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Crystal Cruises

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  • Family Cruise Guide: Which lines are best for children

    Family Cruise Guide: Which lines are best for children
    Cruising with an infant requires special consideration. Is there a minimum age limit to sail? Will there be a nursery or childcare available onboard? Will the ship offer private babysitting so parents can enjoy an evening out? Most lines have a minimum...
  • A cruise line directory

    American Canadian Caribbean Line (800) 556-7450 www.accl-smallships.com Ships: Grande Caribe, Grande Mariner, Niagara Prince American Cruise Lines (800) 814-6880 www.americancruiselines.com American Eagle, American Glory, American Spirit,...
  • Travelers enjoying lower airfares

    With the economy in distress, there may be no cheaper time to travel than this winter as a sharp drop in demand forces airlines, hotels and cruise companies to slash fares, cut rates and lower fees. In what may be a silver lining during a season of...
  • When the going gets tough, the tough travel

    The stock market is swooning. The economy is wobbling. An election is pending. The future is foggy. Sounds like a great time to take a vacation. What better way to relieve stress? In fact, tourists who scrape up the cash this fall and winter will find...
  • For a reunion, cruise can be tailored to suit needs of family members

    For a reunion, cruise can be tailored to suit needs of family members
    You might, like us, wonder if sailing over the blue horizon as a family group is a good idea. Recently, we weighed the advantages of holding a family gathering at sea versus, say, a week at a land resort or mountain retreat. There was much to consider,...
  • The port report

    The port report
    The holiday glitter is but a memory. And for some travelers that can mean only one thing: It's time to choose this year's cruise. Or maybe past time if you want the best deals. These days, half of passengers book their voyages more than seven months...
  • Crossing an ocean at the end of the season

    Like migratory birds, cruise ships regularly shift from one part of the world to another as the seasons shift -- from the Caribbean to Europe or South America or from Alaska or the West Coast to Asia or the South Pacific, for example. These usually...
  • More tours, more ships

    It's a big world out there, and the cruise lines want to show it to you. The islands and Alaska remain the meat and potatoes of the cruise diet, but the menu expands every year, with new ports, routes and pre- and post-cruise land tours in Asia, South...
  • Cruise lines, from refined to no-frills

    Cruise lines, from refined to no-frills
    Cruise lines have their own character. Some, such as Disney, are geared to families with young children; others, such as Crystal, are more suited for couples. Here are general profiles of some major cruise lines. Per diems, listed after the line's name,...
  • A Directory of Cruise Lines and Ships

    Here is a listing of cruise lines and their vessels. One caveat: Many cruise companies prefer to sell through travel agents. It's best to book through an agent who specializes in cruises. Listings marked with a single asterisk designate open or...