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City Tours, By Water
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City Tours, By Water

Forget the tour buses. Instead, see a city from a whole new perspective in cities from Boston to Amsterdam to Paris. From canals to rivers to coastal jaunts, tour boats… Read More…

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Small Ship Cruising Experiences

While many first-time cruisers pick larger ships, sailing on smaller vessels can often give you a more intimate experience in some truly off-the-beaten path destinations.

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Experiential Shore Excursions

Cruising is no longer a passive vacation of sailing and city bus tours. Now it’s all about the up-close-and-active shore excursions.

How to Find Great Shore Excursions on Your Cruise
Cruise Travel / Budget Travel

How to Find Great Shore Excursions on Your Cruise

When taking a cruise, most people don’t spend as much time worrying about their shore excursions as they do their cruise ship. And while finding a great cruise ship is… Read More…

Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Culture / Entertainment

Cruises for Music-Lovers

These days, you can find a cruise designed for almost any interest. So why not fill your next cruise vacation with the sound of music?

Ask Peter: Driving Vacations, Alaskan Cruises and Arizona Resorts
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Ask Peter: Driving Vacations, Alaskan Cruises and Arizona Resorts

CHEAPER EUROPEAN TRAVELS Dear Peter, I am a great fan of yours and watch you constantly. My husband and I have booked free award business-class tickets to Paris March 29… Read More…

A Royal Christening, Big Savings and a Bill of Rights
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A Royal Christening, Big Savings and a Bill of Rights

December 17, 2007 I went to Southampton England for the naming ceremony of Cunard’s new Queen Victoria. What made it interesting is that it was the first time a Cunard… Read More…

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Mythical Cruising

Cruisers who want to mix education with their vacation now have even more options. Some cruise ships are recreating mythological journeys that trace the routes of ancient travelers. Here’s where… Read More…

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Cruise Ship Kids Programs

Think that cruises aren’t possible with young children? These days, cruise lines have introduced programs to keep even the fussiest toddler occupied.

Taking the Slow Boat: Freighter Trips
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Taking the Slow Boat: Freighter Trips

A 65-day cruise on aboard a cargo ship? That’s so bananas … you belong on a banana boat! OK, not all cargo ships are carrying bananas, but if you choose… Read More…

Ask Peter: Accessibility, Egypt, and Around the World
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Ask Peter: Accessibility, Egypt, and Around the World

I use a wheelchair and/or scooter. Sometimes it is difficult to go on vacation without hours of researching and then being disappointed once I arrive. -Babs T.

Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Asian Cruises

Cruise ships are not all about Caribbean beaches and swilling rum in Jamaica. In fact, cruising has gone worldwide—stopping at ports you’d never expect.

Repositioning Cruises
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Repositioning Cruises

This article was originally published in September 2007. It’s the magical month of September. The crowds are thinning, hotel prices are plummeting…and cruise ships are picking up and moving for… Read More…

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BYOB Rules for Cruises

One way to make your cruise cheaper is to bring things like drinks aboard. But on some ships, this is now forbidden. Here’s what you need to know about bringing… Read More…

Disney: The Happiest Privacy Breaches on Earth
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Disney: The Happiest Privacy Breaches on Earth

The 84-year-old Walt Disney Company has its fair share of detractors, but it also has a sizeable contingent of fervent supporters. And what do we mean by “fervent”? They’re the… Read More…

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Sober Cruises

If you like to cruise, but don’t like to booze, there are still plenty of options on the high seas that aren’t liquor-soaked. Cruises dedicated to celebrating sobriety are now… Read More…

Semesters at Sea
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Semesters at Sea

In the past couple of decades, spending a semester abroad has practically become a rite of passage for many American college students. For a young twenty-something, the simple of learning… Read More…

Resolution Cruises
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Resolution Cruises

Once a year, at the stroke of midnight, you make yourself the same solemn promise. You’re going to quit smoking/lose weight/take a course… Yet usually by the end of January,… Read More…