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The Hidden Costs of Cruising

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.15.2016 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Veteran cruisers also recommend arriving at least a day before departure to dodge any travel-related delays that could cause you to miss the ship, so you'll want to factor in overnight accommodations if you decide to arrive early.

World's Best Cruise Lines for Families (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.05.2016 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Parents who have traveled with their brood in tow will be the first to admit that their children are usually the hardest to please. Fortunately, Trave...

11 Reasons to Do a Back-to-Back Cruise in 2016

Patti Morrow | Posted 12.30.2015 | Travel
Patti Morrow

I'd really never considered combining two cruises on the same ship until a friend suggested it. So why not? I did it. And I'd do it again. Here are some of the reasons why you should too.

5 Cruise Cabin Hacks That Will Change the Way You Cruise Forever

Cruise Critic | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Cruise Critic

Your cruise ship cabin is your home away from home when you're at sea. But unlike your own bedroom, you can't tweak the space given to you by the cruise line if you find something lacking.

The World's Best Cruise Ships for 2015

Cruise Critic | Posted 04.26.2015 | 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.

Circle the Planet -- at the San Francisco Bay Area Travel Show

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

Looking for a special resort in Fiji, or perhaps you're planning a safari in East or South Africa. Has the cold U.S. winter put Mexico or the Caribbean on the brain? Planning a magical vacation to India or perhaps a California road trip.

Five Cruise Trends to Watch in 2015

Cruise Critic | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Cruise Critic

Between faster Internet, more options for cruisers traveling alone and pick-your-own deals, 2015 is shaping up to be a great year for cruisers. Whether you've set sail numerous times or are contemplating taking your first cruise, this year promises to be a memorable one for those hitting the high seas.

What To Do If You Only Have One Day In Florence

Lisa Condie | Posted 08.17.2014 | 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 | Posted 11.10.2013 | Travel

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 | Posted 10.01.2013 | Travel

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 11.17.2014 | 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, a website tha...