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
Some of the best seasickness remedies include medication, herbs, or acupressure. Which is the best treatment for you? Page 2.
Tips for planning a 2014 Alaska, including details of large and mid-sized cruise ships cruising to Alaska
Tips on how to get a cabin upgrade on a cruise 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.
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.
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
Which Caribbean cruise destination suits you best - an eastern Caribbean cruise or a western Caribbean cruise?
What types of clothing should you take on a cruise? Is dressing up really necessary?
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.
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.
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 on when and how to find the best cruises deals
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.
Cruise travel journal of a 7-night Alaska Inside Passage cruise from Ketchikan to Juneau on the small adventure ship the Wilderness Discoverer of Un-Cruise Adventures
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
Information on tipping and service charge policies of cruise lines and cruise ships. Page 2.
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
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 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.
A Hurtigruten coastal liner cruise of the western coast of Norway between Kirkenes, which is far north near the Russian border, and Bergen, which is a charming international town, includes stops at over 30 Norwegian towns and villages and the opportunity to experience much there is to see in this beautiful country.
Pictorial tour of Copenhagen, showing things to do and see when your cruise ship is in port.
Overview of the photo tour of the Louis Cristal cabins and suites
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.
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.
Description of the free things included in the basic fare for a cruise vacation
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.
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 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.
Things to do with a day in Freeport in the Bahamas
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
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.
Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam on the Viking Spirit river vessel. Part 2 of cruise log covers the journey from Bamberg, Germany to Amsterdam. Bamberg is a marvelous old city on the Main River, and the old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Cruise ship profile and photo tour of the Louis Cristal, a mid-sized, budget-priced cruise ship that sails the eastern Mediterranean for Louis Cruises
List of the top things to do and see in Ketchikan, Alaska
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.
Tips and requirements for finding a job in the cruise industry. Page 2.
Photo gallery of the cabins and suites on the American Queen steamboat, which sails the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers of America
Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship tour and review, with information on the interiors, exteriors, dining, cabins, and bars
Overview of the dining options on the Oceania Cruises' Marina, including the Grand Dining Room, Toscana Italian restaurant, Polo Grill, Jacques French bistro, Red Ginger Asian restaurant, casual Terrace Cafe, Waves outdoor grill, Baristas coffee bar, Privee gourmet restaurant, and La Reserve wine tasting dining room
Although 19 million people will cruise this year, many other travelers avoid cruises because of one of the 10 myths listed here.
Carnival Fantasy cruise ship tour and information on the cabins, dining, interior and exterior common areas, entertainment, and itineraries
Do you like to ride trains? Many cruise shore excursions include seeing a part of your destination from a train. Here's some information on some of the best and most diverse.
Pictures from a tour of the interiors and cabins of the Carnival Liberty cruise ship
Travelers frequently asked questions for planning and booking a cruise to the Greek Isles
Photos and information on some of the 29 different Norwegian Breakaway dining options
Overview of MSC Splendida western Mediterranean cruise travel journal on a 7-day cruise from Barcelona, Tunis, Malta, Messina, Civitavecchia, Genoa, and Marseille
Maps of 23 countries with Mediterranean cruise ports of call
Celebrity Solstice profile and tour, including links to over 100 photos of the Celebrity Cruises' ship
Basic information about Carnival Cruise Lines' kids' program called Camp Carnival
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 and pictures of the Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship cabins and suites
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 the Celebrity Silhouette, including information on the new restaurants and other venues and links to dozens of pictures of the cruise ship
Things to do and see with a day at Montserrat, a 4000-foot mountain with a fascinating monastery about 30 miles from Barcelona
Three basic Alaska cruise itineraries make up the majority of Alaska cruises--Inside Passage, Gulf of Alaska, or Bering Sea.
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice AquaClass Cabin with Veranda. Page 9.
Information, pictures, and tour of the Oasis of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship from Royal Caribbean International
Overview of Douro River Cruises in Portugal and Spain, including those of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, Viking River Cruises, and AmaWaterways.
Profile and tour of the MSC Divina cruise ship, including a look at the dining venues, accommodations, interior common areas and outdoor decks.
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.
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.
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
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.
Photo gallery of the interior common areas on the American Queen steamboat. These photos demonstrate how well the riverboat decor captures the essence of traveling in the 19th century Victorian era.
Frequently asked questions and topics about St. Petersburg, Russia. Things you should know before you cruise to St. Petersburg.
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.
Thirty-six photos of the Celebrity Solstice cabins and suites
Facts and figures of the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship - size, cost, and comparison to other items. Page 5.
Touring the Normandy Beaches and D-Day sites are an interesting shore excursion tour for cruise ships porting on the northern coast of France.
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.
Profile of the Norwegian Breakaway, including information on the cabins, dining, lounges, entertainment, spa and fitness, aqua park and sports complex, 678 Ocean Place, The Waterfront, and The Haven. Profile includes links to over 100 photos of the ship.
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.
Overview of the Allure of the Seas dining options
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.
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. Page 5.
Celebrity Infinity cruise ship cabins and accommodations. Page 2.
Cruise maps of countries around the world with cruise ship ports of call.
Things to do to better your chances for having a safe cruise vacation. Tips on avoiding burglars and pickpockets when on a cruise vacation.
