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From private terraces to small ports and harbors, “Emerald Azzurra"—and soon “Emerald Sakara"—are the chic, at-sea experiences of your dreams.
Setting sail in 2025, Regent’s World Cruise travels to 25 countries over 150 days.
AFAR’s special cruise correspondent recently cruised from Aqaba in Jordan to Athens on the newly launched superyacht “Emerald Azzurra.”
AFAR’s special cruise correspondent reviews the recently launched 100-passenger Silver Origin, which is bringing passengers to paradise in high style.
With huge pent-up demand after the pandemic, you’d be wise to book sooner than later.
The cruise company is partnering with research organization SINTEF to craft new, zero emissions ferries to travel along Norway’s coast.
When luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises ceased operations last week, numerous future passengers still had deposits and future cruise credits tied up with the line. Can they get their money back?
From intimate polar expedition cruises to sailing the Caribbean on a clipper ship, these independent brands are changing the way we think about cruising.
AFAR and AmaWaterways took to the Dutch and Belgian waterways in celebration of a different kind of cruising, with an award-winning ship, exclusive—and active!—experiences, locally sourced cuisine, and more.
For those who have been dreaming about sailing on a yacht, maybe it’s time to finally go for it.
From November 10 to 14, solo travelers can book select Hurtigruten cruises without any single supplement fees.
Richard Branson said he didn’t like cruises. So, he developed a cruise line for people like him. Did he succeed?
With cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, Greece cruises are both more comfortable and more enriching during the fall. Here are some of our favorites.
With COVID rules and restrictions varying by country, crossing the border by boat has its own new challenges—but there are some advantages, too.
Many of Iceland’s other-worldly landscapes, charming villages, marine life, and rugged coastlines are best seen from the comfort, convenience, and unique vantage point of a cruise.
With the ability to reach small ports and harbors like Greece’s Amorgos and Italy’s Portoferraio, a program packed with immersive experiences, and just 100 guests, Emerald Cruises’ new superyacht promises enriching voyages for body, mind, and soul.
Large ocean cruise ships are banned from the city’s historic center but smaller, more environmentally friendly ships can still sail in the Venetian Lagoon.
The National Geographic Society for the first time named the Southern Ocean as the newest of Earth’s five oceans. Dive into what it means for conservation—and travelers.
When AFAR’s special cruise correspondent got back out on the open water for the first time since the start of the pandemic, things didn’t go quite as planned.
As the mainstream cruise industry gets back to business, there’s a clear message being delivered. If you want to return to what one might call “normal good times,” get a vaccine.
The Italian government this spring pledged to get cruise ships out of the Venice lagoon, but reaching that goal will take time.
After being banned from sailing in the U.S. since March 2020, the first large ocean ships have been given the green light by the CDC to start sailing again.
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