All shore excursion Content

  • October 13, 2010 9:28 am
    Besides baking to a crisp on a free beach all day, what else is available to cruise passengers who want something that's both affordable and entertaining? Resort passes. read more
  • July 28, 2010 11:52 am
    With frequent stops to both popular and less-frequented destinations, European river cruises are perfect for travelers wanting to soak in culture and history. Find out which river best suits your desired itinerary. read more
  • June 22, 2010 12:00 am
    Snorkeling through coral reefs, exploring ancient Roman ruins, hiking on glaciers, and shopping at local outdoor markets are all part of the cruise experience. Find out what you need to know about shore excursions. read more
  • June 8, 2010 9:53 am
    Cruise are a good deal, but not if you get sucked into spending excessive amounts of money while in port. Ed Perkins shares his top tips for staying on budget. read more
  • May 25, 2010 12:00 am
    With innumerable shore excursion options, how do you choose the best ones? From adults-only to activities for the wee ones, here are some of the top options broken down by age group. 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
  • April 13, 2010 12:00 am
    From packing to tipping to embarkation day, one-time and veteran cruisers share their best advice. read more
  • March 23, 2010 12:00 am
    Private islands offer land and watersports, food, drinks, children's programs, a bit of shopping, and of course, seclusion and relaxation. Read on for a look at eight private islands, including where they are, what they offer, and what cruises will take you there. read more
  • March 22, 2010 12:00 am
    Experience British culture—without heading to Europe. Whether you're stopping by on a cruise, or spending several days, there's plenty to see and do in Bermuda. 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 22, 2010 12:00 am
    With fewer passengers and the ability to take travelers to places large ships can't get near, smaller cruise ships offer a more intimate experience. So what's the downside? 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
  • 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
  • August 11, 2009 9:50 am
    As cruise lines expand options for online reservations, cruise travelers can spend less time queuing up onboard and more time enjoying their vacations. read more
  • April 20, 2009 2:59 pm
    Whether you get them by email, see them online, or see them in the newspaper, cruise deals these days are pretty enticing. But are they for real? Ed Perkins says they are ... with some caveats. read more
  • February 26, 2009 9:22 am
    Cooking lessons, fighter jets, and drag races are just a few of the new options available to cruisers. We've got the scoop on the year's top new shore tours. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Is it better to take tours offered onboard, or should you book on your own? Our friends at CruiseCritic help you make the right call for each port-of-call. read more
  • August 5, 2008 4:10 pm
    Shore excursions in Alaska offer something for everyone: active travelers, history lovers, culture enthusiasts, and those looking for pure entertainment. Here are our favorites. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Our Cruise Editor continues her voyage on Carnival, and discovers how Jamaica has changed since she was last there. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Grand Cayman gives Caribbean cruising a bad name. Our cruise editor embraces the quiet and crazy sides of Grand Cayman at Seven Mile Beach and Margaritaville. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    If you want to save money on your port days and have more control over your shore experience, go the do-it-yourself route. You'll experience more for less. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    What is a non-gambler to do with two days in Monaco? Our cruise editor leaves the famous Monte Carlo casino behind, and explores everything else the principality has to offer. read more
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