Category: Cruise

5 ways to stay safe while traveling abroad that you haven’t considered yet »

The US Government offers the free service STEP, or the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, for Americans who are traveling abroad. A free STEP enrollment means you connect with the nearest US embassy and enroll your trip with it. The embassy knows when you’ll be out of the country, which means it can contact you more easily if the area experiences any disasters, such as bad weather or civil unrest. Friends and family members can also contact you if an emergency occurs.

Live From Oceania Marina: Hits and Misses »

–By Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor Cruise Critic is currently onboard Oceania’s 1,258-passenger Marina, cruising to Central American destinations like Belize, Honduras and Mexico. The ship is one of only two custom-built ships for the upper-premium cruise line (the other four are refurbished vessels from defunct Renaissance Cruises), and we love how the ship feels like […]

Travellers over 60 share how to choose the right cruise »

One of the biggest differences between a river and an ocean cruise is the size of the ship.

Secrets the Cruise Lines Don’t Tell You »

Cruise ship spas often offer discounts for first-day and port-day treatments. Stop by the spa, or check your daily newsletters to find out about deals.

Bottoms Up! A Guide to Cruise Line All-You-Can-Drink Packages »

First it was a trend — now it’s here to stay: Mainstream cruise lines have embraced all-inclusive drinks packages.

On Your Next Cruise, How to Sleep Like a Baby »

Travel can be enjoyable, exciting, entertaining – and exhausting. A cruise is no exception, and you’ll need a good night’s sleep every night so you don’t miss any of the different activities and ports of call on the itinerary.

Top-of-the-line luxury cruise ship sales the high seas »

By Mike Kelly The Seven Seas Explorer will ply the Mediterranean until late this year, when it will begin sailing out of Miami. MONTE CARLO, Monaco — It takes a bit of nerve to brag that something of yours is the best, the richest, the biggest, or any other superlative that might come to mind. But […]

What’s Your Free Cruise Perk Really Worth? »

While the value of other deals might be higher in terms of dollars and cents, onboard credit has no strings attached. If you’re looking for a pure freebie, with the flexibility to use it however you’d like, this is a surefire pick.

10 Signs You’re Addicted to Cruising »

by Ben Souza Cruise Fever, also known as post cruise depression, affects everyone in a different way.  For some it starts the moment they head back to work yet for others it begins at disembarkation and while standing in line for customs.  Here are 10 signs that you have Cruise Fever and are addicted to […]

Cruising 101: Choosing an Ocean Cruise Line »

There are four main categories of cruise line quality increasing in cost in order of standard ones, premium ones, upscale ones and luxury ones, and in each category, there are a number of different lifestyles to be expected onboard each individual line.