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Cruise Trends and Deals for 2014!

Stewart Chiron | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel
Stewart Chiron

That's terrific news for consumers because that means more options and better deals. Several more new cruise ships will debut this year than 2013, which yielded the smallest crop in decades.

Slideshow: Best Cruise Lines for Romance

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Maybe it's the fact that you and your better half can sail off into the sunset night after night, or maybe it's the ability to discover multiple locales while enjoying intimate meals, couples spa treatments and spacious cabins. Whatever the reason, cruises offer an inspiring setting for igniting romance.

Travel Q & A: Your Air (and Other) Travel Questions Answered

George Hobica | Posted 12.20.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Air/Sea Packages: Yay or Nay? Q: Do any cruise lines offer air-inclusive fares, with the cruise fare and airfare packaged in one price? And if so, ar...

Costa Concordia Lawsuits Continue...

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 09.11.2012 | Travel

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Despite legal obstacles that might force them to sue in Italy, hundreds of Costa Concordia passengers and up to 1,000 busines...

Costa's New Safety Measures

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.07.2012 | Travel

ROME -- Italian cruise line Costa Crociere SpA unveiled new safety measures Saturday following the deadly grounding of its ship off Tuscany, saying it...

Allegra Passengers Being Brought Food, Flashlights

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 04.30.2012 | Travel

VICTORIA, Seychelles — A disabled cruise ship will have spent an extra 10 to 12 hours at sea without electricity, air conditioning or toilet fac...

Costa Allegra Being Towed To Land

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 04.29.2012 | Travel

NAIROBI, Kenya — Helicopters ferried food, phones and flashlights Tuesday to more than 1,000 passengers and crew stuck aboard a disabled cruise ...

Costa Cruise Ship On Fire Off Seychelles

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 04.28.2012 | Travel

NAIROBI, Kenya — An Italian cruise liner carrying more than 1,000 people was adrift without power in the pirate-infested Indian Ocean on Monday ...

PHOTOS: Best Large-Ship Cruise Lines

Travel + Leisure | Posted 04.04.2012 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Large ships can deliver a seemingly endless variety of amenities and curated programs. The virtue of being big is boundlessness.

Cruise Bookings Fall Following Concordia

AP | By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 01.31.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK -- The frightful images of a sinking Italian cruise ship have scared off some cruise passengers, at least temporarily, during the industry's ...

How Cruise Ship Safety Oversight Works... And Doesn't Work

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.27.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Though the International Maritime Organization sets safety standards, critics have long argued that they are meaningless because the organization has no power to enforce them.

PHOTOS: 10 Cruise Ideas For Determined Passengers

Shermans Travel | Posted 03.24.2012 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Cruising may not be your first vacation choice in the wake of last week's Costa Concordia crash, but the resilient cruise industry is moving full steam ahead.

Costa Concordia: Unanswered Questions Remain

Anne Campbell | Posted 03.24.2012 | Travel
Anne Campbell

Seven bodies were found at muster stations, where passengers meet to board lifeboats, in life jackets.

Costa Concordia Captain Claims Bosses Ordered Disastrous 'Salute'

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2012 | World

By Antonella Cinelli GIGLIO, Italy, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The captain of the cruise liner that capsized off Italy's coast has told prose...

Costa Concordia CEO: Owners Unaware Of Dangerous 'Saluting' Practice

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2012 | World

ROME, Jan 20 (Reuters) - The owners of the doomed Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia were not aware of unsafe practices involving ships coming clo...

Andrew Burmon

How Safe Is Cruising?

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 01.19.2012 | Travel

Cruises have long been the chosen, if not the last, resort of anxious travelers, so the industry's defense of its safety record came as little surpris...

Italian Coast Guard To Costa Captain: "Get On Board, Damn It!"

Anne Campbell | Posted 03.19.2012 | Travel
Anne Campbell

According to a transcript of a telephone conversation between an irate Italian Coast Guard officer and Costa Concordia's captain who had left the ship, the captain was ordered to return to the ship by the Coast Guard, which was in charge of the situation once the vessel crashed.

How To Crash A $400 Million Cruise Ship

Anne Campbell | Posted 03.18.2012 | Travel
Anne Campbell

I've been covering the cruise industry for almost 20 years, so when the first photos of Costa Concordia appeared, to say I was stunned is an understatement.

Luxury Cruise Ship Runs Aground Off Coast Of Tuscany

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 03.14.2012 | World

By FRANCES D'EMILIO, The Associated Press ROME (AP) — A luxury cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany, gashing open the hull and forcin...

Our Guide To The Costa Serena Cruise Ship

The Huffington Post | Caryl Ramsey | Posted 10.30.2011 | Travel

The Costa Serena is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep wor...

A Guide To The Costa Marina Cruise Ship

The Huffington Post | Chris Wessling | Posted 10.30.2011 | Travel

The Costa Marina is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep wor...

Our Guide To The Costa Magica Cruise Ship

The Huffington Post | Caryl Ramsey | Posted 10.30.2011 | Travel

The Costa Magica is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep wor...

Our Guide To The Costa Fortuna

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Nolan Brown | Posted 10.19.2011 | Travel

The Costa Fortuna is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep wo...

Our Guide To The Costa Classica

The Huffington Post | Chris Wessling | Posted 10.19.2011 | Travel

The Costa Classica is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep w...