Cruises: Most Popular Articles
Comprehensive cruise vacation packing list that details everything a traveler might need on a cruise. Includes items for women, men, and those all-important cruise essentials.
Carnival Cruise Lines currently operates 23 cruise ships built between 1990 and 2012. The ships primarily sail to the Caribbean from several ports in the southern United States and New York, but Carnival also cruises to the Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Europe, and New England/Atlantic Canada.
Overview of how to choose the best cabin on your cruise ship, including the pros and cons of all cabin categories from inside to suites
Tips on when and how to find the best cruises deals
Some of the best seasickness remedies include medication, herbs, or acupressure. Which is the best treatment for you? Page 2.
Tips on how to get a cabin upgrade on a cruise ship
When planning a cruise, you need to first decide who is going on the cruise and then get together to determine what interests are shared and what interests are different. The good thing about cruising is that the group can do some activities together and others independently.
What time of year is best for planning a cruise to Europe? This article provides useful information for planning a European cruise vacation. Page 2.
Which Caribbean cruise destination suits you best - an eastern Caribbean cruise or a western Caribbean cruise?
Picture of a naturalist explaining how although sting rays are not aggressive, a sting ray barb can be dangerous if you step on it when the stingray is buried in the sand. Page 8.
Tips for planning a cruise to Alaska, including details of large and mid-sized cruise ships cruising to Alaska
Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship tour and review, with information on the interiors, exteriors, dining, cabins, and bars
Detailed cruise travel log a of a Panama Canal cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego on the Holland America Veendam cruise ship, with ports of call in the Caribbean, South America, Central America, and Mexico
Tips for planning a small ship cruise to Alaska in 2014, including luxury and adventure ships with less than 500 passengers
Comprehensive tour of the Carnival Breeze cruise ship, including information on the dining, cabins, spa, entertainment, kid's areas, and onboard activities. Article has links to over 100 pictures of the newest Carnival Cruises' ship.
What types of clothing should you take on a cruise? Is dressing up really necessary?
Repositioning cruises occur each spring and fall when the cruise lines move their ships to Alaska or Europe in the spring and to the Caribbean, South America, Asia, or Australia in the fall. These cruises often represent good cruise deals or bargains and an opportunity for more sea days.
Details of Carnival Dream cruise ship cabins, interiors, exteriors, and dining options
Six-page comprehensive pictorial tour of the Carnival Liberty cruise ship including information on the cabins, dining, indoor common areas, outdoor deck areas, and onboard activities and entertainment.
Things to do and see at Mahogany Bay on the island of Roatan in Honduras from the Carnival Liberty. Page 5.
Pictures and discussion of the activities on the Grand Circle Small Ship Cruises' M/S Rossia Russian Waterways river ship
Rome is accessible to cruise lovers from the port of Civitavecchia. The Eternal City is also often a point of embarkation for cruise ships. Points of interest such as the Forum, the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, and all of the marvelous fountains and piazzas make this city a traveler's paradise.
Information on tipping and service charge policies of cruise lines and cruise ships. Page 2.
Pictorial tour of Copenhagen, showing things to do and see when your cruise ship is in port.
Oasis of the Seas dining venues -- information on the 24 dining options on the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship from Royal Caribbean International and links to pictures of some of the Oasis dining venues
Carnival Dream cruise ship profile and pictorial tour, including links to over 100 photos of the cabins, dining venues, bars and lounges, interior common areas, and exterior common areas
Things to do with a day in Freeport in the Bahamas
Why are pets not allowed on cruise ships? Pets are not allowed on cruise ships for health concerns and because cruise ships usually visit countries with strict quarantine laws for pets entering the country.
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice AquaClass Cabin with Veranda. Page 9.
Nassau is one of the most popular ports of call in the Bahamas for cruise ships sailing from Florida. Here are some things to do and see with a day in Nassau.
Picture and information of a Nieuw Amsterdam Deluxe Verandah Cabin. Page 4.
A rainy day in Ketchikan and embarkation on the Wilderness Discoverer of Un-Cruise Adventures
List of the top things to do and see in Ketchikan, Alaska
Pictures of the Carnival Dream cruise ship cabins and suites. The Carnival cruise ship has 1823 cabins, which include interior cabins, oceanview cabins, balcony cabins, family cabins, suites, spa cabins, and penthouse suites.
Picture of the Allura catamaran, one of many ways to get from Grand Cayman Island to Stingray City. Page 9.