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Deluxe Ocean View Cabin with Veranda. Page 4.
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.
Travel journal of 7-day Alaska cruise between Juneau and Sitka on the small Alaska cruise ship the Mist Cove. The ship is owned by The Boat Company.
The miniature Iron Boy statue in Old Town Stockholm is a favorite of Stockholm residents and tourists. 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
Overview and profile of Viking River Cruises including a description of the lifestyle, passengers, cuisine, cabins, common areas, and onboard activities.
Pictures of Murano, Italy, which is the home of the famous Murano glass and glassblowing shops
Details of the oceanview, veranda, and concierge veranda cabins on the Riviera of Oceania Cruises. Page 3.
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
Overview of the Allure of the Seas cruise ship from Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines
Carnival Dream dining venues pictures and information
Photo of the sitting area in a Celebrity Solstice Deluxe Ocean View Cabin with Veranda. Page 5.
The Stockholm Ice Bar at the Nordic Sea Hotel is great fun and a perfect way to end a day visiting Stockholm.
Information and tips on how to apply for a United States passport book
Cruise photo of a Carnival Dream Cove Balcony cabin
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
Azamara Journey cruise ship tour, including links to information and pictures of the dining options, cabins, lounges, and interiors of the Azamara Club Cruises' ship
Great cruise destinations. Learn of the four basic types of cruises, best time to travel, list of cruise lines, etc.
Picture of the Allura catamaran, one of many ways to get from Grand Cayman Island to Stingray City. 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.
Photos of Half Moon Cay, Bahamas, which is a private island used by Holland America Line and Carnival Cruise Lines
Barcelona things to do and see on your Mediterranean cruise to Barcelona such as La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Barri Gotic (old town), Casa Batllo, and Montserrat.
Pictures of maps of the islands and countries bordering the Caribbean, which are useful in planning a Caribbean cruise
Description of the Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship, including an overview of the ship
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 Haven, the Norwegian Breakaway exclusive luxury area of suites, lounges, and dining
Pictures of blooming tulip fields in Noord Holland and Friesland in the Netherlands.
Information on the Norwegian Epic cabins, dining, bars, entertainment and common areas. 200 photos and images of the Norwegian Cruise Line ship.
Picture of the merge of the Solimoes River and the Rio Negro River, which join near Manaus, Brazil to form the Amazon River. Page 16.
Cruise ship photos of the Celebrity Eclipse cabins and suites
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.
Cruise travel journal from a cruise on the Columbia and Snake Rivers of the Pacific Northwest
Cruise picture of an interior cabin on the Carnival Dream cruise ship of Carnival Cruises. Page 5.
Cruising from Tahiti to the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia in the South Pacific on the cruise passenger freighter the Aranui 3.
The Viking Europe and her three river cruise ship sisters--the Viking Pride, Viking Spirit, and Viking Neptune--are identical river cruise ships that sail the rivers and canals of Europe. It is a wonderful way to tour the continent, and you only have to unpack once!
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
Carnival Fantasy cruise ship pictures of the interior of the Carnival Fantasy, including the cabins, bars and lounges, fitness center, and common areas
The Greek islands of Rhodes, Santorini, and Mykonos are perfect for getting an overview of the diversity of Greece. Page 2.
Eze is a village on the French Riviera, and a fascinating place to take a shore excursion from Nice, Cannes, or Monte Carlo.
Photo of a Celebrity Solstice Concierge Class cabin. Page 14.
Carnival Magic facts and statistics on the size, number of cabins, and names of lounges and public rooms
Photos and information on the Celebrity Solstice dining venues
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 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.
Photo tour of the cabins and suites on the Celebrity Reflection cruise ship of Celebrity Cruises
Photo of Delta Queen suite #351, a category LS suite with veranda on the American Queen steamboat
Disney is a leader in family vacations, and Disney cruise line is no exception. This article provides information on family cruising with Disney Cruises.
Profile of the Holland America Line lifestyle, passengers, ships, cabins, cuisine, and activities.
Top movies that feature cruises or ocean liners as part of the movie theme. Compare prices and purchase cruise movies on DVD or VHS.
Overview of things to do and see on the North Island of New Zealand before or after your New Zealand cruise
Cruise photo of a Carnival Dream Balcony Cabin on the Carnival Cruise Lines' cruise ship. Page 11.
Dancing school girls entertain Silversea Silver Shadow passengers as ship sails away from Nagasaki, Japan
Photo of Delta Queen suite #351, a category LS suite with veranda on the American Queen steamboat. Page 3.
Tour of an oceanview on the Maasdam cruise ship of Holland America Line. Page 2.
Pictures of the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship cabins, including interior, ocean view, family, balcony, and superior balcony
Ruby Princess profile and information, including links to dozens of photos of the Ruby Princess. Page 2.
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 a Celebrity Solstice Family Veranda Cabin. Page 10.
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!
Things to do with a day in Key West, Florida when on a Caribbean cruise
Review of a RiverBarge Excursions River Explorer Mississippi barge cruise from New Orleans to Memphis.
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
Norwegian Cruise Line calls its children's program Kid's Crew. NCL promises to make the cruise vacation special for all family members--children and adults.