Bigger, Better: Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is a Floating Resort

It’s here. Royal Caribbean’s much-talked-about Symphony of the Seas — the world’s largest cruise ship — made its U.S. debut and is sailing out of Miami’s newest cruise terminal. How big is it? The ship, sailing Mediterranean itineraries from Barcelona, Spain, since making its inaugural voyage April 7, 2018, can hold a whopping 5,518 guests […]

Great Family Cruises for Winter

Most people think of summer as the ideal time to take a vacation thanks to kids’ school schedules and the nice weather. Many vacations, like trips to the beach and mountains, are excellent in the summer, but don’t count winter totally out without considering cruising. At the core, cruises allow for trips all year. You […]

Mardi Gras at Sea

For anyone who thought cruising was a stale industry with no more tricks up its sleeve, you haven’t been paying attention. With new, eco-friendly ships rolling out, larger vessels built each year and more impressive itineraries added, Carnival Cruise Line’s new vessel Mardi Gras, debuting in 2020, is just another thing to watch for. Families […]

Bespoke Cruising to Local Experiences

Luxury cruising continues to reinvent the family travel game with 5-star stays, floating through incredible destinations around the world. If your family is looking for fine dining, world-class accommodations, breathtaking views and immersive cultural experiences at some of the most sought-after destinations in the tourism industry, a high-end cruise is definitely the way to go. […]

AdventureSmith Small-Ship Cruises to Baja

Feeling the chill? Why not pack up the kids and head for the sun this winter aboard an AdventureSmith Explorations small-ship cruise to Baja? Think of it as the North American version of the Galapagos — but a lot closer. One of three new programs the company is launching this winter, the itinerary gives passengers […]

The Best Cruise Lines for Family Cabins

As anyone who has ever looked into booking a cruise, especially on a more exclusive and upscale cruise line, knows, finding a ship with great family accommodations can be a real pain. Although cruises tend to be packed to the gills with activities and ways to spend time outside of the cabin, making sure you […]