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Acapulco, Mexico, beach
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Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip. Acapulco, Mexico will no longer be a stop on Holland America Line cruises through 2018 due to security concerns. Over the past few months, there have been several drug- and gang-related... Read More

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Cozumel, Mexico, beach
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It’s easy to see why this island off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula is a frequent stop on Caribbean cruises. With white stretches of sand and turquoise water that’s optimal for snorkeling, it’s a delicious dive into the Caribbean. But beware — Cozumel has its share of tourist... Read More

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Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Edge, Magic Carpet
Celebrity Edge’s Magic Carpet

Celebrity Cruises, known for having some of the most stylish cruise ships at sea, just announced design details for their newest class of ships in almost a decade, and we knew it would push the boundaries. Celebrity is among our favorite cruise lines for lots of reasons, especially because it... Read More

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Royal Caribbean, Symphony of the Seas
Symphony of the Seas

When Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Symphony of the Seas, launches in April of 2018, it will be the largest cruise ship in the world. Just how big is it? Definitely larger than some small cities, carrying a whopping 6,780 passengers in 2,775 staterooms — that’s 28 more rooms than the... Read More

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Adventures by Disney, AmaKristina, river cruise
Adventures by Disney

Calling all Disney fans: You can now take a “Beauty and the Beast”-themed river cruise along the Rhine. Adventures by Disney announced six sailings inspired by the Disney classic for 2018 (on ships from river cruise line AmaWaterways) that will take you through France, Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands, including... Read More

Royal Caribbean, Labadee
Royal Caribbean zip lining in Labadee

If you’re thinking about booking a cruise, now is a seriously good time to do it. The months of January, February, and March (known as Wave Season) always come with great discounts and offers from cruise lines — and this year that includes a sweet deal from Royal Caribbean. The family-friendly... Read More

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Oasis of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas/ Royal Caribbean

Pools can get hectic on a cruise ship. Think about it: up to 6,000 passengers, free flowing alcohol, and no formal supervision. But this past weekend, one cruise line took steps to quell the chaos — and hopefully the risk of injury. Oasis of the Seas became the first Royal... Read More

Norwegian Escape
Norwegian Escape

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip. There seems to be no slowing down when it comes to Cuba cruises. Carnival Cruise Line is the latest mainstream line to be approved to sail to this hot new destination... Read More

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    Holland America Westerdam/Holland America Line

    Oprah Winfrey has never been to Alaska, but she plans to change that this year — on a cruise with Holland America Line. As part of a new partnership between Holland America and O, The Oprah Magazine, Winfrey is bringing her commitment to personal growth and connection through travel to... Read More

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    Spa on Viking Star
    Spa/Viking Ocean Cruises

    With 2017 comes an onslaught of new cruise ships taking to the seas. In fact, 26 vessels — ranging from small ships to ones of the mega variety — will debut in the New Year, promising new features, luxuries, and at-sea experiences. Here’s what we’re looking forward to the... Read More

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    Princess Cruises/Facebook

    Shore excursions are a major source of profit for cruise companies, which is why first-time cruisers are sometimes skeptical about booking the tours. They aren’t sure they’re getting a good deal. Princess Cruises is seeking to put everyone’s mind at ease with a new shore excursion Best Price Guarantee. Sister... Read More

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    Fathom Adonia/Facebook

    It took a half-century for a passenger ship to sail from Miami to Cuba, an event that took place last spring. But now growth may be coming fast and furious. In the past week, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd. both received permission from the Cuban government... Read More

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       Carnival Cruise Line/Facebook
      Carnival Cruise Line/Facebook

      If you’ve got that friend or family member who keeps talking about going on a cruise but can’t quite commit, a cruise line gift certificate might be the perfect holiday gift. These plastic or electronic certificates can be redeemed towards cruise fares or extras, such as spa treatments, shore excursions, or... Read More

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      Princess Cruises/Facebook

      From Australia and New Zealand to the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, cruise ships large and small are hosting big-time holiday celebrations.  We’re talking traditional meals, elaborate decorations, and extravagant Christmas trees. And, depending on the cruise line, there may be visits from Santa, carolers strolling, religious services, giant gingerbread houses... Read More

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      Taormina/flickr/gnuckx

      The romance of Taormina, a Sicilian town perched between mountain and sea, has been seducing visitors for millennia. Its popularity exploded at the start of the 20th century, and literati from Goethe and DH Lawrence to Oscar Wilde and Truman Capote have all sojourned amidst the town’s medieval buildings and bougainvillea. Cruise ships... Read More