Cruising 2010

SPRING AND SUMMER CRUISES: A look at what's happening on the high seas this season. (Art by Charles Wilkin For The Washington Post)

Of time and the river

BY NED MARTEL

A two-week golden anniversary cruise down Germany's Elbe River on the Katharina von Bora river barge.

Why Albania? To fill in the blank.

BY PETER MANDEL

On a cruise excursion to Albania, it's just you, antiquities, watermelons and a Flying Dolphin.

Cruising without fuss from Baltimore to the Bahamas

BY MARGARET ENGEL

A mother-daughter pair takes the most popular cruise out of Charm City's new year-round cruise port: a week-long trip to Florida and the Bahamas.

Cruise Q&A

Carolyn Spencer Brown of CruiseCritic.com answered some cruising questions.

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PHOTOS: Top illustration: Charles Wilkin; Other left column images, from top to bottom: Ned Martel; Getty Images/Travel Ink; Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines; Johansen Krause/Royal Caribbean International. WEB EDITOR: Sarah Marston - washingtonpost.com

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