Voyaging on large passenger ships mainly for pleasure rather than for reaching a destination, typically stopping at a variety of interesting ports.

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Cruise on Douro river. When is the best time, and the desirable time extension?

I would like to know when is the best time to do a cruise on the Douro river, relating to price and weather. Also, what's the best duration? I saw that there are from 1 day to 7 day programs. 1 day ...
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Where can I find a cruise (and information about it) to the Bahamas or to the Caribbean?

My wife and I are going to be on the May 17 in New York city and we would like to take a cruise to the Bahamas or to the Caribbean, If you can recommend for a good site to search for a fair price and ...
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Planning a cruise

I'm planning a cruise. What are some resources that would be helpful to review? I'm not looking for discount cruise websites, more resources about which destinations offer unique land / adventure ...
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In which places is a cruise a viable travel option for independent travelers?

Most independent travelers are down on cruises, placing them somewhere between package tours and a Turkish prison on the list of ways they would spend their vacation. "Treated like cattle", "only see ...
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How does tipping work on a cruise?

I've heard that one of the extra costs associated with cruises is tipping. How does it work? I'm used to tipping based on the price of items (15-20%), so if I'm not paying, I'm not sure how to know ...
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Best time for Mediterranean cruise

Has anyone done a Mediterranean cruise? If so, what is the best time to go during the year? We are thinking either May or September.
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What time of the year is the cheapest to cruise in/around North America?

What times of the years are optimal for getting the best prices on cruises within North America?
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Third party shore-excursion operators in the Western Caribbean

Cruise ships usually offer shore excursions that can be booked for an additional fee. These can be more expensive than going with a 3rd party, since the cruise line takes a cut. Is there a list of ...
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How to travel as a crew member on a ship?

Is there a feasible way to take a one year break from a IT job and work as a crew member on a big ship? How can one go about this? I am a recreational sailor and know intermediate sailing, coastal ...