Cruises: Most Popular Articles
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
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.
Tips on how to get a cabin upgrade on a cruise ship
Some of the best seasickness remedies include medication, herbs, or acupressure. Which is the best treatment for you? Page 2.
Which Caribbean cruise destination suits you best - an eastern Caribbean cruise or a western Caribbean cruise?
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.
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.
Things to do and see at Mahogany Bay on the island of Roatan in Honduras from the Carnival Liberty. Page 5.
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.
Tips for planning a cruise to Alaska, including details of large and mid-sized cruise ships cruising to Alaska and their itineraries
Pictures of maps of the islands and countries bordering the Caribbean, which are useful in planning a Caribbean cruise
Celebrity and Royal Caribbean Cruises use Harwich as an embarkation and debarkation port of call
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
Photo and information about the Spice H2O outdoor lounge on the Norwegian Getaway cruise ship
Tips for planning a small ship cruise to Alaska in 2014, including luxury and adventure ships with less than 500 passengers
Tango dancing is seen everywhere in Argentina, and the show at the Estancia Santa Susana included its own version of the tango. Page 6.
Details of Carnival Dream cruise ship cabins, interiors, exteriors, and dining options
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
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.
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.
Description of the free things included in the basic fare for a cruise vacation
What types of clothing should you take on a cruise? Is dressing up really necessary?
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.
Information, pictures, and tour of the Oasis of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship from Royal Caribbean International
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
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.
Detailed cruise review of a Carnival Cruise to the Southern Caribbean on the Carnival Destiny. Description of things to do on the ship and in St. Thomas, Dominica, Barbados, and Aruba.
Profile of Carnival Cruise Lines lifestyle, destinations, cabins, cuisine, passenger types, common areas, and more.
Tips on when and how to find the best cruises deals
Overview of the Carnival Magic cruise ship of Carnival Cruise Lines and a discussion of the enhancements made to the Carnival Magic that make it different from its older sister ships
Small adventure cruise ship profile of the M/V Evolution of Quasar Expeditions, which sails the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador year-round
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice AquaClass Cabin with Veranda. Page 9.
Photo gallery of the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas cruise ship, including pictures of the interior and exterior of the RCI Freedom of the Seas taken during her inaugural voyage and early sea trials of the ship.
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.
Carnival Fantasy cruise ship tour and information on the cabins, dining, interior and exterior common areas, entertainment, and itineraries
Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship tour and review, with information on the interiors, exteriors, dining, cabins, and bars
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.
Things to do with a day in Freeport in the Bahamas
Information on tipping and service charge policies of cruise lines and cruise ships. Page 2.
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.
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.
Picture of the exterior of the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas cruise ship. Page 24.
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.
Profile and tour of the MSC Divina cruise ship, including a look at the dining venues, accommodations, interior common areas and outdoor decks.
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
Although over 20 million people will cruise this year, many other travelers avoid cruises because of one of the 10 myths listed here.
Information and tips on how to apply for a United States passport book
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.
Celebrity Solstice profile and tour, including links to over 100 photos of the Celebrity Cruises' ship
Pictorial tour of Copenhagen, showing things to do and see when your cruise ship is in port.
Information on cruise lines sailing to the Baltic States, British Isles, and northern Europe in the summer of 2015. Their ships are diverse, with something for everyone.
Mary and Vincent Finelli take their 12th RCI cruise, but their first cruise on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas. Excellent detailed description of the ship. Page 2.
Tips and requirements for finding a job in the cruise industry. Page 2.
Tour of a Celebrity Silhouette Concierge Class cabin. Page 7.
Facts and figures of the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship - size, cost, and comparison to other items. Page 5.
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
Detailed travel journal of a Holland America cruise from London to Barcelona, with stopovers in Dover, Portland, Coruna, Leixoes, Lisbon, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Malaga, and Cartagena.
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.
Maps of 23 countries with Mediterranean cruise ports of call
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Family Veranda Cabin. Page 10.
