Cruise Tip of the Week: Savor the Flavor with Any Diet

Dietary restrictions? No problem, use our expert cruise tips to navigate on board dining.

Member Review of the Week: Deja Vu Under the Caribbean Sun

Cruise Ship: Holland America’s Eurodam Itinerary: Western Caribbean Member: loveandcruises Background: With 32 cruises on five cruise lines under her belt, loveandcruises has plenty of experience on the high seas. She says, “People will often ask me, ‘What is your favorite line?’ and I’ll answer that every line has its merits, but if you want […]

Where in the World is Cruise Critic?

Ship: Viking Ocean Cruises’ brand spanking new Viking Star Where: Istanbul, the Greek islands, the Adriatic coast and Venice Who: Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor in Chief Why There? Viking Ocean Cruises, a new, ocean-going cruise line spawned from Viking River Cruises, launches its first ship, the 930-passenger Viking Star, on its first-ever passenger cruise. Viking […]

Cruise Tip of the Week: Snagging a Cheap Last Minute Getaway

Tip: Book within 60 to 90 days before departure. This is most cruise lines’ last call for passengers to cancel existing reservations without penalty. If a lot of spaces open up, you most likely will see major price drops as they try to sell out the ship. Full Article: Read eight more tips about getting […]

Member Review of the Week: Traditional vs. Freestyle Dining

Cruise Ship: Norwegian Getaway Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean Member: Alwaazl8 Background: As a seasoned Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruiser, Alwaazl8 enjoyed the two cruise lines’ offerings — including the traditional cruise dining style of set dining times and tablemates. But Norwegian’s freestyle atmosphere sparked Alwaazl8’s curiosity, and they decided to test the waters on Norwegian Getaway. […]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Cruising Down Under

Destination: Sydney, Australia Why Go?: You can’t miss Sydney if you’re cruising Down Under. The capital of New South Wales is both a starting and ending point for ships that sail to Australia and New Zealand. Don’t miss a tour of the Opera House, a stroll through historic Rocks or the 3.5-hour trek up the […]

April 2015 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: Springtime in Europe

Get your April 2015 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper! With the Euro at record lows against the dollar, we’re dreaming of spring on the Continent. So it’s the perfect time to put this shot of a cruise ship docking in the port of Marseilles, France, on your desktop. Here’s how to put this photo on your computer, tablet […]

Member Review of the Week: Spring Break Sun, Sand & Solitude

Cruise Ship: Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas Itinerary: Western Caribbean Member: kinesiologynerd Background: A pair of empty deck chairs and two pina coladas were calling kinesiologynerd’s and his girlfriend’s name, when the college couple snagged a Spring Break deal on Independence of the Seas. As first time cruisers, they decided to test the waters […]

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