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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...

Pick the right cruise cabin

March 3, 2006

You're thumbing through the cruise brochure and you see about 25 different cabin categories. Heck, they all look the same to you. Alas, not all cabins are created equal. Before you sink your hard-earned cash into a closet with a porthole, learn how to be a smart cabin cruiser.

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Cruise extras — are they worth it?

February 17, 2006

Cruise lines would like you to spend more money, so they're expanding their menus of extras. Step aboard and you'll be bombarded with choices ranging artwork to wine tastings. There's some great stuff here, but beware. Are you cruisin' for a wallet bruisin'? Here's some advice.

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5 romantic cruise ships

February 3, 2006

Cruise ships are romantic, that's for sure. The combination of sea breeze and starry nights seems to send Cupid reeling -- just ask Kate Winslet and Leo DiCaprio. These days, a luxury cruise with the one you love has endless possibilities. Here are five cruise ships that go out of their way to inspire romance.

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7 tips for the best cruise deal

January 6, 2006

The Christmas presents have been put away and the last gulp of Jack Daniels is gone. There's no denying it now. It's cold. It's dark. It's January. Winter stands before you like the long, cold stare of your mother-in-law. It's time to take a cruise. But the holiday season took a toll on the bank account. What to do?

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Holland America’s ‘dam Fine Cruise

September 16, 2003

The Zuiderdam is not your typical Holland America ship. Carrying 1,848 passengers, she is bigger and bolder (in decor) than any other ship in the Holland America fleet. While the Zuiderdam is flashy throughout, she still offers many pleasing comforts synonymous with the Holland America brand. The new look and feel of the Zuiderdam were intentional, designed to attract a younger family crowd on its Caribbean itinerary and, ultimately, to the line overall. Has Holland America succeeded in this bright, bold venture to woo younger and family cruisers? As I discovered on a recent seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruise with my family, the answer is yes and no.

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What happens when a cruise line changes departing port and no flights are available?

July 31, 2001

It's hurricane season and ships often change course. So, what recourse does a traveler have when the cruise line does a switcharoo? Read on...

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