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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 ports that are b...

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.

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.

Surprising, Smart Secrets Of Top Travel Pros

Laura Manske | Posted 06.30.2013 | Travel
Laura Manske

How to find more joy on your journey? I've interviewed dozens of on-the-go, globetrotting gurus to bring you practical and inspirational travel strate...

Quantum Of The Seas' New Thrills At Sea

Anita Dunham-Potter | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Anita Dunham-Potter

Its clear Quantum of the Seas is certainly a game changer in an industry that desperately needs some good news lately.

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 ...

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.

LOOK: Passengers On Stricken Cruise Ship Spell Out 'Help' With Their Bodies

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 02.14.2013 | World

Passengers aboard the stricken Carnival Triumph cruise ship were photographed spelling out 'HELP' with their bodies for passing helicopters. Travelers...

A Cruise On The MSC Yacht Club

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 03.30.2013 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Not well known to the North American market, Naples-based MSC is the only privately owned Italian cruise line. Launched in May 2012, Divina is the company's newest in a fleet of 12 ships

PHOTOS: The World's Best Cruise Ships

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.25.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

These ships don't just welcome you aboard. They roll out the red carpet every morning.

'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...

Cruise Expert Shares His Ship Wisdom

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 12.11.2012 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Over a period of 17 years, and in various roles, Douglas Ward has worked for nine different cruise companies, lastly as cruise director. Here are some of Ward's reflections on cruising.

A Uniquely French Small-Ship Experience

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.26.2012 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

We are among eight Americans aboard le Boreal as it sets sail on a 11-day, late summer cruise from Boston Harbor en route to Montreal. Of the 192 passengers on board, another handful or two are English-speaking, from the U.K., Australia and Canada. But the complexion of the ship is decidedly French -- not only because of the predominance of French-speaking passengers (from France, Switzerland and Belgium) but in terms of ambiance and style as well.