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
Information on how to avoid seasickness, the biggest fear of cruise travelers.
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.
Tips for planning a cruise to Alaska, including details of large and mid-sized cruise ships cruising to Alaska and their itineraries
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.
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
Tips on when and how to find the best cruises deals
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.
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
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
Pictures of maps of the islands and countries bordering the Caribbean, which are useful in planning a Caribbean cruise
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
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice AquaClass Cabin with Veranda. Page 9.
What types of clothing should you take on a cruise? Is dressing up really necessary?
Tips for planning a small ship cruise to Alaska in 2014, including luxury and adventure ships with less than 500 passengers
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.
Celebrity and Royal Caribbean Cruises use Harwich as an embarkation and debarkation port of call
Things to do with a day in Passau, Germany--the city on three rivers.
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.
Information and tips on how to apply for a United States passport book
Details of Carnival Dream cruise ship cabins, interiors, exteriors, and dining options
Profile of Carnival Cruise Lines lifestyle, destinations, cabins, cuisine, passenger types, common areas, and more.
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.
Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship tour and review, with information on the interiors, exteriors, dining, cabins, and bars
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.
Description of the free things included in the basic fare for a cruise vacation
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.
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
Information on tipping and service charge policies of cruise lines and cruise ships. Page 2.
Things to do with a day in Freeport in the Bahamas
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Sky Suite. Page 15.
Cruise review of a zip line shore excursion in Belize from the Carnival Legend
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Concierge Class cabin. Page 14.
Photo of brown female lemur and Marvel Paull at Nosy Komba, Madagascar. Page 10.
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.
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.
Tour of the Variety Voyager, a 72-guest mega-yacht that sails the Mediterranean for Variety Cruises
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Deluxe Ocean View Cabin with Veranda. Page 4.
Details of the oceanview, veranda, and concierge veranda cabins on the Riviera of Oceania Cruises. Page 3.
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.
Celebrity Solstice profile and tour, including links to over 100 photos of the Celebrity Cruises' ship
Carnival Fantasy cruise ship tour and information on the cabins, dining, interior and exterior common areas, entertainment, and itineraries
Description and picture of the City Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark
Information and pictures of the 12 dining options on the Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship, including the new Lawn Club Grill and other favorites like Qsine and Murano
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.
Information and pictures of the Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship cabins and suites
Lemur Photo - Brown Female Lemur at Nosy Komba, Madagascar. Page 6.
Celebrity Infinity cruise ship cabins and accommodations. Page 2.
Overview and profile of Viking River Cruises including a description of the lifestyle, passengers, cuisine, cabins, common areas, and onboard activities.
Job description of the hotel department on a cruise ship.
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
Thirty-six photos of the Celebrity Solstice cabins and suites
Picture and information on the Nieuw Amsterdam Superior Verandah Suites. Page 5.
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.
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Sky Suite Balcony. Page 17.
Maps of 23 countries with Mediterranean cruise ports of call
A day in Portoferraio, Elba can include exploring the old city, visiting Napoleon's villa where he was exiled, or swimming from a rocky beach
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.
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.
Photos of brown female lemurs and black male lemurs at Nosy Komba, Madagascar
Photo of Silver Wind passenger and lemurs at Nosy Komba, Madagascar. Page 11.
Cruise maps of countries around the world with cruise ship ports of call.
Photo of the sitting area in a Celebrity Solstice Deluxe Ocean View Cabin with Veranda. Page 5.
Three basic Alaska cruise itineraries make up the majority of Alaska cruises--Inside Passage, Gulf of Alaska, or Bering Sea.
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.
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
Pictures of the creative towel animals used to decorate cruise ship cabins each evening
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?
Embarkation in Budapest for a Danube River cruise on the Viking Prestige European river ship. The cruise began in Budapest and sailed up the Danube to Nuremberg via Vienna, Melk, Passau, and Regensburg.
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
Photos and information on some of the 29 different Norwegian Breakaway dining options
Tips and requirements for finding a job in the cruise industry. Page 2.
Photo of the shower in a Celebrity Solstice cabin (interior, sunrise veranda, and deluxe ocean view veranda). Page 7.
Cruise ship picture of the Oasis of the Seas Trellis Bar in the Central Park neighborhood. Page 13.
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Sky Suite bathroom. Page 19.
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Sky Suite. Page 18.
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.
Profile and tour of the MSC Divina cruise ship, including a look at the dining venues, accommodations, interior common areas and outdoor decks.
Photo of the second bedroom in a Celebrity Solstice Family Veranda Cabin. Page 13.
Map of Italy, one of 23 countries with Mediterranean cruise ports of call. Page 2.
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.
Photo gallery of the living room in the forward-facing penthouse of The Haven, the Norwegian Breakaway exclusive luxury area of suites, lounges, and dining. Page 37.
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Celebrity Suite. Page 21.
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 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.
Picture of Lisbon, Portugal Suspension Bridge - 25th of April Bridge. Page 5.
