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PHOTOS: Cruise Trends For 2013

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 02.07.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK -- Cruise trends as the 2013 season gets under way are shaping up to include a bigger focus on multi-generational groups, more specialty food...

Wave Season Keeps Cruises Afloat

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 04.08.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK — Cruise watchers looking back at the industry's past year say the Concordia disaster affected everything from prices to safety drills ...

The World's Best Small Cruise Ships

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.18.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Condé Nast Traveler readers voted in our 2012 Cruise Poll and here are the results: the best small ships in the world.

2013's Most Promising Shore Excursions

Courtney Scott | Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel
Courtney Scott

Welcome to wave season, when most of the major cruise lines slash cruise prices to insanely good deals. This year, many of the big guns are sweetening the pot with cash-back bonuses to spend on once-in-a-lifetime shore excursions.

'Monster' Cruise Ships Threaten Venice

Agence France Presse | Gildas Le Roux | Posted 03.13.2013 | Travel

A year on from the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster, the luxury liners that ply the waters just in front of St Mark's Square in Venice are stirrin...

Enormous New Cruise Ship Scheduled For 2016

Posted 10.26.2012 | Travel

Royal Caribbean has confirmed its plans to develop a third Oasis-class ship that could potentially carry more than 5,000 passengers. The new vesse...

Picking The Right Cruise Stateroom

Anita Dunham-Potter | Posted 12.01.2012 | Travel
Anita Dunham-Potter

The average hotel room in the United States measures 300 square feet; in contrast, the average cruise cabin measures about 175 square feet. It's what you get for that space that's important.

12 Ways To Keep Your Cruise Budget Afloat

Anita Dunham-Potter | Posted 11.20.2012 | Travel
Anita Dunham-Potter

Cruising is one of the best vacation values going. But if you're not careful, you can easily spend more for onboard extras than you did on the cruise fare. The key to avoiding a bank-breaking bill is knowing what to expect.

The Secret Life Of A Cruise Ship Lecturer

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.11.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

When I get a last minute phone call to fill in for a sick shipboard lecturer, I am slightly nervous: What if I bring some sort of new virus aboard? Or what if -- as seems a lot more likely -- I end up boring passengers to death?

How Could the Sinking of the Titanic Have Been Prevented?

Quora | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Chris O'Regan, Amateur Titanic enthusiast from Brisbane 1. Titanic could have been constructed with...

Ask Airfarewatchdog: Cruising From New York City

George Hobica | Posted 07.07.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Over 20 different ships and nearly a dozen cruise lines visit ports around New York and some, such as the new Disney Magic, are even based at them year round.

Debate Continues On SC Cruise Ships

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 06.23.2012 | Travel

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two years after Charleston became a year-round cruise destination, the arguments over the liners and their impact on this hi...

Yet Another Cruise Ship Disabled

Posted 04.12.2012 | Travel

It's just not the year for a pleasure cruise. An adventure ship operated by Oceanwide Expeditions is stranded in the South Atlantic. The ship lost ...

PHOTOS: Singapore Plans Futuristic New Cruise Terminal

Posted 03.20.2012 | Travel

Singapore is spending $400 million on a new International Cruise Terminal that will increase its capacity to host visiting ships. The new terminal, wh...

Cruisine on a Sunny Afternoon

Karine Bakhoum | Posted 05.13.2012 | Home
Karine Bakhoum

We had never taken a cruise and as novices had many questions, the first of which for me was, "which company has the best food that sails on the dates we are looking to book?"

Diverse Dining Aboard The Disney Fantasy

Rebecca Dolan | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Rebecca Dolan

Food is a pretty big deal on a cruise ship. Whether the ship's at sea, or you're just not interested in going ashore, onboard restaurants are the only options. So, they'd better be good. Of course, never one to be outdone, Disney has gone after dining-at-sea with gusto.

Ann Brenoff

Cruise Ships' Answer to Lonely Ladies: Gentlemen Hosts | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.21.2012 | Fifty

A few cold hard facts of demographics: There are more women than men to start with and they live longer. The result is that for a lot of women, sailin...

Massive Stomach Bug Hits 3 Cruise Ships Over Weekend

AP | BY JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 04.07.2012 | Travel

NEW ORLEANS — A stomach virus outbreak delayed the departure of the cruise ship "Voyager of the Seas" from New Orleans in one of three outbreaks...

Cruise Officer: 'Costa Concordia A Wake Up Call'

Jay Herring | Posted 04.02.2012 | Travel
Jay Herring

Recent debates about whether cruising is safe versus whether it should be safer are misguided. Yes it is safe, but yes it could, and should, be safer. Some shortcomings still need to be addressed.

How Cruise Ship Safety Oversight Works... And Doesn't Work

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.27.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Though the International Maritime Organization sets safety standards, critics have long argued that they are meaningless because the organization has no power to enforce them.

The Costa Concordia Disaster: Why I'm Not Panicking

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.26.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

I'm booked on a cruise next month for my kids' Presidents Week school holiday, and no, I am not canceling because of the Costa Concordia shipwreck. Here's why.

PHOTOS: 10 Cruise Ideas For Determined Passengers

Shermans Travel | Posted 03.24.2012 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Cruising may not be your first vacation choice in the wake of last week's Costa Concordia crash, but the resilient cruise industry is moving full steam ahead.

Titanic Theme Played As Costa Concordia Hit Rocks

Posted 01.18.2012 | Travel

It was the height of irony as the Costa Concordia started going down. A passenger has revealed that the Celine Dion song "My Heart Will Go On," mad...

Concordia Disaster Could Cost Cruise Industry Millions

AP | By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 01.17.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK -- The capsizing of the Costa Concordia could not have come at a worse time for the cruise industry – right at the start of the peak bo...

Costa Concordia Dancer Turns Self Into Human Ladder, Saves Lives

Posted 01.17.2012 | Good News

British teenager James Thomas had only been working aboard the Costa Concordia for six months when the cruise ship capsized off the coast of Tuscany l...