Year after year, more and more people board cruise ships in pursuit of a dream vacation. Cruise Lines International Association, an industry trade group, had projected that a record 32 million passengers would take a cruise in 2020. That, however, was before the coronavirus started playing havoc with travel plans around the world. With vaccinations common and case rates down (and many cruise lines open for business), we reached out to nearly a dozen cruise industry experts for advice on how to have the best experience. From when and how to book to what to bring and what to leave home, here's what they had to say about making the most of a cruise vacation.
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