Disney Does Alaska: A Toddler's Take on Cruising

Disney's first-ever cruise to Alaska is tested out by a cruise writer's toddler. Will Disney Wonder pass the kid test? Find out what works and what doesn't.

Best Cruises for Beer Lovers

Each of these cruise lines is raising the bar with craft brews, beers on tap, and local choices that reflect the destinations on your cruise itinerary.
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.
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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.

Disney Dream: A Magical Kingdom at Sea

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
First of all, the good news: Norovirus is very rarely deadly. It's more like a rotten hangover marked by a few days of nausea and, in some people, vomiting.  The biggest risk, mostly to the eldery and infants, is dehydration. Norovirus can break out wherever people gather and mingle—schools, dorms, nursing homes—and ships with spotless cleanliness ratings can still fall victim to an outbreak.<br><br>It's also extremely common—only the cold is more prevalent. The <em>Explorer of the Seas</em> (above) set a record for the number of cases, but keep in mind that it's one of the larger ships afloat—when it was launched in 2000, it was in <em>the</em> largest class of cruise ship afloat—so there are more people cooped up and more to make queasy.

How to Avoid Getting Sick on a Cruise Ship

What can you do to avoid the norovirus? How can you tell if a ship is dirty? And should you cancel your trip if your ship had an outbreak?
Royal Caribbean's megaship Quantum of the Seas was so named because its designers wanted it to represent "a quantum leap forward."

Cool Stuff Aboard the Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean's megaship Quantum of the Seas was so named because its designers wanted it to represent "a quantum leap forward." These weird and wonderful features are their way of breaking from the traditional cruise ship mold.
An exterior shot of the Disney Cruise Ship, Magic

Disney Cruise Line: Disney Magic

Disney's original cruise ship, Disney Magic, is packed with attractions for all ages. Take a photo tour with us.
Disney Fantasy at Castaway Cay

Disney Cruise Line: Disney Fantasy

Disney's cruise ship Disney Fantasy, offers theme-park style attractions, fine dining, and entertainment for parents. Take a photo tour with us.
The Disney Dream at Sea

Disney Cruise Line: Disney Dream

The Disney Dream boasts theme-park style thrills, premier nightlife for adults, and Disney inspired family activities. Take a photo tour with us.
<p class="p1">Size: 83,000 gross tons</p>
<p class="p1">Number of Cabins: 877</p>
<p class="p1">Number of Cabins with Verandas: 362</p>
<p class="p1">Number of Passengers: 2713</p>
<p class="p1">Number of Crew: 950</p>
<p class="p1">Passenger/Crew Ratio: 2.86</p>
<p class="p1">Year Built: 1999</p>

Disney Cruise Line: Disney Wonder

Cruising on the Disney Wonder is a great escape for the whole family. Take a photo tour with us.
Passengers whoop it up onboard Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas

What to Do, What to Buy in the Top Caribbean Cruise Ports

Thinking of taking a tropical cruise? The Caribbean islands each provide slightly different versions of sun and fun, and each port offers its own variety of tours, beaches, and shopping. Here's our guide to the most important ports.
Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship the Escape

Meet Norwegian Cruise Line's Newest Ship, Escape

On November 9, the cruise industry's first "Godfather" the rapper Pitbull slammed a bottle of champagne against the ship's hull. It was an appropriately flashy send off for NCL's latest, and arguably, splashiest ship. This photo tour will show you some of the highlights of the new cruiser.
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas: A Photo Tour

An inside look at Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Anthem of the Seas.
Viking Star is a cruise ship with cozy aspirations

The Viking Star: Things We Love That Every Cruise Ship Should Have

Viking River Cruises' first oceangoing ship is upscale, to be sure, and its luxury pricing endows it with pleasant innovations that makes a cruise more pleasant.
Exploring Norway with Hurtigruten

Exploring Norway's Fjords and Northern Lights with Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten's ship journey up the western Nordic coast started as a ferry route in the 1800s and has been called the most scenic cruise in the world. So what’s it like traveling a ferry route up the coast of Norway?