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Sail ‘Down Under’ with ExpertCruiser from Sydney to Auckland on Holland America’s Noordam

For the next sixteen days follow my Twitter and Instagram feed from Holland America Line’s Noordam as she sails from Sydney to Auckland. Have a question? Tweet me or post a comment below and I’ll do my best to answer as quickly...

Condé Nast Traveler readers name Seabourn “Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” For 2017

Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has been voted “Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” for 2017 by the sophisticated readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Over the past decade, the line has dominated and frequently secured the top honor in...

Silversea Cruises introduces Couture Collection for 2018

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises is introducing a new 2018 Couture Collection, an exclusive series of ocean and land adventures custom-designed for the world’s most discerning travelers. The inaugural 2018 Couture Collection is an inspired portfolio of nine pre- and post-cruise...

Bumped in the Baltic

October 23, 2006

When Rosemary and Ken Spencer booked their seven-day Baltic cruise with MSC Cruises, they considered it their "cruise of a lifetime." But two months before the cruise, their travel agent called with some shocking news: The Spencers had been bumped off the ship to make room for a charter group.

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Bugs in your luggage! 5 tips

October 16, 2006

Spiders in your toilet kit! Tarantulas in your shoes! Hundreds of little shark-toothed insects ready to crawl into your sheets. No, this isn't a Halloween story. It's something all travelers should think about and yet somehow never do: bugs in their luggage. They can make for a most unpleasant homecoming. Here's how to avoid that most unwelcome stowaway, the "lug bug."

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What’s not to like about Carnival?

October 9, 2006

When I told some of my cruising friends that I was going on a four-day Carnival cruise, they thought I was crazy. "Booze cruise," one said. "Trailer-park cruising," sniffed another. Think the "Fun Ships" are beneath you? Think again.

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Cruise blues: how to complain

October 2, 2006

You've just returned home from a disappointing cruise. Maybe the soup was cold or your hall mates were rowdy. Maybe it was something more serious. Sure, you tried to solve the problem while you were on the ship, but you didn't get anywhere. What do you do now?

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As fuel costs rise, cruise lines scramble

September 25, 2006

If you think filling up the family "truckster" at the gas pump is painful these days, imagine how cruise lines feel when a ship pulls up to the dock and takes on 3,000 metric tons of fuel. Some cruise lines are balancing the books by imposing fuel surcharges, and all are working harder at fuel conservation. Just what does this mean for the cruise traveler?

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Is cruising right for you?

September 18, 2006

Never been on a cruise before? Then you probably have some questions. Like, "Will I get seasick, gain weight, or go crazy cooped up on the ship?" And, "What do I wear, who does the laundry, and how much should I tip?" Here are answers to seven common queries from cruise newbies.

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