Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas cruise ship has rescued 23 Cubans found floating in a boat, the cruise line said. The cruise ship was on a seven-night voyage from Port Everglades, Florida, to Cozumel, Mexico.
The chief executive of Royal Caribbean Cruises has defended the use of big ships, claiming that they are safer and more popular with holidaymakers than the smaller older vessels.
Dangerous conditions for rescuers searching for survivors in Italy's cruise ship disaster. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
A Hungarian was among at least 11 people who died after the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground and rolled on its side last week off a Tuscan island, officials said Wednesday.
Shares of Carnival plummeted in U.S. trading Tuesday after the cruise line operator said it may suffer a more than $100 million hit to its profit from the grounding of the Costa Concordia.
Getting a killer price on a cruise in the first quarter of the year used to be as common as seeing chocolates dominate store shelves before Valentine's Day, but these days, the rules may be changing.
Selling pressure pushed the euro to its lowest level since mid-2010, and the currency could go even lower early next year.
Imagine sitting at a conference roundtable and being able to look out on the turquoise sea for inspiration. At lunch, you steal away to sunbathe on deck. That night, after a featured speaker presentation, you'll watch a cabaret. Tomorrow, you'll spend a few hours on Grand Cayman.
The Caribbean doesn't seem like the ideal place for a vacation during hurricane season, yet many travelers take the gamble and book a cruise to the region anyway.
A fuel tank exploded on a pier in Gibraltar injuring 12 passengers on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked nearby, according to the cruise line.
Friends and family are anxious to connect with cruise passengers in the Pacific as tsunamis spawned by Japan's massive earthquake roll through the ocean.
The cruising industry has changed rapidly in the past decade. And even if you're an experienced cruiser, you may be in for a few surprises on your next sail (for example, you can now ignore the gratuities line on checks guilt-free!).
A cruise passenger's trip came to an abrupt end when authorities allegedly found narcotics and about $51,000 in cash in his cabin.
After splitting up in December, the two share dinner at a Nashville restaurant Wednesday night
It's New Year's Eve, and you're parked in front of your television with a bottle of stale champagne, watching the ball drop ... again. Wouldn't you rather be cruising the open seas or riding a roller coaster?
A violent storm over the weekend lashed a Royal Caribbean ship trying to get to port in Alexandria, Egypt, injuring nearly 30 passengers, shattering glass and overturning furniture.
You might want to budget a little bit more for your next Royal Caribbean vacation.
No matter if it's your first cruise or your 40th, these money-saving pointers and insider tips will have you acting like an old salt in no time. Budget Travel magazine's Trip Coach answers readers' top questions.
It's been a good month for Royal Caribbean.
It was a tight squeeze for a giant new cruise ship sailing from Europe to its home port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, over the weekend.
A bill that requires cruise ships to tighten security measures and report alleged crimes is awaiting President Obama's approval.
A former Royal Caribbean Cruise Line employee has been arrested and charged with burglarizing the homes of 24 vacationers who were spending time at sea.
Think family vacation -- on steroids.
When Catherine Jones recently booked a Royal Caribbean cruise that included a stop in Haiti, she never expected that her vacation would lead to deep soul searching and an emergency family meeting.
CNN's Becky Anderson speaks to Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Chairman and CEO, Adam Goldstein.
It's the midst of peak cruising season, and millions of travelers are eagerly embarking on exotic vacations without thinking they could ever fall victim to a crime at sea.
Cruising isn't what it used to be. Just ask Steve Roberts, who recently sailed from Costa Maya, Mexico, to Nassau, Bahamas on the Carnival Glory.
Todd Hawkins never figured himself for a cruising kind of guy. He grew up camping and still loves long road trips. But he got married to someone whose family vacation style couldn't have been more different.
Our ship hadn't quite left port when I handed my teenager a present: a lovely leather-bound notebook with lined pages and a variety of colorful pens. His mission was to keep a cruise journal, a tell-all, remember-the-moments account of his days (and nights) on the high seas.
While cruise lines have drawn criticism from eco-watchdogs for years, addressing environmental issues has become one of the industry's top priorities.
As Hurricane Ike bears down on Texas, travelers may be wondering how this storm and the rest of the season's brutal weather will affect their travel plans.
Streets were under water Friday morning in Galveston, Texas while people fled the city.
Violence in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince is holding back the nation's dreams of building a viable tourism industry, despite its success in neighboring Caribbean nations
Thinking of taking a cruise? Then you picked the right time -- and you're reading the right story.
Happy family cruises are all alike because they allow parents and kids to each be happy in his or her own way. A parent of a toddler, for instance, might be happiest with a cruise that provides trustworthy child-care services at flexible hours. Children, of course, have their own priorities. A teen, say, will probably want lots of activities for socializing after 10 P.M.