Mediterranean cruise travel journal from a cruise on the Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam from Venice to Barcelona. Ports of call included Dubrovnik, Corfu, Argostoli, Santorini, Catania, Naples, Civitavecchia, and Livorno
Maps of European countries that feature European river cruises, including cruises on the Danube River, Rhine River, Main River, Elbe River, Moselle River, Rhone River, Saone River, Seine River, Douro River, and rivers and canals of the Netherlands
The top ports to visit in the eastern Caribbean include all of the activities you expect in a Caribbean cruise--great beaches, fascinating history, sparkling blue waters, marvelous ocean views, and excellent shopping
Maps of 23 countries with Mediterranean cruise ports of call
Information on the most popular family cruise lines. Cruising with kids can be great fun for the whole family and these lines offer special facilities for children and youth counselors.
Details of the dining and cuisine options on the Carnival Magic cruise ship, including RedFrog Pub, Cucina del Capitano, Prime Steakhouse, Lido Marketplace, main dining rooms, Chef's Table, and the many places on the ship for a snack
Hurricanes are a summer and fall threat for Caribbean cruises and vacation travelers. If you plan to visit the Caribbean during this summer or fall but are leery of hurricane season, you might consider a cruise. Here are some tips for improving your chances of avoiding a hurricane.
Information on cruise lines sailing to the Baltic States, British Isles, and northern Europe in the summer of 2014. Their ships are diverse, with something for everyone.
Description of the free things included in the basic fare for a cruise vacation
Information and pictures of the Disney Dream cruise ship cabins, dining, lounges, outdoor deck areas, AquaDuck water coaster, interior areas, kid's areas, teens and tweens areas, and adults-only areas
Tour of a Celebrity Silhouette Deluxe Ocean View Cabin with Veranda and the Ocean View cabins. Page 9.
Florence (Firenze) Italy is a magnificent city and a wonderful place to spend either a day from your cruise ship or even an entire vacation. Cruise ships port at Livorno, and bus passengers into Florence. Here are some things to see and do in Florence, Italy.
Facts and figures of the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship - size, cost, and comparison to other items. Page 5.
Tips and requirements for finding a job in the cruise industry. Page 2.
Catching a Norwalk virus or a norovirus on your cruise ship can ruin a cruise vacation. This article has information on the Norwalk virus (or norovirus)--what it is and how to lessen your chances of getting it.
Overview of the Allure of the Seas cruise ship from Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines
Overview of the photo tour of the Louis Cristal cabins and suites
Finding a good travel agent can sometimes be the difference between a good cruise and a great cruise. They can help you save money, give you excellent advice on the type of cruise best suited to your personality, and make your vacation a memorable one. A cruise travel agent can help you work through all the numerous questions you might have about cruising. How do you find a good travel agent?
Cruise picture of an interior cabin on the Carnival Dream cruise ship of Carnival Cruises. Page 5.
Pictures of the Suez Canal
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Concierge Class cabin. Page 14.
Photos and information on some of the 29 different Norwegian Breakaway dining options
Profile of Carnival Cruise Lines lifestyle, destinations, cabins, cuisine, passenger types, common areas, and more.
Cruise photo of a Carnival Dream Family Cabin bathroom. The family cabins have 2 baths. This bath has a shower, toilet, and sink. The second bath in a Carnival Dream family cabin has a tub and sink. Page 3.
Cruise photo of a Carnival Dream Balcony Cabin on the Carnival Cruise Lines' cruise ship. Page 11.
Oasis of the Seas picture of the view from a Boardwalk balcony cabin. Boardwalk view balcony cabins in the stern of the ship feature views of the Boardwalk, the AquaTheater, and the ocean. Page 4.
Three basic Alaska cruise itineraries make up the majority of Alaska cruises--Inside Passage, Gulf of Alaska, or Bering Sea.
Pictures of the creative towel animals used to decorate cruise ship cabins each evening
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Family Veranda Cabin. Page 10.
Information, pictures, and tour of the Oasis of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship from Royal Caribbean International
Fort Lauderdale or Port Everglades. Florida is a popular embarkation point for many cruise ships sailing to the Caribbean. The port is very near the Fort Lauderdale airport.
Oasis of the Seas picture of an interior cabin. Page 9.
Celebrity Infinity cruise ship cabins and accommodations. Page 2.
Travelers frequently asked questions for planning and booking a cruise to the Greek Isles
Picture of guests enjoying the sail on the Allura catamaran, which goes to Stingray City on Grand Cayman Island. Page 10.
