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Caribbean Family Cruise Guide
The Caribbean offers more family options in ships for a family cruises than any other; but what about the ports of call?
Crime in Cruise Ports
by Paul Motter
Cruise ports have suffered in the recession as much as our own country. True cruise port crime stories.
Oasis - The Real Story
by Paul Motter
Now we are traveling as regular passengers on the first revenue cruise. Lets see how the food, entertainment and service hold up with no one but paying passengers onboard!
20 Oasis of the Seas Secrets
by Paul Motter
You already know about Oasis of the Seas, but there are a lot of little things we bet you don't know yet.
Oasis - Our First Impressions
by Paul Motter
We finally see Oasis up close, and we are more than surprised, we are in awe. Royal Caribbean delivered the promise. See all the pictures and video from our three-day journey in search of Oasis.
Buffet Bliss - Pleasure Without Gain
by Janice Wald Henderson
Is it possible to eat in a healthy manner on a cruise ship? Absolutely, if you heed the advice of our cruise culinary expert.
Cruiser's Culinary Cheat Sheet
by Janice Wald Henderson
Have you ever been stumped by a word on a cruise ship menu? Here is your cruiser's culinary cheat sheet.
Cruise Crime Act of 2009
The U.S. House of Representatives just passed the Cruise Crime Bill of 2009 making passage in the Senate the next step.
Crewing Up Oasis of the Seas
The entire Oasis crew, 2165 people, is currently joining the ship in Finland and will sail across the Atlantic long before the first guests arrive.
Happy Birthday Queen Mary 2
Today, Oct 20, is the fifth birthday of one of most important passenger vessels currently in service, the Cunard Queen Mary 2.
Cruises to Cuba Coming 2010
Two British cruises lines have Havana and Santiago, Cuba, on itineraries for cruises coming in 2010 and 2011.
Disney Cruises 2010 European Cruises
Disney Wonder will wander to Europe in 2010 for the longest season overseas yet for family-friendly Disney Cruise Lines, including Baltic itineraries.
San Diego: Our Nation's Most Inviting Port
Plenty of local attractions and the most convenient port and airlift facilities in the country make San Diego a fantastic port city to spend extra time before your next cruise.
Carnival Triumphant at Family Connections
What are most families ultimately looking for when they cruise? Time apart to enjoy some adult time while children are engaged in the youth program with their peers?
Carnival Dream Early Cruises
Carnival Dream, the newest and neatest, biggest and brightest Carnival ship ever, has a whole bevy of attractive cruises for the remainder of 2009.
Megaships to Mexico
Top Ten Reasons to Cruise on Carnival's New Megaship to Mexico - Splendor multiplies guest options on sailings from Los Angeles
Interview: Chef Matt Sigel of Hell's Kitchen
Our 2010 Cruisemates Culinary Cruise with chef Matt Sigel fresh from Hell's Kitchen will offer insight on cruise ship cuisine and behind the scenes at Hells' Kitchen. Meet Matt here.
Having a Carnival Dream
Carnival Dream is the largest Carnival cruise ship ever, and it was just delivered to Carnival from Fincantieri shipyard last week.
Buy Low Sail High
Cruise buying is a bit like stock investing, the trick is to buy when prices are low so you can still cruise when prices go higher.
Fall 2009 Trans-Atlantic Cruises
A roundup of the most interesting and best value transatlantic cruises for Fall 2009. Atlantic ports of call; Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands and Bermuda.
Don't Lose Your Cruise Cool
People have been denied boarding, put off ships and even banned from ever taking another cruise for a variety of reasons, some of which we have never heard before.
American Cruise Lines
This sophisticated U.S.-based cruise line offers rare All-American cruises from Maine to the rivers of Florida.
Oasis Show Reservations Online
Oasis is the first cruise ship where guests can make reservations for onboard shows before they even leave for their cruise.
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SS United States Needs Rescue
This U.S.-built ocean liner has held the commercial passenger Atlantic crossing speed record since 1952. Now it needs your help to stay afloat.
Silversea Cruises in Mumbai
Silversea's Silver Whisper provides a welcome zone of comfort in the most foreign of lands: Mumbai, Malaysia and Singapore.
How to Compare Cruise Ships
There's a common misconception that cruise ships operate like summer camps with Julie the cruise director herding passengers with a bullhorn.
Drop the Cuba Travel Embargo
The Cuba trade embargo has become a relic of an era before barack Obama was even born. Arthur Frommer just blogged "It's become clear that the Obama administration isn't enforcing the Cuba travel ban."
Late 2009 West Coast Mexico Cruises
Affordable to Fanciful - the upcoming California Fall and Winter 2009/10 West Coast cruise season offers bigger and better selections than ever.
Norwegian Epic, the new mega-ship from NCL coming summer 2010, presents epic potential for onboard fun.
Voyage of the Great Explorers
Expedition Cruise line Cruise West is offering the world's longest World Cruise ever, almost a year-long starting in 2010.
The Yangtze River -- Rich with History
Viking River Cruises offers an extensive array of Yangtze River cruises with add-on trips to China's top attraction; Beijing, Shanghai and the Terra Cotta Army.
Sailing Solo: Is It Boring?
Here's the short answer: Sure, you'll be bored if you want to be, but you certainly don't have to be.
How to Beat Singles Supplements
Single cruisers, don't you just hate single supplements? Well here's a few ideas to help you avoid, or at least minimize them.
Since the demise of Windjammer Barefoot Cruises a gap for sailing adventure is slowly being filled by other companies.
Silversea's Prince Albert II
This small expedition vessel offers all the luxury and charm of Silversea, but in more exotic -- and challenging -- settings.
Smooth Jazz Cruise 2009
Music cruises are a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and jazz cruises are among the most successful and popular of all.
Travel Props for 2009
More of my favorite practical travel accessories to make your adventures more convenient and comfortable.
Cruise and Stay
Combining a cruise with a land vacation can give you the best of both worlds.
Cruise Search Methods
How to get the most out of an Internet cruise search when shopping for your next cruise vacation.
Book that European Cruise Now
2009 Airfare to Europe is predicted to be below 2008 levels. Cruise bargain fares and a strong dollar mean Europe is the best value in years.
Flying for Cruises
The hassles of air travel have gotten worse in recent years; here's how to minimize them on the way to your next cruise.
Family Cruise Message Board FAQ's
Here in one concise sampling are the highlights of recently posed message board questions, and their answers, for your reference before your next family cruise.
Caribbean Cruise Lines
Various cruise lines excel in certain cruising regions; a look at the better Caribbean cruise lines.
The Cheapest Cruises
What are the lowest-priced cruises out there? And is a "cheap" cruise really worth the savings?
3-day cruises offer quick relief for people who need to get away. Need a quick getaway maybe for valentine's day?
Organizing a Group Cruise
Organizing a group cruise means price cuts and other perks, including a free cruise for the group leader.
Family Cruise Savings Tips
Third and forth passengers in the same cabin cruise free or at a discount. Family cruise savings tips.
Local cruises, ship departures from U.S. cities like Seattle and Boston, are back due to the economic slowdown. Here is a guide to finding the perfect local cruise for you.
Online Cruise Shopping mall
CruiseMates Cruise Bargains - Hot deals from the Cruise Lines & Web's best Discount Agencies