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Aviva Patz is deputy editor of She is a former executive editor of Psychology Today, and has written extensively for Health, Prevention, Women's Health, Men’s Health, Redbook, Self, Shape, Fitness, Cooking Light, Natural Health, Parents, American Baby, Weight Watchers, and more. Aviva graduated from Barnard College and Columbia University School of Journalism and is the lead singer of the alt-rock band The Hey Honeys. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two teenage girls.

12 Cruise Misconceptions That Seriously Need to End

A recent Mediterranean sailing with Royal Caribbean turned everything I thought about cruising on its head. Here’s what we’re still getting wrong about vacationing on the high seas.