Cruise Critic Live! Chat Cruise Destinations with Azamara’s Larry Pimentel

Every week on Cruise Critic Live, held Thursdays at 3 p.m. Eastern time, we take a look at all the things to love about cruising, from favorite destinations to amazing dining experiences. We give you the inside scoop on the newest ships at sea and on the rivers. We also welcome outside experts to take [...]

Come Sail Away: Top 10 Sailaway Song Requests

There’s no question the songs played at sailaway can set the tone for your cruise. A few weeks ago, we shuddered at the thought of leaving port with the Titanic theme, “My Heart Will Go On,” ringing in our ears. Not that we’re superstitious…..but why take a chance? You, our readers, weighed in with some [...]

Cruise Clothing Contest: Win a $500 Gift Card from Fresh Produce

Here at Cruise Critic, we’re always looking for onboard outfits that are as cute as they are functional. Which is why we’re pleased to announce this giveaway from Fresh Produce, a U.S. company that specializes in colorful and coastal-inspired clothes for women and kids. To win a $500 gift card to use at Fresh Produce, [...]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Ahoy, Tivoli Gardens!

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: Comparing the Sisters

Each week, we choose five cruise reviews written by our members, one of which is showcased as the Member Review of the Week. In the spotlight this week is Cruise Critic member polkadots‘s recent cruise to the Eastern Caribbean aboard Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. Overall Impression: Applying everything they knew about last year’s [...]

Cruise Critic Live! On the Douro River with AmaWaterways

The Rhine and Danube aren’t the only European rivers worth exploring. If you’re looking for something a little more exotic, check out Portugal’s Douro River. This week, Cruise Critic Editor in Chief Carolyn Spencer Brown will be sailing through the Douro valley along with AmaWaterways Executive Vice President and Co-owner Kristin Karst. Come Thursday, they’ll [...]

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: AmaWaterways’ AmaVida Where: The Douro [...]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Can You Name This Landmark?

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 [...]

keep looking »
  • Subscribe to the Lido Deck by E-Mail








  • About the Lido Deck

    Welcome to the Lido Deck, where Cruise Critic readers and editors gather to share ideas, news, photos, videos and opinions on everything from ship etiquette and past voyages to happy hours and excursions. Please note: When commenting, Cruise Critic's community guidelines apply.

    Click here to meet the crew.



  • Recent Posts


  • What’s Your Cruise IQ?


  • RSS Cruise Critic News




  • Categories