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CM Cruise of the Century
150 CruiseMates Readers will sail together to celebrate the New Year in style aboard Celebrity Century. 12-29-06
The New NCL Emerges
With the introduction of Norwegian Pearl, Free-style Cruising comes of age on Norwegian Cruise Lines.
2007 Innovative Itineraries
Even "the same old" Caribbean has new ports. A world-wide roundup of innovative itineraries. 12-26-06
Eco-cruising in Central America
Cruise West brings passengers close to nature in Costa Rica, Panama.
Norwegian Pearl Inaugural
Pictures and video of the christening by Rosie O'Donnell of this beautiful, brand new ship from NCL.
The Seabourn Experience
Our correspondent lives discovers the difference in service and style on a 200-passenger luxury ship. 12-15-06
World Cruises 2007
The ultimate voyage, even if you've already done it all.
Best of Holiday Cruises
Chanukah, Christmas and New Years - what can people expect from "Holiday Cruising?"
Cruiser's Letters to Santa
Our cruise-loving staff expounds imaginatively on their unfettered holiday cruise desires.
Norwegian Pearl Shines
The newest ship from NCL features the first ten-pin bowling and the most lavish suites at sea.
Grand Cruising with Grandkids
Kids cruising with grandparents experience the finer things in life on Holland America.
Magic in Orlando
Have some pre- or post-cruise fun in Central Florida, especially at Holiday time.
Beat the Travel Scammers
What to do when a telemarketer says, "Congratulations, Grand Prize Winner! You've won a Free Cruise!"
A New Celebrity Century
The newly expanded and remodeled favorite will sail four and five-day cruises out of Miami. 11-22-06
Cruise Ship Rock Concerts
Rock cruises like Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Gimme Three Days" are more than music. You have to see it to believe it. 11-20-06
Travel Dynamics International
A contributed article by the president of a small and elite cruise line specializing in very unique voyages.
Cruising from Tampa Bay
This convenient Gulf Coast port has plenty of attractions for pre- or post-cruise visits.
Silversea in Egypt: Part Four
A caravan through the Egyptian desert, the worlds greatest civilization of 2000 B.C., and farewell to Silversea. 11-17-06
Silversea in Petra: Part Three
Through the Suez Canal to ancient Petra, Jordan. Sailing and seeing the world the Silversea way.
Silversea in Egypt: Part Two
From the Cairo Four Seasons to our Silversea stateroom, it's first-class all the way. 11-15-06< /div>
Silversea: More than a Cruise
The luxury cruise line's attention to detail made all the difference on our cruise to Egypt and Petra. 11-14-06
Winter Cruising 2007
Cruise bargains and unusual itineraries. Here's a look at what's new and special in cruising for winter 2007.
My Personal Favorites
Kuki gives a detailed list of his favorite ships, ports and amenities -- and why. 11-8-06
Family Cruising: New in 2007
Here's a round-up of new family facilities and promotions for 2007 for parents sailing with kids.
The Zen of Cruising
Our reader isolates three moments when the cruise experience transcends reality.
Plan Your Own Singles Cruise
It has been done before using our CruiseMates Singles message boards as a start. 11-1-06
Cruise Ship Crew Life
Behind Closed Doors. Here's an insider's report on life as a crew member. 10-30-06
The Yachts of Seabourn:
The Best Things in Small Packages. A contributed article by past president of Seabourn, Deborah Natansohn. Written Sept. 25, 2006. 10-27-06
Family Reunion Planning Part 2
Steps six through ten of our approach to planning a family reunion cruise.
Family Reunion Cruise Planning
A ten-step approach to planning a family reunion cruise; how to cover all your bases.
A Cruiser's 12-Step Plan

Take steps 10, 11 and 12 up the gangway and you're on the ship. A 12-step plan for cruisers by one of our readers.
What We Love About Cruising

We asked our most avid cruise enthusiasts what they love the most about cruising. Will the answers surprise you?
Connected at Sea for 2007
Cellphones and wireless Internet access . A line by line wrapup of recent improvements.
Travel Insurance Matters

A CruiseMates reader now realizes that travel insurance could have saved her years of aggravation.
Hawaii for Teens: What to Do
Alex gives our teens special tips on what's hot in Hawaii, including the volcano.
"Cruisine" for Kids
Hungry kids can be a handful. Fortunately, picky young eaters have plenty to choose from on family-friendly lines.
A Wealth of Information

A CruiseMates reader mistakenly receives cruise documents for his wife and another man. 10-6-06

The Luxury Lineup - Part 3

Cunard, Oceania Cruises and Windstar: honorable mention for different reasons. Includes our personal favorite. 10-2-06

The Luxury Lineup - Part 2

Seabourn, SeaDream, Silversea. Our in-depth luxury cruise lines comparison continues, including our number one pick! 9-29-06

The Luxury Lineup - Part 1

Looking for Luxury.
An comparison of two winning luxury cruise lines, Crystal Cruises and Regent Seven Seas.

Looking for Luxury
What constitutes a top-end cruise line? Gourmet cuisine, tips & drinks included, exotic ports and more. The latest in a series. 9-25-06

Budget Cruising?
Read about budget cruising, yesterday and today! An extension to our "four classes of cruising" article. 9-15-06

Premium or Mass-Market?
From Budget to Luxury, Ships come in four classes. Read about the mass market and premium lines. 9-13-06

Hosting a Singles Cruise
Cruising for free with fun-loving singles looking for fun. Sound good? Here's what it's really like... 9-22-06

Shipboard Internet Access Tips
Internet access on ships is expensive, but worth it! Tips for optimizing your online time during your onboard time.


