Cruise vs. All-Inclusive Resort: Which Is the Better Deal?

By Erica Silverstein – Cruise Critic Senior Editor If you’re looking for a getaway where everything is taken care of, which vacation type — a cruise or an all-inclusive resort — is truly the better deal? The answer isn’t black and white, but we’ll break down what you get with each, so you can determine which is best for your next vacation. … Read more

The Best Travel Insurance

    Comprehensive coverage no matter where you go To find the best travel insurance, we looked at 22 of the nation’s top providers. Our mission: find providers that offer primary medical coverage, generous limits, few exclusions, and top-notch customer service. But the cost will depend on you, your trip, and who’s coming with — which is why it’s important … Read more

Best Cabin Placement on Any Cruise Ship

Aft cabins typically have some of the largest balconies on a cruise ship as there are usually just a few rooms lined up along the back of a ship giving each one more space for a bigger balcony. In particular, aft cabins located on the corners of the ship often have wraparound balconies, creating enough space for chairs, loungers and sometimes a small dining table.

Crystal Symphony Completes Her Most Dramatic Redesign Ever

One of the most awarded luxury ships in the world has a sophisticated new look, offering travelers freshly imagined choices during their global vacations. Crystal Symphony has emerged from dry dock, returning to the seas with newly designed spaces, features and amenities that luxury travelers crave. The ship’s new Open Seating dining concept ushers in new restaurants on board, while more of … Read more

Oceania Cruises Raises the Bar on Concierge Perks

Travel Pulse – by Jason Leppert PHOTO: Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. (photo by Jason Leppert) Oceania Cruises has made its Concierge Level Stateroom category more enticing with one of the best onboard privileges ever. The upscale line now offers free laundry, and the goodies don’t stop there. It has also added room service from its Grand Dining Room lunch and dinner menus to the perks … Read more

5 Best Cruise Ship Buffets

Cruise ship buffets — you either love the smorgasbord of all-you-can-eat fare and the uber-casual setting, or you hate the crowds, queues and food that’s sat out a bit too long.