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Caribbean Cruise Travel- Guide to Caribbean Cruise Vacations

A travel guide to cruises in the Caribbean, including information on itineraries, ports of call, top picks, and information on charters, small ship cruises and luxury liners.
  1. Azamara Cruise Line (1)
  2. Carnival Cruise Line (9)
  3. Celebrity Cruises (7)
  4. Costa Cruises (7)
  5. Crystal Cruises (4)
  6. Cunard Line (4)
  7. Disney Cruise Line (10)
  8. Holland America Cruise Line (6)
  9. Island Windjammers Cruises (2)
  10. MSC Cruises (3)
  11. Norwegian Cruise Line (8)
  12. Oceania Cruises (2)
  13. Pearl Seas Cruises (1)
  14. Peter Deilman Cruises (3)
  15. Princess Cruise Line (6)
  16. Regent Seven Seas Cruises (5)
  17. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (6)
  18. SeaDream Yacht Club (2)
  19. Silversea Cruises (1)
  20. The Yachts of Seabourn (4)
  21. Windstar Cruises (5)

2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards - Favorite Caribbean Cruise Line
List of the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards Favorite Caribbean Cruise Line Nominees, and voting tools

Cruise the Caribbean: Planning Guide
The Caribbean is one of the world's most popular cruise destinations, but not all Caribbean cruises are created equal. Get onboard with my Caribbean Cruise Guide to plan a cruise that best fits your budget, interests, and schedule.

Choosing a Caribbean Cruise
About.com's Cruising website helps you answer a fundamental question: should I cruise to the eastern or western Caribbean?

Planning Your First Cruise
Before you book that first Caribbean cruise, let About.com cruises guide Linda Garrison take you through some basic and steps and helpful tips to ensure a happy vacation experience.

Planning a Safe Caribbean Cruise
Tips and advice on planning a safe Caribbean cruise.

Top Ten Caribbean Shore Excursions
From About.com Cruises guide, Linda Garrison, the top ten shore excursions for your Caribbean cruise.

Planning Your First Cruise - Ten Questions to Answer
Planning your first cruise can be a challenge for those who either haven't traveled much or who haven't taken an organized tour or vacation. How do you plan that first cruise? Family and friends often get together to discuss where they want to travel or vacation next. You might have heard cruise tales from and seen (or been subjected to) cruise vacation pictures taken by your family and friends, or read in magazines and the Web about how much fun (and economical) cruising can be. If you want to "take the plunge" and go on your first cruise, where do you start?

Caribbean Cruise Lines
Planning a cruise to the Caribbean? Here's how to get in touch with the cruise lines that sail to all of your favorite Caribbean destinations!

Weekend Bahamas Cruise Getaways
The Bahamas is the ideal destination for a quick cruise getaway, with cruise lines offering three- and four-night trips to Nassau. About.com Cruise guide Linda Garrison tells you all about it here.

Overview of New Cruise Ships Launched in 2011
During 2011, the cruise industry will welcome eight new cruise ships and seven newly built river vessels. These ships will roll out quickly, with the Disney Dream named in January and the other ships following quickly over the next few months. Unlike the past few years when new ships were launched almost every month, the last ship to be launched in 2011, the Celebrity Silhouette, will debut in July.

Shore Excursions - Refuse Overpriced Cruise Shore Excursions
Once your cabin is booked, you'll be receiving information about shore excursions. You'll be urged to book before sailing, because shore excursions can sell out quickly. But if you book those trips through the cruise line, your cheap cruise could take an expensive turn.

Cruise Wedding - Honeymoon Cruises
Cruising is romantic. Although many ships host events for singles to mingle and others encourage families to bring the kids, the majority of cruise ships still succeed in catering to couples.

How to Get a Cabin Upgrade on a Cruise Ship
Choosing a cabin on a cruise ship can be a complicated task. Some ships have 20 or more categories, all with different prices and locations on the ship. When discussing cabin options, one frequent question travelers often ask of their travel agent or cruise representative is, "how do I get a free upgrade on a cabin?"

Repositioning Cruises - Budget Travel Deals on Repositioning Cruises
Most people have no idea many cruise ships have to be repositioned twice a year. The result is a long trip that touches unusual ports and results in some great on board experiences. Repositioning cruises (also called "repo" cruises) are advertised, but not to the extent of conventional trips. So you'll have to hunt for a repo trip that suits your schedule and interests. Find out more about these cruises, which on a daily basis are often cheaper than their conventional cousins.

Tipping on Cruise Ships
When do you tip? How much do you tip? Whom do you tip? These questions baffle most travelers, but cruisers are particularly challenged since tips are handled differently than in hotels or restaurants.

Cruising for One Hundred Dollars a Day
Tips for booking a cheap cruise.

Cruises from Miami - Miami Cruises - Port of Miami Cruises
The Port of Miami is the world’s largest cruise port. Over a dozen cruise lines offer cruises of all types and lengths. Whether you are seeking a simple 1-Day cruise to nowhere, a 7-Day cruise of the Caribbean, or a month-long cruise to Europe, you will find one departing year-round from Miami.

Cruising With Kids - Questions to Ask
Finding a cruise for adults is difficult enough, but finding a good match in a cruise for adults and children or teens involves some research and hard work. Most cruise lines allow children on board, but not all design activities specifically for kids.

Free Things to Do on a Cruise Vacation
Cruises aren't free, but the basic fare includes room, food, and enough onboard activities to provide travelers of all ages with a memorable vacation. If cruise guests can resist the many optional onboard and ashore opportunities to spend money, a cruise is almost all-inclusive. Therefore, budgeting for a cruise vacation is easier than for a land-based vacation. If you are on a budget and stick to it, cruises are a terrific value. You just have to plan ahead.

Arabella Tall Ship Cruise
ailing the Caribbean on a tall ship like the Arabella, with the sails billowing in the wind overhead, is one of life's most pleasant experiences.

Could I Fall Overboard During My Cruise?
It's not very likely, in spite of the heavy media coverage of "man overboard" incidents. In fact, the biggest risk to your safety during a cruise is not falling over the ship's side, it's illness, particularly from the norovirus.

Am I Safe From Pirate Attacks on My Cruise Ship?
The best way to avoid having to worry about pirate attacks is to skip cruises that take you through the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, North Indian Ocean, the Malacca Straits or the South China Sea.

Day Trips to the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island Bahamas
Tips on visiting the water park and other attractions at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, even if you're not a resort guest.

New Cruise Ships in 2008
The year 2008 will be another good one for those of us who love to experience new cruise ships. Sixteen new ships -- eight large cruise ships, seven small and river ships, and one significantly refurbished expedition ship -- will be launched in 2008. Several major cruise lines, including Carnival, Celebrity, HAL, Princess, and RCI will launch new ships.

New Cruise Ships in 2007
At least 10 new cruise ships will be introduced in 2007, and the year promises to be another good one for those of us who love to cruise.

Family Cruises: Programs and Tips
More and more folk are taking to the high seas for family cruises, drawn by creative kids' programs, (nearly) all-inclusive pricing, interesting shore outings, and terrific facilities. Onboard fun just keeps increasing: new ships keep upping the ante, with water parks for instance-- great for families.

Cruise Line International Association
Trade association for the cruise industry includes some good consumer tips on its website.

Caribbean Cruise Lines
The 12 members of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association all have at least one Caribbean itinerary.

CruiseMates
The CruiseMates website includes consumer reviews of Caribbean cruises plus a wealth of other cruise-related information.

Cruise Critic
Caribbean cruise guides and reviews from an interactive community of veteran cruisers.

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