Oasis of the Seas picture of a superior ocean view cabin with a balcony (category D1). Page 6.
Tour of the Celebrity Silhouette, including information on the new restaurants and other venues and links to dozens of pictures of the cruise ship
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Deluxe Ocean View Cabin with Veranda. Page 4.
Oasis of the Seas cruise ship picture of an ocean view cabin without a balcony. Page 8.
Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands near Amsterdam feature spectacular spring bulb flowers and are considered the world's largest flower gardens. The Keukenhof tulips are especially magnificent.
Overview of Douro River Cruises in Portugal and Spain, including those of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, Viking River Cruises, and AmaWaterways.
Oasis of the Seas picture of a balcony cabin overlooking the ocean. These cabins are identical to the balcony cabins overlooking the Boardwalk and Central Park--except for the views! Page 7.
Oasis of the Seas picture of a Standard Bathroom. These baths include a shower stall with curved door, one sink, a toilet, and good storage area. Standard baths are found in all cabins except suites, which also have a tub or tub/shower combination. Page 5.
Information on the Norwegian Epic cabins, dining, bars, entertainment and common areas. 200 photos and images of the Norwegian Cruise Line ship.
Oasis of the Seas picture of a family interior cabin. Page 10.
Oasis of the Seas picture of a balcony cabin. The Oasis of the Seas has balcony cabins overlooking the ocean, the Boardwalk, and Central Park. Page 3.
Cruise photo of a Carnival Dream balcony on a Standard Carnival Dream Balcony Cabin. Page 15.
Cruise photo of the bathroom on the Carnival Dream cruise ship of Carnival Cruise Lines. Page 13.
Information and tips on how to apply for a United States passport book
Celebrity Solstice profile and tour, including links to over 100 photos of the Celebrity Cruises' ship
Description of the dining options and cuisine on the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship
Cruise ship picture of the bathroom in a Carnival Dream Interior Cabin. Page 7.
Monte Carlo may be very small, but sightseeing in Monte Carlo, Monaco is fun and educational. Cruisers will find plenty to see and do with a day in Monte Carlo. Page 2.
Cruise photo of a Carnival Dream Cove Balcony cabin
Cruise maps of countries around the world with cruise ship ports of call.
Review of the Mobal GSM World Phone, which is an excellent choice for those who travel outside the USA for just a few weeks each year.
Thirty-six photos of the Celebrity Solstice cabins and suites
Photo of the shower/tub in a balcony cabin on the MSC Divina. Page 4.
Cruise ship picture of a Carnival Dream Suite. Page 16.
Overview of the Allure of the Seas dining options
Pictures from a tour of the interiors and cabins of the Carnival Liberty cruise ship
Bruges, Belgium is a well-preserved medieval city that is perfect for a walking tour. Full of interesting architecture and fascinating cobblestone streets, criss-crossed by peaceful canals, Bruges is a tourist's dream, and on the UNESCO World Heritage list
Eurodam tour and profile, which includes cruise ship information and links to over 100 photos of the Holland America Eurodam staterooms, dining venues, common areas, and exteriors
Profile of the Holland America Line lifestyle, passengers, ships, cabins, cuisine, and activities.
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Sky Suite. Page 15.
Celebrity Reflection cruise ship tour and profile that includes information on the new features of the fifth Solstice-class Celebrity ship, along with information on the cabins and suites, dining options, interior common areas, and outdoor deck areas
Photo gallery and information on the dozen dining venues on the Celebrity Reflection cruise ship
The American Queen steamboat has varied itineraries on the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers, and the riverboat also features many fascinating theme cruises.
Photo gallery of The Haven, the Norwegian Breakaway exclusive luxury area of suites, lounges, and dining
Photos from the Iron Gates of the Danube River on the border between Serbia and Romania
Those planning a Panama Canal cruise should consider the three different types of cruise tours in Panama--full transits, full transits as part of a land/cruise tour, and partial transits.
Touring the Normandy Beaches and D-Day sites are an interesting shore excursion tour for cruise ships porting on the northern coast of France.
Carnival Dream dining venues pictures and information
Travel journal of a Viking Spirit European river cruise on the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers from Budapest to Amsterdam. Journal covers Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, cruising the Danube, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg.
Photo of one of the boats used to transfer visitors to the sandbar named Stingray City on Grand Cayman Island in the western Caribbean. Page 11.
Cruising from Tahiti to the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia in the South Pacific on the cruise passenger freighter the Aranui 3.