Technology shares rallied Monday, lifting the broader market at the end of a choppy session in which ongoing worries about the economy vied with some upbeat earnings and lower oil prices.
While the average traveler is as comfortable reserving a flight online as he or she is buying a book at Amazon, cruise sales are still largely the domain of travel agents. Only 8 percent of passengers book cruises online. But now that you can buy cruises through online agencies such as Expedia, and the meta-search engines Kayak and SideStep make it easy to do research, it's time to reevaluate your approach.
A highly contagious form of stomach flu sickened hundreds of passengers during a worldwide voyage on the famed Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship in what health officials called an unusually large outbreak.
EVERY FALL, cruise lines move their ships to warmer waters for the winter--and you can go along for the ride. These one-way repositioning, or "repo," cruises have unusual itineraries and more time ...
Authorities abandoned an air and sea search Wednesday for a 21-year-old man presumed to have fallen Monday from an ocean liner during a Caribbean cruise.
U.S. and Bahamian authorities conducted an air and sea search Tuesday for a 21-year-old man presumed to have fallen Monday from an ocean liner during a Caribbean cruise.
Cruisers, rejoice: That stateroom telephone will no longer rob you blind. This year several top cruise lines--including Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, and Royal Caribbean--are rolling out ne...
Royal Caribbean International said Monday it plans to build a $1.2 billion cruise ship that will hold 5,400 guests.
what the bulls say
A record 10.5 million people set sail from North America in 2004, and bookings are running ahead of that pace this year.
PASSENGERS TOSSED overboard and bribes palmed by port authorities—it's not exactly fodder for The Love Boat. But the real-life scandals of the $13 billion cruise-ship business make for quite a read...
Nearly 250 people on a seven-day Caribbean cruise were sickened by a Norwalk-like stomach virus, which officials believe was brought on board by a passenger previously exposed to it, the cruise line said Friday.
An ice-skating rink, rock-climbing wall, nightclub and swimming pool are hardly standard equipment on a research ship. But there's really nothing traditional about how the Explorer of the Seas gathers scientific data.
Booze, beach and barbecue -- all things synonymous with summertime, when the living's easy and the stock picking is hard.
When college dropout Micky Arison became president of Carnival Cruise Lines in 1979 at the age of 30, his team embodied the party atmosphere advertised on its "fun ships." A hundred or so employees...
Sure, browse the brochures for a glossy glimpse of paradise -- just ignore the prices. As with hotels, there's no reason to pay list. Here's how to get the most for your cruise dollars.
There are dozens of special-interest cruises these days, focusing on subjects as wide-ranging as spy craft (with lectures by former intelligence agents), solar eclipses and golf. We can't even scratch the surface here. For a more comprehensive list, try www.cruise-news.com.
Right at the start I should say that I'm not a cruise person. If you've never taken a cruise, you're probably not one either, but there's a whole universe of travelers who are most definitely Cruis...
At 142,000 tons and 3,838 berths, the Voyager of the Seas is no mere cruise ship--it's a theme park that floats. Scale Voyager's rock-climbing wall. Go ice skating--or in-line skating. Stroll the p...
Flying at 38,000 feet over the Baltic Sea, the chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. grips his leather armrest and mulls a topic that's become irresistible in the post-James Cameron cruise indus...
An escalating battle between cruise lines and resorts, as well as the growing popularity of time- share properties, is making vacationers forget about high-priced Europe this summer.
If you were caught up in the Mexican growth story--and who wasn't?--you may have bought heavily into a mutual fund that put cash into the Mexican bolsa. Or if you're the independent sort, you bough...
The recent overblown headlines about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease on a cruise ship have overshadowed the real news in cruising: A record shipbuilding spree now under way promises a tidal wa...
Wouldn't you rather have a hotel suite with a view of the sea for the price of a puny room overlooking the parking lot? Or a sporty compact convertible instead of a dull economy-size rental, at no ...
With more than 100,000 berths to fill -- 11,282 new ones this year alone -- cruise lines are handing out discounts faster than you can say bon voyage. Right now, most travel agents will slice 10% t...
Grab your Docksiders. There has never been a better time to get a deal on a cruise. With 90,000-plus berths to fill, cruise lines everywhere are offering steep discounts of 20% to 30%. In what foll...
With a fleet of 700 buses that burn about 35,000 gallons of diesel fuel a day, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority is sitting pretty over oil prices. Two months before Iraq invaded Kuw...
Betting that the '80s cruise boom will steam into the '90s, the industry finds itself building shipboard cabins faster than it can fill them -- 10,000 new berths for this year alone, or a 12% incre...
The sea is alive with myths and legends. The condemned Flying Dutchman. The accursed Ancient Mariner. Or the saga of Moby Dick, the great white whale. But to the modern ocean traveler the most horr...