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 […]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Stepping into a Storybook

Destination: Edinburgh, Scotland Why Go?: This fairytale city is full of surprises. But some of the more obvious landmarks like the Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral and Greyfriars Kirkyard (shown) also make for worthy adventures. Check the tourist "musts" off your list, grab a malt beverage at Sandy Bell’s and make sure you leave enough […]

Member Review of the Week: A Perfect Match

Cruise Ship: Regent’s Seven Seas Navigator Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean Member: NJtripper Background: Steering clear of recreational activities and over-the-top formal nights, seasoned cruisers NJtripper and her husband found their perfect match on Regent Seven Seas’ 490-passenger ship. They were aiming for an intimate cruise experience with first-class service, peace and quiet and a flavorful itinerary […]

Where in the World is Cruise Critic?

Ship: Cuba Cruise’s Celestyal (Louis) Cristal Where: Cuba (Havana, Santiago, Holguin, Cienfuegos & Trinidad) and a stop in Montego Bay, Jamaica Who: Chris Gray Faust, Destinations Editor Why There? Canada-based Cuba Cruise is the first cruise line to allow Americans to visit Cuba through a partnership with several non-profit organizations, such as the Fund for […]

Cruise Critic Members React to Tunis Attack

When world events impact the cruise industry, Cruise Critic members turn to our forums to share stories, provide first-hand accounts and connect with others who are as passionate about cruising as they are. Here’s what our members have been saying about the tragic situation in Tunisia: From Miller3000 whose parents are onboard MSC Splendida: MSC […]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Sunset on Eagle Beach

Destination: Aruba Why Go?: Eagle Beach is arguably the most sought after in Aruba and luckily, an easy trek from the cruise port. Famous for its white sand, crystal clear waters, Fofoti trees and nesting sea turtles, the preserved beach is made for relaxing. And this photo proves that even a simple sunset can be […]

Member Review of the Week: Living the Suite Life

Cruise Ship: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jewel Itinerary: Western Caribbean Member: golfingfool Background: Norwegian’s Garden Villa had tempted golfingfool for too long — so with the kids grown up and nothing to lose, he splurged on the suite for their group of seven. While the cost initially was a concern, the memories proved to be […]

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