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.
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.
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 how to get a cabin upgrade on a cruise ship
Information on how to avoid seasickness, the biggest fear of cruise travelers.
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.
Which Caribbean cruise destination suits you best - an eastern Caribbean cruise or a western Caribbean cruise?
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 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.
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
Tips for planning a cruise to Alaska, including details of large and mid-sized cruise ships cruising to Alaska and their itineraries
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 and information about the Spice H2O outdoor lounge on the Norwegian Getaway cruise ship
Celebrity and Royal Caribbean Cruises use Harwich as an embarkation and debarkation port of call
Information, pictures, and tour of the Oasis of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship from Royal Caribbean International
Tips for planning a small ship cruise to Alaska in 2014, including luxury and adventure ships with less than 500 passengers
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.
Description of the free things included in the basic fare for a cruise vacation
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
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.
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.
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.
What types of clothing should you take on a cruise? Is dressing up really necessary?
Tips on when and how to find the best cruises deals
Twenty-one photos of the Celebrity Solstice interior common or public areas
Profile of Carnival Cruise Lines lifestyle, destinations, cabins, cuisine, passenger types, common areas, and more.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 on tipping and service charge policies of cruise lines and cruise ships. Page 2.
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.
Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship tour and review, with information on the interiors, exteriors, dining, cabins, and bars
Tango dancing is seen everywhere in Argentina, and the show at the Estancia Santa Susana included its own version of the tango. Page 6.
Photos of brown female lemurs and black male lemurs at Nosy Komba, Madagascar
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 and tips on how to apply for a United States passport book
Cruise ship picture of the Oasis of the Seas Trellis Bar in the Central Park neighborhood. Page 13.
Although over 20 million people will cruise this year, many other travelers avoid cruises because of one of the 10 myths listed here.
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.
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.
Picture of the exterior of the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas cruise ship. Page 24.
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.
Lemur Photo - Brown Female Lemur at Nosy Komba, Madagascar. Page 6.
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.
Celebrity Solstice profile and tour, including links to over 100 photos of the Celebrity Cruises' ship
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.
Pictorial tour of Copenhagen, showing things to do and see when your cruise ship is in port.
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.
Pictures of the creative towel animals used to decorate cruise ship cabins each evening
Things to do with a day in Freeport in the Bahamas
Photo of brown female lemur and Marvel Paull at Nosy Komba, Madagascar. Page 10.
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Deluxe Ocean View Cabin with Veranda. Page 4.
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
Information and pictures of the Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship cabins and suites
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.
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
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Concierge Class cabin. Page 14.
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Family Veranda Cabin. Page 10.
Small adventure cruise ship profile of the M/V Evolution of Quasar Expeditions, which sails the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador year-round
Oasis of the Seas picture of a superior ocean view cabin with a balcony (category D1). Page 6.
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Sky Suite. Page 15.
Facts and figures of the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship - size, cost, and comparison to other items. Page 5.
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.
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.
Tips and requirements for finding a job in the cruise industry. Page 2.
Oasis of the Seas cruise ship picture of an ocean view cabin without a balcony. Page 8.
Things to do around the pool and outdoors on the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship
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?
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.
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
Pictures of the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship cabins, including interior, ocean view, family, balcony, and superior balcony
Three basic Alaska cruise itineraries make up the majority of Alaska cruises--Inside Passage, Gulf of Alaska, or Bering Sea.
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.
Maps of 23 countries with Mediterranean cruise ports of call
Thirty-six photos of the Celebrity Solstice cabins and suites
Information on the Norwegian Epic cabins, dining, bars, entertainment and common areas. 200 photos and images of the Norwegian Cruise Line ship.
Photo of Silver Wind passenger and lemurs at Nosy Komba, Madagascar. Page 11.
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 on Mekong River cruise tour options, including those with AmaWaterways, Avalon Waerways, Pandaw Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, and Viking River Cruises
Carnival Magic facts and statistics on the size, number of cabins, and names of lounges and public rooms
Pictures and discussion of the activities on the Grand Circle Small Ship Cruises' M/S Rossia Russian Waterways river ship
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.
Photo of Iconostasis in St. Isaac's Cathedral. Page 10.
Photo of a black male lemur at Nosy Komba, Madagascar. Page 9.
Cruise photo of a Carnival Dream Oceanview Cabin. Page 9.