Twenty-one photos of the Celebrity Solstice interior common or public areas
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Deluxe Ocean View Cabin with Veranda. Page 4.
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.
Pictures of the creative towel animals used to decorate cruise ship cabins each evening
Details of the oceanview, veranda, and concierge veranda cabins on the Riviera of Oceania Cruises. Page 3.
Preview of the MSC Preziosa, the 12th cruise ship in the MSC Cruises' fleet and a sister ship to the MSC Fantasia, MSC Splendida, and MSC Divina
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Concierge Class cabin. Page 14.
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Sky Suite. Page 15.
Picture of a map of the Bahamas. Cruises. Page 4.
Pictures from a tour of the interiors and cabins of the Carnival Liberty cruise ship
The Costa Luminosa is Costa's new flagship. It entered service in late April 2009 and was officially named on June 5. The Costa Luminosa has many innovative features, including a 4D cinema, Grand Prix race simulator, and spa accommodations.
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.
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?
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
Photos from the Iron Gates of the Danube River on the border between Serbia and Romania
Cruise photo of a Carnival Dream interior cabin. Page 6.
Cruise maps of countries around the world with cruise ship ports of call.
Tour of a Concierge Class cabin on the Celebrity Reflection cruise ship. Page 9.
Overview of the photo tour of the Louis Cristal cabins and suites
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.
Job description of the hotel department on a cruise ship.
The American Queen is a re-creation of a 19th century steamboat, with Victorian decor and beautiful exteriors. The riverboat sails North American rivers including the Upper and Lower Mississippi River, Ohio River, and Tennessee River.
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
Picture of the Central America and Caribbean region, including many of the islands and countries which are popular with cruise ships sailing the Caribbean
Favorite Caribbean shore excursions--where they are and why they can make your Caribbean cruise vacation a memorable one. Some of these top shore excursions are among the most popular, others are personal favorites.
Tour of the small cruise ship the Aegean Odyssey of Voyages to Antiquity, with information on the cabins, dining, and public areas of the ship
MSC Splendida information, profile, and pictorial tour, with links to over 140 photos of the cruise ship
The Oasis of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International has many innovative features and is the world's largest cruise ship, carrying 5400 passengers. This article describes the Loft Suites, Central Park, Boardwalk, and Royal Promenade.
Cruise ship picture of the bathroom in a Carnival Dream Interior Cabin. Page 7.
Picture of a Caribbean cruise map of the island of Antigua in the Caribbean. Page 2.
Overview and profile of Viking River Cruises including a description of the lifestyle, passengers, cuisine, cabins, common areas, and onboard activities.
Cruise photo of a Carnival Dream Oceanview Cabin. Page 9.
Three basic Alaska cruise itineraries make up the majority of Alaska cruises--Inside Passage, Gulf of Alaska, or Bering Sea.
Cruise photo of a Carnival Dream Balcony Cabin on the Carnival Cruise Lines' Carnival Dream cruise ship. Page 10.
Picture of the Allura catamaran, one of many ways to get from Grand Cayman Island to Stingray City. Page 9.
Pictures of the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship cabins, including interior, ocean view, family, balcony, and superior balcony
Pictures of downtown Nassau in the Bahamas, including the Queen's Staircase, Water Tower, Fort Fincastle, straw market, and Parliament Square
Thirty-six photos of the Celebrity Solstice cabins and suites
Photos and information on some of the 29 different Norwegian Breakaway dining options
Pictures of cruise ships of all shapes and sizes from around the world
Tour of the Celebrity Silhouette, including information on the new restaurants and other venues and links to dozens of pictures of the cruise ship
Profile of the Princess Cruises lifestyle, passengers, ships, cabins, cuisine, and activities.
Photo of the sitting area in a Celebrity Solstice Deluxe Ocean View Cabin with Veranda. Page 5.
Love Italian food? Canaletto is the Italian specialty restaurant on the Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship. Page 5.
Cruise ship picture of the Oasis of the Seas Trellis Bar in the Central Park neighborhood. Page 13.
