Poll Position: Snagging a Great Cruise Price

According to the groundhog, spring is quickly approaching, and if you’re like me, warmer weather inevitably gets you thinking about where you might want to plan your next sailing. Whether you’re on a tight budget or plan to book the most high-end luxury cabin, I’m willing to bet that getting a good deal would put […]

Poll Position: The Law of the Lido

With lots of maritime practices being called into question of late, it’s clear onboard rules and regulations are necessary. Some, however, need to be tightened, and others could stand to be loosened a bit. We decided to ask our readers which one of four popular “laws of the lido” they’d most like to see amended. […]

Poll Position: Will You Still Cruise?

A few weeks ago, when Carnival Triumph had engine troubles that left more than 4,000 passengers adrift at sea with little power, we posed a question to our readers about whether the incident would hamper their love of cruising. The response was an overwhelming “no way!” Now, following a week in which Carnival Dream, Carnival […]

Poll Position: Triumph or Tragedy? Has Carnival Done Enough?

Last week, Cruise Critic headquarters was consumed by the news that Carnival Triumph had experienced a fire, leaving more than 4,000 passengers without power, hot food and working toilets. We monitored the saga closely as the ship was aided by sister vessels and eventually towed to Mobile. Now that everyone is safely ashore and officials […]

Poll Position: ‘Big Game’ Homeports

Hype was everywhere during the past week as the 49ers geared up to take on the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. Even if you’re not the biggest football fan, you may still be able to appreciate a good commercial or two … or a valid excuse to eat enough to feed a small army. As […]

Pimp My Cabin: 8 Ways to Deck Out Your Onboard Dwelling

Welcome to Cabin Week! Every day this week, we’ll be highlighting our cabin-themed content, giving you great tips on everything from choosing the right cabin to getting upgrades and making a small stateroom feel more homey. Look for new blogs every day on the Lido Deck, as well as our best advice in our Ultimate […]

Destination: Cruise. Where Will You Sail in 2013?

In the world of modern-day cruising, ships have become so large they’re often destinations in themselves. But there’s still something to be said for the places your ship will take you. That’s why we here at Cruise Critic have been mulling over what we think will be the top destinations to visit in 2013. After […]

Poll Position: Which New Cruise Ship Has You Excited?

As 2012 winds down, we here at the Cruise Critic offices are looking to 2013 and wondering which of the upcoming new ships have you flat-out fidgeting with curiosity. There are tons of river ships launching, in addition to larger vessels like Royal Princess, Norwegian Breakaway and MSC Preziosa, among others. Please share this post!

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