How to choose the right ships and cabins, ace your shore excursions, and plan the best cruise possible.
There are so many factors that affect the success of your cruise that it’s easy to make a rookie travel mistake. Here's how to avoid them.
As the husband of the godmother of a cruise ship, I got to experience, and photograph, the inaugural sailing of Windstar Cruises’ Star Breeze.
Viking Ocean Cruise line isn’t for everyone. But it doesn’t want to be.
Last week I christened Windstar Cruises’ newest ship, the 212-passenger Star Breeze, and then hosted the inaugural voyage to Rome.
Wendy chatted with Cruise Critic readers today, sharing her best advice and insights on family cruises. Here are a few highlights from the conversation.
Contemplating a river cruise in Europe? To get the best value for your dollar, here are seven things to keep in mind.
For many river cruises, the biggest differentiating factor is usually the river itself. Cabin availability and a price tag that suits are important too.
I’m honored to serve as godmother of Windstar Cruises’ newest ship, the Star Breeze, launching May 6.
Last month my family sailed on the 4,000 passenger Norwegian Breakaway. Here are some great tips for making the most of a family cruise.
River cruises are not known for being kid-friendly. Twelve-year-old Charlie shares his advice about taking kids on a river cruise.
One of the biggest reasons to travel by ship is the views as you come into port—especially if the waterway is frozen.
European river cruises have grown so popular that often the only time you can get a cabin is low season. But is a low-season cruise worth doing?
Wondering about the easiest way to see Europe? Get expert tips on the best European river cruises.
Wendy Perrin rates the Danube, the Seine, and the Rhine in this edition of her Ask Wendy travel advice column.
Cruise-ship pools used to be tiny, boring, and pretty much all the same. Nowadays there’s a huge variety: indoor spa pools, adults-only pools, pools with outdoor movies, and more.
Cruise Critic's Carolyn Spencer Brown names two touristy spots that are still worth the visit, if you do them right—plus plenty more about her own travel experiences.
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Two ways to make the most of a cruise shore excursion in Athens.
Wendy's son Charlie offers invaluable advice for parents interested in planning a family cruise.
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