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Holiday Cruises-Put Passenger Safety First

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Most cruise lines like Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney and Celebrity deck the halls of their ships literally with holiday decorations and Christmas trees in their lobbies, restaurants and have massive gingerbread houses.

The Unusual Family Vacation Memory That Still Makes Me Laugh

Kevin B. Morrow | Posted 11.15.2014 | Fifty
Kevin B. Morrow

In 1976 we took a family vacation by car and one of the stops was Washington D.C.. After a full day of sightseeing in both Washington and Virginia, we checked in to our hotel and my mother -- always being prepared -- got out the AAA Guide Book for the city to find a place for dinner.

My Travel Adventures

Kathleen Maloney | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Kathleen Maloney

Traveling has given me so much and enriched my life in so many ways. It's the people I remember most.

A Cruise for Non-Cruisers: Five Pleasant Surprises in Norway

Kimberley Lovato | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Kimberley Lovato

Last year I was walking with a friend along the water in my hometown of San Francisco and I stopped mid-conversation, gobsmacked to see a towering b...

Are Cruise Lines Doing Enough to Protect You?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.26.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

What are cruise lines trying to avoid? A proposed law called the Cruise Passenger Protection Act. Among other things, the bill would compel cruise lines to offer customers a clear, upfront summary of the restrictive terms and conditions in cruise contracts.

Why the Happiest Place on Earth is Actually Copenhagen

Cruiseline.com | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

Regularly topping official global happiness surveys, this compact historic city of 1.2 million offers such an irresistible mix of cozy storybook charm and 21st-century cool, you too may want to move here ... immediately.

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.

Can a Cruise Line Pocket Your Airfare Refund?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

If you thought that reading the terms and conditions on your next travel purchase is enough to keep you out of trouble, meet Thomas Hanko.

9 Tricks to Saving $100 on Your Next Cruise

U.S. News Travel | Posted 05.26.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

While slashing extra costs is important, some experiences on board and ashore are worth the splurge. But choosing when and where to pay extra -- without going overboard -- is no simple task.

Do Kids Belong on a River Cruise?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

I suppose it's easier to book a Disney cruise and be done with it, if a cruise is the thing you want to do. But hey, it's Europe and we'd give anything to see the Disney Magic try to make its way up the Seine.

Would You Buy a Cruise With an E-Check?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

It turns out that there are several important differences between paying by e-check and paying by credit card. And given the popularity of new electronic payment choices, it's a good time to understand how they work.

4 Cruise Ship Ports That Suck

Cruiseline.com | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

Bari, Italy. Photo by Mi.Ti. / Shutterstock It’s a great big world, so it’s no surprise that while there are numerous cruise ship ...

The Best Cruise for You

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

While cross-comparing cruises, don't be too quick to dismiss a specific company based on its reputation.

Grand European River Cruise

Judith Fein | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
Judith Fein

Sometimes we followed guides, and other times we let our feet and eyes lead us. We imbibed information and then basked in the inner glow of connection and feeling.

Travel Perks When You're 50 or Over

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Feeling down in the dumps about an approaching milestone birthday? It may buoy your spirits to know you may now be eligible for a spate of age-related "senior" travel discounts and perks, ranging from A to Z (Airlines to Zoos).

The Disney Magic Gets a Makeover

MiniTime | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

The Disney Magic, the ship that launched Disney Cruise Line 15 years ago, has just emerged from a five-week, stem-to-stern makeover with more Art Deco dazzle and family appeal than before.

The Faithful Shopper: Your European Jaunt

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.12.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With beach weather probably over, it's time to think about our fall vacations and business trips - and for me, that always means Europe! Get ready to ...

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.

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

Cruiseline.com | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

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.

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.

The Longest Hit Of All Time

Posted 08.01.2013 | Entertainment

Florida Georgia Line broke a country music record this week. The duo, made up of Floridian Brian Kelley and Georgian Tyler Hubbard, just reached new h...

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.

It Just Got A Little Easier For U.S. Citizens To Go To Cuba

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 09.17.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK -- A U.S.-based tour company on Thursday announced the launch of new people-to-people trips to Cuba that would transport U.S. citizens there ...

Stay Connected and Save Some Bucks While Cruising

Stewart Chiron | Posted 09.17.2013 | Travel
Stewart Chiron

With proper planning, you can make a big difference at reducing your international communications bill, so plan wisely.