Treat yourself to a couple of pricey but fabulous shore tours in Alaska, the sort of blue-ribbon experiences you would ordinarily bypass.
Explore the Oasis, the largest cruise ship ever built, at a cost of $1.4 billion.
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Since 1951, eleven ferries - the largest of which accommodates 499 passengers - have traveled 3,500 miles of routes along the marine highway.
Visitors can meet the Sami, get up close to a reindeer, and have a peek inside a lavvu.
Monkeys, blue Morpho butterflies, pink dolphins, and the lush, mysterious rain forest, on an intimate cruise.
Since 1963, the Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona has backed up the river 186 miles into countless gorges, valleys, and tributaries.
Adventure cruising might sound like an oxymoron, but more and more cruise lines are jumping on the active lifestyle bandwagon.
It would be hard to invent a more limited way to see Europe than on a rented canal barge.
A 10-member family chose a cruise not only for the time they spent together, but for the time they spent apart.
These days, high end cruise ships can feel like cities, replete with activities and attractions.
Being on top of the world in the Canadian Arctic is raw and daunting, unpredictable and overwhelmingly beautiful.
By scaling down their vessels by 100 feet, some people - a Boston lawyer and a Wayland accountant's family among them - have been treated like royalty on private charters - often for little more than the price of a luxury liner berth.
Yearning to take a river cruise, but afraid of being cooped up on the boat? Consider luxury barging, once the preferred getaway for royal families.