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The Ultimate Shipboard Experience: Cunard's Queen Mary 2

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Home
Peter Mandel

Ships these days may say they're aiming for islands or lowering anchor in the globe's most perfect ports. But, for most, the real goal of cruising is...


Jay Lickus | Posted 06.10.2016 | Home
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, OK, folks, we are at the halfway point of my list of Crazy Cruise Tips to help you, the most interesting Baby Boomer in the world, ensu...

The Real Pros And Cons Of Travel Cruises

Judith Newton | Posted 06.06.2016 | Home
Judith Newton

When previous trips have left you sick of packing and unpacking luggage, of dragging large bags over cobblestones, and of carrying them up staircases that never end, cruises can look good. Suitcase weariness was why I decided to try another cruise this spring.

New Study Reveals 4 Distinct Stages Of Retirement Leisure

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2016 | Home
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

We're on the cusp of a revolution in retirement leisure -- how much leisure time we have, how long we have it, what we do with it, and how it's reshaping our lives. Gone is the old definition of leisure as a time to simply wind down, take a cruise, rest, and relax.

Why Our Society Is So Terrified of Desire: Garth Greenwall in His Own Words

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 03.18.2016 | Home
Stefan Simanowitz

In cruising you carve out these intimacies from public spaces. All of Whitman's poems are about cruising. All of Whitman's poems are about walking through the crowded streets of Manhattan and finding that one person with whom he can have an intimate encounter which, even though it is fleeting, has an infinite significance.

Borneo: Conversations About Ecotourism and Headhunting in Sabah

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Jean Newman Glock

My grandfather, William Wilson Porter, visited Borneo before I was born. He sent my brothers a shrunken head. My father took it to the hospital to det...

Welcome to Tel Aviv, habibi

Austin Blake Mullins | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Austin Blake Mullins

He's unconscious as we pull him up from the floor, too much G apparently; his body is cold and limp. I'm not sure how long he was passed out on the ba...

5 Reasons A River Cruise Needs A Spot On Your Bucket List

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.08.2016 | Home

If you're like most travelers, going on a cruise means schlepping aboard a massive ship -- along with thousands of other passengers -- and traversing ...

Cruising the Kashbah

Austin Blake Mullins | Posted 12.15.2016 | Home
Austin Blake Mullins

Algeria's queer scene is certainly alive, but is muted and suppressed. There are no civil rights or legal protections and little-to-no safe private space for meeting. Therefore, gay men occupy the only place where they can find other like-minded men: the street.

20 Top Travel Medical Tips... From Experience

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home
Jean Newman Glock

Thirty years of extensive travel have left me with a wealth of wonderful memories, and a wealth of medical "experiences" and near crises. This is not an exhaustive list of medical tips, but a personal one.

A Multigenerational Cruise, Like Herding Cats -- In a Good Way

Suzanne Fluhr | Posted 09.18.2016 | Home
Suzanne Fluhr

We had been on cruises before, but never with an entourage whose ages spanned 77 years. Despite sometimes feeling like I was herding cats, my verdict on this seven day multigenerational Alaska cruise experience is that it was a great way to spend quality travel time with family members of diverse ages and interests.

18 Cruise Hacks

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Always pack a shawl or pashmina. Most restaurants and theaters on ships are air-conditioned and those venues can get chilly in the evenings. Shawls take up minimal space or weight in your suitcase and add a touch of elegance and color to evening outfits.

Forgotten St. Petersburg: Shadows of the Romanovs

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home
Jean Newman Glock

Visiting the opulent restored palaces of St. Petersburg is impressive and a must. But through these untouched sites, I walked into history and found the shadows of the Romanovs.

5 Tips for Planning a Fun Cruise With Kids

Findery | Posted 08.14.2016 | Home

After our latest fun and relaxing cruise with our kids, I've come to the realization that I wouldn't mind cruising with them at least once a year. This is our third cruise as a family, my 10th in general, and, I have to say, each year cruising together gets easier.

To Cruise Big, Think Small (Ships, That Is)

Travelzoo | Posted 08.13.2016 | Home

A common misnomer with cruising is there will be thousands of other guests onboard a floating Mall-of-America-sized vessel, surrounded by endless seas. Much to the contrary, a plethora of renowned cruise lines have ships that hold only 300 passengers.

What the Media Gets Completely Wrong About Cruising | Posted 07.02.2016 | Home

There are plenty of myths about cruising floating around the internet: they're full of old people, there's nothing to do, and so on. Most of them are fairly harmless and easily disproven, but if you're a true lover of cruising, nothing irks you more than the media shining its sensationalist spotlight on your favorite vacation.

The 10 Things I Learned on My First Cruise

Travelzoo | Posted 07.02.2016 | Home

A big thing I'd recommend to anyone considering a cruise, or really, before booking any type of vacation. Think about what you want and what you like. We like great food and drinks, a four-star experience, amazing service, visiting places we've never been and an environment where we'll feel comfortable bringing two children.

Planning a Cruise? 7 Safety Tips For Your Voyage at Sea

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2016 | Home
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Cruises are a fun and unique vacation experience, but they can also pose health risks if you aren't careful. Remember these 7 tips to keep yourself and your travel companions safe while cruising.

Cruising The Mississippi River On An American Queen

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Home
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

During the last four decades I have been able to travel on many of the great oceans and iconic rivers on six continents. The ships have been both large and small, some accommodating up to 2,000 passengers.

Men of a Certain Age Dating in the New Age

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

Face it, we have just come out of a very difficult winter and now spring is here and you know what they say about spring fever; that "love is also in the air" as well. So then, go outside and find it!

How to Be a Better Cruiser | Posted 05.30.2015 | Home

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.

Cuba: The Next Destination for Cruise Ships

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.30.2015 | Home
Spencer Aronfeld

No one seems more excited about, prepared for, and capable of navigating major cruises to Cuba than Norwegian Cruise Line's newly minted CEO, Frank Del Rio.

How to Save Money When Booking a Cruise

Cruise Critic | Posted 05.03.2015 | Home
Cruise Critic

Great last-minute deals are especially easy to find if you choose to sail during a slower travel time or hurricane season in the Caribbean. Not only do the base fares start off lower, but the cruise line may continue to drop prices in order to fill the ship as sailing dates get closer.

Cruising the Galapagos Islands Is a Voyage Back in Time

George Hobica | Posted 01.28.2015 | Home
George Hobica

Our rubber craft landed on the rocky shore of this island, one of several the ship visits on its various itineraries, and we were immediately greeted by a troop of sea lions, one of which plopped down on the path in front of us, blocking our way -- not menacingly, just lazily.

The Most High-Tech Cruise Ship Ever

George Hobica | Posted 01.15.2015 | Home
George Hobica

Here are a few of the technology innovations on RCCL's new Quantum of the Seas, the first of three ships in its class, and without a doubt the most technologically advanced ship afloat.