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 [...]

Cruise Critic Live! We Chat About Best Places to Snorkel and Dive

Every Thursday — this week at 11 a.m. (Eastern) — Cruise Critic Live! takes a look at all the things to love about cruising, from favorite destinations to amazing dining experiences to the latest and greatest new ships on the oceans and rivers. We also welcome outside experts including cruise line CEOs and newsmakers. This [...]

Contest: How Well Do You Know Your Cruise Ships?

Perhaps you’ve sailed with a number of different cruise lines. Or maybe you’re a professional ship-spotter, always checking to see who is docked in port. Or perhaps you just have really good photographic memory. Either way, we’re testing your knowledge. See if you can identify and name the 10 cruise ships below. (It might seem [...]

Guest Post: Cruise Industry Hails CDC Norovirus Report

Occasionally here at Cruise Critic, we take guest posts from industry leaders. This post, written by Christine Duffy, president of the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), is a response to a norovirus report released by the Centers for Disease Control in June that found that an extremely small percentage of the gastric cases actually take [...]

A Closer Look: Chikungunya Concerns in the Caribbean

It makes us itch just thinking about it. But there’s no denying that Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that cropped up in the Caribbean last December, has blossomed from a few isolated incidents into a serious concern among the islands – and cruisers. In the St. Martin/St. Maarten forum, liltellurr asks, “Are there areas to avoid, [...]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Art Around Every Corner

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: A Magical Surprise

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 sunnyinchagrin‘s recent transatlantic cruise aboard Disney Magic. Overall Impression: Slightly skeptical about spending so much time at sea, sunnyinchagrin was proven wrong after [...]

July 2014 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: Sailing Norwegian Fjords

Get your July 2014 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper! We hope that this photo of a cruise ship sailing through the Norwegian Fjords will get you excited about those summer cruises that you have planned. Here’s how to put this photo on your computer, tablet or cell phone: 1.  Click on the following links to get the size that [...]

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