A list of agents affiliated to the Cruise Lines Industry Association (CLIA) is available online.
To a first-time cruiser, all cruise lines can look the same.
Some of these cruises are themed around topics such as food and wine, comedy and sports.
If it's a port-intensive week in the South Pacific, don't exhaust yourself by booking onto one tour after another.
On any cruise that isn't all-inclusive (and some that are), you're likely to spend a fair bit of money during your holiday.
Some cruise lines offer drinks packages. These may seem attractive but think before you buy.
If you've never sailed before, you may have concerns about seasickness.
For dining room problems, have a quiet word with the head waiter.
Cruise lines have a tendency to stock Lipton's Yellow Label tea bags, brands you've never heard of.
P&O Australia eliminated all gratuities, leaving the choice to tip completely to each individual cruiser.
Cruise Critic's forums are the perfect place for cruisers to meet ahead of their cruise.
You’ll likely save money, as cruise lines often discount those packages ahead of time.
It can feel like half of the vessel is already waiting at the ship’s gangway, backpacks and cameras in hand.
Cruise ships offer shore excursions, essentially tours that take place in each port.
If you’ve purchased internet to use on your cruise, don’t be surprised if your surfing is slow, especially on older ships.