In the world of cruising, new ships are launched with much pomp and circumstance. The ceremony you’re likely to read about, and even more likely to remember, is the christening, or naming. That’s the moment when a ship, all gussied up for a gala night of celebration and the onset (traditionally) of its maiden voyage, [...]
On the precipice of 50, member Thumbun had this to say: “While previous milestone birthdays did not bother me, for some reason this one does. Luckily, most days I feel like I am in my 20s, and I still possess the strong desire and curiosity to see as much of the world as possible. So [...]
This one goes out to you ship lovers. We were recently onboard a ship and snapped a shot of its main dining room. Do you recognize it? Name that ship in the comments below by noon, Friday, March 8. We’ll randomly select a winner from the correct responses and mail off a prize from our [...]
The “Countdown to Project Breakaway” is on, as you’ll see from the video above. Meyer-Werft, the shipyard where Norwegian Breakaway is being built, released this video from yesterday’s float-out of the ship, the first of two to be built in Norwegian’s Breakaway class.
If your boss took you on a theme cruise — her theme cruise — would you knock it in public? According to Us Weekly, that’s what Brandon Branch — personal assistant to Southern cooking chef and TV personality Paula Deen — did while he was onboard the Paula Deen & Family cruise. Branch tweeted from [...]
It’s one of cruising’s best U.S. homeports — so we’re picking New Orleans to win Super Bowl XLVII. But since no sportsbook would entertain such a bet, Cruise Critic reached out to top execs from Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Cunard, Holland America and Oceania Cruises for their prognostications.
In a few short hours, we’ll be onboard Jewel of the Seas as part of an ESPN@Sea theme cruise. Former NFL players Wendell Tyler, Jermaine Phillips and Mike Logan are schedule to appear at various events throughout the sailing. So is famous futballer (a.k.a soccer player) Julie Foudy, a former national team member and Olympic [...]
Last week, Norwegian Cruise Line announced its NYC-inspired advertising campaign, “The Best of NYC Sails to Sea.” Its newest ship, Breakaway, will homeport in New York year-round starting in May. The campaign includes a commercial that shows an image of Norwegian Breakaway sailing with the city’s famous skyline atop the ship. We want to hear [...]keep looking »