Photo of the shower in a Celebrity Solstice cabin (interior, sunrise veranda, and deluxe ocean view veranda). Page 7.
Disney is a leader in family vacations, and Disney cruise line is no exception. This article provides information on family cruising with Disney Cruises.
Photos of brown female lemurs and black male lemurs at Nosy Komba, Madagascar
Photo of the bathroom in a Celebrity Solstice deluxe ocean view cabin with veranda and a Celebrity Solstice cabin. Page 6.
The Tuscan Grille is an Italian steakhouse specialty restaurant on the Celebrity Silhouette
Photo gallery of Ushuaia, Argentina, the city at the end of the world near Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of South America
St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is one of the most popular cruise destinations in the Caribbean for cruise ship passengers sailing from south Florida. St. Thomas has some interesting history, and the island has beautiful beaches, spectacular scenery, and great shopping. Tourism is king in St. Thomas, and visitors can easily find many things to do and see.
Map of Germany in northern and central Europe. Germany has cruise ports of call on the North Sea and Baltic Sea. River ships also sail the Danube, Main, Elbe, and Rhine Rivers of Germany. Page 7.
Map of Italy, one of 23 countries with Mediterranean cruise ports of call. Page 2.
Picture of a Caribbean cruise map of the island of Aruba. Page 3.
Description of the Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship, including an overview of the ship
Photo of Iconostasis in St. Isaac's Cathedral. Page 10.
Lemur Photo - Brown Female Lemur at Nosy Komba, Madagascar. Page 6.
Photo of the sitting room in a Celebrity Suite on the Celebrity Solstice. Page 23.
Cruise ship photo of a Carnival Dream Penthouse Suite Balcony. Page 28.
Information on the Norwegian Epic cabins, dining, bars, entertainment and common areas. 200 photos and images of the Norwegian Cruise Line ship.
Overview of the Allure of the Seas dining options
Travelers' frequently asked questions for planning and booking a cruise to the Greek Isles
Cruise photo of a Carnival Dream Cove Balcony cabin
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.
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Royal Suite. Page 24.
Description of the Oasis of the Seas pool, sports area, spa, and fitness center. Oasis of the Seas is Royal Caribbean's largest ship.
Tour of the Seabourn Odyssey, which includes information on the cruise ship and links to over 80 photos of the luxury vessel.
Cruise review of a Royal Caribbean cruise on the Legend of the Seas from Sydney to Singapore
The Emerald Princess has 4 swimming pools and several hot tubs. Most of the pools are on the Lido deck 15.
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.
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.
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.
Photo of the Grand Turk Cruise Ship Center at Grand Turk Island in the Turks & Caicos. Page 11.
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Sky Suite bathroom. Page 19.
Photo of the second bedroom in a Celebrity Solstice Family Veranda Cabin. Page 13.
Oasis of the Seas cruise ship picture of an ocean view cabin without a balcony. Page 8.
Overview of the Allure of the Seas cruise ship from Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines
Cruise ship picture of the pullman beds in the family interior and oceanview cabins on the Allure of the Seas. Page 23.
Overview of the Queen Mary 2 (QM2)Cunard Line cruise ship - common areas, cuisine, and accommodations.
Cruise photo of the bathroom on the Carnival Dream cruise ship of Carnival Cruise Lines. Page 13.
Cruise photo of a Carnival Dream balcony on a Standard Carnival Dream Balcony Cabin. Page 15.
Information on Mekong River cruise tour options, including those with AmaWaterways, Avalon Waerways, Pandaw Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, and Viking River Cruises
Photo of the Silversea name on the stack of the Silver Wind. Page 2.
Cruise ship picture of a Carnival Dream Suite. Page 16.
Picture of the Carnival Freedom cruise ship atrium. Page 7.
Picture of a Map of Bermuda, a British island in the Atlantic Ocean off the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States. Page 7.
Tour of the Deluxe Balcony Suites and Balcony Suites on the Scenic Crystal river ship of Scenic Tours/Scenic Cruises. Page 5.