The first new Princess ship in 5 years brings a number of enhancements to the line’s typical layout and design. But a few changes made no sense to us.
The largest cruise ship ever to homeport in New York, Norwegian Breakaway puts NCL’s “Freestyle” concept to the test.
Carnival’s newest and largest ship lays out an array of next-generation features, and delivers good value, too.
The romance and allure of the Seven Seas are alive and well aboard this five-masted sailing yacht.
The smallest ship in the Princess fleet has big ideas on where to sail.
Oceania’s Riviera is the newest upscale cruise ship in the market. It’s a splurge—does it deliver the goods?
More than your average mammoth vessel, Oasis of the Seas left us awestruck in so many ways. But is it worth the added expense?
Following a $155 million overhaul, Carnival Sunshine is marketed as a “new” ship, with a new name. But our inaugural sailing revealed a ship that was not ready for guests.
Silversea’s elegant boutique ship Silver Spirit coddled and indulged us on a memorable Mediterranean sojourn.
Holland America's modest-sized Oosterdam promises an outsized experience.
Newest of Celebrity's fab five, Reflection seduces in many ways, but a few evolutionary changes were disappointing
A good option for short, inexpensive cruises, but those who want Carnival's latest upgrades might wait until promised renovations are in place.
Our cruise on Norwegian Jade was a mixed success, but definitely not without its upsides.
Tips should be discretionary. So why do most cruise lines levy a daily surcharge for gratuities?
Why we look forward to packing our bags before every cruise.
Carnival is suffering from bad PR at the moment. Bargain-hunters are finding big savings for upcoming cruises.
Traveling Down Under is a bucket list item. Discover the top ports and cruise lines for Australia and New Zealand.
Several major cruise lines now offer optional all-you-can-drink packages. Party on?
A vacation destination of staggering beauty and diversity
As Royal Caribbean announces more liberal policies for bringing wine onboard, how do major cruise lines compare?
It's the skinny on the main dining room, a guarantee cabin, onboard credits and more.
Companies are readying plans for new vessels. With the economy gaining traction, are more new builds on the way?
A handy guide to every cruise ship's scheduled renovation, broken down by line and class.
There are distinguishing characteristics that define each of the major cruise lines. Here's how to tell them apart.
A quick-guide for the sites and activities of the Southern Caribbean region and its seaports.