Cruise itineraries in the Caribbean are divided by eastern, southern, and western options. For cruisers who haven't sailed these warm waters, the designations — which are a construct of the cruise industry rather than actual regions — can be confusing. Here's what you need to know to determine which route is best for you:
I’m a light sleeper — a very light sleeper. If you’re like me, choosing a hotel room’s location is extremely important … and cruise ship cabin real estate is even more vital. After all, you don’t often spend a week at one hotel, but you do on a ship. Here are a few cabin location proximities to avoid:
Booking a cruise is complicated — prices change based on cabin availability, and determining whether you’re getting the best deal is tough. Here, our best advice for booking the ship you want at the best price.
Getting the best cruise deal boils down to luck—being at the right place at the right time—and strategy. Find the cruise of your dreams at a price you can brag about with these insider's tips.
So you've decided you want to see the Far East by ship. Smart move: a cruise is an excellent way to get an overview of the region. From the stunning temples to the golden Buddhas, craft markets, rice fields and palm lined beaches, Southeast Asia is truly a feast for the senses.