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Budget Travel | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

How do you choose the perfect cabin, make your own porthole, and never, ever get lost at sea? The winners of our World's Best Cruiser contest spill their time-tested cruising secrets.

Coast Guard Parachutes Packages Of Blood To Cruise Ship In Need (VIDEO)

Posted 10.07.2013 | Weird News

Does the thought of floating out in the middle of the ocean kind of freak you out? Even if you are on a luxury cruise ship, what if something went wro...

Cruise Ship Carnage

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 11.29.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

The cruise line industry not only wields extraordinary power over the local port's economy but also wreaks devastation on the delicate marine environments.

All Kinds of Things You Won't See on St. Barts

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Travel
Bob Schulman

lf St. Barts sounds like a tropical Shangri-La, it comes pretty close. There's only one catch: it ranks among the most expensive getaways on the planet. One reason is that everything has to be shipped in, but the big reason is because the island caters to an upscale clientele.

Safety at Sea: What the Newest Cruise Ships Are Implementing

The GypsyNesters | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Cruising has received a bit of a black eye lately and, with the recent highly-publicized events at sea, it's not surprising. The new Safe Return to Port requirement has been newly implemented in the hopes that these sorts of mishaps will be a thing of the past.

How to Book a Family Cruise

Cruiseline.com | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

Family cruising is an easy way to vacation with your children, since it affords quality time together, as well as coveted time apart. A bonus is that family cruising provides your youngsters with hands-on learning as you explore worldwide ports together.

Secrets to a Seamless Embarkation

Cruiseline.com | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

Boarding a ship can often be a tedious and drawn-out experience. Since hours of waiting in a terminal is not how you want to start your vacation, it's important to know what you can do to make embarkation go as smoothly as possible.

7 Stellar Cruise Ship Suites We Are Dying to Stay In

JustLuxe | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
JustLuxe

Stay in one of these spacious suites and find everything you could ever need while out on the open seas -- from cashmere lap blankets to use on your veranda, to Cristal Champagne upon arrival, and even attentive butlers who will do the dreaded packing/unpacking for you.

9 Common Questions About Cruises

Cruiseline.com | Posted 10.01.2013 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

First-time cruisers often have many preconceptions about sailing. You may fear that the food on all ships is terrible, that days spent onboard are a claustrophobic's worst nightmare, or that cruises are simply boring. Here are nine common questions.

Cruise Control: Giving Cruise Passengers the Safety and Protections They Need and Deserve

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Before someone purchases a cruise vacation, I think they should know the potential risks of this purchase. I believe consumers need to know the true number of crimes reported on cruise ships, the limited consumer protections that exist, and safety issues that the industry has been facing.

Small Boat, Big City: Kayaking From Manhattan To The Statue of Liberty

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Warm, and full of puffing sailboats, and washing-machine clean. I am having a hard time believing this is New York harbor -- and that I am kayaking it.

One Insane Day in Albania. (Yes, Albania.)

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Color is coming back to the now-independent free-market democracy. A bit of the Balkan Peninsula, it's only slightly larger than Maryland. But there's variety inside that space, including a mountain-studded interior and an unspoiled Adriatic coastline.

Is This the Best Docking Spot Ever?

The GypsyNesters | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Traveling by cruise ship is not always our favorite way to explore new places. Nothing against the food, flair, and fun onboard, it's just that when i...

Afraid of Cruising? Smaller Ships Are My Passion

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

I have been fortunate to sail on almost all of the five star cruise lines sailing today and have sailed most itineraries. While I would choose an ocean liner for any ocean crossing, for everything else, I look for small.

'Sea Is Too Loud' And Other Crazy Cruise Complaints

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.02.2013 | Travel

A list of the wackiest cruise complaints from BonVoyage.co.uk has been making waves, with gems such as a woman grumbling that the ocean was "too loud"...

PHOTOS: The Next Wave Of Cruise Ships

WHERE | Posted 05.20.2013 | Travel
WHERE

Tanned travelers disembark each day at ports of call around the world for earthbound adventures and return to elegant staterooms each evening. But it ...

Carnival Does It Again!

Andrew Burmon | Posted 05.14.2013 | Travel
Andrew Burmon

The Carnival Dream, currently stranded on St. Maarten thanks to a generator failure, is just the latest ship in the cruise line's fleet to be crippled by prolonged exposure to sea water.

When Are Cruise Lines Accountable?

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.13.2013 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

As the shore slowly fades into the horizon so do the legal rights of cruise ship passengers.

How America's Greatest Ocean Liner Became This Wreck

Andrew Burmon | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel

Over the weekend an engine room fire aboard the Carnival Triumph shut down the massive cruise ship's motors, leaving it adrift in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

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.