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What to do when your river cruise turns into a bus tour

It was supposed to be the vacation of a lifetime for Pat and James Frost — a river cruise in France on the Viking Europe, from Avignon to Chalon-sur-Saône. The retired couple from Concord, Ohio, even added three days in Paris to round off their bucket-list getaway.

Should my airline compensate me for a lost cruise?

It started with a simple misunderstanding.

Is it finally safe to take a cruise?

If you're one of the 303 million Americans who won't take a cruise this year, you might want to reconsider your vacation plans. This may be the time to head out to sea.

Help! My cruise is gone and so is my upgrade

Here's an interesting question raised by what is probably an unsolvable problem: When your cruise is nonrefundable, what happens to the upgrade you purchased?

Tipping lies cruise lines like to tell

If you thought tipping was out of control in the United States, try heading out to sea.

Will a new law force cruise lines to better report onboard crime?

The remarkable thing about the proposed Cruise Passenger Protection Act is that on its face, it looks entirely unremarkable. The law would require cruise lines to publicly report all alleged crimes on a ship and to disclose their passenger contracts in plain English.

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