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New Windstar itinerary to venture above Arctic Circle

Small-ship line Windstar Cruises has announced plans for a cruise above the Arctic Circle in 2018, to take place on its 212-passenger Star Breeze. → Read More

Fast-growing Viking Cruises christens third ocean ship

Fast-growing Viking Cruises welcomed its newest ocean ship, the 930-passenger Viking Sky, in a christening ceremony in Tromso, Norway → Read More

New luxury ship from Seabourn to sail in Asia

One of the luxurious new cruise ships on order, the 600-passenger Seabourn Ovation, will sail in Asia during its first winter. → Read More

Peek at the private island for cruisers that just got a major makeover

Norwegian Cruise Line's 40-year-old private island, Great Stirrup Cay, is emerging from a major makeover. → Read More

Princess adds more cruises from Los Angeles to Alaska

Princess Cruises is expanding the number of sailings it plans on a new route from Los Angeles to Alaska and back. → Read More

Cuba cruises could become less flexible under new Trump policy

Passengers on Cuba cruises many no longer be able to explore Cuban ports on their own as a result of President Trump's new Cuba policy. → Read More

Holland America expands sailings to Mexican Riviera

Holland America is expanding it schedule of cruises to the Mexican Riviera for this coming winter season with two vessels heading to the region. → Read More

Photo tour: Cruising the Norwegian fjords on Hurtigruten's Trollfjord

Looking for an offbeat way to explore the fjord-lined coast of Norway? USA TODAY offers a tour of Trollfjord, a ferry-like ship that sails year-round along the Norwegian coast → Read More

New Windstar itinerary takes cruisers to Shetland, Faroe Islands

Windstar Cruises has unveiled an unusual new itinerary that features stops in some of the most remote North Atlantic islands. → Read More

World's largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, takes to water for first time

The world's largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas, took to the water for the first time on Friday at a shipyard in France. → Read More

Princess Cruises ship to go around the world in 111 days

Princess Cruises' 688-passenger Pacific Princess will circumnavigate the globe in 2019. The epic voyage will include stops in 27 countries. → Read More

MSC Cruises CEO: Few limits on where giant new ship can go

MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato talks with USA TODAY about the line's giant new ship, MSC Meraviglia. It's the fourth largest cruise vessel ever. → Read More

First look: Inside MSC Meraviglia, the year's biggest new cruise ship

USA TODAY offers a peek inside MSC Cruises' new MSC Meraviglia, the biggest new cruise ship of the year. At 171,598 tons, it's the fourth biggest cruise vessel ever → Read More

The latest giant of the seas, MSC Meraviglia, christened in France

The latest giant of the seas, MSC Meraviglia, christened in France → Read More

The latest giant of the seas, MSC Meraviglia, christened in France

Fast-growing MSC Cruises christened its biggest ship ever on Saturday in France. At 171,598 tons, the MSC Meraviglia is the fourth largest cruise vessel ever → Read More

June route roundup: Where cruise lines are adding sailings

USA TODAY Cruise offers a look at the most notable new cruise itinerary announcements from Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Holland America and other lines → Read More

New MSC Cruises ships to carry nearly 7,000 passengers

MSC Cruises says a new class of ships it has on order will be able to carry 6,850 passengers, a new record. → Read More

Giant Princess ship to sail around South America

The 142,714-ton Royal Princess will become the largest Princess ship ever to sail around South America in 2019. → Read More

Yet another giant new cruise ship takes to the sea

MSC Cruises on Wednesday took delivery of its largest ship ever, the 171,598-ton MSC Meraviglia, from the STX France shipyard. → Read More

Photo tour: The elegance of a Holland America ship

USA TODAY offers a deck-by-deck tour of Holland America Line's 1,404-passenger Rotterdam. → Read More