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Celebrity's Touches of Class
The line proves to our correspondent it's the little things that count.
12-30-05
East or West, Which Med is Best
Exploring the options of diverse cruising regions.
12-26-05
Age Restrictions, Cruise Prices and Embarkation
Our consumer affairs editor addresses your concerns.
12-26-05
Wheelchair Cruising
Modern vessels make it easy for the mobility-impaired to get around.
12-20-05
When You Can Afford the Best...
Here's how four luxury cruise lines compare. 12-15-05
Amazing But True
Some of the most famous legends in the cruise industry.
12-13-05
What's New in Family Cruising

Here's a roundup of the major lines' latest additions for kids and teens.
12-6-05

It Pays to Wait
Our reporter learns the advantages of a late-season Med cruise on Oceania's Insignia.
12-5-05
Christmas in Orlando
Enjoy a pre- or post-cruise visit to central Florida's seasonal attractions.
12-1-05
Which Dining Time is Best?
Kuki explores the various choices of ship dining. 11-29-05
Insurance, Refunds, Tipping and Documentation
Our consumer affairs editor addresses your concerns.
11-23-05
A Halloween Singles Cruise
There was romance for some and fun for most on Carnival Glory.
11-21-05
Smaller Ship Options
Here's a lineup of lesser-known lines offering unique cruise experiences.
11-18-05
Behind the Scenes: The Cruise Staff
CruiseMates' Cruise Director Kuki tries out the real thing on Carnival Liberty.
11-15-05
Packing Tactics: Wear and Recycle
A veteran cruiser shares his strategy for taking no more than you'll need.
11-9-05
Celebrity Summit Revisited
Line begins Los Angeles sailings with Millennium-class vessels.
11-4-05
Thoughts for First-Timers: Part 2
Here are more points to ponder before you book.
10-31-05
Seeing San Diego
Cruisers have plenty of land options in this popular southern California port.
10-27-05
Age Rules, Shore Trips and Weather Forecasts
Our consumer affairs editor addresses your concerns. 10-24-05
A Stop In St. Thomas
From duty-free shopping to snorkeling and exploring an island nature reserve, this port has it all. 10-17-05
Packing Tips For Real Men
Kuki discusses his personal packing tips for a cruise vacation. 10-11-05
Kickin' Back in Key West
Things to see and do in one of America's most offbeat towns. 10-8-05
At Sea with Kids Under Three
A mother of two gives high marks to the line's extensive youth programs. 10-3-05
Considering a First Cruise?
Our consumer affairs editor guides you through the selection process.
9-28-05
Cruise Costs Explained
Understanding port fees, taxes and all other add-on charges to the the basic cruise price. 9-26-05
The Appeal of Aruba
This southern Caribbean island is great for shopping and water sports. 9-23-05
First Look: Norwegian Jewel
Technology on NCL's newest ship should end long lines for Freestyle dining. 9-20-05
The Kid-Friendly Queen
Our reporter scopes out children's activities aboard Cunard's QM2.
9-16-05
RCI's Monarch
Aging, But a Good Value. Our reporter finds an experience well worth the price on short west coast sailings. 9-12-05
Hurricane Katrina
Changes, Charters and Donations. Our consumer affairs editor addresses your concerns. 9-9-05
Enchantment for Families
RCI's lengthened ship has more options for kids. 9-6-05
St. Martin or St. Maarten?
It's one island with two personalities -- and plenty for passengers to see and do. 9-1-05
Two Ways to See Alaska: Part 2
Our correspondent reports on the highlights of an extended land tour. 8-30-05
Solving Problems, Part 3
When all else fails, take things up with the line's headquarters. 8-27-05
Voyager for Teens
Our teen editor recounts his youthful adventures on this Royal Caribbean ship.
8-22-05
Gamble Like a Pro
Kuki offers advice on cruise ship gambling.
5-8-06
Wheelchair Cruising
Modern vessels make it easy for the mobility-impaired to get around. 8-16-05
Missed Ports, Shore Excursions
Our consumer affairs editor addresses your concerns.. 8-10-05
South America's West Coast
South America's West Coast Beauty, remoteness and a bit of danger. 8-8-05
Going Ashore in New England and Canada
Sightseeing recommendations for New York City, Boston, Martha's Vineyard, Halifax and more. 8-1-05
Staying Ahead of Hurricanes
Here's how to hedge your bets on Caribbean cruises in storm season. 7-27-05
Is an All-Gay Cruise for You?
Our correspondent describes Atlantis Events' full-ship gay charters. 7-21-05
The Butler's Tale
Kuki sees what life is like on the other side of the black bow tie. 7-20-05
Cooking for 2600
Learn what it takes to fix dinner for more than eight guests. 7-19-05
A Chat with Bob Dickinson
Carnival's chief keeps fine-tuning the cruise product at the world's biggest line. 7-14-05
 

