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Stop Going on Cruises

Cruise ships are even worse than you think. ProPublica recently published a very alarming and downright dark interactive feature about health and safety on cruises. I’ll come right out and say it: stop going on cruises. Don’t cruise. Don’t do it. If you don't cruise, keep that up. Read More >>

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The World’s Most Futuristic Cruise Ship Made Me Miss the Past

I woke up in a strange place. The bed felt plush, and when I rolled over onto my side, there was water, an ocean full of it. I felt slightly sick. I'd just spent my first night on the world's most advanced cruise ship, but hundreds of millions' worth of technology is no match for the Atlantic Ocean. Read More >>

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A Look at How Royal Caribbean’s New Virtual Balconies Work

It almost sounded too crazy to be true, when Royal Caribbean announced that it would begin installing virtual balconies in windowless rooms on its latest cruise ships. Giant screens that simulate breathtaking ocean views in real-time? Madness. The travel company now has the video to prove it. Read More >>

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Royal Caribbean’s New Cruise Ship is One Gigantic Floating Gadget

You know what makes every holiday cruise better? Gimmicks! Lots and lots of expensive, high-tech gimmicks. And the newest ship from Royal Caribbean, the Quantum of the Sea, apparently has all of them. All of the gimmicks, right there on a single ship. Read More >>

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Cruise Ship Cabins are Built on an Assembly Line Just Like Cars

Ever wonder how cruise ships are built? Well, Royal Caribbean just released a new video that sheds a little bit of light onto the process, specifically how the cabins are manufactured. It's surprisingly similar to how your car was built. Read More >>

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Explore the Largest Cruise Ship in the World With Google Street View

At 360 metres (1,184 feet) long and weighing in at 202,211 tonnes, Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas is the largest cruise ship ever built. It's able to carry 5,400 passengers—plus crew—and with on-board amenities like a skating rink, a miniature golf course, surfing simulators, and a merry-go-round, there's little need to ever leave the ship. Read More >>

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Royal Caribbean’s New Ship Hangs You 300 Feet Above the Deck in a Crane

We've already taken a look at the virtual balconies Royal Caribbean is introducing on one of its upcoming mega ships, but that's apparently just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to over-the-top cruise amenities. On its Quantum of the Seas, set to launch in 2015, holiday-goers will find an observation pod that hangs from a 300-foot crane over the ship. Read More >>

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Bad Rooms on the New Royal Caribbean Ship Come With Virtual Balconies

Hey there, world traveller. Say you want to go on a cruise but can't afford a fancy oceanfront room on the Empress deck. No big deal! Royal Caribbean's got you covered. Read More >>