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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.
Whether it’s sailing around Norway’s fjords or taking a family-friendly cruise in Italy, Europe cruising is returning with ample options for those who craving a turn at sea.
With Europe set to reopen to Americans, rolling along the Danube, Seine, or Douro River just became a very real possibility for summer 2021.
New legislation offers significant hope, and cruise lines are already announcing plans to begin sailings in July.
The CDC’s latest guidance is forcing cruise lines to make some difficult decisions regarding their vaccination policy for passengers, including what to do about unvaccinated children.
We still don’t know if big ship cruises from U.S. ports will be able to sail this summer. Cruise lines are fed up with waiting.
Will the move entice passengers back to the high seas?
As European cruises set sail once again, the United States cruise industry may not reopen again until this fall.