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A Sneak Peek at the New Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Muse
Cruise Travel

A Sneak Peek at the New Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Muse

Shipyards around the world are now operating at 100 percent capacity, building more than 56 different cruise ships of every size and pedigree. What’s the newest luxury ship to sail?… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Prepare for Your Next Cruise
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: How You Can Prepare for Your Next Cruise

If you’re planning a cruise this summer, it pays to plan and pack wisely. I’m someone who believes cruise ship balcony cabins are overrated—and almost always overpriced. Book a middle… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Cruise Destinations You Can Visit This Year
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: New Cruise Destinations You Can Visit This Year

Welcome to a boom year in new cruise ships—and cruising to new destinations. Twelve new liners will debut this year, and the newest ship, the Silversea Cruises Silver Muse, has… Read More…

Travel Tip: Changes for Air Service and Cruise Travel to Cuba
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: Changes for Air Service and Cruise Travel to Cuba

Six months ago, U.S. airlines were all jockeying for position to see who would be given permission to fly to Cuba. Many of them won the right to fly to… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: How River Cruises are Growing Around the World

What’s the fastest area of growth in the cruise industry? River cruises. To give you an idea of how fast this segment is growing, consider this: last year there were… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: New Cruise Ships Launching This Year

2017 is becoming the year of the new cruise ship. This year Seabourn Cruise Line launches their new Encore, a 600 passenger ship. Silversea Cruises launches its ultra-luxury Silver Muse… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Hotel Suites With With Their Very Own Spas
Cruise Travel / Luxe Lavs / Spa Travel

Luxe Lavs: Hotel Suites With With Their Very Own Spas

Need some rest and relaxation after the holiday hubbub? Luxe Lavs contributor Angela Fairhurst discovered four hotel suites with spa features that can help you relax within your hotel room…. Read More…

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Cruise Travel / Radio Show / Guest List

Radio Guest List—Out to Sea—December 31, 2016

This Saturday, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show celebrates the New Year “out to sea.” Peter talks to ship historian Peter Knego aboard the R.M.S. Queen Mary in Long Beach, California,… Read More…

Princess Cruises Fined $40 Million for Illegally Dumping in the Ocean
Cruise Travel / CBS News

Princess Cruises Fined $40 Million for Illegally Dumping in the Ocean

Princess Cruises will pay a 40 million dollar fine for illegally and intentionally polluting the ocean. Federal attorneys say the plea agreement is the result of the largest criminal prosecution… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: The Rules Change for Smoking on Cruise Ships

For many years, smokers who couldn’t light up in airplanes or hotels had at least one last point of refuge—cruise ships. And that freedom didn’t just apply to the passengers,… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: What Happens When Cruises are Rerouted?

When you book a cruise, you generally look at the brochures or the catalogs to study your itinerary and the various ports you’re scheduled to visit. But it doesn’t necessarily… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Prepare in Case a Hurricane Affects Your Cruise
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Hurricane Season / Travel Insurance

Travel Tip: How to Prepare in Case a Hurricane Affects Your Cruise

Thinking of taking a cruise? How much do local weather conditions and the time of year influence your decision? What should you know before booking that cruise, especially during the… Read More…

How One Cruise Ship is Navigating the Northwest Passage
Cruise Travel / CBS News

How One Cruise Ship is Navigating the Northwest Passage

In 1903, one explorer tried to navigate the difficult Northwest Passage—from Seward, Alaska all the way to the East Coast. It took him three years to do so. This week,… Read More…

A Conversation with Gianni Onorato of MSC Cruises
Cruise Travel / Travel Industry Conversations

A Conversation with Gianni Onorato of MSC Cruises

We continue our series of special, extended conversations—interviews with the CEOs of the world’s major cruise lines. This week, Peter Greenberg has a conversation with Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC… Read More…

How an 88-Year-Old Woman Made a Cruise Ship Her Home
Cruise Travel / CBS News

How an 88-Year-Old Woman Made a Cruise Ship Her Home

This year, an estimated 24 million people are expected to take a cruise. Part of the popularity of cruising is that you don’t have to unpack and pack, and cooking,… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Over-the-Top Bathrooms on Cruise Ships
Cruise Travel / Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: Over-the-Top Bathrooms on Cruise Ships

Summer is all about the ocean. Whether sitting by the beach or sailing the seas, it’s common for people to flock to the shores—or cruise ships. This month, Luxe Lavs… Read More…

Travel Tip: What the Cruise Industry Boom Means for You
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: What the Cruise Industry Boom Means for You

The cruise ship industry is exploding. Virtually every shipyard in the world is now operating at 100 percent capacity. There’s also a new record: 56 cruise ships of every size… Read More…

Travel Tip: Kitchens at Large Resorts and on Cruise Ships
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Cruise Travel / Culinary Travel

Travel Tip: Kitchens at Large Resorts and on Cruise Ships

The next time you go to a big resort or sail on a large cruise ship, you might be initially interested to hear about all the signature restaurants: Italian, French,… Read More…

A Conversation with Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio of Silversea Cruises
Cruise Travel / Travel Industry Conversations

A Conversation with Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio of Silversea Cruises

The global cruise industry is exploding. Right now, virtually every shipyard in the world is operating at capacity—more than 56 cruise ships of every size and pedigree are under construction…. Read More…