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 its smaller R-class sisters, just … Read more

Groups Embrace High-End Cruises

Cruises are raising the bar on their offerings for group travelers by Andrea Doyle (Pictured) Travelers can dive into the ocean’s depths with Crystal Cruises’ deep-sea submersible According to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), 24 million passengers are expected to sail this year, up from 15 million just 10 years ago. Part of this growth is thanks to the fact … Read more

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 ships are continually upping the … Read more

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.

Cruise Ship Cell Phone Roaming Charges

By Rich Tucker Vacation.com   Are you about to travel out of the US and curious which cell phone company offers the best mobile global roaming plan? I’ve done the research, and in this article I’ll share the comparison of cell phone service provider’s International roaming plans. First, I will give the basic details of the cell phone companies global roaming packages. … Read more