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Linda Garrison

Updated Articles and Resources

By Linda Garrison

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • What's New at About Cruises Created: Friday, January 02, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      See what's new in the world of cruising -- cruise news, cruise buys, cruise reviews, cruise articles, cruise pictures, and cruise tips. Bookmark this page to keep up with and quickly access all new or significantly updated material at About.com Cruises.
    • Hurricanes and Cruises - How to Improve Your Chances of Avoiding a Hurricane Created: Thursday, May 29, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • Carnival Breeze Created: Thursday, July 05, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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 o...
    • Cruise Maps Created: Sunday, November 14, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Cruise maps of countries around the world with cruise ship ports of call.
    • MSC Divina Created: Saturday, January 18, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Profile and tour of the MSC Divina cruise ship, including a look at the dining venues, accommodations, interior common areas and outdoor decks.
    • Norwegian Epic - Cruise Ship Profile and Tour Created: Monday, July 19, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Information on the Norwegian Epic cabins, dining, bars, entertainment and common areas. 200 photos and images of the Norwegian Cruise Line ship.
    • Top Myths About Cruise Ships and Cruising Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Although 19 million people will cruise this year, many other travelers avoid cruises because of one of the 10 myths listed here.
    • Norwegian Getaway - Dining and Cuisine Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Overview of the 28 dining venues on the Norwegian Getaway cruise ship
    • Grand Circle Small Ship Cruises' MS Rossia Russian River Ship Created: Sunday, July 22, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Pictures of the interior of the Grand Circle Small Ship Cruises' MS Rossia Russian river ship
    • Norwegian Getaway - The Haven Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Overview of The Haven, which is the Norwegian Getaway's "ship within a ship", featuring luxurious accommodations and exclusive dining, lounge, and pool area
    • Norwegian Getaway - Cabins Created: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Overview and introduction to the photos and information on the Norwegian Getaway cruise ships cabins and staterooms
    • Cruise Vacation Packing List Created: Sunday, December 14, 2003 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      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."
    • How to Choose the Best Cabin on a Cruise Ship Created: Sunday, June 20, 2004 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      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
    • About Cruises - Contacting Linda Garrison, the About.com Cruises Guide Created: Saturday, March 01, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Information on how to get information for planning a cruise or for contacting the About.com Cruises Guide Linda Paull Garrison.
    • Carnival Cruise Lines' Cruise Ships, Build Dates, and Itineraries Created: Friday, April 22, 2005 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      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.
    • Freeport in the Bahamas Created: Friday, July 02, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Pictures from Peterson Cay kayak and snorkel tour from the Carnival Fantasy when it was docked at Freeport in the Bahamas
    • Norwalk Viruses on Cruise Ships - Why Do People Get Sick at Sea? Created: Monday, April 03, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      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.
    • Fifteen Minutes in Swaziland - Day Trip from Maputo, Mozambique to Swaziland Created: Sunday, April 19, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Travel journal of a day trip from Maputo, Mozambique to Swaziland
    • European River Cruise Maps Created: Friday, August 07, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      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, Dou...
    • Disney Dream - Disney Cruise Line Disney Dream Created: Saturday, October 31, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Disney Cruise Line Disney Dream preview images and photos
    • Ten Questions to Answer When Planning a Cruise Created: Sunday, May 01, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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 cruis...
    • Douro River Cruises Created: Thursday, March 01, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Overview of Douro River Cruises in Portugal and Spain, including those of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, Viking River Cruises, and AmaWaterways
    • SeaDream II - SeaDream Yacht Club Cruise Ship Profile Created: Sunday, October 20, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Overview of the SeaDream II small luxury cruise ship of SeaDream Yacht Club, including the cabins, dining, interiors and onboard activities
    • Travel Dynamics International - Cruise Line Profile Created: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Cruise line profile of Travel Dynamics International, a small ship cruise line that specializes in educational cruises in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Antarctica
    • The Perfect Cruise -- How to Find, Plan and Enjoy the Perfect Cruise Vacation Created: Saturday, January 01, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Review of cruise guide book, "The Perfect Cruise" by Chris Dikmen. Mr. Dikmen's excellent guide will help those planning a cruise to find their "perfect" cruise.
    • Hurtigruten - Norwegian Coastal Voyage Cruise Travel Log Created: Sunday, October 06, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      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...
    • Preview of New AmaWaterways Ships Created: Thursday, March 14, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      AmaWaterways launched two new European river ships in 2013--the AmaVida, which sails the Douro River in Portugal, and the AmaPrima, which sails the rivers of central Europe
    • Aegean Odyssey Tour - Voyages to Antiquity Small Cruise Ship Created: Sunday, July 17, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      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
    • Singapore - Travel Journal from Three Days in Singapore Created: Saturday, May 30, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Cruise travel journal from three days spent exploring Singapore following a southeast Asia cruise on the Crystal Symphony cruise ship
    • Oslo, Norway Created: Saturday, November 22, 2003 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Overview of a day in Oslo, Norway from either a cruise of the Baltic Capitals or a before- or after-cruise extension from a Hurtigruten coastal voyage
    • Copenhagen, Denmark - Danish Delight Created: Monday, November 24, 2003 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Copenhagen, Denmark is a fascinating Scandinavian city that is often included as a port of call for cruise ships visiting the Baltic and northern Europe. Copenhagen has many things to see and do.
    • St. Petersburg, Russia - Port of Call for Baltic and Russian Waterways Cruises Created: Saturday, November 22, 2003 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      St. Petersburg, Russia is a fascinating port of call in Northern Europe for Baltic cruisers or for those on river cruises of the Russian Waterways between St. Petersburg and Moscow.

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