All onboard cruise entertainment Content

  • May 10, 2013 2:00 am
    Embrace the spirit of the Roaring Twenties with these vacation ideas. read more
  • 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
  • September 28, 2010 12:00 am
    Cruising on your own is the perfect opportunity to meet other single travelers, or just spend time relaxing on your own. However, there are several factors you need to consider before making a solo voyage. read more
  • September 13, 2010 12:00 am
    Want to entertain the kids, but also find time to enjoy your own vacation? Disney Cruises offer up entertainment for the kids, alongside tons of adults-only fun. read more
  • August 10, 2010 12:00 am
    How do you know what's going on? Is anything happening onboard during port calls? What can kids do? Cruise Critic Senior Editor Erica Silverstein explains your options during the day, night, and anytime in between. 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
  • April 27, 2010 12:00 am
    Spring and fall mean transitioning wardrobes—and repositioning ships. See several world regions on one of these sailings, at cheaper per-diem rates than "regular" cruises. read more
  • March 9, 2010 12:00 am
    Five pieces of chicken, three servings of rice, and two peach cobblers later, you might want a state-of-the-art gym on hand. Thanks to these cruises, you have the option of doing more than just laying in the sun, with gyms, yoga classes, rock walls, and more. 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
  • January 6, 2010 12:00 am
    The post-holiday, early-winter doldrums are an ideal time to start daydreaming about summer vacation. But is this also the best time to book? 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
  • December 9, 2009 11:18 am
    Whether you're planning your first cruise or are a veteran cruiser, Dan Askin shares lessons learned on his first cruise and reveals what he'd do differently next time. Read on for tips on how to make the most of your experience onshore and onboard. 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
  • November 23, 2009 12:00 am
    Too often our complaints fall on deaf ears. Ed Perkins offers tips for making yourself heard and your complaint noticed, and, most importantly, getting your problem fixed. read more
  • November 10, 2009 10:27 am
    Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year's means special food, decorations, and festivities on cruises. No matter what you're celebrating, cruise lines will make it memorable. Read on to find what each ship offers. read more
  • October 28, 2009 11:13 am
    Look no further for all you need to know about cruising with your wee-ones. From what to bring to what kid-friendly amenities to expect from each cruise line, this guide will have your family ditching the land and sailing the seas in no time. read more
  • May 10, 2010 10:18 am
    With the leaves putting on their own (free) show, why not hit the road? Read on to discover tried-and-true tips for putting together your own fall foliage getaway. 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
  • October 24, 2008 11:19 am
    As skilled as we are at finding good deals, we can't do it alone. This is your chance to share your deal-finding knowledge with all of us here at Smarter Travel. read more
  • August 5, 2008 4:10 pm
    In this guide, our Cruise Critic experts offer tips and ship picks for cruisers with children, those on a romantic getaway, and many more. 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
  • August 5, 2008 4:09 pm
    Summer is just around the corner. Find out how other SmarterTravel.com readers save money while making the most of their summer vacations. read more
  • August 5, 2008 4:09 pm
    Here's a piece of advice for anybody planning a cruise vacation: Buy as much cruise as you can possibly afford. Our 10 reasons to upgrade will show you why. 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
    New programs from five cruise lines will make onboard life more interesting in 2008. Here's what Crystal, Disney, Holland America, Princess, and Regent have planned. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    With small cabins and limited entertainment options, can Windstar truly be called a luxury line? Our Cruise editor investigates whether this little line is worth a large price tag. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    A high onboard bill can ruin the end of your cruise vacation. Here are 10 tricks you can employ to keep your final bill from coming as a shock. read more
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