Cruise Critic Live! We Chat Bars & Booze

Every Thursday at 3 p.m. (Eastern), Cruise Critic Live! takes a look at all the things to love about cruising, from favorite destinations to amazing dining experiences to the latest and greatest new ships on the oceans and rivers. We also welcome outside experts including cruise line CEOs and newsmakers. Next week, we’ll be diving [...]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Ancient Lands

Every Wednesday, we’ll be taking you on a journey around the world to some of the most interesting places our members have trekked, swum or merely witnessed from afar while cruising. Whether these photos inspire you to plan a relaxing escape or walk on the wild side, we hope they ignite your senses and give [...]

A Cruise Full of Characters

What better birthday gift for a 7-year-old girl than a Disney cruise? That was the thinking when CharlottesMama booked a Western Caribbean cruise on Disney Wonder — the first-ever cruise for the family. The long roadtrip from Minnesota to the port of Galveston went off without a hitch. A late seating with another family that [...]

Contest: Win a Prime Viewing Spot for Queen Mary 2 Anniversary Sail

There are few ships as iconic as Queen Mary 2. With its trademark red and black funnel, the Cunard flagship has drawn oohs and aahs at 182 ports around the world for a decade now, sailing more than 419 voyages since its christening by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in January 2004. More fun QM2 [...]

Where in the World is Cruise Critic?

Cruise Critic staffers set sail every week, traveling the globe to bring you the latest cruise ship trends, port sneak peeks and onboard observations. Here’s where we are this week. (Got questions about any of the ships we’re boarding or ports we are visiting? Ask us in the comments!) Ship: Tauck‘s MS Inspire Where: From [...]

Cruise Critic Live! Chat with TV Personality Genevieve Gorder

Every Thursday at 3 p.m. (Eastern), Cruise Critic Live! takes a look at all the things to love about cruising, from favorite destinations to amazing dining experiences to the latest and greatest new ships on the oceans and rivers. We also welcome outside experts including cruise line CEOs and newsmakers. Next week, we’ll be joined [...]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Down Under Wonder

Every Wednesday, we’ll be taking you on a journey around the world to some of the most interesting places our members have trekked, swum or merely witnessed from afar while cruising. Whether these photos inspire you to plan a relaxing escape or walk on the wild side, we hope they ignite your senses and give [...]

Small Ship Beach Bumming

Westchestermom had hoped that her cruise on Windstar’s vessel Wind Surf would convert her husband to small ship sailing. With an itinerary that included stops at some of the Caribbean’s best beaches, including Jost van Dyke and the Baths in the British Virgin Islands, her trip succeeded. The ship’s intimate vibe began with an embarkation [...]

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