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Princess Cruises/Facebook

If you’re thinking about booking an Alaska cruise in 2017 and want a decent price and a good choice of ships and cabins, you ought to start planning now. The market was red hot this year, and it’s showing no signs of stopping. A celebration was recently held in Juneau in... Read More

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Illuminations Planetarium/Queen Mary 2

I just received the info packet for Star Trek: The Cruise, departing in January from Miami. The first official cruise themed after the science-fiction franchise will be hosted by William Shatner and will include a Starfleet’s Intergalactic Gala (What to wear?!). I am hardly the only geek hitting the high seas, though. The... Read More

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Holland America Line/Facebook

This week, Holland America Line said it would implement a new smoking policy, which should have non-smoking cruisers breathing a (clean) sigh of relief. The cruise line was one of the last to still allow passengers to smoke on cabin balconies. For non-smokers, here’s the issue: You pay extra for a stateroom with a... Read More

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CLIA – Cruise Lines International Association/Facebook

October is National Plan a Cruise Month, as proclaimed by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Before you let out a collective snore, here’s why you should care: There will be deals offered by CLIA member cruise lines and travel agents for remaining 2016 inventory and for next year’s cruises... Read More

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    Grease on Harmony of the Seas
    Grease on Harmony of the Seas/Royal Caribbean International

    Tired Las Vegas-style revues and cabaret shows may have been the norm on cruise ships 20 years ago, but shipboard entertainment offerings have stepped up in recent years. Now, it’s all about Broadway-esque productions and live music events. Select Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line ships put on shows you’d expect to find on... Read More

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       Coastal Kitchen/Danielle Contray
      Coastal Kitchen/Danielle Contray

      Cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean are trying to attract more Gen-X and millennial vacationers, and in doing so they sometimes come up with crazy, over-the-top ideas — think: robotic bartenders, simulated sky-diving, and shipboard amusement park rides. Some are successful, others not so much. Royal Caribbean scored a big hit... Read More

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       Carnival Cruise Line/Facebook
      Carnival Cruise Line/Facebook

      Carnival Cruise Line just signed a deal to build its two largest ships ever — twin 180,000-ton behemoths that will carry more than 5,200 passengers. To put that in perspective, a dozen ships in the line’s 25-strong fleet are less than half that size (and they were considered big for... Read More

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         Norwegian Cruise Line/Norwegian Escape
        Norwegian Cruise Line/Norwegian Escape

        Labor Day is fast approaching, and kids are either back in school or heading there soon. In the cruise world that means cruise deals for grownups are on the horizon. Come fall, cruise lines know the family market has pulled up stakes and won’t be back in any significant numbers until... Read More

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         Facebook/The Rock Boat
        Facebook/The Rock Boat

        Fifteen years ago, Atlanta-based Sixthman launched The Rock Boat, the first music festival at sea. The idea took off, and the company has gone on to organize 94 music-themed cruises featuring more than 900 bands. KISS, Kid Rock, and 311 all have their own annual cruises. Headlining next year are Pitbull and... Read More

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         flickr/R.
        flickr/R.

        While all-inclusive luxury cruise lines pour complimentary drinks, most ships charge extra for booze. And when you’re lounging under the hot Caribbean sun and spot one of those frosty piña coladas, you’re going to want to indulge. Luckily, there are ways to wet your whistle on any ship for free. Here are the three that... Read More

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         On select Disney Magic and Disney Wonder sailings, families enjoy “Freezing the Night Away with Anna, Elsa and Friends,” a family-friendly interactive deck party featuring the famous royal sisters of Arendelle and their fun-loving Nordic companions. The celebration culminates with a “Let it Go” sing-along, complete with a touch of magic courtesy of everyone’s favorite ice queen, Elsa. (Kent Phillips, photographer)
        “Freezing the Night Away with Anna, Elsa and Friends”/Disney Cruise Line/Kent Phillips

        Name brands keep popping up on cruise ships and there’s a reason: Brands excite people, which means they may inspire more people to cruise. Royal Caribbean has Starbucks for grownups and Shrek (and other DreamWorks characters) for kids, while Holland America Line attracts music fans with its floating B.B. King Blues... Read More

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         flickr/Joe Ross
        flickr/Joe Ross

        Some people would never cruise without booking a cabin with a balcony. Others would argue balconies are not worth the money. Both sides have valid points. Balcony fans like the idea of swinging open a door to let in the ocean breeze and of having their own quiet place to... Read More

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        Hertigruten MS Richard With/Kayla Becker
        Hertigruten MS Richard With/Kayla Becker

        Norway — Europe’s Land of the Midnight Sun — is a hot travel destination for adventurers looking to cross a once-in-a-lifetime trip off their bucket lists. And we can’t blame them: the majestic fjords, Northern Lights, and ancient Viking culture are enough to inspire anyone to break into “Let... Read More

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         Disney Fantasy's Remy
        Disney Fantasy’s Remy

        When you book a cruise, the fare includes food. And there is a lot of free food — in the dining room, at the buffet (both day and night), and in other venues such as the pizzeria and burger grill where you can stop as often as you wish. If you want, you... Read More

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        Travelmarvel/flickr/Roderick Eime

        You’re going on a cruise. Life is good… until you arrive at your cabin and find your ocean view is blocked by a giant orange lifeboat. Or you discover your state room comes with a late-night pulsing disco beat. Don’t let this be you. When you plan a cruise, after you decide on your... Read More