard Branson does not do anything "small" or "quietly." His move into the cruise line industry is sure to bring much needed competition and his signature "Virgin" quality and style. As a lawyer who represents people who have been injured during a cruise, I just hope he makes them safe.

New Mega Ships on the Way for Carnival Cruise Line!

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The race to sail the largest cruise ship is heating up among the world's cruise ship companies. Carnival announced its newly ordered ships will hold nearly 7,000 passengers each, making them literally floating cities.

MSC Cruise Line Finds New Home in Havana

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

They say home is where the heart is, and the heart of MSC Cruise Line will now be in Havana...

Crossing 'The Pond' to Europe? For Once, Make it Real

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

For a second, ours was a ship of intrepid travelers, of those who kept on going where they needed to go. Some made heroic thrusts of outstretched hands to stay in balance. Some held on to chairs or stools at the bar.

It's Official! Cuba Is Now the Newest Addition to Carnival Cruise Line Ports of Call

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.22.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line, the largest passenger cruise ship company in the world, just announced that it will begin to include Cuba as a Port of Call in May 2016. Carnival claims that when its ship, the Adonia, docks in Cuba next year, it will be the very first American cruise company to visit the island since the Cuban Embargo.

Cruise Ship Resurgence Is Indicative of a Healthier Economy

Larry Alton | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Larry Alton

As the American economy continues to improve and the U.S. dollar reaches new heights, the cruise industry is experiencing positive effects.

The 13 Most Heartstoppingly Awesome Water Slides You'll Never Be Too Old To Ride

Pixable | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel

Forget what you've ever heard about water slides being for kids. These awesome water slides will have even the bravest adults cowering in fear. So grab a bathing suit and jump in the car (or plane) and start your summer off right.

Drownings on Cruise Ships

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Over 1.5 million children sail aboard cruise ships every year and there has been an alarming number of near drownings of children aboard cruise ships in the last few years.

Ephesus: The Legend of the Seven Sleepers

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

He orders everyone in the empire -- under pain of death -- to make sacrifices to idols of the Roman gods, figuring the Christians wouldn't do it. He was right, they wouldn't. And so the lions got some meaty meals.

From Bumper Cars to 'Snow Rooms': 17 Over-the-Top Cruise Amenities (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

In the world of cruising, there's a perpetual arms race between who has the biggest, baddest, most luxurious ship on the water. This one-upmanship goes for amenities, too.

Cruising The Mississippi River On An American Queen

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

During the last four decades I have been able to travel on many of the great oceans and iconic rivers on six continents. The ships have been both large and small, some accommodating up to 2,000 passengers.

5 Things You Don't Understand About Working on Cruise Ships (Unless You've Worked on One)

Thrillist | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel

If you've ever watched (reruns of) The Love Boat, then you know that working on a cruise ship is about the best job ever. But what's it really like to work aboard a cruise ship? Do they put in crazy hours? Hit on passengers? We asked three cruise industry veterans for the dirty details about real life on the high seas.

How To Choose The Right Cruise For You

Fodor's | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel

Cruising has become so much more than a means of island hopping around the Caribbean. These days, you can enjoy world-class dining, spas, zip lines, a...

Cuba: The Next Destination for Cruise Ships

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

No one seems more excited about, prepared for, and capable of navigating major cruises to Cuba than Norwegian Cruise Line's newly minted CEO, Frank Del Rio.

Top Ten Reasons to Take an American Queen Steamboat River Cruise

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 05.03.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Just having completed my trip of the lower Mississippi -- New Orleans, Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge and Nottoway Plantation -- and returning to New Orleans, I had to write immediately about my trip.

The World's Best Cruise Ships for 2015

Cruise Critic | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel
Cruise Critic

The winners of the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards have been announced, naming the best cruise ships of the year, based solely on member reviews posted to the Cruise Critic website.

5 Cruise Lines for a Romantic Escape

Cruise Critic | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
Cruise Critic

Thinking about a romantic cruise for two? Whether looking for an intimate getaway with plenty of privacy, or an active adventure with tons of excitement, these cruise lines offer something for every couple.

The 5 Craziest Cruise Ship Water Slides | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel

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 o...

Holiday Cruises-Put Passenger Safety First

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Most cruise lines like Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney and Celebrity deck the halls of their ships literally with holiday decorations and Christmas trees in their lobbies, restaurants and have massive gingerbread houses.

Suing Cruise Ship Doctors for Medical Malpractice

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Holding cruise ship doctors and nurses accountable for medical mistakes has been nearly impossible for injured passengers because for decades cruise lines have been insulated from legal liability when passengers receive inadequate or negligent medical care from the ship's doctors and nurses.