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  • October 26, 2010 1:26 pm
    Copious amounts of food, constant group activities, and theme bars galore—can independent possibly travelers find vacation bliss on a cruise? Read on for need-to-know information before you make the decision to book. read more
  • July 26, 2010 12:00 am
    The latest cruise ships from lines such as Norwegian and Royal Caribbean are sure to keep the boredom at bay for your entire bunch. From shows to dining, here's what you'll find. read more
  • January 29, 2010 12:00 am
    Norwegian Cruise Line's new Norwegian Epic includes 128 studios designed for single occupancy. But are these small cabins worth the price tag? read more
  • January 26, 2010 12:00 am
    This year's crop of vessels features new amenities, new itineraries, and more. Find out what to expect from the cruise ships set to launch in 2010, and discover where all these floating vacations will take you. read more
  • January 12, 2010 12:00 am
    Will 2010 bring higher prices? The end of tipping? New destinations? More entertainment? Find out what's in store for cruises in the new year, including policy changes, revamped itineraries, refurbished ships, and new destinations. read more
  • December 22, 2009 12:00 am
    If you've ever thought you'd get seasick, bored, or not experience any culture on a cruise vacation, think again. Cruise Critic's Erica Silverstein debunks the most common excuses for avoiding a trip at sea. read more
  • November 24, 2009 12:00 am
    With the unveiling of the <em>Oasis of the Seas</em> and <em>Carnival Dream</em>, two of the largest cruise ships, it's the perfect time to brush up on the differences between cruising on large, mid-size, and small ships. Learn what size is right for you. read more
  • September 2, 2009 9:22 am
    What is it, exactly, that makes that single word so magical? "Butler." The word alone conjures notions of pampering, swanky accommodations, and service fit for royalty. read more
  • June 23, 2009 12:01 am
    A cramped stateroom has the potential be a pot built for boiling. But with plenty of space, cruising with the family will lead to precious memories, bonding experiences, and a desire to return to the seas. read more
  • April 30, 2009 9:38 am
    Is cruising really all-inclusive? Is it expensive? Are all ships alike? How can I stay in touch with those on land? Your cruising-related questions are answered here. read more
  • March 25, 2009 8:28 am
    As cruise lines compete to offer the most innovative onboard amenities, sundecks are undergoing revolutionary changes. The bottom line? Cruise lines are now designing pool areas that mirror on-land resorts. Here are the best of the best. read more
  • January 27, 2009 12:00 am
    Welcome to the best buyers' market ever. But what's to come in 2009 beyond deals, deals, and more deals? We've got the scoop. read more
  • January 13, 2009 12:00 am
    These ships have more excitement than most big cities. read more
  • December 23, 2008 12:00 am
    Free airfare, early booking discounts, and extended cancelation periods are just a few of the offers set to make Europe affordable again in the new year. Erica Silverstein has the details. read more
  • August 12, 2008 1:35 pm
    These days, for the most part, cruising has become much more of a casual vacation. Our friends at Cruise Critic help you pack what you need and skip what you don't. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Ed Perkins outlines compensation suggestions for that disastrous vacation. read more
  • August 6, 2008 10:44 am
    Anne's daughter hates cruises but has agreed to go along for the ride. Can the Deal Detective find a cruise that will satisfy everyone? read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    The folks at Royal Caribbean were busy last week. The <i>Independence of the Seas</i> took to the water for the first time, and the company announced the formation of a new French cruise line. read more
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