4 Trendy Theme Cruises You Should Consider

What do book lovers, fitness junkies and binge watchers of popular TV shows like MasterChef and Dancing With the Stars have in common? They can all revel in their passions and fandom on a theme cruise. Theme cruising has taken great strides in recent years, gearing more toward popular trends and interests. Reality show stars [...]

Wanderlust Wednesday: Inside the Panama Canal

Every Wednesday, we’ll be taking you on a journey around the world to some of the most interesting places our members have trekked, swum or merely witnessed from afar while cruising. Whether these photos inspire you to plan a relaxing escape or walk on the wild side, we hope they ignite your senses and give [...]

Hold that Door! The 6 Rules of Cruise Ship Elevator Etiquette

It seems that common courtesy has been declining since the Love Boat days of cruising — and nowhere is the death of chivalry and benevolence more apparent than cruise ship elevators. Naturally, people are more impatient in today’s faster paced society. We get that stopping on every floor might prevent you from reaching the buffet before [...]

Member Review of the Week: A 30-Something’s Take on a Uniworld European River Cruise

Each week, we choose five cruise reviews written by our members, and showcase one as the Member Review of the Week. In the spotlight this week is Cruise Critic member ewizabeff’s recent cruise along the Danube River on Uniworld’s River Ambassador. Overall Impression: In search of something new, 30-somethings ewizabeff and her husband took a [...]

Member Review of the Week: “Me Time” On Norwegian Getaway

Each week, we choose five cruise reviews written by our members, and showcase one as the Member Review of the Week. In the spotlight this week is Cruise Critic member bottomfeeder‘s recent cruise to the Eastern Caribbean on Norwegian Getaway. Overall Impression: The timing couldn’t have been more perfect: It was bottomfeeder’s birthday when she [...]

Wining & Dining: What’s Your Perfect Cruise Meal?

They say age or glasses of wine should never be counted. I’m adding ‘favorite cruise foods’ to that list. Between the main dining room, buffet, complimentary eateries and for-fee specialty restaurants, the meal options on cruise ships are endless (not to mention, all the local fare in port). Even if you’re not a foodie, everyone [...]

Just Back From…. S.S Legacy, a “Softer” Small Ship Adventure

Durable hiking shoes: Check. Water-resistant clothing: Check. Adventurous spirit: Check. These are only a few requirements for an expedition cruise. Sounds pretty intense, huh? You might be surprised. Many cruisers (including first-timers) are under the impression that expedition cruising is solely a whirlwind of an adventure, trekking up steep terrains, kayaking through narrow waterways and [...]

A Change of Plans Becomes a Blessing in Disguise

Each week, we choose five cruise reviews written by our members, one of which is showcased as the Member Review of the Week. In the spotlight this week is Cruise Critic member akacake‘ recent cruise to Alaska aboard Holland America’s Zaandam. Overall Impression: Pacific Northwest natives akacake and her husband were excited to escape the [...]

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