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,┬áRoyal 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 […]

Where in the World is Cruise Critic?

Ship: Viking Ocean Cruises’ brand spanking new Viking Star Where: Istanbul, the Greek islands, the Adriatic coast and Venice Who: Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor in Chief Why There? Viking Ocean Cruises, a new, ocean-going cruise line spawned from Viking River Cruises, launches its first ship, the 930-passenger Viking Star, on its first-ever passenger cruise. Viking […]

Cruise Tip of the Week: Snagging a Cheap Last Minute Getaway

Tip: Book within 60 to 90 days before departure. This is most cruise lines’ last call for passengers to cancel existing reservations without penalty. If a lot of spaces open up, you most likely will see major price drops as they try to sell out the ship. Full Article: Read eight more tips about getting […]

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