Member Review of the Week: Adventure of the Seas

Cruise Critic member, kruzals, shares her family’s experience onboard Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas during an Eastern Caribbean cruise.

If It Were Up to Me … Help Sir Richard Branson Build Virgin Cruise Ships

If it were up to you, what would Virgin Cruises look like? The Cruise Critic staff weighs in on their own ideas for the cruise line’s future vibe.

Cruise Tip of the Week: How to Get “Free Money” for Your Cruise

Tip: Want to give your wallet a break? Learn how to earn “free money” on your next cruise, and enjoy specialty dining, spa treatments and more with onboard credit.

Member Review of the Week: Norwegian Star

Cruise Critic member, Devilaw, shares the highlights of his Baltic Sea voyage onboard Norwegian Star.

Cruise Tip of the Week: How to Have a Stress-Free Sailaway

Tip: Your bags are packed. Travel documents are in order. What else could you be missing? While the mental checklist might come naturally to some, it’s easy for others to neglect “the obvious” when gearing up for embarkation day. One way to avoid stressing before your cruise is by arriving at your port city a […]

Enter our Miami Hotel Giveaway by June 30th!

Have you booked your cruise out of Miami and need a hotel? Or do you just want a quick luxury getaway in South Beach? We’ve partnered with – the Hotel Tell-All review site with a million+ comprehensive hotel photos and in-depth reviews – to offer you and a guest a chance to win a […]

Member Review of the Week: Holland America’s Veendam

Cruise Ship: HAL’s Veendam Itinerary: Bermuda Member: mygoalie35 Background: It didn’t take long for mygoalie35 to feel relaxed on her Holland America cruise to Bermuda — even with kids in tow. The ship’s laidback vibe and overnights in port allowed her, her husband, 19 year-old son and four year-old grandson to sail at their own […]

Cruise Tip of the Week: Save While You Sip

Tip: Every cruiser has his or own tricks for saving money — whether it’s vowing not to spend extra on specialty restaurants or purchasing a beverage package. But there are quite a few “secrets” to stretching your budget that the cruise lines don’t advertise. If beverage packages aren’t your thing, consider this: Beer-drinkers: Ordering a […]

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