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Let Cruise Critic Help You Plan Your Cruise

Whether you are taking a cruise for the very first time or are a seasoned veteran, Cruise Critic has the resources you need to plan the perfect cruise vacation. Check out our collection of feature stories -- covering everything from industry trends to cruise line policies, plus time-tested tips and advice from our editors as well as our members. Or, find inspiration with some "armchair traveling" through our cruise pictures and trip reports!
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Best for First-Time Cruisers

Best Cruises

Best for First-Time Cruisers
The best lines for every traveler to fall in love with cruising.
Best Luxury Cruise Ships
Best Lines for Solo Cruisers
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Guide to Cruise Line All-You-Can-Drink Packages

Cruise Policies and Inside Info

Guide to Cruise Line All-You-Can-Drink Packages
Pay one price, get free drinks onboard? We explore the fine print of all-inclusive beverage programs.
11 Ways to Get Booted Off a Ship
The Truth About Gratuities
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Alcoholic Drinks On Your Cruise Ship

What to Expect on a Cruise

Alcoholic Drinks On Your Cruise Ship
From cocktail prices to the drinking age, here's all you need to know about alcohol onboard.
Tipping Crewmembers on a Cruise
Boarding a Cruise Ship
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Q&A: QM2 Designer Stephen Payne

Cruise Q&A

Q&A: QM2 Designer Stephen Payne
Payne answers reader questions on QM2's design, his inspiration and if Cunard will get another liner?
Q&A: Gavin MacLeod Takes "Love Boat" Questions
Q&A: Carnival's John Heald -- Cruising's Star Blogger
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