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Two Ways to See Alaska: Part 1
Our correspondent reports on the highlights of an extended land tour. 7-10-05
Away from Home for the Holidays
Cruise lines offer special amenities for December/New Year's festivities. 7-7-05
Cabin Service, Port Safety and Alcohol
Our consumer affairs editor addresses readers' latest concerns. 7-5-05
Mounting Up in Mazatlan
Our intrepid reporter tries a horseback riding shore excursion. 6-30-05
Century Gets a Makeover
Celebrity's 10-year-old ship will add new cabins, features. 6-16-05
Pride of Aloha Coming of Age
NCL's U.S.-flagged ship in Hawaii has improved after its first year. 6-13-05
Exploring Camp Carnival
A mother of two gives high marks to the line's extensive youth programs. 6-6-05
A Stretch in Time...
Anne Campbell watches RCI's Enchantment of the Seas get sliced in half. 5-26-05
What is a "Guaranteed Cabin?"
Does it simply mean you won't be sleeping outside on the deck? 5-25-05
Consumer Issues: Art Auctions, IDs, Smoking
Our consumer affairs editor answers your questions. 5-23-05
The Lindblad Experience
A Galapagos cruise demonstrates one company's devotion to expedition sailings.
5-20-05
Cruise Ship Coffee
Which line serves the best? The Worst?
5-18-05
The 2006 Luxury Lineup
The six high-end cruise lines have a wealth of new ports and itineraries next year.
5-16-05
New Facilities for Kids
Major lines are adding family-friendly amenities on board and on land. 5-11-05
Know Before You Go
It's your responsibility to get the right visas, shots, etc. for a foreign cruise. 5-9-05
Freedom of the Seas
Royal Caribbean introduces a new ship.
5-6-05
Sightseeing in Seattle
This historic US city has beauty and distinction. What to see and do. 5-4-05
Solving Problems, Part 2: On Board
Kuki continues his advice on coping with cruise difficulties. 5-2-05
Singles Cruises Go Global
More organizers are adding overseas itineraries for solo travelers. 4-29-05
Q & A: Insurance, Seasickness, Money and Hurricanes
Read our advice on insurance, seasickness, on-board cash and hurricanes. 4-20-05
The Short Cruise Advantage
Here's why you shouldn't overlook the three or four-night option.
4-18-05
Summer Youth Programs 2005
Small-ship and specialty lines have seasonal activities for kids. 4-6-05
Avoiding Pre-Cruise Problems
Kuki gives some advice on booking procedures, documents and flights.
3-30-05
Cruise Trends and News
Here are the latest developments from the industry's big annual conference in Miami. 3-28-05
Teen Anticipation
Our teen editor answers common concerns from his peers as their cruise approaches. 3-25-05
MSC Goes American
The Italian line makes changes to draw U.S. cruisers to the Caribbean. 3-21-05
The Italian Caribbean
Costa's Atlantica brings a Mediterranean flavor to the islands. 3-18-05
Inside the Cabana
Kuki tries out Holland America's newest beachside amenity on Half Moon Cay.
3-14-05
Shore Trips Get Wild
Lines are luring more active cruisers with a growing selection of adventurous excursions. 3-9-05
Family Cruising Favorites
An informal poll finds readers' picks for best lines in various categories. 3-7-05
Carnival Grows Up
The new Valor has a more sophisticated ambience, but still with plenty of "fun."
3-4-05
Holland America's Westerdam
HAL's newest ship. Our ship review gets an update after a visit from our staff. 2-28-05
Q & A: Extra Charges, Itinerary Changes...
Art Sbarsky, CruiseMates Consumer Affairs Editor, answers letters and comments on key issues as requested by you. 2-21-05
Why You Should Book Early
Our consumer affairs editor says heavy reservations volume for -05 could make deals scarce later. 2-16-05
Pre- or Post-Cruise: L.A.'s Death Tour
Here's an unusual way to "kill" some time in Los Angeles... 2-14-05
Celebrity Expands Exotic Options
The line is making new kinds of special adventures available to passengers worldwide. 2-9-05
Family Cruising Issues
Here are the hottest questions (and answers) this year from our Family message boards. 2-2-05
All-Gay Charters
Here's a roundup of full-ship charters coming up in -05 for gay and lesbian cruisers. 1-17-05
Alaska Overview for 2005
28 ships will sail to Alaska from the West Coast this year. 1-17-05
Cookie-Cutter Cruising? Hardly
A Wall Street report wrongly concludes that most lines' products are all basically the same. 1-13-05
Seeing Stockholm
The Jewel of the Baltic is a great venue for pre- or post-cruise touring. 1-10-05
Teens' Post-Cruise Blues
Our teen editor offers some advice for getting over the youthful depression of disembarking. 1-5-05
Consumer Issues: Airfare, Europe
Our Consumer Affairs Editor comments on some of your recent concerns. 1-3-05

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