Before You Sail

From finding a terrific travel agent, to getting the best price, this section covers the myriad details necessary to landing the perfect cruise.


Six special cruises feature dance pros and celebrities from the hit ABC show

How to save money on shore tours and time in port during your cruise.

Here are several advantages Cruises offer over typical vacations

Secrets to choosing a port of departure best suited to your needs and budget

The first Norwegian ship based in Miami year-round bursting with features

How to plan a cruise and conduct yourself in a manner that will enhance your onboard safety.

Kuki ruminates on cruise research, rumors and romance

The convenience factor plus plenty of local attractions make San Diego a fantastic place to start a cruise.


Doug Ward's Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships is considered the cruise industry bible

A special reader-submitted article on certified SCUBA enthusiasts using regular cruise ships for exciting and exotic dive vacations.

Carnival creates and implements a new fleetwide system to stop deck chairs hogs

Your cruise can be denied for the simplest of reasons, like forgetting which pocket you placed your passport.

What are the differences that make a luxury cruise worth the extra cost?

New "zero-tolerance policies" have created rules that you must follow or get off the ship

Viator is a new, independent cruise shore excursion provider who will meet you in port


The unique laws and agreements that cruise lines must follow to operate within the United States.

Although not unique to cruises, the Norovirus is often associated with ships but is still avoidable onboard.

European riverboat cruises, such as offered by Viking River Cruises, provide exceptional cruise experiences

Norwegian Cruise Line: Pride of America is the ONLY 7-day all-Hawaii cruise possible

The newest trend in solar safety for tropical trips is sun-protective clothing

No matter how you spell it, a cruisetour is a shipboard voyage combined with a land-based tour.

Why we recommend using a good travel agent to book every cruise

How to sneak liquor onto a cruise ship - the full story from an authoritative source

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