If you're planning a cruise during the coming year, there are a lot of things to consider: Is the price right? Does the cruise line sail to the destination you're longing to see? Does it cater to couples or families? U.S. News & World Report may offer some insights. The magazine announced its 2018 Best Cruise Lines rankings Tuesday, evaluating 165 ships in 17 cruise lines across six categories.
Cruise line Carnival has launched a wearable gadget that allows services on board its ships to be personalised for guests. The Ocean Medallion can be worn as a necklace, clip or keychain - or carried in a passenger's pocket. It will connect to onboard facilities, tracking meal orders or automatically unlocking guests' cabins as they approach the door, for example. One analyst said it would have to be easy to use to entice holidaymakers. Details of the project are being outlined at two events at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.