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5 Reasons to Stay on Your Cruise Ship in Port

Plenty of travelers cruise to see as much of the world as possible, but that doesn't mean you have to scramble ashore in every single destination in order to feel like you're getting the most from your vacation.

Sometimes staying onboard while in port can help you to reset and recharge, particularly if you're sailing on a port-intensive voyage. It also means you can avoid the early-morning rush of people jostling to be the first to disembark. Nor will you have to worry about returning to your ship on time -- because you'll already be there.

10 Free Souvenirs You Can Get on a Cruise

On a limited budget but still hoping to snag a few mementos from your vacation on the high seas?

Check out our list of 10 cruise souvenirs you can find onboard most ships for the low, low price of absolutely nothing at all.

1. Cruise Cards

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Why Carnival Won't Take a Stand on Vaccines for Cruise Passengers

Several major cruise line conglomerates have said they will require vaccinations for American passengers when sailings resume, but there's one major outlier: Carnival Corporation, which owns Carnival Cruise Line and several well-known sister brands.

Cruise Line Protocols Are Working; Is the CDC Listening?

Cruise ships haven't sailed from the United States for more than a year, but voyages have been operating successfully around the world for months, prompting cruise lines and vacationers alike to question whether the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is actually paying attention.

At Seatrade, the cruise industry's annual convention, which is being held virtually this month, several cruise line executives shared their thoughts about the CDC, as well as success stories from brands that have been cruising in Asia and Europe since last summer.

10 Pieces of Cruise Advice I Don't Agree With

Whether you're new to cruise and searching for insider advice or a seasoned traveler who's more keen to offer tips than seek them out, there are some that we think have run their course.

Here, we share 10 common cruise tips that we think are sorely overrated.

1. Short cruises are best for first-timers.

10 common cruise ship mistakes first-timers make all the time | Cruise.Blog

Top 5 cruises to avoid and why

There are lots of different cruise voyages out there that you can try, but depending on your experience level or tolerance for hiccups, there are a few that should stay away from booking.

I love cruises, and there is definitely one for everyone, but there are certain kinds of cruises that are simply a bad fit for good reason.

Whether it is high expectations not meeting reality, or highly specialized sailings that do not mesh well with newer cruisers, I have a breakdown of the top cruises to avoid and why.

6 Cruise Lines With Single Cruise Cabins

So, you've decided to take a voyage by yourself. Whether it's your first solo foray or you travel alone frequently, choosing a stateroom is important.

To help you plan, we've compiled a list of cruise lines with ships that offer solo cruise cabins. Consider booking one to avoid dreaded single supplements that can cost you as much as 100 percent of your cruise fare.

Do I Need Travel Insurance for a Cruise?

Although it will likely be a long time before cruising returns to normal, several sailings have resumed for American passengers; now, more than ever, they are left wondering whether it's necessary to purchase cruise travel insurance.

What is travel insurance?

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5 Kids' Cruise Lines the Whole Family Will Love

One of the most frequent questions we receive is "What are the best cruises for kids?"

Family cruises can be a great way for you to get away with your children, but if your goal is for them to enjoy the sailing as much as you, it's important to choose a cruise line and ship with plenty to offer younger passengers.

Here are our recommendations for the best cruise lines for families, featuring everything from child-centric activities and kids clubs to family-friendly cruise cabins.

Americans Can Cruise Now: What You Should Know if You Plan to Sail Soon

This article was last updated on April 16, 2021.

In some of the biggest news for the cruise industry since lines voluntarily stopped sailing in early 2020, three major lines have opened sailings to American passengers, beginning in June 2021.

Here, we'll outline which ships are sailing, from where, the types of voyages offered and what will be required of travelers in order to cruise.

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