The protected beach of Hanauma Bay offers unparalleledsnorkeling and scuba diving with spectacular marine life and coral.

Cruise Deals for the Week of Aug. 23, 2012

Get a pre-cruise hotel stay, complimentary prepaid gratuities, and other perks on cruises in Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and more.
Carnival Magic's La Cucina del Capitano.

Cruise Cuisine: Specialty Restaurants Worth the Splurge

Specialty restaurants on cruise ships are tempting alternatives to bland buffets. Don't miss these 10 great-value dining experiences on Royal Caribbean, Princess, Disney, and other cruise lines.
Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Getaway Photo Slideshow

Come aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Getaway, sister ship to the Breakaway
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The toy-sized adventure that charmed audiences in the Disney/Pixar blockbuster film "Toy Story" comes to life in the all-new stage spectacular "Toy Story - The Musical" aboard the Disney Wonder.

Cruise Shows: 7 Best Entertainment Acts at Sea

From acrobats to ice-skaters, you'll find more than traditional musicals and revues aboard these cruises from Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Disney, and Carnival.
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.
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.
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.

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.

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.