Poll Position: Seasonal Sailing

As the late-fall chill sets in, it’s gotten the folks here at Cruise Critic thinking about voyages to warmer climes. But that doesn’t mean cold-weather sailings don’t have merit. It had us wondering which season is best for setting sail.

Poll Position: A Cruise With a Big, Red Bow

The holidays are quickly approaching, and naturally, we here at Cruise Critic happen to think the best gift ever would be a shiny, new cruise — with a big, red bow, of course. So, we wondered just how many of you would give someone else a cruise as present.

Poll Position: Turkey Time

If you’re reading this, it probably means you’ve got lots to be thankful for. (After all, between cruising and the Internet, what else could you possibly need?) In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we wanted to know which holiday food you’d like to gobble up on cruises every day of the year. So, we asked….

Poll Position: My First Cruise With …

Whether you’re dealing with novice cruisers or seasoned seadogs, there’s one experience all cruisers share: they’ve all got a “my first cruise” memory. So, in the interest of bringing folks together, we wanted to know who accompanied you (or whom you accompanied) on your very first sailing.

Cruise Critic’s Cruise Passenger Bill of Rights

Cruise ship passengers get a lot of flak from the general public — and even from other cruisers — for their onboard behavior. But if you’re not breaking cruise line rules or causing bodily or psychological harm to anyone else, why not get a little crazy on your vacation? If anyone gives you lip about [...]

Poll Position: Just How Common Are Cruise Ship Delays?

Although hurricane season is coming to a close, a couple storms in the past week or two have caused ships to reroute and change itineraries. That got us wondering just how many passengers have experienced delays on their sailings.

Poll Position: MDR Malaise

It’s no secret that cruise lines have been offering more dining options in recent years. As many passengers opt for snazzy for-fee options, what’s become of the quality of food in the main dining room? We’re curious whether lines have decreased quality in an effort to keep costs down — or to convince cruisers to [...]

Poll Position: The Beat Onboard

Everywhere you go onboard, there seems to be music. With so many different kinds in so many different venues, we got to wondering what most cruisers prefer. So, we asked ….

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