Ever wanted to dress as your favorite Star Wars character all day and night and not once feel awkward? Then this is the cruise for you.
On Sunday, 4,529 passengers aboard the Anthem of the Seas were instructed to stay in their cabins after the ship was hit with hurricane-force winds.
The recent murder of an American tourist in Grenada may be an example of how the Caribbean creates a false sense of security with visitors.
Credit: Flickr/amira_a By Matt Meltzer There are different schools of thought when it comes to cruising: some go for the ships themselves, where you can do crazy stuff like ride water slides and dangle over the water in a giant glass orb. For others, cruising is a way to experience the local culture of four or five different countries without having to worry much about logistics. Related: Best Beaches in the Caribbean Credit: Flickr/Kyle Simourd Progreso, Mexico Go with: Carnival, Princess This weekend beach getaway for people in the Yucatan capital of Merida is a flat port city with the largest wharf (at 4.3 miles) in Mexico. Beyond being the region’s busiest port, though, Progreso also offers visitors access to some of Mexico’s most pristine and undisturbed nature.
Picking the right stateroom might be the most important decision of your cruise. Modern cruise ships can have up to 2,000 staterooms for you to choose from. “This isn’t a three- to five-hour flight,” cruising expert Stewart Chiron, a.k.a., “The Cruise Guy,” tells Yahoo Travel. Don’t worry: Our experts are revealing their top tips for picking the right cruise stateroom.
A 2-year-old almost died on a Caribbean cruise after eating a necklace made with beads from a plant that is more toxic than ricin.
Young cruise ship crew members know how to unwind. I live in Vegas and I would have to go to a private party to find this kind of behavior.” Related: Kitchen Confidential: Confessions of a Cruise Ship Waiter Cruise ship vet B.D. Bruns says his days at sea were a constant party. So many cruise ship crew members — especially the younger, unmarried service staff — blow off steam the way 20-somethings away from home for the first time typically do: by partying and hooking up with each other like it’s the end of the world. Suddenly they’re on their own and they’ve never experienced freedom like that.” "I generally describe living on board as like being in a college dorm but no one has any homework,” says Lisa Niver, another cruise ship vet and founder of the travel site, We Said Go Travel.
On cruise vacations, eating is an integral part of the experience. Good cruises are measured mostly by the cuisine; that’s often the first thing cruisers are asked after a trip: “How was the food?”
This winter, why not trade snow and cold for sun and sand as you sail around the Caribbean? Pristine beaches and bustling ports await when you disembark, while the ships themselves offer thrilling water slides, cozy reading lounges, and so much more. Whatever your idea of relaxation, and whatever your budget, these winter cruises offer the best floating getaways you can find right now.
Being a cruise ship security officer is a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it! (Illustration: iStock)
Pepper the robot will start greeting and helping passengers aboard Costa cruise ships in spring 2016. (Photo: Costa Cruises)
It shows the anchor of the MV Zenith cruise ship catching in a section of coral reef off Grand Cayman island. The underwater video was shot by scuba dive instructor Scott Prodahl with Dan Foster’s Dive Cayman. When Prodahl saw the ship (operated by Spanish company Pullmantur Cruises) encroaching on the reef near the George Town port, he grabbed his camera and started filming.
There’s nothing like a cruise for a family vacation. It’s easy. No packing and unpacking. Tons of entertainment for every age. And food options guaranteed to please the pickiest of eaters.