General Cruise Information
- Cruise Lines International Association
Cruise Lines International Association is the world’s largest cruise association and is dedicated to the promotion and growth of the cruise industry. Their site offers trip and cruise planners as well as overviews of the major cruise lines and boats.
- Cruise Critic
Cruise Critic is a critically acclaimed interactive community comprised of avid and first-time cruisers who enjoy the fun of planning, researching and sharing their passion for cruising.
- Cruise Diva
CruiseDiva.com was created by freelance travel writer and guidebook author Linda Coffman in order to share the best cruise-related travel information available on the Internet.
- Cruise Mates
CruiseMates is an independently owned and editorially unbiased "Internet Cruise Magazine and Cruise Information Guidebook" offering accurate and up-to-the-minute cruise information and providing a place for cruise enthusiasts to meet.
International Travel Links
Government and State Resources
- Consular Information Sheets
Information about your destination country or city can be found here. These detailed fact sheets cover visa (entry/exit) requirements, security issues concerning Americans, political issues within the country, and the likelihood of certain crimes and how to avoid them.
- Currency Exchange Rates
A list of foreign exchange rates from the U.S. Department of Treasury.
- How to Apply For a Passport
Important instructions on how to apply for a passport in the U.S. or abroad. Renewing your passport? Click here.
- U.S. Department of State's Travel Guides
A list of handy fact sheets on various topics including tips for women travelers, students, older americans, those with disabilities and also offers tips on specific destinations (Mexico, Russia, Caribbean, the Middle East, etc.).
- U.S. Department of State's Travel Warnings
Travel Warnings are issued when the State Department recommends that Americans avoid a certain country. Visit the link above for a complete, up-to- date list of high-risk destinations.
- U.S. Embassies and Consulates
A complete list of websites for U.S. Embassies, Consulates and Diplomatic Missions abroad.
- Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory
The Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory is a guide to official tourist information sources: government tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and similar organizations that provide free, accurate, and unbiased travel information to the public. Businesses such as travel agents, tour operators, and hotels are not included.
Government and State Resources
- Outbreak Updates for International Cruise Ships
Cruise ships participating in the Vessel Sanitation Program are required to report the total number of gastrointestinal illness (GI) cases (including zero cases) evaluated by the medical staff before the ship arrives at a U.S. port, when sailing from a foreign port.
- Medical Information for Americans Traveling Abroad
This article from the State Department discusses what to do in the event of an emergency, locating doctors/hospital while abroad and Medicare coverage while abroad (there is none).
- Travelers' Health: CDC
The Center for Disease Control's Travelers' Health web site includes health information for specific destinations, recommended vaccinations, and information on what to do if you experience illness or injury while abroad.
- Travelers' Health Kit: CDC
A complete list of basic items you will need to assemble your own travelers' health kit. The specific contents of the health kit are based on destination, duration of travel, type of travel, and the traveler's pre-existing medical conditions.
- American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
The ASTMH's travel clinic directory features a list of physicians who offer clinical consultative service in Tropical Medicine, Medical Parasitology and Travelers' Health. The list does not imply endorsement, or verification of credentials or expertise of those listed. The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) is the principal organization in the United States representing scientists, clinicians and others with interests in the prevention and control of tropical diseases through research and education.
- International Society of Travel Medicine
The ISTM Clinic Directory is designed to help you locate health care professionals with an expertise in travel medicine. Hundreds of clinics in nearly 50 countries are included in the Directory. The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) is committed to the promotion of healthy and safe travel.