Photo of the bathroom in a Celebrity Solstice deluxe ocean view cabin with veranda and a Celebrity Solstice cabin. Page 6.
Photo gallery of the bedroom in the forward-facing penthouse of The Haven, the Norwegian Breakaway exclusive luxury area of suites, lounges, and dining. Page 36.
Photo of the bath in a Celebrity Suite on the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship. Page 22.
Tour of a Concierge Class cabin on the Celebrity Reflection cruise ship. Page 9.
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Sky Suite bath. Page 20.
Information on the Norwegian Epic cabins, dining, bars, entertainment and common areas. 200 photos and images of the Norwegian Cruise Line ship.
Photo of black lemur showing long tail at Nosy Komba, Madagascar. Page 8.
Photo of Seabourn Sojourn Godmother Twiggy. Page 2.
Small adventure cruise ship profile of the M/V Evolution of Quasar Expeditions, which sails the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador year-round
Photo gallery of the bathroom tub in the forward-facing penthouse of The Haven, the Norwegian Breakaway exclusive luxury area of suites, lounges, and dining. Page 39.
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.
Pictures from a tour of the interiors and cabins of the Carnival Liberty cruise ship
Information on the Marina cruise ship Concierge level veranda cabins
Picture of the Central America and Caribbean region, including many of the islands and countries which are popular with cruise ships sailing the Caribbean
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
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.
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
Detailed photo tour of the American Queen, which is a re-creation of a 19th century steamboat. The ship sails the great rivers of America's heartland.
The Persian Garden in the Celebrity Reflection AquaSpa is a relaxation room with heated tile beds. Page 2.
Costa Deliziosa profile and overview
Cruise ship picture of a Carnival Dream Suite. Page 16.
The SS Norway is one of the last great ocean liners. She was severely damaged in a May 2003 fire, and her future is uncertain, but it looks like she will be scrapped. The Norway was still anchored off the beach at Alang in India in November 2006. Her history is remarkable, and she has many cruise fans around the world.
Photo of a black male lemur at Nosy Komba, Madagascar. Page 9.
Cruising from Tahiti to the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia in the South Pacific on the cruise passenger freighter the Aranui 3.
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.
Lion Statues in Trafalgar Square, London. Page 25.
Basic information about Carnival Cruise Lines' kids' program called Camp Carnival
Tour of the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas cruise ship Entertainment Place neighborhood
Photo of the sitting room in a Celebrity Suite on the Celebrity Solstice. Page 23.
Picture of a Caribbean cruise map of the island of Antigua in the Caribbean. Page 2.
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.
Pictures of blooming tulip fields in Noord Holland and Friesland in the Netherlands.
Tour of the Deluxe Balcony Suites and Balcony Suites on the Scenic Crystal river ship of Scenic Tours/Scenic Cruises. Page 5.
Pictures of the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship cabins, including interior, ocean view, family, balcony, and superior balcony
Facts and figures of the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship - size, cost, and comparison to other items. Page 5.
Photo gallery of Ushuaia, Argentina, the city at the end of the world near Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of South America
Travelers' frequently asked questions for planning and booking a cruise to the Greek Isles
Photo of a lemur in a tree at Nosy Komba, Madagascar. Page 2.
Photo gallery of the living room in an aft-facing penthouse in The Haven, the Norwegian Breakaway exclusive luxury area of suites, lounges, and dining. Page 33.
Oasis of the Seas picture of a superior ocean view cabin with a balcony (category D1). Page 6.
Dancing school girls entertain Silversea Silver Shadow passengers as ship sails away from Nagasaki, Japan
Overview of the photo tour of the Louis Cristal cabins and suites
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
Tour of an oceanview on the Maasdam cruise ship of Holland America Line. Page 2.
Photo gallery of the outdoor balcony in an aft-facing penthouse in The Haven, the Norwegian Breakaway exclusive luxury area of suites, lounges, and dining. Page 35.
Review of a RiverBarge Excursions River Explorer Mississippi barge cruise from New Orleans to Memphis.
Pictures of the Allure of the Seas interiors, including the Royal Promenade, Entertainment Place, galleys, Adventure Ocean, spa, and fitness center
Seventy-two pictures of the Emerald Princess cruise ship common areas, lounges, and exterior
Gambling in the casino is a popular activity on board cruise ships. Here's a little history on riverboat gambling and why gaming on cruise ships is fun for beginners.
Photo gallery of the bathroom in an aft-facing penthouse in The Haven, the Norwegian Breakaway exclusive luxury area of suites, lounges, and dining. Page 34.
Although over 20 million people will cruise this year, many other travelers avoid cruises because of one of the 10 myths listed here.
Information on Mekong River cruise tour options, including those with AmaWaterways, Avalon Waerways, Pandaw Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, and Viking River Cruises
List of the 9 things I love about cruise travel. How does it compare to your list?
Cruise ship photo of a Celebrity Eclipse Royal Suite veranda. Page 16.
Map of 23 countries with Mediterranean cruise ports of call
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.