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See What It Will Be Like to Travel on Seven Seas Explorer, a $10,000 per Night Cruise Ship »

The extravagant interiors of the 750-passenger ship are currently being readied for a big debut by three firms: ICRAVE, RTKL, and Tillberg Design. The design is filled with luxury materials, from mahogany and crystal to cashmere and Murano handblown glass.

Norwegian Escape vs. Anthem of the Seas »

Cruisers have two shiny new cruise ships on the East Coast to consider. Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled its biggest cruise ship yet, Norwegian Escape, which will sail from Miami come early November. Making its U.S. debut around the same, Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas arrives in Bayonne’s Cape Liberty in NJ after a stint sailing from Southampton, U.K. Both cruise ships are packed with concept restaurants, brand partnerships, innovative entertainment options and an abundance of activities that encompass running, jumping, climbing and even flying. So how do you know which is right for you?

Five travel mistakes people make, and will probably make again »

My friends have done this too, so I don’t feel so bad about this one. There’s nothing quite as disorienting as arriving at your hotel late at night and your reservation can’t be found because you booked it for the previous night.

15 Best Cruise Ship Alternative Restaurants »

–By Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor; updated by Gina Kramer, Associate Editor Eating well at a great restaurant is one of life’s finest indulgences, whether it’s leave-you-speechless haute cuisine or greasy, salty guilty pleasures. The good news for cruisers is you don’t have to leave dining choices behind on dry land when you set sail. Cruise […]

How a Travel Agent Works »

Sally Black Founder and Mom Executive Officer, vacationkids Huffington Post               When people find out what I do for a living, weird things often happen… Some will tilt their heads to one side and ask “Do Travel Agents still exist?” as if they were magically staring into the eyes […]

Your passport is good for 10 years — or is it? »

And then, at the airport, or cruise port, a strange look crosses the airline agent’s face. The next thing you know, your trip is in smoking ruins.

The Captain Is King at Sea »

When you’re on a ship at sea, the captain is always king. You might not be lucky enough to sit at his table for dinner, but remember that you are a subject of his kingdom. For smooth sailing on the seas, remember your proper etiquette, but also keep in mind a few extra rules:

Cruise: How to eat your way around the Norwegian fjords »

While the fjords are a feast for the eyes, Norway’s culinary treats are also worth savouring

7 misconceptions made by cruise virgins »

Ships are very claustrophobic

Safety Tips For Your Voyage at Sea »

Cruises are a fun and unique vacation experience, but they can also pose health risks if you aren’t careful. Remember these 7 tips to keep yourself and your travel companions safe while cruising.