WHEN PARIS STOCKBROKER and would-be painter Paul Gauguin struck out for Tahiti and the South Pacific in 1891, it marked

IF YOU’VE EVER REACHED the end of a wonderful cruise and wished it could stretch on forever, then a complete

NO MODERN CRUISE LINE can match Cunard Line’s legacy at sea, dating back to 1840 and its trans-Atlantic steamboat days.

CRUISE LINES HAVE LONG SOUGHT to bring the pleasures and perks of land-based luxury resorts to passengers at sea. Golf

WHILE MOST CRUISE LINES “sail” the seven seas propelled by engines, Windstar Cruises made its name with three ships that

CRUISE LINES COMPETE to outdo each other with the most extravagant amenities, luxuries and resort activities aboard their ships these

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE, one of the world’s largest cruise operators, sails a 21st-century fleet of 16 ships, all dedicated to

AS CRUISE SHIPS GROW LARGER and more luxurious, cruise ports rush to keep up, modernizing and expanding their facilities across

ELVIS MAY HAVE LEFT the building, but it’s only because his ship’s come in, and you can join the King

ONE OF THE NEWEST ENTRANTS in the premium cruise category, Azamara Club Cruises operates just two small luxury liners worldwide,

With four small 684-passenger ships and two mid-sized 1,250-passenger vessels, Oceania Cruises is set to call on more than 370

As the tide of cruise-ship travel rises, major cruise lines have not been slow to lift new ships into service.

Royal Caribbean International, one of the world’s three largest cruise operators, is a mainstream rather than premium line. Many of

No single component of a cruise generates more comments than the food and wine served on board — and those

Who wouldn’t relish a cruise on a small luxury ship where every stateroom is a suite, all onboard gratuities are

These days, the show’s the thing at sea as well as on land. Cruise lines are increasingly mirroring the best

Holding your next meeting at a luxury resort or exotic hideaway? That’s fine, but there’s an alluring, all-inclusive, possibly even

Among major international cruise lines, Celebrity Cruises stands out as a premium operator. Nine of its 10 sleekly modern 21st-century

Like airlines and hotel chains, cruise lines invite repeat customers to join their reward programs. Points are scored for each

Life at sea has expanded by leaps and bounds on luxury cruises, especially with the advent of specialty dining, butler

For maritime travelers seeking the closest possible contact with exotic wildlife, the Galapagos archipelago is the unsurpassed choice. Nowhere else

Most cruise lines offer at least one voyage with a twist each year, giving passengers a chance to explore in

For many, Antarctica, the pristine Seventh Continent, ranks as the ultimate cruise destination — the Kingdom of Ice (stronghold of

With the exception of the Caribbean, the Mediterranean is the most popular cruise destination on the planet, and the western