10 Megaships That Live Up to Their Hype

The Oasis of the Seas isn't the only floating giant. Get a glimpse of Celebrity Solstice, Queen Mary 2, and 7 other megaships that deliver.

Surprise! These Ships Are Infinitely Superior, and Certainly Cheaper, Than a Standard Alaska Cruise

By Arthur Frommer

The 11 passenger ferries of the Alaska Marine Highway System, each pursuing a different itinerary among up to 35 communities starting in Bellingham, Washington, are an authentic alternative to noisy and overpriced mainstream cruises.

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Antarctica.

Cruise to Antarctica: 11 Views of the Continent

Antarctica -- hear the word, and you picture a world of ice, snow, and the plucky penguins that thrive in its extreme conditions.

Oprah Leads the Charge of Lifestyle Brands at Sea

By Pauline Frommer

A New Era in Partnerships for Cruise Lines Could Mean Different Types of Cruises

Marina at Vouliagmeni, a picturesque peninsula, situated on the eastern edge of Athens

10 Best Mediterranean Cruise Ports

From Athens to Villefranche-sur-Mer: The top 10 Mediterranean ports for casual cruisers and cultural explorers alike.

Carnival's New "Ocean Medallions" Track Every Moveā€”And Make Spending Thoughtless

By Jason Cochran

Inspired by Disney's controversial MagicBand system, the largest cruise line company in the world launches new disks that will track guests' every whim and move.

People relaxing at a park along the river, Basel

10 Best River Cruises

What's the difference between cruising on the Rhine and Rhone? Check out these 10 best river and barge cruises to find out.

Will He or Won't He? Trump Has Not Withdrawn His Threat to Forbid Travel to Cuba

By Arthur Frommer

American cruise lines are preparing to enter the Cuban market with force, but will politics quash the budding potential for new jobs, new revenue, and new explorations?

Cyclists in front of the Acropolis, Athens

World's 10 Best Historic Cruise Ports

Check out these 10 cities in Europe, Asia, and North America that are close enough to the cruise docks to warrant a day trip.

A Primer for European River Cruising

By Pauline Frommer

The rivers, the cruise lines, the types of people with whom you'll be sharing your vacation, and more.

Southeast Alaska from the stern of Cruise West's <em>Spirit of Endeavour</em>

10 Great Alaskan Small-Ship Cruises

Here are 10 of the best lines that sail in Alaska, the Canadian Inside Passage, and other parts of coastal British Columbia.

How to Complain to Cruise America

By Margaret Daly

Was your RV Rental with Cruise America not up to par? Find out how to send it your complaint.

Southeast Alaska from the stern of Cruise West's <em>Spirit of Endeavour</em>

Cruisetours of the World: Seeing the Planet by Ship

Here is a primer to both the most popular and most distinctive cruisetours in some of the world's most popular sailing regions.

How to Complain to Royal Caribbean

By Margaret Daly

If you have a cruise experience unfit for a queen or king, here's how to complain to Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

The schooner Timberwind.

Tall Ship Adventures Bring Small-Scale Pleasures

See what it's like to cruise aboard a tall ship in Maine, Canada, Alaska, and the Caribbean.

How to Complain to Carnival Cruises

By Margaret Daly

Almost nothing is worse than being trapped in a bad cruise experience. If this happens with Carnival, here's how you can report your negative feedback.

Summer cruise to Geirangerfjord on Jewel of the Seas.

Iconic Cruise Itineraries: 10 Wondrous Journeys

Ten fantastic regions that have a combination of natural beauty and cultural richness that make them perfect destinations for sea travel.

How to Contact Your Cruise Line

By Laura Brothers

Some lines are going beyond toll-free numbers — to online chats, callbacks, and even service-driven Twitter feeds and Facebook pages — to give cruisers ways to get questions answered and help when they need it. Here is the best contact information to reach out to any of the major cruise lines:

A zipline lets passengers fly nine stories about the Boardwalk neighborhood, starboard to port.

Best Cruise Ships for Kids

With so many cruises to choose from, how do you know which ship is best for your family? These 23 family-friendly cruise ships pack in ice-skating rinks, water parks, and more.

How to Pick the Best Cruise Itinerary

By Heidi Sarna

Thinking about taking a cruise, but not sure which one is right for you? Check out our handy evaluation of the most common routes — and their strengths and weaknesses:

Disney Dream: A Magical Kingdom at Sea

A cruise lover's guide to Disney mania aboard Disney Cruise Line's Disney Dream.

How to Stay Gluten-Free on Your Cruise

By Thomas Faddegon

Whether you keep a gluten-free diet because you’re allergic to wheat or for the health benefits, you’ll find that just about every cruise line has stepped up its game in order to cater to you. The extent of the accommodations varies: Some lines offer a few simple gluten-free dishes, while MSC Cruises has partnered with the Italian Celiac Association to create an extensive gluten-free menu.

Oceania's Marina: A Cruise Ship Fit for Foodies

Among all the diversions and swanky amenities, Oceania Cruises' "Marina" has the only hands-on teaching kitchen at sea.

Which cruise lines have a coed spa?

By Laura Brothers

Whether it’s your honeymoon, an anniversary, or you’re just looking for a romantic afternoon for two, you don’t want to head to the spa together … and then separate into his and her areas. We tracked down the cruise ship spas with coed hot tubs, steam rooms, and other shared experiences: