Oceania's Re-Inspiration of Classic Elegance
Posted August 20th, 2018
Whatever it is that inspires your passion for travel—Oceania looks forward to welcoming you on board their newly re-designed, stylish and intimate ships. As a preferred partner for Oceania, our travel experts have the inside scoop so you can experience their next chapter cruising like a VIP.
Why Fall Is the Best Time for a Mediterranean Cruise
Posted August 16th, 2018
A region of diverse cultures, natural beauty, rich history, great weather and more can't-miss sights than almost anywhere else on earth, the Mediterranean attracts millions of travelers every year and spans several must-see destinations from Italy to Israel, Croatia to Cyprus, the Amalfi Coast to the Turquoise Coast, Corsica to Sardinia and Portugal to Greece.
Top Cruise Lines for Seniors
Posted August 9th, 2018
Cruising is one of the very best ways to see the world—especially for more mature travelers. From easygoing river voyages to elegant ocean sailings to enrichment heavy expedition journeys or exciting globe-spanning World Cruises, cruises are the perfect way for seniors to visit multiple destinations while maximizing your vacation dollar.
Europe's Best Christmas Markets
Posted August 2nd, 2018
From the first Sunday in Advent through Christmas Eve all across Europe, magical Christmas Markets spring up along the Danube and Rhine rivers allowing you to celebrate in authentic style where many Christmas traditions were first created.
Selecting the Right Stateroom
Posted July 24th, 2018
With dozens of cruise lines, a multitude of ships and so many staterooms to choose from, it can be difficult for cruisers to figure out the perfect cabin to choose. Whether you're looking for an all-inclusive luxurious suite, an ocean-view balcony, a family-friendly stateroom or options for traveling solo, we can help you find a cruise cabin that meets your budget and still goes beyond your expectations.
Playlist: Travel Tunes
Posted July 17th, 2018
Looking for the perfect playlist to satisfy that wanderlust? Our collection of travel-themed tunes will inspire you see the world and provide the perfect soundtrack for seeing places far, far away.
Insider Focus: The Incomparable AmaMagna
Posted July 12th, 2018
Exploring Europe by river is one of the hottest trends in travel, but the newest destination on the Danube isn't a port at all — it's an extraordinary new ship — the gorgeous new AmaMagna.
At almost twice the width of traditional European river cruise ships, AmaMagna will romance you as you sail the Danube in style enjoying world-class service, 5-star dining, the finest amenities and truly authentic experiences both on board and on shore.
Video: Silversea Expeditions
Posted July 5th, 2018
For those who yearn to explore the new and unknown, Silversea Expeditions can transport you to the furthermost boundaries of the planet. Discover the natural world as never before. Experience destinations untouched by tourism. Visit stunningly beautiful shores. Travel to the ends of the earth in elegance.
Simple Tips for Planning a Group Cruise
Posted June 29th, 2018
Cruises are an ideal vacation for large groups because everyone is together in one place but each person can still do their own thing easily. Cruises appeal to travelers of all ages, they offer a wide array of activities and options, and they allow people with varying budgets and various expectations to travel together.
The Best Mediterranean Cruise Ports: East vs. West
Posted June 21st, 2018
Ancient ruins. Pristine beaches. Vibrant culture. Stunning landscapes. Great wine. Mouth watering cuisine. If you could only pick one of these delights, which would it be? Luckily for cruisers, this is a decision you don’t have to make when you cruise the Mediterranean.
Top 6 Cruise Lines With the Best Food
Posted June 13th, 2018
Claiming to serve the best food on the sea might seem like a bold proclamation, however, these six cruise lines are consistently part of the “best cruise cuisine” conversation.
Whether it's famous Chefs inspiring the menus, locally sourced ingredients or unique dishes and dining experiences onboard, these foodie-friendly cruise line aims to offer unique memories and experiences you can’t get anywhere else.
Your Perfect Summer Soundtrack
Posted June 6th, 2018
Whether it's a laid back beach getaway, a luxury cruise or a long road trip, summer vacation just isn't as good without the perfect playlist!
Video: Oceania Cruises
Posted May 30th, 2018
Filled with a spectacular array of diverse and exotic destinations, your world awaits your discovery. There is simply no better way to explore it than aboard the elegant ships of Oceania Cruises.
5 Best Cruise Ports in the Caribbean
Posted May 22nd, 2018
The Caribbean is considered one of the best vacation destinations in the world and is a popular cruise itinerary, but with dozens of options and hundreds of ports to choose from, planning the perfect Caribbean cruise is no vacation—that’s where we come in.
The ABC's of Luxury Cruising
Posted May 10th, 2018
Every day, more people discover the inclusive pleasures and incredible value of a luxury cruise. An ideal adventure for all age groups or activity level, luxury cruises are an elegant and easy vacation option for couples, families, honeymooners, singles, groups of friends and anyone with a taste for travel.
Our CruiseInsider experts will help you make sense of all your options – dozens of ships, hundreds of itineraries, a variety of activities both on board and on shore . But if you're not fluent in cruise "language", don't worry. Here are the ABC's of Luxury Cruising—a primer to help you learn the lingo and confidently start planning your perfect luxury cruise vacation.
