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What To Do If You Only Have One Day In Florence

Lisa Condie | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Of course savvy tourists want more than a day in Florence, Italy! But cruise ships and jam-packed itineraries leave groups here with a mere 12 hours to explore. It's a city that can be overwhelming if you don't have a plan of action. So, if you are to be in Florence, Italy for just a day, I offer my advice.

7 Tips for Planning a Budget-Friendly Family Cruise

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Chances are, if you're not planning a summer trip that involves sinking your toes in the sand or sitting around a crackling campfire, you're contemplating taking a cruise.

Six things Every Smart Traveler Should Do This Month

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

By Wendy Perrin, Condé Nast Traveler A look at Canada's Lake Louise. (Photo: FStop Images/Brian Caissie) How did it get to be March alread...

How to Find the Right Theme Cruise

Cruiseline.com | Posted 11.10.2013 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

Chances are excellent that somewhere, a theme cruise celebrating your passion is being organized. Cruises are themed about everything from antiques to art, cycling, crafts, knitting, history, literature, film, wellness, and wine. Here's how you can find your own fantasy theme cruise.

When Is a Cruise Cabin Upgrade Worth the Money?

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 08.22.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

It's a very hard question to answer. I'm naturally a bit biased against splurging on a suite in general. I'm simply the sort of person who would rather spend my money on as many trips as possible, staying in basic accommodations. So here's a second opinion.

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.

The Love Boat Sails Its Final Voyage

Reuters | Ayla Jean Yackley | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel

ISTANBUL, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The MS Pacific, a cruise ship made famous by its appearance in the popular U.S. 1970s television show "The Love Boat," h...

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.

Fire-Damaged Cruise Ship Returns To Port Of Baltimore

AP | Posted 09.11.2013 | Travel

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Royal Caribbean cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas has returned to the Port of Baltimore after a fire damaged it. ...

Six Cruises That Offer Private Island Retreats

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.09.2013 | Travel

How can a cruise line differentiate itself from all of its sea-faring brethren? While some lines are offering themed voyages, celebrity guests and...

QE2 To Become Luxury Hotel

AP | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- An official involved in the transformation of the storied passenger liner Queen Elizabeth 2 into a floating hotel says ...

Passenger Describes Fire Aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

AP | By RANDALL DICKERSON | Posted 07.31.2013 | Travel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chief of the Brentwood, Tenn., fire department says he knew a cruise with his wife and six teenagers would make memories...

Woman Removed From Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Ship Seeking Medical Attention

AP | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a 59-year-old woman has been taken from a cruise ship off the North Carolina coast to a Virgin...

Cruise Industry Announces Passenger Bill Of Rights

AP | By BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — The cruise industry said Wednesday that it's adopting a passenger bill of rights that guarantees the "safety, comfort and care" of g...

Five Ways To Avoid Cruise Hell

Anita Dunham-Potter | Posted 06.09.2013 | Travel
Anita Dunham-Potter

Plenty of things can go wrong on a cruise vacation. You could get seasick, or sleep through breakfast, or lose at blackjack, or puke over the rail, or god forbid be on a cruise ship that's lost power and drifting out to sea.

The Worst Place On A Cruise Ship Is Not What You'd Think

Anita Dunham-Potter | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Anita Dunham-Potter

If you ask regular cruisers, they might tell you to avoid the cigar bar or the Lido Pool area. But for me, it's the art auction area.

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.

The First Totally Ironic Cruise?

Posted 02.26.2013 | Travel

For the last several months, independent radio host Jesse Thorn has been asking his listeners to sign up for updates from Boatparty.biz, a website tha...

How To Save On A Cruise

Peter Greenberg | Posted 04.05.2013 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

It's wave season, which means many travelers are booking their cruise vacations for the year.

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.

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.

Drive, Don't Fly, To Your Next Cruise

Erica Lamberg | Posted 09.06.2012 | Travel
Erica Lamberg

More and more I'm noticing that cruise lines are promoting "home-port" cruise travel, which is sailing on a ship that is within a two-hour drive from home.

Queen Elizabeth 2 Becomes Dubai Hotel

AP | By ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 09.01.2012 | Travel

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Dubai has settled on a use for the Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise liner it bought for $100 million five years ago, with plans...

WATCH: A Tour Of The World's Biggest Cruise Ship

Smithsonian | Posted 08.28.2012 | Travel
Smithsonian

What does it take to stock a ship this size? Ten thousand rolls of toilet paper, for starters.