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Cruise Vacations

The Seabourn Odyssey as it arrives in Venice, Italy



Escape your hectic schedule with a three-day cruise to a tropical locale, or indulge in fourteen days spent floating atop the sparkling blue waters of the Caribbean, Mexico, the Mediterranean or the Arabian Sea, all while enjoying fine dining and entertainment nightly. The vacation you need is easy to obtain with our selection of cruise travel deals and articles on the world's best ocean liners.

Cruises Around the World


The Cuba Cruise ship, Louis Cristal
Exploring the Real Cuba Aboard the Louis Cristal
Because of the U.S. embargo, Cuba is an entirely different Caribbean experience that, until this year, has not been possible. But finally, thanks to a Canadian-based company called Cuba Cruise partnering with a Greek cruise line, travelers can enjoy the authentic Cuba.

Bumper cars aboard one of Royal Caribbean's new Quantum ships
A NEW CLASS
Royal Caribbean's two new Quantum cruise ships
Royal Caribbean’s two new ships will be the first at sea to offer attractions such as simulated skydiving, bumper cars and an observation capsule.

CRÈME DE LA CRUISE
Top 10 Cruise Lines
Cruising in the 21st century combines the Golden Age of travel with contemporary luxuries. As for the world's best, we nominate the following ten cruise companies.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Cruise Lines

Exterior view of the MS Nieuw Amsterdam at sea
ACTIVITIES ABOUND AT SEA
Trans-Atlantic Crossing on the Nieuw Amsterdam
Read the GAYOT blog to find out more about this seventeen-day repositioning cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam, a 2,106-passenger ship.

ICEBERG ALLEY
Luxury aboard the Hanseatic
Find out about a thrilling northern cruise that offers gourmet dining, expert naturalist speakers, a unique view of the Newfoundland coast and a close brush with floating icy mountains!
Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park, Hanseatic Iceberg Cruise

Murano restaurant on the Celebrity Solstice
GASTRONOMY AT SEA
Dining on the Celebrity Solstice
Sometimes cruising is less about the destination and more about the journey (or in our case, the dining!). Read GAYOT's blog to find out more about dining on Celebrity Solstice.

EXPLORE THE ISLANDS
Top 10 Caribbean Cruise Lines

Whether they have their own private islands or craft shore excursions just for you, the ten cruise lines we've chosen for this list are among the very best.
Norwegian Getaway from Norwegian Cruise Lines, one of our Top 10 Caribbean Cruise Lines

Crystal Cruises' Crystal Serenity in Norway
UNEXPECTED ADVENTURES
New Crystal Cruises Destinations
Crystal Cruises is challenging travelers to think outside the box when it comes to their 2013 travel plans with a new menu of itineraries for its "Top 10 Unexpected Destinations."

CROSS THE ATLANTIC IN STYLE
Silversea's Silver Spirit

Get the inside scoop on the largest and newest in the Silversea Cruises fleet, the Silver Spirit, featuring six restaurants, a pool, performances by six resident singers and more.
Silversea's newest and largest ship, Silver Spirit

Oceania Cruises' luxurious Riviera weighs 66,084 tons and hosts 1,250 passengers
OCEANIA CRUISES' RIVIERA
Docking in Venice
The luxury ship Riviera carries 1,250 passengers and, when it docks in Venice, boasts one of the best views of the islets from its top deck.

Read more in our cruise feature

LA DOLCE VITA
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

With the launch of a new Italian river cruise, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises invites sophisticated travelers to experience the culture, cuisine and romance of Italy.
Discover the "splendors of Italy" with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Enjoy sophisticated cuisine at sea with our Top 10 Cruises for Specialty Dining
SEA FOODIES
Top 10 Cruises
for Specialty Dining

From upscale steakhouses to family-style Italian restaurants, our favorite cruises offer guests an eclectic array of dining options.

THE PRIVATE YACHT EXPERIENCE
Variety Cruises
Variety Cruises stands out in the luxury yachting market for its unique concept of providing a private yacht/ship experience with destination-focused journeys.
M/Y Harmony G, part of the Variety Cruises fleet

The sun deck aboard the Louis Cristal cruise ship from Cuba Cruise
CUBAN CULTURE CRUISE
New Cruises to Cuba

Canadian cruise line Cuba Cruise has announced regular weeklong voyages around the island on the 1,200-passenger Louis Cristal, featuring Cuban music and dance.



Articles on Cruising


Allure of the Seas

Oceania Cruises Riviera

Cuba Cruise

Reflections in the Fjords

Mariner of the Seas

Variety Cruises

Oasis of the Seas

Yacht Isabella II

Pacific Explorer



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GAYOT's Top 5 Luxury Trains include exciting excursions on as many continents as possible, from the Australian Outback to Europe.
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