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Cruise Tips

30 Cruise Secrets Only Insiders Know

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist About 24 million people are expected to take a cruise in 2016, according to Cruise Lines International Association...

How to Be a Better Cruiser | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel

Whether you're embarking on your first cruise vacation or have been at sea before, there are steps you can take to be a better cruiser. We gleaned these tips from talking with hotel directors, crew members, and passengers.

8 Ways to Fight Jet Lag on Your Cruise

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.01.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

You've spent months comparing itineraries, cabin types and shore excursions, and now, you're ready for the international cruise of a lifetime. But if you're cruising abroad, you could lose precious vacation time to travel sleepiness.

9 Things You Should Know Before Booking Your Next Cruise

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

To help you avoid common blunders, like flying to your departure port on the same day your cruise embarks or neglecting to reserve shore excursions, we've come up with nine ways to ensure a gratifying vacation from start to finish.

Top 10 Quick Tips for Caribbean Cruisers

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

Feeling chilly on a Caribbean cruise? Trust me, it can happen. Once you get out into the open sea blustery nights are common even in Caribbean waters, and they'll put the kibosh on a romantic evening stroll on deck faster than a case of Norovirus.

12 Worst Cruise Rip-offs

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel

Sadly, lots of people don't want you to avoid the rip-offs, so diligence is the best defense. Here are 12 cruise rip-offs to look out for.

Cruise Better

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.

Do Cruise Lines Lie About Tipping?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.17.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

If you thought tipping was out of control in the United States, try heading out to sea. That's where Jane Greene discovered the tipping economy isn't just alive and well, it apparently sustains the crew of major cruise ships.

How to Avoid Getting Seasick | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel

Getting seasick on a cruise can easily ruin your vacation. Whether you're a first-time cruiser or a seasoned one, it's important to know what you can do to ensure that rough seas don't banish you to your cabin. Here's what to pack (and do) before you set sail.

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.

Enjoying the Easy Life Poolside And Trying To Understand Cruises (VIDEO)

Rick Steves | Posted 11.29.2011 | Travel
Rick Steves

When the sun's out, there are plenty of ways to enjoy yourself on deck. Just don't get lost below deck.

25 Tips to Ensure Valium-Free Cruising

Anne Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Anne Campbell

I'll show you mine if you show me yours! Here are my cruise tips for saving wear and tear on body and soul.