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Ships Have Padded Cells for Problem Passengers and Other Confessions of a Cruise Security Officer

A cruise is a vacation full of fun and frivolity under the sun. But if you step out of line (and we’re not talking the conga line), you’ll have to …

The most important cruise ship launches of 2015

Some 23 million travelers are expected to take a cruise in 2015, according to the Cruise Lines International Association—and in turn, there are dozens of new ships making their maiden voyages. Find out the biggest launches of 2015.<p>1. P&O Cruises' MV Britannia<p>The launch with the most pomp of 2015 …

Cruise Secrets: How Ships (Mostly) Keep You From Getting Seasick

Fear of getting seasick on a cruise is the number one reason cited by people who say they’re afraid to go on a cruise, according to a statistic I …

Behemoths at sea: Cruise ships getting bigger, packing more passengers

The world’s major cruise ship companies are in supersize mode.<p>Six years after the launch of the largest passenger ship ever built, cruise giant …

The Readers Have Spoken: Top 15 Ocean Cruise Lines

By Melanie Lieberman<p>With more than 70 percent of the world covered in water, it’s hardly a surprise that the cruise industry is the fastest-growing …

Norwegian Cruise Line shakes up restaurant pricing

Dining on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship soon could cost you a lot more. Or a lot less. It all depends on what you order.<p>The fast-growing cruise company today announced it will switch from flat fee to a la carte pricing for many of the extra-charge restaurants on its vessels.<p>Instead of a fixed cost …

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I love to cruise. No, I <i>really, really</i> love to cruise! Cruising has totally changed my perspective on vacationing in recent years. My standard for …

America’s First Female Cruise Ship Captain Talks About Making History

You’d think with all the maritime traditions you see carried out at sea, the ascension of a new ship’s captain would be celebrated with a bizarre but …

The Hottest Summer Cruise Destinations for 2015

Summer practically screams, “Get out on the water!” It’s only natural to demand some solid beach time, a reasonable tan, and a few days spent with a …

Secrets to saving on your cruise bar tab

I just returned from a Caribbean cruise and take it from me, there’s nothing like watching the sun set over the ocean while sipping an afternoon …

The Truth About Cruising Alone

<i>Let’s just say I took a LOT of selfies on my solo cruise. (Photo: Annie Daly)</i><p>“Are you with the entertainment?” a woman in pearls asks me in the …

Confessions of a Cruise Ship Chef

<i>A typical cruise ship kitchen. (Photo: Oceania Cruises)</i><p>Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in a cruise ship kitchen? How the staff keeps …

Is Norwegian's Newest Cruise Ship the Best in the World? (30 Pictures)

Launched in February of 2014, the Getaway exemplifies Norwegian’s dedication to beautiful design, amazing ingenuity, and the effort of creating the …

Will the Biggest Cruise Ship Ever Built Change Cruising Forever? (45 Pictures)

Capable of carrying a maximum of 6,296 passengers, Allure of the Seas is by far the largest cruise ship in the world. Well, that’s except for its …

The Top 7 Cruise Planning Myths... Busted!

Frequent cruisers and travel agents mean well when they give you advice about when, where, and how to cruise. Everybody and their Uncle Larry has an …

Confessions of a Cruise Ship Butler

<i>by Ondine Cohane, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p><b>We've always been impressed by the service on Crystal Cruises' pair of luxury ships. So, we wondered, what goes on behind the scenes to make it happen? We caught up with Executive Vice President Thomas Mazloum to find out.</b><p>What would guests possibly not think to …

27 Secrets the Cruise Lines Won't Tell You

<i>Try some of these cruising secrets and you might find smoother sailing. (Photo: Thinkstock)</i><p>By CruiseCritic.com<p>Cruise ship life can be a little …

10 Things You Don’t Know About All-Inclusive Cruises

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

"<p>A cruise can take you to inland wonders, too, including the Great Wall of China. - Photo by Simon Harris / eStockPhoto<p>Cruises are a great way to tick boxes off your bucket list. You can get to some of the world's most historic and significant places, including lots of UNESCO World Heritage sites, …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

9 Money-Saving Items to Pack on Your Next Cruise

<i>Daniel Dudek-Corrigan / Flickr</i><p>Almost every cruise passenger has experienced the "why didn't I bring it" moment at some point or another. After hours of strategically packing your bag with items to curb shipboard expenses, it's easy to overlook how add-ons (think poolside cocktails and spa …

Seven cruise journeys that evoke a lost era

Giant floating cities complete with endless buffets, kids clubs and climbing walls? Who needs them? Take to the water in style in homage to a bygone era.<p><b>Glide down the Nile on a Belle Époque steamer</b><p>Forget about crowded bus tours, the best way to see Egypt’s archaeological treasures is by boat – …

At Home With Anne of Green Gables: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front -- Part 3

The luxuriantly wooded hills, the gently flowering dales, the silvery streams, the emerald gardens and orchards, the deep green roof and shutters set off by bright white wooden walls... it may be a cliché to say the site of the evergreen <i>Anne of Green Gables</i>, Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery's …

I Heart Quebec City

Get tips for exploring Quebec City like a local.<p>For more than 400 years stone walls and cobblestone streets have welcomed travelers to one of Canada’s oldest cities and the only remaining fortified city north of Mexico. The striking ramparts, bastions, and gates mark the entrance to the UNESCO …

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Atlantis Discovered?

Mac Margolis on the intriguing find made by geologists off the coast of Brazil.<p>Geologists are not generally all that excitable. After all, …

Carnival Cruise Lines pulls out of Europe next year

Carnival Cruise Lines is to send a letter to the UK trade today telling them it will have no ships in Europe next year.<p>The iconic U.S. cruise line …