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7 new cruise ship launches for 2016

1Viking Cruises: Viking Sea<p>Viking Cruises: Viking Sea infinity pool<p>Following in the knots of Viking Star last year, the sister ship, the elegant …

Losing weight with the 'Cruise Ship Diet'

A cruise is the perfect environment for weight gain: food everywhere, huge dining rooms and buffet lines, long hours at sea...

Solarium

The adults-only Solarium is a tranquil retreat where guests can relax and unwind after a long day of exploring the ship’s 16 decks. Find some alone time in this sanctuary of solitude, where you can take a dip in the whirlpool or finally pick up that book you've been dying to read. Be sure to grab a …

Last-Minute Discounts on Cruises Are Disappearing

Cruise line says deals "cheapen" its brand.<p>The cruise industry has a long history of slashing rates in the weeks before departure in order to fill up …

Royal Caribbean

Why 2016 Should Be the Year You Choose to Cruise

My husband and I consider ourselves to be veteran travelers who've been around the global block. We've taken a safari in Botswana, where a playful …

Motherhood

Everything You Need to Know About Cruise Lines’ Rewards Programs: The Extra Mile

Courtesy Viking River Cruises<p>Viking River Cruises' loyalty program offers a generous on-board credit for each person referred.<p>Frequent cruisers can …

Frequent-flyer Programs

The 6 best cruise ship spas

Guest Review: Adult Beverages Aboard the Disney Dream Cruise Ship

<i>Adult exclusive hang-outs aboard the Disney Dream offer fun entertainment and gorgeous drinks. Sail away on the Disney Cruise Line with my good</i> …

Disney Cruise Line

Watch 30-Foot Waves Black Out a Cruise Ship's Cabin Windows

As if you needed any more reason to avoid cruises.<p>Earlier this week, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship—the <i>Anthem of the Seas</i>—was caught in a hurricane-force storm complete with 30-foot waves. The ship's 4,500 passengers had to hunker down in their rooms for the worst bits of it, and while you might be …

Note To Cruise Lines and Politicians- We Save our Forecasts

Over the last year or so there’s been some embarrassing missteps by politicians, TV networks (and recently here), and now a cruise ship company with …

The Best Cruise Ships for 2016

The winners of the 2016 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards have been announced, naming the best cruise ships of the year, based entirely on member reviews posted to the Cruise Critic website.<p>Disney Cruise Line's Disney Dream was named Best Overall in the Large Ship category; this is the fourth …

Take Your Sweetie to Tahiti with Paul Gauguin Cruises

Sure you could give your special someone a bottle of perfume or a glittering diamond for Valentine’s Day, but to really rekindle the romance, nothing …

New Tahiti Tourism Campaign Ditches Scenery for Spiritual Harmony

The only word that really does justice to describe the beauty of Bora Bora is “mythical,” based on the prehistoric majesty of craggy Mt. Otemanu …

Deals: $100 off WiFi iPad Pros; 13" MacBook Airs with free Apple Super Drives & 50% off AppleCare

This week, readers can grab the lowest prices anywhere on all of Apple's current generation 13" MacBook Airs bundled with 3 full years of AppleCare …

MacBook Air

Apple iOS 9.3 Beta 3 Reveals Another Handy Feature

Earlier this week, Apple released iOS 9.3 beta 3 — which contains a feature that was not revealed in the previous betas, according to 9to5Mac. The first beta of iOS 9.3 revealed a new Night Shift mode, smart education upgrades, additional 3D Touch shortcuts and the ability to lock Notes using Touch …

Poor security leaves popular Mac apps open to attack

When it comes to your Mac apps, there’s reason to fear a so-called man in the middle.<p>A security engineer is reporting several apps vulnerable to malicious coding through Sparkle, the third-party software framework apps use to receive updates. Some of the apps identified include versions of …

Apps

The Best Security Advice from Leading Experts

• Back To Start<br>• Pause<br>• Loading...<p><b>Securing Data and Information Systems</b><p>Your company's data — client information, payment information, personal files, bank …

Fake News

The internet of things: how your TV, car and toys could spy on you

As our homes get ‘smart’, the US intelligence chief has said the data involved could be used for surveillance. Here’s how that could affect us all<p>Can your smart TV spy on you? Absolutely, says the US director of national intelligence. The ever-widening array of “smart” web-enabled devices pundits …

U.S. Lawmakers Want To Bar States From Making Your Phone Less Secure

The ENCRYPT Act is sponsored by Democratic Representative Ted Lieu and Republican Blake Farenthold.<p>By Dustin Volz<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers will introduce bipartisan legislation on Wednesday that would prohibit states from requiring tech companies to build …

Singapore on alert in wake of Paris, Jakarta terror attacks - ASEAN/East Asia

SINGAPORE: Terrorism is the "most significant" security threat facing the republic today, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) here, even …

The IRS Says Identity Thieves Hacked Its Systems Again

Identity thieves attempted to breach computer systems at the Internal Revenue Service to file fraudulent tax refunds.<p>The criminals were especially …

Your Mac could be vulnerable to attack through these popular apps

Security researchers have identified a flaw with older versions of the software updater Sparkle, used by certain iterations of Mac apps like uTorrent, Camtasia and Sketch that leaves them vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.<p>Attackers can exploit the vulnerability in certain apps that use both …

Google releasing new email security features that remind you not to send unencrypted personal info

In case you're sending private information over email that you would rather not end up in the wrong hands, Google's new set of security features might be of assistance. Instead of simply letting you unleash potentially hazardous data out into the wild, Gmail is now programmed to issue a warning …

5 Tips for Staying Safe Online From a Google Security Expert

We’re living in the age of the data breach. From Target to Home Depot, a growing number of companies have been targeted by hackers hoping to score …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Travel dreams: how to make a new life abroad

Want to know what it’s like to give everything up and escape to more exotic climes? These inspiring travellers have made it work in all sorts of ways<p><b>Emma Robson, 35, from London is an adventure tour leader</b> <br>I was a cardiac physiologist working at St Thomas’s hospital in London and had spent seven …

Puerto Rico

Video Travel Bite: Padova, Italy

From time to time we share a random video clip to fuel your travel dreams. Join us today as we visit the vast Palazzo della Ragione in Padova, Italy. Once the town's medieval law court, it now hosts a sprawling market.<p>You can watch my complete TV episode about Italy's Verona, Padova, and Ravenna …

For The Past Two Years I’ve Been Traveling And This Is What I Photographed

Hey, I am Alex, 26-year-old graphic designer, architect, photographer, music producer. I give a try to everything that inspires me!

Photography

Top 4 European Experiences For Your Bucket List

No bucket-list request is too extreme for Bryan Cooper, a top concierge with Celebrity Cruises. From exclusive city tours to dining reservations at the world’s best restaurants to backstage access at iconic cultural events, Cooper has tackled them all.<p>“The requests are all different, depending on …

The 10 countries with the most powerful passports

If you have US citizenship, you have a great deal of traveling power: Americans can fly to 147 countries without ever showing a visa. It makes …