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Is Cruising Right for Me?

Best Cruises for Non-Cruisers

A cruise can't make you fat, and it won't bore you to tears. Dump the excuses and discover the best cruise options for self-proclaimed non-cruisers.

Top 10 Reasons to Cruise

Cruise Critic editors and members highlight what we love most about cruising in this slideshow.

Solo Cruising Basics

From the dreaded solo supplement to sexy gentleman hosts, we tackle the topic of making solo cruising work.

Family Cruising Basics

Whether you're traveling with infants, teens or 'tweens, here's what you need to know before your next family cruise.

Best Cruises for Weddings

Thinking about tying the knot at sea? Our editor picks eight great cruise lines for onboard (and on-shore) weddings!

Honeymoons at Sea

Is there any vacation more romantic than a honeymoon? A cruise is a great choice, and most lines offer a variety of perks for couples.

Expedition Cruising Basics

Expedition cruises offer a wide spectrum of travel opportunities -- whether on a small ship, mega-yacht or river barge.

River & Canal Cruising Basics

River and canal cruises allow you explore further inland -- and keep seasickness at bay. Learn about this up-and-coming cruise style.

Are Cruise Ships Safe?

Cruise Critic readers share their stories on why ships are safe and how to protect yourself on a trip.

Best for First-Timers

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