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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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 ...
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Finding a cruise on the Nile

What's the best approach for finding a cruise on the Nile? Anything in particular that should look out for? How can you distinct good boats from bad?
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Are cruises' Shore Excursions worth the money?

We recently embarked on a 12-night cruise (my first) and noticed the exorbitant prices for the shore excursions at every port. My question is - Are these really worthwhile, given that they relieve all ...
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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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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?