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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!
The 8 Best Cruise Ship Inside Cabins ... and 3 to Avoid

Best Cruises

The 12 Best Small Ship Cruise Lines
If you prefer yachts, expedition ships, river boats and sailing schooners -- where passenger counts top out at 300 -- here are our favorite small ships.
Best Enrichment Cruises
The 8 Best Cruise Ship Inside Cabins ... and 3 to Avoid
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10 Tips for Shipboard Stargazing

Cruise Tips and Advice

10 Ways to Beat Post-Cruise Depression
If the sudden absence of umbrella drinks and endless horizons leaves you hollow, you might have Post-Cruise Funk (PCF). There is a cure.
Score the Best Cruise Price Every Time
10 Tips for Shipboard Stargazing
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11 Ways to Get Booted Off a Ship

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Children's Programs

Cruise Pictures

The Industry's Two Newest Cruise Ships Go Head-To-Head
Do you back Breakaway all the way, or are you subject to Royal Princess? Check out how the two compare here.
Top Cruises for First-Timers
Children's Programs
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Ask the Editor: Cabins

Ask the Editor

Ask the Editor: Cruising Trivia and Terms
What the heck is a lido deck? What about a poop deck? What exactly are "sea legs?" Get your answers here.
Ask the Editor: Destinations and Itineraries
Ask the Editor: Cabins
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Celebrity Chef Todd English Brings Haute Cuisine to Cruising
Are Cruise Ships Safe?

Hurricane Season Cruising

Hurricane Season Cruising
Though the chances that your particular voyage is going to be affected by a hurricane are very slim, it is a possibility. We'll tell you what to expect.
Cruise Critic Classics: From the Desk of the Storm Meister
Are Cruise Ships Safe?
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Duty-Free Shopping

Cruise Critic Members Speak Out

Slideshow: 7 Passengers You Don't Want to Cruise With
We all know them. They cut in line, wear jeans on formal night and commit other unforgivable breaches of etiquette. They're the Onboard Evildoers.
Cruising With Kids
Duty-Free Shopping
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A Letter to Home

At the Captain's Table

Piracy Yesterday and Today
Pirates today evoke the same fears as they did in ancient times. Former ship staffer Joyce Gleeson-Adamidis has the inside scoop.
Family Ties to Cruising
A Letter to Home
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