Regal Princess: A Spa Day Fit for a King

Adam Coulter walks us through his royal treatment spa day on Princess Cruise’s Regal Princess.

Live From….Giglio: Last Thoughts from Salvage of Costa Concordia Cruise Ship

As the journalists mill around looking for scraps of news from the increasingly detailed and technical Costa Concordia press conferences (there are only so many times you can write a story about sponsons), I decide to take a walk along the harbor front. I’m aware that this will likely be my last time at the […]

Live from….Giglio, Italy: Costa Concordia Raising and Salvage

I’m back in Giglio, Italy almost 10 months after the parbuckling operation which righted Costa Concordia to an upright position. The parbuckling took place over 24 hours and seemed painfully slow at the time. This refloat and eventual tow to the scrapyard in Genoa will take at least a week, but the pace today has […]

Cruise Critic Live! Refloating Costa Concordia

This Monday, July 14, operations will begin to refloat Costa Concordia – the most complex and expensive maritime recovery operation in history – and Cruise Critic will be there, reporting live. Cruise Critic’s U.K. Editor, Adam Coulter, will be on the island of Giglio throughout the refloat – posting news stories, tweeting live, taking pictures and answering your questions […]

Live From…..Queen Mary 2: First Impressions of a Transatlantic Crossing

U.K. Editor Adam Coulter is on his first transatlantic crossing with Cunard, sailing on Queen Mary 2′s 10th anniversary trip from Southampton to New York. Below are a selection of his initial impressions of the voyage and life on the ship after a few days onboard. 1. (Extra) time is a luxury. On the seven-night […]

A Closer Look: What Makes a True Cunarder?

Cruisers are a fiercely loyal bunch. Either they only have (and ever will) travel with one cruise line, or have tried another, hated it (or missed the one they are used to) and come back to the original one. This is played out most clearly on the Cruise Critic Message Boards, where you’ll rarely see […]

Video: Cunard’s Three Queens Arrive in Southampton for QM2’s Birthday Celebrations

Cunard celebrated the 10th anniversary of its flagship, Queen Mary 2 with the arrival of its three-ship fleet in Southampton this morning, and we were on hand for the event. QM2 and its sister ships — Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth — all left Lisbon and made the transit to Southampton together. The ships arrived […]

#Throwback Thursday: Golden Age of Cruising

It’s #Throwback Thursday – and many of the modern sailors on our staff wish we could grab a glimpse of cruising in days gone by, when a transatlantic crossing was the primary way to visit Europe. Luckily for us, our UK office found these gorgeous images, part of a new exhibition at Merseyside Maritime Museum […]

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