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Cruising The Mississippi River On An American Queen

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.23.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

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 04.01.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

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 03.30.2015 | 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 03.04.2015 | 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 02.24.2015 | 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

Cruiseline.com | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

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.

The Bizarre World Of Cruise Ship Kitchens

Food & Wine | Posted 01.25.2015 | Taste
Food & Wine

How do you keep bread fresh for a week at sea? You don't. You bake it.

9 Travel Trends That Refuse to Go Away

Shermans Travel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Space travel. Bitcoin payments. Suites on airplanes. Some trends just keeping popping up on our news feeds time and time again. Some of these are fantastic and others... not so much.

The Best Cruise Lines of 2014

Cruise Critic | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Cruise Critic

Cruise Critic, the world's largest online cruise resource, has just released its 7th Annual Editors' Picks Awards, showcasing the year's best of the best in cruise travel. The 18 awards were hand-picked by Cruise Critic's editorial staff, experts in the field who have a combined 100 years of cruise experience.

Foreign Fighters Are Traveling On Cruise Ships To Reach Syria And Iraq

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

MONACO (AP) — Would-be jihadi fighters are increasingly booking tickets on cruise ships to join extremists in battle zones in Syria and Iraq, hoping...

Cruise Ships and Ebola

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 12.22.2014 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

This week's incident raises serious questions as to how the cruise industry should prepare to tackle a potential Ebola outbreak at sea.

Health Care Worker Who Handled Specimen From Ebola Victim Quarantined On Cruise Ship

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — A cruise ship with a Dallas health care worker aboard who is being monitored for signs of Ebola did not receive clearance to dock ...

Deadly Catch? Germiest Places on Cruise Ships

Diana Fasanella | Posted 10.29.2014 | Comedy
Diana Fasanella

You may think you're in an idyllic, protected environment on a cruise ship, but, au contraire! You're in a bubbling stew of microscopic buggies, especially those norovirus bacterium that are just waiting to quarantine you in your stateroom, sitting on the john with your head in a bucket.

Carnival Announces Plans For Cruise To Haiti

AP | By DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A major Florida-based cruise line has signed a letter of intent to develop a new port on an isolated Haitian barrier island...

5 Things Not to Do on Your First Cruise

Cruise Critic | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
Cruise Critic

So my first cruise -- a weeklong Bermuda cruise sailing on Norwegian Dawn -- wasn't perfect (credit the rain, a couple lackluster shows and several canceled activities), but it was pretty great.

Google Street View Takes You On A Cruise Ship

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel

Want to be on a cruise ship without actually being stranded in the middle of the ocean? Well, now you can. Google Street View, which has tran...

The Ten Commandments of Cruise Ship Buffets

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Thou shall avoid eating in the buffet line. Wait until you are seated. This is not fast food, just fast service.

What To Do If You Hate Your Cruise

Fodor's | Posted 08.07.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

No one wants to admit it, but sometimes a vacation doesn't get off to a good start. But when you're on a cruise, you're stuck for its duration, so it'...

The Most Stylish Cruise Ship Strutting Its Stuff at Sea

Cruiseline.com | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

Celebrity's Solstice-class cruise ships have a stellar reputation for good reason: From a library that's as sexy as a lounge, to plenty of actually loungy spaces, this is a seriously well-designed ship.

Whales Keep Getting Hit By Ships Along The East Coast

AP | By JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green

A cruise ship heading for New York this month struck and killed a whale and dragged it into the Hudson River, part of a higher-than-usual rate of stri...

Cruise Ship Plays The White Stripe's 'Seven Nation Army' On Horns

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel

What comes to mind when you think of a cruise ship? If you said The White Stripe's 'Seven Nation Army'... well, first off, what a very unlikely connec...