Dining Debate: Why I Choose Assigned Dining

Even in the Cruise Critic office, our staff disagrees on which is better: flexible, anytime dining and assigned-seating, traditional dining. Bring up the subject, and the discussion will get heated! In this pair of blogs, two Cruise Critic editors go head to head, debating the two sides of the dining dilemma. To read the opposing […]

We’re At Sea: Answers to Your Questions About Norwegian Breakaway

On Tuesday, Cruise Critic hosted a live chat about Norwegian Breakaway. We had a great time interacting with readers, who asked fantastic questions. In fact, some of them were so good, we didn’t know the answers. So when we got onboard Breakaway on Wednesday, we made sure to find out all we could for you.

We’re at Sea: Super Bowl Sunday Edition

We’re at sea for a football (and futbol) theme cruise that gives passengers who pay extra the opportunity to meet former NFL and soccer players in a much more intimate setting as part of a Super Bowl sailing on Royal Caribbean‘s Jewel of the Seas. Here’s a look at Day 1, in pictures:

Make New Friends and Tour the Ship on a Cabin Crawl

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 […]

A Christmas Tradition Started at Sea

Most cruisers — well, travelers in general, really — love their souvenirs. Who doesn’t want a reminder of the places they’ve visited, the memories they’ve made while sailing to far-flung destinations? When Gina Barrett (Cruise Critic member Cruisin Around from Pittsburgh) went on her first cruise on Celebrity Galaxy in 2004, she wasn’t interested in […]

Dubious Newbie? A Theme Cruise Could Change His Mind

You’ve probably got that skeptic in your life. You know, the guy who rolls his eyes when you mention your upcoming cruise vacation, or your pal who says she just “couldn’t imagine” spending all that time “trapped on a boat.” Mention that the cruise offers the opportunity to hang out with a legend of rock […]

Live From Reflection: 167 Cruises and Counting, Electrical Problems & Weird Art

Cruisers know that ship officers and crew enjoy a certain measure of celebrity status. Passengers might get a few pics taken with their smiling hosts, who daily receive thousands of warm greetings from their guests. It’s rare to see cruisers basking in such attention.

Celebrity Reflection Cabin Tour: Not Your Average ‘Standard’ Balcony

We’re onboard Celebrity Reflection for its two-night inaugural U.S. sailing out of Miami. For this trip, we have an AquaClass cabin, part of a special category of accommodations situated near the ship’s spa. If you’re sailing on Reflection — or any of its sister ships in the Solstice class — and you book an AquaClass […]

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