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Rooming with a Stranger
Seasoned advice from a singles cruise pro on how to make sure your roommate isn't a lemon.

New Cruise Options for Singles
Solocruiser offers unique choices and special rates for unaccompanied cruisers. Not just for love connections.

See You Onboard, CruiseMates
Our teen host accepts a job on a cruise ship, says goodbye, and offers advice to our teen cruisemates.
Freedom's Family Fun Time
The world's biggest cruise ship has enough activities to satisfy tots to teens and the in-betweens.
Single Cruise Calendar Updated
Our complete list of singles cruises offered by the best singles cruise agencies. Updated thru 2007. 8-30-06
Group Cruise Benefits
The fact is anyone can put together a group cruise if you have enough friends who will purchase cabins.
Ships Upgrade Teen Areas
Here's a roundup of the latest and coolest enhancements for teen cruisers.
Understanding Cruise Line Ads
The Master Class on deciphering cruise prices in ads. How to really know a bargain when you see one.
JOE FARCUS - Carnival Designer
Known for the most unusual, creative, daring and outlandish cruise ship designs ever. An exclusive and thorough interview.
The Largest Spa at Sea
Is the Samsara Spa on Costa's new Concordia; and here is an inside look.
Pride of Hawaii
Norwegian Cruise Lines introduces the largest U.S.-flagged ship ever. Sumptuous suites and tropical decor abound.
21st Century Cruising!
With our seventh anniversary, staff and reader's memories and impressions on the world of cruising today. 8-14-06
Finding the Right Travel Agent
Factors to consider include price quotes, service levels, cruise expertise and should you book directly with cruise line? 8-10-06
New Passport Rules
With rules starting January 1, 2007, here's what you need to do to comply. Tips for childrens documents, too. 7-21-06
Understanding Cruise Costs
The basic components that make up a cruise fare, and what you should expect to pay. 7-17-06
Cruising Misperceptions
I'll get seasick, it's claustrophobic, all you do is eat. The truth about cruising misperceptions. 7-14-06
Cruise Menu Management
Kuki stands in as Food/Beverage Manager on NCL Dawn.
New at Disney Cruise Line
The family-oriented company has added more activities and technology for kids of all ages. 6-2-06
Top Six Lifetime Cruises
Here are Anne Campbell's picks for the world's best sea-going itineraries.
Two Ways to See Alaska: Part 1
Our correspondent reports on the highlights of an extended land tour.
"Save the Waves" Ecology
Our Cruise Director learns how a ship can process and eliminate tons of waste and garbage. 5-22-04
Cruising New England/Canada
with Kids
Here's a roundup of the most popular family attractions in port.
2007 Port Roundup
Several lines are adding new itinerary options next year.
Stay Connected at Sea
Here's a roundup of major lines' communications capabilities for guests.
Solos: Try Early Holidays
A Christmas cruise is bad for solo travelers, but the week before is great.
Tipping! Readers React
Our consumer affairs editor finds our reader's hot button with his article on tipping.
Disney for Teens
The line's special venues and activities keep teens occupied away from the littler kids.
Seeing Hawaii with Pride
NCL's Pride of America brings a patriotic ambience to inter-island cruising.
The Ins and Outs of Tipping Policies
Here's an inside look at how the major lines handle automatic gratuity collections.
Teen Cruisers' Q&A
Here are the answers to the questions most often asked by teen travelers. 4-21-05
Statendam's Superior Service
Staff training and experience shows on our writer's Holland America cruise to Asia. 4-10-06

Seven Seas Mariner: The Long Cruise Challenge
Regent's all-suite vessel keeps demanding guests satisfied on a 20-night voyage. 4-9-06

What's New for 2006?
Here are a few insights from the cruise industry's annual Seatrade conference.

Consumer Q&A:
Meal Costs, Tipping, Air Booking

Family Cruiser FAQ 2006
Here are answers to the things parents most often wonder about.

Top 10 Questions by Singles
Here are the answers to what solo cruisers want to know.
The Best Time to Cruise?
Choosing when to cruise all depends upon your priorities. 3-18-06
The Original Queen Mary
One of the best maritime museums anywhere, Queen Mary 1 in Long Beach
Summer 2006 Youth Programs
Smaller lines have special seasonal departures for families.
MSC Caters to U.S. Tastes
European line enhances Caribbean cruise experience for the North American market.
Single? Time to Mingle
Here's some advice on how to meet other solo travelers on a cruise.
Consumer Affairs Q & A
Balconies, Tipping, Juice/Water and Air Fare. Our expert answers your questions.
The Art of the Deal
Kuki sits on the other side of the blackjack table aboard Island Princess. 2-3-06
Finding Deals for 2006
2006 is already tight, but there they are if you know where to look. 1-30-06
Princess Upgrades Amenities
Top-Tier Enhancements give a homier feeling to mini-suite and higher cabins. 1-25-06
Cruise Consumer Q&A:
Misinformation, Tipping, Seasickness, Pricing Policies. Our consumer affairs editor addresses your concerns.
Southern Caribbean for Family
An island-by-island Southern Caribbean guide to the best kids' activities.
Ship Preview: Freedom of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's largest-ever vessel will be especially family-friendly.
What's New for Teens
Improved and upcoming vessels add more fun facilities.
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