Wanderlust Wednesday: Stepping into a Storybook

Destination: Edinburgh, Scotland Why Go?: This fairytale city is full of surprises. But some of the more obvious landmarks like the Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral and Greyfriars Kirkyard (shown) also make for worthy adventures. Check the tourist "musts" off your list, grab a malt beverage at Sandy Bell’s and make sure you leave enough […]

Member Review of the Week: A Perfect Match

Cruise Ship: Regent’s Seven Seas Navigator Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean Member: NJtripper Background: Steering clear of recreational activities and over-the-top formal nights, seasoned cruisers NJtripper and her husband found their perfect match on Regent Seven Seas’ 490-passenger ship. They were aiming for an intimate cruise experience with first-class service, peace and quiet and a flavorful itinerary […]

Where in the World is Cruise Critic?

Ship: Cuba Cruise’s Celestyal (Louis) Cristal Where: Cuba (Havana, Santiago, Holguin, Cienfuegos & Trinidad) and a stop in Montego Bay, Jamaica Who: Chris Gray Faust, Destinations Editor Why There? Canada-based Cuba Cruise is the first cruise line to allow Americans to visit Cuba through a partnership with several non-profit organizations, such as the Fund for […]

Cruise Critic Members React to Tunis Attack

When world events impact the cruise industry, Cruise Critic members turn to our forums to share stories, provide first-hand accounts and connect with others who are as passionate about cruising as they are. Here’s what our members have been saying about the tragic situation in Tunisia: From Miller3000 whose parents are onboard MSC Splendida: MSC […]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Sunset on Eagle Beach

Destination: Aruba Why Go?: Eagle Beach is arguably the most sought after in Aruba and luckily, an easy trek from the cruise port. Famous for its white sand, crystal clear waters, Fofoti trees and nesting sea turtles, the preserved beach is made for relaxing. And this photo proves that even a simple sunset can be […]

Member Review of the Week: Living the Suite Life

Cruise Ship: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jewel Itinerary: Western Caribbean Member: golfingfool Background: Norwegian’s Garden Villa had tempted golfingfool for too long — so with the kids grown up and nothing to lose, he splurged on the suite for their group of seven. While the cost initially was a concern, the memories proved to be […]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Chowing Down in Princess Cays

Destination: Princess Cays Why Go?: If you cruise the Eastern or Western Caribbean with Princess Cruises, chances are you’ll visit the line’s private island and experience a quieter side of The Bahamas. Chow down on island barbecue in a private bungalow (available for rent), unwind in a beachside hammock or go deep-sea fishing off the […]

Member Review of the Week: Stepping Out of Your “Ship Size” Comfort Zone

Cruise Ship: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Getaway Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean Member: Still Dreaming Background: Big cruise ships can be intimidating, no matter how many times you’ve been on one. Like Cruise Critic member Still Dreaming, you can study deck plans and watch countless tour videos, but there’s nothing like exploring the ship on your own. […]

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