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12 Best Adult-Only Cruises for a Kid-Free Vacation

These adult-only cruises are the perfect marriage of grown-up luxury and child-free fun

10 Best Couples Cruises for a Romantic Vacation at Sea

It's impossible not to fall in love with these cruises that cater to couples


Have Cruises Recovered from the Pandemic?

Cruising is back, and the high seas will be busier than ever with recent changes to cruise ship COVID-19 protocols


The 8 Best Singles’ Cruises for Solo Travelers

Cruising is back! If you're craving a solo vacation at sea, the perfect stateroom, itinerary, and activities are waiting for...


20 Best All-Inclusive Cruises for Your Next Vacation

Booking an all-inclusive cruise ensures nothing but smooth sailing. Your fare will include things like meals, wine and cocktails, gratuities,...

I’ve Been on Over 145 Cruises—These Are My Favorites

You can definitely trust the cruise recommendations of a man who has taken approximately 145 sailings, had countless days at...


10 Hidden Features on Cruise Ships You Had No Idea Existed

Whether you're a seasoned salty sailor or a newbie to cruise life, chances are you don't know all the hidden...

10 Things You Won’t Be Able to Do on Cruises Anymore

The world has changed, and cruising looks a little different now. Here's what you should know before booking your next...


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What Happens to Old Cruise Ships?

Like every other work of machinery in the world, cruise ships can't run forever.


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How This Travel Writer Is Satisfying Her Wanderlust From Home

Just because we’re currently grounded, it doesn’t mean that we can’t explore the world virtually—and plan our next amazing trip.


The European Travel Experience Most People Don’t Know About

You've heard about ship cruises and river cruises, but barge cruises just might be the best way to experience Europe.

37 Best Themed Cruises You’ll Want to Book ASAP

Themed cruises combine hobbies, the high seas and hobnobbing with like-minded vacationers


14 Code Words You Never Want to Hear on Cruise Ships

Cruise ship code words like "Bravo, Bravo, Bravo" are semisecret in the industry. See how many you can remember before...


Cleanest (and Dirtiest) Cruise Ships, According to the CDC

Norovirus is the cruise-vacation souvenir no one wants to bring home—so check out this list of the safest (and not-so-safe)...


The Ultimate Cruise Packing List: Everything You Need for Your High-Seas Adventure

Cruises are your one-stop shop for an easy vacation. We're making things even easier with this ready-made cruise packing list.


11 Best Cruise Lines You’ll Want to Book Right Now

It's smooth sailing ahead when you hit the high seas on one of these top cruise lines