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 [...]

Member Review of the Week: Lost in Paradise

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 WorldTravlerx2‘s recent cruise to the Western Caribbean aboard Carnival Paradise. Overall Impression: WorldTravlerx2, her husband and a group of friends were all in [...]

Video: Take a Virtual Tour of Quantum of the Seas!

Royal Caribbean has teamed up with self-confessed “tech geek”, TV presenter Jason Bradbury to take viewers on a virtual guided tour of its new ship, Quantum of the Seas. The video (above) showcases some of the standout features including the North Star, the bumper cars and 270 – the restaurant/theatre, which uses robotic screens and [...]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Gone Fishin’

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 [...]

You Tell Us: 5 Refreshing Ways to Cool Off on a Cruise Ship

With summer officially here, the heat is on, particularly in the Caribbean where humidity can get overwhelming in July and August. So we asked our faithful Cruise Critic Facebook fans what onboard treats brought their temperatures back down to acceptable levels. Soft-serve ice cream. Who doesn’t enjoy a cone or cup of this summer-time favorite, [...]

Member Review of the Week: Keepin’ it Classy

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 Viva_la_Vida‘s recent cruise to Bermuda aboard Celebrity Summit. Overall Impression: Going from a Solstice-class ship to a Millennium-class ship for her recent Celebrity [...]

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