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 the 8 different types of cabins and suites on Riviera cruise ship of Oceania Cruises, including the inside cabins, oceanview cabins, veranda cabins, concierge veranda cabins, penthouse suites, Oceania suites, vista suites, and owner's suites
Picture of a Caribbean cruise map of the island of Antigua in the Caribbean. Page 2.
Cruise photo of a Carnival Dream Balcony Cabin on the Carnival Cruise Lines' cruise ship. Page 11.
Overview and profile of Viking River Cruises including a description of the lifestyle, passengers, cuisine, cabins, common areas, and onboard activities.
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.
Picture of a map of the Bahamas. Cruises. Page 4.
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 2.
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.
Photo of the sitting area in a Celebrity Solstice Deluxe Ocean View Cabin with Veranda. Page 5.
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 a Celebrity Solstice Sky Suite bathroom. Page 19.
Oasis of the Seas picture of an interior cabin. Page 9.
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.
Photos and information on some of the 29 different Norwegian Breakaway dining options
Overview of the photo tour of the Louis Cristal cabins and suites
Tour of the Seabourn Odyssey, which includes information on the cruise ship and links to over 80 photos of the luxury vessel.
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 the various cabin categories on the Norwegian Epic, including the spa, balcony, studio, and handicapped accessible Norwegian Epic cabins
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
Photos from the Iron Gates of the Danube River on the border between Serbia and Romania
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Sky Suite Balcony. Page 17.
Tour of the Deluxe Balcony Suites and Balcony Suites on the Scenic Crystal river ship of Scenic Tours/Scenic Cruises. Page 5.
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
Photo gallery of Ushuaia, Argentina, the city at the end of the world near Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of South America
Tour of the Celebrity Silhouette, including information on the new restaurants and other venues and links to dozens of pictures of the cruise ship
Map of Italy, one of 23 countries with Mediterranean cruise ports of call. Page 2.
Description of the Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship, including an overview of the ship
Cruise ship picture of a Carnival Dream interior cabin bathroom. Page 8.
Overview of the Allure of the Seas cruise ship from Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines
Photo of the bathroom in a Celebrity Solstice deluxe ocean view cabin with veranda and a Celebrity Solstice cabin. Page 6.
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
Oasis of the Seas picture of a family interior cabin. Page 10.
Job description of the hotel department on a cruise ship.
Cruise photo of the bathroom on the Carnival Dream cruise ship of Carnival Cruise Lines. Page 13.
Cruise photo of a Carnival Dream interior cabin. Page 6.
Cruise photo of a Carnival Dream balcony on a Standard Carnival Dream Balcony Cabin. Page 15.
Picture of an Oasis of the Seas Promenade Stateroom, which is an inside stateroom with a window that overlooks the Royal Promenade. The Promenade cabins have 194 square feet. Page 22.
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.
Picture of the Michelangelo Pieta in the Bruges, Belgium Church of Our Lady. Page 17.
Photo gallery and information on the dozen dining venues on the Celebrity Reflection cruise ship
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Sky Suite. Page 18.
Photo of a black male lemur at Nosy Komba, Madagascar. Page 7.
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Sky Suite bath. Page 20.
Picture and information on the Nieuw Amsterdam Superior Verandah Suites. Page 5.
Photo of the shower in a Celebrity Solstice cabin (interior, sunrise veranda, and deluxe ocean view veranda). Page 7.
Overview of the Queen Mary 2 (QM2)Cunard Line cruise ship - common areas, cuisine, and accommodations.
Cruise ship picture of a Carnival Dream Suite. Page 16.
Pictures of the Suez Canal
Photo of a lemur in a tree at Nosy Komba, Madagascar. Page 2.
Profile and tour of the MSC Divina cruise ship, including a look at the dining venues, accommodations, interior common areas and outdoor decks.
List of the 9 things I love about cruise travel. How does it compare to your list?
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 Oasis of the Seas pool, sports area, spa, and fitness center. Oasis of the Seas is Royal Caribbean's largest ship.
Pictures from a tour of the interiors and cabins of the Carnival Liberty cruise ship
Profile of the Princess Cruises lifestyle, passengers, ships, cabins, cuisine, and activities.
Photo of the second bedroom in a Celebrity Solstice Family Veranda Cabin. Page 13.