Wanderlust Wednesday: Overlooking Pompeii

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 [...]

Just Back From…the “stretched” MSC Armonia: LEGOs and more

Carving a cruise ship apart and putting it back together sounds like a complicated process – and it is. The “stretching” procedure that MSC Armonia underwent this fall, part of the company’s “Renaissance Program” added a new 80-foot section to the vessel’s midship, introducing a new LEGO playroom, refurbishing cabins and other changes. I took [...]

Member Review of the Week: Nice Try, Mother Nature

Each week, we choose five cruise reviews written by our members, and showcase one as the Member Review of the Week. In the spotlight this week is Cruise Critic member TheConsort’s recent cruise to the Western Caribbean on Norwegian Sun. Overall Impression: Cruising during hurricane season is a gamble. Rough seas and high winds can [...]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Back to the Future

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 [...]

Member Review of the Week: An Active 50-Something Ventures with HAL

Each week, we choose five cruise reviews written by our members, and showcase one as the Member Review of the Week. In the spotlight this week is Cruise Critic member Ladygmfd1’s recent cruise to the Caribbean, Panama Canal and Central America on Holland America’s Zuiderdam. Overall Impression: A smooth embarkation is never guaranteed, so when [...]

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: MSC Armonia Where: We’ll be [...]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Turkish Delight, Anyone?

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 [...]

Member Review of the Week: A Week Filled With Sunshine

Each week, we choose five cruise reviews written by our members, and showcase one as the Member Review of the Week. In the spotlight this week is Cruise Critic member mommiemudd’s recent cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Carnival Sunshine. Overall Impression: Good food, lots of laughs and island adventures were the theme on mommiemudd’s [...]

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