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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 Pierfrancesco Vago of MSC Cruises
Cruise Travel / Travel Industry Conversations

A Conversation with Pierfrancesco Vago of MSC Cruises

As we continue our series of special, extended conversations—interviews with the CEOs of the world’s major cruise lines, Peter Greenberg sits down with Pierfancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises…. 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…

Travel Tip: Ways Cruise Lines Are Going Green
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Eco Travel

Travel Tip: Ways Cruise Lines Are Going Green

Many of today’s cruise ships are more or less small cities, feeding thousands of people a day. They potentially have a huge environmental impact. With some ships averaging nearly 8,000… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Do Travelers Actually Feel About Cruising?
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: How Do Travelers Actually Feel About Cruising?

This year, a staggering 1.2 billion people will cross an international border. But how many of them will take a cruise? Only about 24 million—a mere fraction of that total…. Read More…

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Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Paying to Access WiFi on Cruise Ships

Let’s be honest. For most of us, we don’t change our lifestyle when we change our location. If we’re Type A in New York, we’re just as likely to be… Read More…

Travel Tip: Cruise Lines Continue to Build More Ships
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: Cruise Lines Continue to Build More Ships

There’s been a growth explosion in the cruise industry, and this can only benefit you. Right now, cruise lines are building new ships at a record pace. Every shipyard around… Read More…

Travel Tip: The New Cruise Ship Five Times Bigger Than The Titanic
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: The New Cruise Ship Five Times Bigger Than The Titanic

Just when you thought cruise ships couldn’t get any bigger, get ready for a new cruise ship that’s five times bigger than the R.M.S. Titanic. Weighing in at 227,000 tons, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Budget Travel

Travel Tip: Why You Should Create a Realistic Budget for a Cruise

Thinking of taking a cruise? There are hundreds to choose, with different locations and itineraries. If you’re like most cruise passengers, you’re also driven by rates and how much you… Read More…

Travel Tip: Cruise Ships that Stay in Port Overnight
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: Cruise Ships that Stay in Port Overnight

If you’re a regular cruise ship passenger, sooner or later, you grow tired of the typical seven-day cruise. You visit about one port a day, with barely enough time to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Cruise Lines That Are Increasing Gratuity Fees
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: Cruise Lines That Are Increasing Gratuity Fees

Just when you thought additional travel fees couldn’t get any worse, they have. Not up in the air—but out on the ocean. Starting next year, some cruise lines are bumping… Read More…

Travel Tip: Things to Know Before Going On A Cruise
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: Things to Know Before Going On A Cruise

Thinking about taking to the high seas? Here are a couple things to know before going on a cruise. A growing number of cruise passengers still want to save money… Read More…

Kate McCue: America’s First Female Cruise Ship Captain
Cruise Travel / CBS News

Kate McCue: America’s First Female Cruise Ship Captain

When the 91,000-ton Celebrity Summit set sail yesterday for a typical fall cruise through New England and Canada, what wasn’t typical was who was in command. Kate McCue is the… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Themed Cruises Incorporate Popular TV Shows
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Pop Culture Travel

Travel Tip: New Themed Cruises Incorporate Popular TV Shows

Themed cruises are a great way for super fans to celebrate their passions together. Well, now Trekkies can boldly go where no cruise ship has gone before! Star Trek: The… Read More…