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 ….

Disney in Europe: Love It or Hate It, It’s for You

No, you didn’t misread the title. “But wait a minute,” you say. “How can the writer possibly know if Disney is for me? I don’t like kids, I’m not the biggest fan of cartoons and I think I’d throw up if I saw Mickey dressed as a Roman soldier.” As a solo traveler with no [...]

Poll Position: A Pitstop in Giglio

More than eight months since the tragic sinking of Costa Concordia off the coast of Giglio, Italy, officials are working to remove the wreck and decide on a punishment for the captain whose poor judgment allegedly caused the accident. With all sorts of talk about a proper memorial for those who lost their lives, we [...]

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