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 [...]

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 [...]

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