There’s something very romantic about cruising. Seeing the world with that special someone. Getting away from it all. Time alone together. The slower, relaxing pace. Watching the sun rise and set over a beautiful sea with your partner beside you. These are just some of the many magical moments you’ll experience on a luxury cruise voyage.
The best kept secret in cruising is out—Azamara Club Cruises is the voyage for those who love travel. And because life isn’t on a 9 to 5 schedule, neither are the journeys aboard Azamara's boutique-style award-winning ships.
9 Reasons We Love Windstar Cruises
Posted October 4th, 2018
Windstar Cruises boasts a casually elegant small ship fleet that makes every voyage feel so personal, you think you're on your own personal yacht. Whether you choose an itinerary on one of Windstar's iconic clipper ships—essentially a state-of-the-art luxury sailboat—or their all-suite mega-yachts, every voyage is an experience unlike any other ocean cruise.
October is National Plan a Cruise Month – a month-long industry-wide celebration of the best cruise destinations and deals – and a chance for us to help travelers navigate the different options available for every travel style and budget.
Need help narrowing down the various types of cruises and the variety of cruise lines? That's what our CruiseInsider travel advisors do every day.
There's a new way to see the world in luxurious small-ship style, on a yacht voyage from the all new, all-inclusive Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
Listen to these songs to get lost in time and set the scene for your spectacular trip to Cuba. This collection of Cuba-inspired rhythms will inspire you to travel back in time where the music sizzles in the streets and you can’t help but fall in love—with the people, the culture, the moment and the music.
What makes Cuba such an attractive travel destination? The answer lies beyond politics and beneath the country’s cultural make-up. It's Cuba's connection to the past—something elusive and exotic that has enticed travelers for centuries.
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.