Where in the World is Cruise Critic? Celebrity Suites and Windstar

Ship: Windstar Cruises’ Star Breeze Where: France’s Nice and Italy’s Portofino Who: Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor in chief Why There? Star Breeze (formerly known as Seabourn Spirit) will officially join Windstar’s fleet and be christened by godmother (and travel journalist) Wendy Perrin in Nice, before setting off on a four-night mini-cruise that calls at Portofino and ends at […]

May 2015 Desktop Calendar: Kicking Back on the High Seas

Get your May 2015 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper! At this point in the year, everyone could use a little relaxation. Let this photo of cruise ship deck chairs inspire you to think about the next time you’ll be kicking back on the high seas.  Here’s how to put this photo on your computer, tablet or cell […]

Cruise Tip of the Week: Wash, Wash and Wash Some More!

Tip: We can’t stress it enough: Washing your hands with soap and water is the best way to avoid getting sick on a cruise. Hand sanitizer alone doesn’t cut it! (The CDC says it shouldn’t be used as an alternative to washing your hands.) Take time — probably more than you would at home — […]

Member Review of the Week: A First Cruise Celebration

Cruise Ship: Norwegian Jewel Itinerary: Western Caribbean Member: anshad Background: Streamers and a large cake greeted anshad and his wife in their Norwegian Jewel cabin. The two had booked their first cruise to celebrate her cancer remission. Between the onboard entertainment and shore excursions, they had quite a few favorite memories. Onboard Highlight: The port […]

Member Review of the Week: A Spa-Goer’s Southern Caribbean Cruise

Cruise Ship: Celebrity Summit Itinerary: Southern Caribbean Member: Jupiter567 Background: Two weeks of pampering, two different cabins and endless Caribbean sun were a few of the many highlights on Jupiter567 and her husband’s back-to-back Celebrity cruise. While she enjoyed hours in the spa and downtime with a good book in the Persian Garden, her husband […]

Where in the World is Cruise Critic?

Ship: Anthem of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s newest Quantum-class ship Where: Southampton (and possibly Cornwall), U.K. Who: Colleen McDaniel, Managing Editor and Adam Coulter, U.K. Editor Why There? Anthem is the second of Royal’s ground-breaking, hi-tech, all-singing, all-dancing mega-ship and unlike Quantum, it will stay in the U.K. for the whole summer before repositioning to its […]

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 […]

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