cruises

By Ann Abel There’s a reason that some people turn up their noses at cruises. Cruising has connotations: convenience, sure, but also crowds, surface-skimming, rigid time tables, gluttony and sloth—and maybe dressing for formal dinners (when you’d just rather try a simple family-run restaurant in whatever port of call), cheesy casinos

By Larry Olmsted I’m not a cruise guy, but if these kinds of unique hybrid land and sea adventure offerings continue to grow in popularity, I might just have to rethink that. Yesterday leading luxury line Silversea Cruises – or “ultra-luxury” as they describe themselves – announced the rollout of

By Kay Showker So much attention has been showered on Fathom’s historic cruises to Cuba, they have overshadowed the new company’s earlier launch of alternate cruises to the Dominican Republic which better reflect the Fathom experience. Those travelers who say they want authenticity in their travels and to have an

  Interview by Everett Potter Can’t decide between Celebrity and Royal Caribbean? Thinking about the Baltic but not sure who cruises those waters best? Then do what legions of cruise-goers have done for nearly three decades and ask Douglas Ward, arguably the world’s most knowledgeable cruise writer. It would be

By Gerrie Summers The state of the Greek economy, the ensuing strikes and street demonstrations, political uncertainty, debates over whether to keep the euro or return to the drachma, as well as negative news about cruise ships in the Mediterranean, might make travelers think twice about a Greek vacation.  A

A few years ago, if you wanted to take a cruise from a U.S. port, you didn’t have a lot of choices. If you were dreaming of the Caribbean, you would book a flight to Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Port Canaveral and then set sail. If you lived west of