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Quantum of the Seas: Inside the world's 'smartest cruise ship'

Quantum of the Seas: Inside the world's 'smartest cruise ship'

Robots serve you drinks, you can skydive on deck and a mechanical arm hoists you 300 feet into the air to view the ship
Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years in jail

Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years in jail

Judges found him guilty of manslaughter and abandoning ship
Would you cruise after Concordia?

Would you cruise after Concordia?

The Costa tragedy, an aptly named "poop cruise," engine fires ... nothing seems to put hardened cruisers off
Norovirus sickens more than 170 on cruise ship

Norovirus sickens more than 170 on cruise ship

Princess Cruises' Crown Princess was on a nearly-month long trip
Skydiving and robot bartenders: The world's 'most hi-tech' cruise ship

Skydiving and robot bartenders: The world's 'most hi-tech' cruise ship

Bumper cars, a freefall simulator and robot bartenders are just a few of the cool features on Royal Caribbean's new Quantum of the Seas
Wes Anderson takes 'Grand Budapest Hotel' on ocean cruise

Wes Anderson takes 'Grand Budapest Hotel' on ocean cruise

"Rushmore" and "Royal Tenenbaums" director and entourage to hold screenings on luxury transatlantic voyage
World’s most extravagant cruise ships

World’s most extravagant cruise ships

Ziplining, 3D movies, casinos, Broadway shows -- these days, if you can do it on land you can probably do it at sea too
New home for Queen Elizabeth 2

New home for Queen Elizabeth 2

Following years of uncertainty, the former Cunard cruise ship will be transformed into a 500-room luxury hotel moored in Asia
Cruisers' Choice Awards: Best cruise ships announced

Cruisers' Choice Awards: Best cruise ships announced

Cruise Critic website reveals the best liners for food, families and more, as chosen by cruisers
Stomach bug strikes second cruise ship

Stomach bug strikes second cruise ship

Outbreak of norovirus causes 160 passengers to fall ill on the Caribbean Princess
Cruise ships: Floating petri dishes?

Cruise ships: Floating petri dishes?

Latest illness outbreak aboard Royal Caribbean ship raises stakes for nervous cruisers