Party Cruises: 10 Weekend Getaways at Sea

Make happy hour last all weekend by booking one of these 2- or 3-night party cruises from Miami, New York City, Los Angeles, and other U.S. ports.

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.
Overwater Bungalows in Moorea, French Polynesia

Cruise Deals for the Week of May 26, 2011

Book now for cruises packed with extra value in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, French Polynesia, and canals in France.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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?
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.
The Gokstad ship in The Vikingskiphuset in Norway.

7 Time-Capsule Ships You Shouldn't Miss Visiting

Exploring, raiding, carrying precious cargo, fighting pitched battles at sea—throughout the ages, these oceangoing vessels have shaped human history.
Historic Caribbean hurricane season track map

When is Hurricane Season? A Worldwide Guide

When is hurricane season in the Caribbean, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean? Save your beach vacation with our month-by-month guide to the typhoons and cyclones of the world.
Cruisers tanning at the stern of a boat.

What We Wish They'd Told Us About Cruises Before We Went

Cruising is not a dummy-proof vacation. If you choose the wrong ship, or don't plan properly for a number of items, and you could find yourself literally at sea on your vacation.
An AmaWaterways ship passes Passau, Germany

The World's Best River Cruises—Which One Should You Choose?

Our picks for the best river cruise ships and itineraries in 12 categories
Regent Seven Seas Explorer.

Regent Seven Seas Explorer: Is this 'The Most Luxurious Cruise Ship Ever Built'?

Regent Seven Seas, which built the Explorer in 2016, made some bold claims about it being "the most luxurious" ever. Is it? Have a look and decide for yourself.
Harmony of the Seas

The World's Biggest Cruise Ship: Harmony of the Seas

Royal Caribbean's ship Harmony of the Seas began sailing in May of 2016—take a photo tour of the largest cruise ship on Earth (for now).
Viking Sea under sail

The Viking Sea: A Photo Tour

A photo tour of Viking Cruises' second oceangoing ship, the intimate Viking Sea.