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Between Palma de Mallorca and Tunisia, and halfway through dinner, our blogger witnesses an act of mercy on the Mediterranean when the ms Westerdam rescues eight men in a rowboat....read more»

Westerdam in Venice, Italy (Photo: Holland America)

Our blogger is currently cruising the Mediterranean aboard Holland America's ms Westerdam. So far, her experience has been classy at times, cheesy at others. Her main question is this: Is there anyone else under 40 onboard?...read more»

Emerald Princess (Photo: Princess)

When the Costa Serena debuts on Saturday, it will be the fourth new ship to do so this month. MSC Cruises, Princess, and Royal Caribbean have also introduced new vessels this month....read more»

Cruise vacations are not the most environmentally friendly trips you can take, but the cruise lines do make efforts to lessen their environmental impact. The latest trend is switching from packets of printed cruise documents to e-tickets....read more»

Empress of the North (Photo: Majestic America Line)

The Empress of the North has run aground four times and failed several health and safety inspections since it debuted in 2002. Hopefully, its problems won't rub off on Windstar's ships, now that both cruise lines share a parent company....read more»

Photo: Holland America

Our Cruise Editor will be reporting from a Holland America ship next week. If you have questions about this cruise line, Europe cruising, or specific ports in the Mediterranean, send in your questions before she hops the pond....read more»

Photo: Crystal Cruises

If you think luxury-cruise passengers aren't adventurous, then you're out of touch with Crystal's guests. These cruisers rated their top adventurous shore excursions in the Caribbean, proving the good life hasn't made them soft....read more»

Carnival Imagination (Photo: Carnival)

Carnival plans to add the word "Carnival" to the name of these ships when they go into dry dock to receive upgrades such as the addition of children's water parks, an adults-only deck area, and updated cabins....read more»

H2O Zone on the Liberty of the Seas (Photo: Erica Silverstein)

The Liberty of the Seas is identical to the Freedom of the Seas, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. There's plenty to do on the Liberty, and having two sister ships on the same itineraries creates options within the Freedom-class experience....read more»

Celebrity Century (Photo: Celebrity Cruises)

The Celebrity Journey has become the Azamara Journey as Celebrity introduces a new deluxe cruise brand, Azamara Cruises. This new line will offer exotic itineraries to guests who identify between the premium and luxury lines....read more»

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