• AmaMagna on the Danube

    AmaWaterways Thinks Big for 2019

    AmaWaterways is making the biggest expansion in its history in 2019, with the addition of three new river cruise ships. The fleet additions include the innovative AmaMagna, which will be almost twice as wide as the average river cruise ship yet still carry just 194 …

  • Ubatuba beaches

    6 Little-Known Ports Anxious to Become Regulars on the Cruise Circuit

    Have you heard about  Ubatuba? (Yes, there is a place called Ubatuba). Where’s Guna Yala?  Or, how about Antofagasta? You’re about to hear more from these places that until now haven’t had star power. They’re pitching their charms at trade shows and investing in building cruise …

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Rock cruise photo

How Cruising with Zombies, Rockers and Jokers Become a Phenomenon

by Wallace Immen in Caribbean

Hey, your bloody face looks ultra-realistic. Thanks, I love the way that tie looks like it’s strangling you. Do you dream of cruising with thousands of zombies? It’s actually a thing, but you’ve got to act fast because  the 2018 Walker Stalker cruise is destined …

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  • Courtney Lapresi on MasterChef

    Winning quarterbacks still announce after they’ve won the Super Bowl that “I’m going to Disney World.” But these days, the typical thing winners on television reality shows do is get ready to board a cruise ship. For the winner of the latest season of Fox Broadcasting’s …

  • It wasn’t supposed to be like this. That’s the reaction I had on an opportunity to drive into the Sinai desert when Silver Spirit called on Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. I almost gave the tour from the ship a pass, after reading the description of …

  • Intercontinental hotel Hong Kong

    There’s no city skyline as iconic and fascinating as Hong Kong’s from the Kowloon side. At night, the architectural mountain range of the Central business district comes alive in neon and a fiber-optic and laser Symphony of Lights from buildings that seem to reach for the …

  • Celebrity Eclipse bar

    Celebrity Cruises has made a choice of perks a permanent part of its pricing: Go!Big, Go!Better, Go!Best, follows up on promotions Celebrity has run in the past, but this one applies on all cruises from Oct., 2015 to April, 2017. Guests in ocean-view, balcony and suites …

  • Immersion suit by Viking

    Mandatory lifeboat drill: Yum.  It’s the first activity on the program of any cruise. And  it’s probably everybody’s least favorite thing about their vacation at sea. Maybe you’ve been to the drills so many times you think you’ve memorized the script. You know that seven …

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