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5 Things Not to Do on Your First Cruise

Cruise Critic | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
Cruise Critic

So my first cruise -- a weeklong Bermuda cruise sailing on Norwegian Dawn -- wasn't perfect (credit the rain, a couple lackluster shows and several canceled activities), but it was pretty great.

Google Street View Takes You On A Cruise Ship

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel

Want to be on a cruise ship without actually being stranded in the middle of the ocean? Well, now you can. Google Street View, which has tran...

The Ten Commandments of Cruise Ship Buffets

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Thou shall avoid eating in the buffet line. Wait until you are seated. This is not fast food, just fast service.

What To Do If You Hate Your Cruise

Fodor's | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

No one wants to admit it, but sometimes a vacation doesn't get off to a good start. But when you're on a cruise, you're stuck for its duration, so it'...

The Most Stylish Cruise Ship Strutting Its Stuff at Sea

Cruiseline.com | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

Celebrity's Solstice-class cruise ships have a stellar reputation for good reason: From a library that's as sexy as a lounge, to plenty of actually loungy spaces, this is a seriously well-designed ship.

Whales Keep Getting Hit By Ships Along The East Coast

AP | By JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green

A cruise ship heading for New York this month struck and killed a whale and dragged it into the Hudson River, part of a higher-than-usual rate of stri...

Cruise Ship Plays The White Stripe's 'Seven Nation Army' On Horns

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel

What comes to mind when you think of a cruise ship? If you said The White Stripe's 'Seven Nation Army'... well, first off, what a very unlikely connec...

Luxury, Then and Now

Victor Dorff | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Victor Dorff

Thirty-five years ago, I enjoyed what I thought was the thrill of a lifetime when I flew the Concorde from London to the U.S. and made the trip in fou...

Crime On Cruise Ships

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 06.16.2014 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

A cruise on the Disney Cruise Line's Dream turned into a nightmare for a 13-year-old female passenger who was allegedly molested while on board the sh...

The Sexiest Cruise Ship Cabins

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.21.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Cruising isn't just for families or spring breakers -- it's also perfect for a super-romantic getaway. Think breakfast in bed served by your butler, sunset cocktails on your private balcony, and an en suite, multi-course dinner with ocean views.

Will Carnival's Passengers Triumph in Court?

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.06.2014 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Dozens of the passengers who were aboard Carnival Cruise Line's Triumph last year when a fire left the ship disabled and adrift in the Gulf of Mexico ...

They Have No Idea What's Behind Them

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Comedy

Do you ever get the feeling someone is right behind you? Maybe you keep seeing something out of the corner of your eye and can't shake the feeling you...

4 New Cruise Ships Sailing in 2014

Cruiseline.com | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to start planning our 2014 vacations. If sailing on a brand new cruise ship on the big blue sea&nb...

12 Worst Cruise Rip-offs

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Sadly, lots of people don't want you to avoid the rip-offs, so diligence is the best defense. Here are 12 cruise rip-offs to look out for.

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.

It's Venice vs. Cruise Ships & Venice Won

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel

MILAN -- MILAN (AP) — A special commission on Tuesday approved a plan to divert cruise ships away from Venice's historic center by 2016, but activis...

Cruise Better

Budget Travel | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

How do you choose the perfect cabin, make your own porthole, and never, ever get lost at sea? The winners of our World's Best Cruiser contest spill their time-tested cruising secrets.

Coast Guard Parachutes Packages Of Blood To Cruise Ship In Need (VIDEO)

Posted 10.07.2013 | Weird News

Does the thought of floating out in the middle of the ocean kind of freak you out? Even if you are on a luxury cruise ship, what if something went wro...

Cruise Ship Carnage

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 11.29.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

The cruise line industry not only wields extraordinary power over the local port's economy but also wreaks devastation on the delicate marine environments.

All Kinds of Things You Won't See on St. Barts

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Travel
Bob Schulman

lf St. Barts sounds like a tropical Shangri-La, it comes pretty close. There's only one catch: it ranks among the most expensive getaways on the planet. One reason is that everything has to be shipped in, but the big reason is because the island caters to an upscale clientele.

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.

How to Book a Family Cruise

Cruiseline.com | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

Family cruising is an easy way to vacation with your children, since it affords quality time together, as well as coveted time apart. A bonus is that family cruising provides your youngsters with hands-on learning as you explore worldwide ports together.

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.

7 Stellar Cruise Ship Suites We Are Dying to Stay In

JustLuxe | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
JustLuxe

Stay in one of these spacious suites and find everything you could ever need while out on the open seas -- from cashmere lap blankets to use on your veranda, to Cristal Champagne upon arrival, and even attentive butlers who will do the dreaded packing/unpacking for you.

9 Common Questions About Cruises

Cruiseline.com | Posted 10.01.2013 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

First-time cruisers often have many preconceptions about sailing. You may fear that the food on all ships is terrible, that days spent onboard are a claustrophobic's worst nightmare, or that cruises are simply boring. Here are nine common questions.