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Things to Know Before You Cruise
Cruising can be a big, boisterous adventure, but just about everyone wants a little quiet time. Here's how.
No first cruise is going to be perfect. Avoid these 5 first-timer follies, and you'll be on your way to becoming a life long fan.
What's the drinking age onboard? Can I bring a wine or liquor onto the ship? Here are the cruise line's rules about booze.
Right up there with saving deck chairs, one of the most controversial cruise topics is tipping. Learn what to expect on any given ship in our comprehensive guide.
Some cruise lines are stricter than others when it comes to where you can smoke onboard. Here are the rules, line by line.
Tuxedo or shorts at dinner? Each cruise line has its own dress code. Find out what's appropriate to wear onboard.
Here are 10 things that will cost you extra onboard -- and our tips on finding discounts and savings.
Worst part of cruising? Going home! We make it more bearable with this primer on debarkation, tipping and baggage handling.
If you're willing to pay extra, you can dine at more intimate and upscale eateries onboard. Here are our favorites.
On your next cruise, create wonderful memories with activities the whole family can do together.
From onboard tandoor ovens to cooking classes in Slovenia, here's what's new in cruise cuisine.
An expert cruiser shares his knowledge of the complicated world of cruise ship tipping.
From Wi-Fi to cell service and CNN, it's easier than ever to stay connected to the outside world on a cruise.
Speak Cruise like a native. Here are the nautical terms and ship lingo you need for a first cruise.