Description of the Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship, including an overview of the ship
Norwegian Gem tour and overview of the accommodations, dining, public areas, bars and lounges, and kid's areas. Article includes links to 94 photos of the Norwegian Gem.
Although over 20 million people will cruise this year, many other travelers avoid cruises because of one of the 10 myths listed here.
Pictures of maps of the islands and countries bordering the Caribbean, which are useful in planning a Caribbean cruise
Basic information about Carnival Cruise Lines' kids' program called Camp Carnival
Cruise photo of a Carnival Dream Oceanview Cabin. Page 9.
Profile and tour of the MSC Divina cruise ship, including a look at the dining venues, accommodations, interior common areas and outdoor decks.
Details of the oceanview, veranda, and concierge veranda cabins on the Riviera of Oceania Cruises. Page 3.
Dancing school girls entertain Silversea Silver Shadow passengers as ship sails away from Nagasaki, Japan
Frequently asked questions and topics about St. Petersburg, Russia. Things you should know before you cruise to St. Petersburg.
Map of 23 countries with Mediterranean cruise ports of call
All the fun, diverse, and delicious places to eat on the Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship
Pictures of the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship cabins, including interior, ocean view, family, balcony, and superior balcony
Photo of the second bedroom in a Celebrity Solstice Family Veranda Cabin. Page 13.
Travel journal from 11-day Grand Circle Panama Canal full-transit cruise and land tour with stopovers in Panama City, El Valle de Anton, and Gamboa.
Cruise photo of Carnival Dream Penthouse Suite bathroom. Page 25.
If you don't want to go hiking in the interior of Puerto Rico at the El Yunque National Park, here are more things to do in San Juan. Page 2.
Tour of the Riviera of Oceania Cruises, including information on the dining, accommodations, spa, culinary center, outdoor deck areas, interior common areas, and onboard activities
Information on Mekong River cruise tour options, including those with AmaWaterways, Avalon Waerways, Pandaw Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, and Viking River Cruises
The bon-apart glass shop in Wertheim, Germany is located in an old house dating back to 1520. The shop has many interesting glass objects for sale, along with a gallery and glass-blowing demonstrations.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line profile, with a description of the ships, lifestyle, dining, entertainment, and activities
A cruise ship is a perfect location for a memorable wedding. Some cruise ships allow you to marry at sea, others require marriage ashore. Either way, the cruise ship will help you start the honeymoon immediately!
Photo of the sitting area in a Celebrity Solstice Deluxe Ocean View Cabin with Veranda. Page 5.
Downtown Juneau is a fascinating place to walk, filled with shops, restaurants, bars, and the State government buildings, including the Governor's House
Detailed travel log of a Celebrity Infinity cruise to Normandy, France and the British Isles. Cruise was roundtrip from Harwich, with stopovers in Le Havre, Guernsey, Cobh, Dublin, Liverpool, Belfast, Glasgow, and Invergordon
Cruise ship photo of a Carnival Dream Suite vanity. Page 18.
A late summer or fall cruise to Atlantic Canada often includes sailing down the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City or Montreal, which are great fall cruise destinations. The Gaspe Peninsula at the mouth of the St. Lawrence is a fascinating area and worth a trip ashore.
The Stockholm Ice Bar at the Nordic Sea Hotel is great fun and a perfect way to end a day visiting Stockholm.
Map of Italy, one of 23 countries with Mediterranean cruise ports of call. Page 2.
Tour of a family ocean view stateroom with veranda on the Celebrity Reflection cruise ship. Page 7.
Things to see and do with a day in Tunis and La Goulette, Tunisia from the MSC Splendida cruise ship. Page 4.
Cruise photo of a Carnival Dream Penthouse Suite. Page 21.
Oasis of the Seas picture of a family balcony cabin. Page 16.
Cruise ship profile and tour of the Norwegian Pearl dining and cuisine, cabins, onboard activities, entertainment, spa, and itineraries.
Photo of the shower in a Celebrity Solstice cabin (interior, sunrise veranda, and deluxe ocean view veranda). Page 7.
Carnival Dream cruise ship pictures of the outdoor common areas, including the Lanai, swimming pools, and Serenity adults-only retreat
Cruise travel journal from a cruise on the Columbia and Snake Rivers of the Pacific Northwest
Photos of the various cabin categories on the Norwegian Epic, including the spa, balcony, studio, and handicapped accessible Norwegian Epic cabins