Carnival has just spawned another floating tribute to whimsy and wow in the new 2,974-passenger Carnival Valor that debuted in Miami last week. A mirror image of sisters Conquest and Glory in layout, Valor wears its own special interior design.
Initial prices are indeed the lowest they've been in years, but you'll still need to figure in all the extras you can be charged once you're onboard ship.
What does it take to make a cruise with under-3s reasonably enjoyable? It's no small feat when two isn't always terribly cute.
Disney's Wonder and Magic consistently command higher rates than other family-friendly big ship peers, yet sail full week after week. Here's why.
The first cruiselines begin visiting this fall. There's no doubt that Libya is back on the tourist map. We tell you how to get there.
Heidi Sarna takes her two-year-old twins along in this in-depth look.
In Bermuda, you don't have the throngs that routinely descend on the Caribbean ports of Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Nassau and St. Thomas. But that's about to change.
Cruise ship spas are all the rage these days. A ship's spa is now as vital as its buffet line, craps table and showgirls. Cruise line execs and designers are well aware that spas are an expected amenity that needs to impress.
Well-worn routes are fine for new cruisers who haven't seen the same handful of Caribbean ports before or for those who could care less where the ship's going. But for veterans who have been there, done that; we've got other options.
It turns out that the new 2,620-passenger Queen Mary 2, which just made her grand debut in NYC a few weeks ago, is a great ship for families with children.
Cruise expert Heidi Sarna examines the new ocean liner from stem to stern.
If you happen to be a civilized teen looking to cruise solo with a friend or two, you're basically out of luck. Here are the age policies of the major lines.
We report on Holland's recommended onboard tipping policies, NCL's ship renaming and new itineraries, pre-booking spa appointments online and celebrity lectures rosters.
It's a different story these days with luxury cruises going for half the typical fare from five years ago.