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If you talk to anyone about cruises, it usually conjures up images of the TV show The Love Boat. Many people also picture boats full of senior citizens sailing off into the sunset. And while that may exist somewhere, we’re here to report there’s a lot of cool things happening on the high seas. And we’re not alone — cruises have increased wildly in popularity in recent years.

Cruising gives you a mobile hotel to explore the world. At night while you sleep, the hotel moves so you can see someplace new each day. Having just one day in a destination means you need to carefully select what you will be able to do: shopping, sun yourself on a beach, go snorkeling or scuba diving, take in a historical or cultural tour, or a million other possibilities. Cruises are a great opportunity to explore a destination superficially and then decide if you want to come back for a longer trip another time. Here are some of our best articles about cruises.

The outdoor pool deck on a Celebrity Summit cruise

Cruising Paradise: A Celebrity Summit Review

We love to cruise. While some people say that cruising isn’t really traveling, we think there is a time and a place for it. Every year, we take a multi-generational trip during the holidays and cruising is perfect for this purpose. Everyone gets to do exactly what they want. For the first time, we chose Celebrity Cruises as we visited idyllic locations in the Southern Caribbean.

Using our cruise tips and tricks on the Celebrity Summit in Roseau, Dominica

32 Cruise Tips for a Better Voyage

Cruises are different than other kinds of travel. While there is a focus on exploring and relaxation, you’re seeing different places nearly every day. To get the most out of your cruise, we recommend doing your homework. Here are our first time cruise tips and tricks.

The Lido deck and pool on Fathom's Adonia cruise ship

Culture and Comfort Aboard Fathom’s Adonia Cruise Ship

Hanging out at the pool, watching the sunset, visiting the midnight buffet—some experiences are common to every cruise. But some trips also offer something different. And that’s certainly the case with a trip on the Adonia.

Trunk Bay Beach in St. John

Why We Cruise at Christmas

Our family is spread all over the US – we’re in Pennsylvania, my sister is in California, and my mom is in Texas – so getting everyone together for the holidays means that many of us have to get on a plane and spend a small fortune.

A sailboat taking a Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul, Turkey

Which Bosphorus Cruise to Take in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey sits astride the Bosphorus Strait. This is the meeting of two continents – Europe and Asia – and is one of the busiest shipping channels in the world. Thousands of vessels cross these waters every day. Taking a Bosphorus cruise tour is also one of the top activities for visitors in Istanbul.

The exterior facade of the Edfu Temple

Edfu Temple and Nile River Cruise

Edfu Temple is characterized by its amazing reliefs that soar into the sky and its in tact roof, which has kept some colors vibrant.

Cruise ship at Half Moon Cay Beach

Private Island Life: Half Moon Cay Excursions (and Tips!)

The ultimate guide to Half Moon Cay excursions covers activities on the private island, along with information about lunch, tips, and fun facts. There is also a Half Moon Cay map to plan your adventure. Shared by Holland America and Carnival Cruises, Half Moon Cay, Bahamas is a favorite beach stop for many people.