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Forgotten St. Petersburg: Shadows of the Romanovs

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
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 08.14.2015 | Travel
Findery

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 08.13.2015 | Travel
Travelzoo

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

Cruiseline.com | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

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 07.02.2015 | Travel
Travelzoo

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 05.27.2015 | Travel
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.

Dear Tor Hagen, CEO Viking Cruise Lines...

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 05.15.2015 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

On the eve of the christening of your first ocean going ship, Viking Star, I hope you won't mind my sharing a personal note with a few readers. Our past goes back many years and has had it's ups and downs.

Cruising The Mississippi River On An American Queen

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
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 05.25.2015 | Gay Voices
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

Cruiseline.com | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

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 | Travel
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 | Travel
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 | Travel
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 | Travel
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.

9 Things You Should Know Before Booking Your Next Cruise

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

To help you avoid common blunders, like flying to your departure port on the same day your cruise embarks or neglecting to reserve shore excursions, we've come up with nine ways to ensure a gratifying vacation from start to finish.

One Of The Most Controversial Gay Films In History Is Now.. A Kid's Toy?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Have you ever wanted to give your child the gift of the infamous 1980's film "Cruising" in the form of an interactive toy? Well... you're in luck!...

What's New in Russia? St. Petersburg 2014

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

I had the privilege of visiting Russia three times in 2014. Yes, in the midst of the Ukraine crisis, I was exploring Moscow and St. Petersburg as a tourist.

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...

7 Bucket List Sights You Didn't Know You Could Cruise To

Cruiseline.com | Posted 10.06.2014 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

You can get to some of the world's most historic and significant places, including lots of UNESCO World Heritage sites, both in traditional cruise ports and through longer land-based extensions.

Luxury Travel Consultant -- The Best Job in the World?

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 09.12.2014 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

The birth of the internet caused dislocations in many professions, but none so drastically as the world of travel. No longer did a travel advisor's knowledge of online booking systems offer job security.

Meet the Caribbean Island With Multiple Personalities

Cruiseline.com | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

Not only can you enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at Sandy Lane, the country's most posh resort, but you can also jam with locals at Oistins, the popular street party/fish fry.

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.

Cruises That Are Fun for the Young and Adventurous

Aly Walansky | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Aly Walansky

Traditionally, traveling as a single has its own bag of complications. While most cruise lines offer single occupancy booking, there is usually an added single supplement.

Top 10 Quick Tips for Caribbean Cruisers

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

Feeling chilly on a Caribbean cruise? Trust me, it can happen. Once you get out into the open sea blustery nights are common even in Caribbean waters, and they'll put the kibosh on a romantic evening stroll on deck faster than a case of Norovirus.

7 Rookie Mistakes of First-Time Cruisers

Cruiseline.com | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

Here are the top seven mistakes cruise newbies make and how to avoid them for smooth sailing, from the minute you walk up the gangway for the first time to the moment you disembark.