Best Beaches You Can Cruise To
Posted May 3rd, 2018
Though everyone may disagree on where the world’s best beach can be found, every beach lover agrees that white sand, warm water, idyllic views and a laid-back pace are the key ingredients to any popular beach destination.
While beautiful coastlines are common on many cruises, not all beaches are created equal. Sand-and-surf stretches in the Caribbean, Tahiti, Hawaii and Australia often come up in conversation (and for good reason) of the world’s best, we’ve highlighted some of the most popular that you may not have heard of…yet.
From popular vacation spots to hidden island gems, here are the world’s best beaches you can visit via cruise ship.
Tauck Bridges: The Ultimate Family Adventure
Posted April 25th, 2018
Dedicated to family travel and offering dozens of different vacations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Tanzania, Tauck Bridges are vacations designed explicitly for families who want to explore the world together in an engaging, enriching way. Truly unique among all-ages adventures and like no other family vacation you will ever find, Tauck Bridges is an all-inclusive riverboat adventure offering immersive itineraries focused on exposing families to new cultures, natural wonders and next-level experiences designed to spark a passion for discovery and inspire a sense of wonder in our world.
Read on to learn why a Tauck Bridges vacation is unlike any other family trip you will ever take. With insider tips and highlights from CruiseInsider’s CEO Ryan Hansen who recently took his family on the Family Fun Along the Seine Paris to Normandy itinerary, here are some reasons why Tauck Bridges is the ideal adventure for your family.
Insider Experience: Silver Discoverer
Posted April 12th, 2018
In March 2018, one of CruiseInsider’s very best Travel Specialists, Sue Estabrook, spent 10 magical nights aboard the Silversea Expedition ship Silver Discoverer on the exotic and elegant “Ancient Island Nations of the Western Pacific” itinerary sailing from Hong Kong to Nagasaki.
A Silversea Expedition is one of the most authentic, adventurous and all-inclusive luxury cruise experiences around. If you’ve thought about your own expedition cruise, read Sue’s in-depth “Insider” account of her recent Asian adventure and you’ll be ready to set sail too.
15 Photos That Will Inspire You to Set Sail
Posted April 5th, 2018
Whether it's a river voyage, ocean cruise or expedition adventure, seeing the world by cruise ship offers one of travels most unique vantage points. You'll access places and ports you never thought possible while surrounded by breathtaking scenery and stunning vistas in every direction.
If you are trying to decide if a cruise is right for you or what itinerary to choose, have a look at our favorite photos that should inspire you to set sail on your own incredible cruise vacation.
Why Oceania Is Right for You
Posted April 1st, 2018
Oceania's six mid-sized luxury ships are neither expansive floating cities nor exclusive boutique boats accessible only to the most wealthiest of cruisers. Oceania Cruises are stylish and sophisticated, focusing on great food, iconic destinations and a casual, country-club like experience that caters to true travelers, not tourists.
Experience the Galápagos In Elegance
Posted March 27th, 2018
For a cruise experience unlike any other, combine luxury and adventure by sailing with Silversea Expeditions. Silversea offers expedition cruising to all seven continents, allowing you access to some of the most remote and exotic places in the world like the Galápagos Islands, one of the most secluded and sought-after destinations on the planet.
Anyone who loves wildlife and wants to walk in Darwin’s footsteps while cruising in all-inclusive elegance will be blown away with a
Silversea expedition cruise to this unspoiled region of the world. Every luxurious Galápagos expedition cruise with Silversea will immerse you in one of the most isolated places in the world to encounter an abundant variety of wildlife species that is incredibly unique and found nowhere else on earth. Quite simply, there's no better way to experience the Galápagos Islands than a voyage with Silversea.
Around the world, in every season, festivals bring people together in colorful celebrations of unique heritages and cultures. Celebrating with locals and immersing yourself in the festivities is a great way to truly discover a destination as an insider–and the very best way to experience it all is from the comfort and safety of a cruise ship.
With hundreds of iconic festivals and incredible events all over the world, trying to decide which one to see, when to go and how to get there can seem overwhelming. To help you narrow down the once-in-a-lifetime options, we've combed the world and collected our very favorite can't-miss festivals and must-see events. We've included the perfect voyages for each, so you can experience them in style and with every detail already considered.
Some cruise lines "rule" the river. Others cruise lines "own" the ocean. But only one cruise line truly reigns supreme over both–Viking Cruises. Offering destination-centric river and diverse ocean cruising, Viking excels at exciting journeys that are competitively priced for genuine value and maximum experience.
What makes Viking so popular with cruisers?
River cruising has long been associated with retirees and baby boomers, but many lines have begun to forgo their sedate, "stuffy" reputations to offer fun adventures for the whole family! With exciting sailings, exclusive savings and entire ships designed to appeal to children of all ages and multigenerational family adventures, there has never been a better time to get the brood on board a river cruise.
Best Cruises for Solo Travelers
Posted January 9th, 2018
Traveling solo doesn't mean traveling alone; it means making new friends with other passengers that chose their voyage for the same reason you did: to discover, enjoy, and see the world on their own terms. More and more modern explorers are taking vacations on their own. As the solo travel movement takes off, we've highlighted some of the biggest benefits of traveling alone.