Before boarding Oasis of the Seas — the 5,400-passenger Royal Caribbean ship that gave new meaning to the term "mega-ship" when it launched in 2009 (only sister ship Allure of the Seas is bigger) — I expected it to feel like a combination of a Las Vegas hotel and an amusement park. And with a [...]
I’m onboard Thomson Majesty, the most recent addition to the Thomson Cruises fleet, as well as one of the most popular ships on the Cruise Critic website. In spite of being the line’s newest ship, the 1,462-passenger Majesty is a veteran vessel, having sailed for Norwegian Cruise Line and Louis Cruises before being picked up [...]
Take a cruise of the Eastern Mediterranean in just three minutes with this time-lapse video, courtesy of Cruise Critic member hdarby.
Even more than a century later, the Titanic disaster continues to float the boat for wealthy collectors … or at least their bank account. A letter that survived the Titanic disaster was sold at auction in London on April 26, for an astonishing £119,000 (more than $200,000). According to Reuters, the price is the highest [...]
It’s often said that the latest and greatest cruise ships have so many attractions, you could stay onboard for a month and never get bored. But does anyone put it to the test? As proof that it happens, we cite this entertaingly bemused post by member LMaxwell whose elderly neighbor stayed on Oasis of the [...]
There is, perhaps, no more stereotypically Dutch landscape than what you’ll see on the way to the Keukenhof Gardens, The Netherlands’ most famous fields of tulips. Windmills, both modern and vintage, dot the roadside, and the water they help manage is everywhere. Over half of The Netherlands, or “Low Countries,” lies at or below sea [...]
As part of the dual christening ceremonies with Avalon Impression, I had the chance to spend three nights on Avalon Poetry II, cruising from Cologne, Germany to Amsterdam. Below is a selection of my first impressions of “the ship,” made before its godmother — British three-time Olympic silver medalist and gold medal rower at the London 2012 [...]
I’m sailing north from Versailles on Vantage’s River Venture, and I’m watching the church spires and willow trees of the northern French countryside slip slowly past us as we move along upstream. It’s part of the company’s effort to preview the ship’s new home on the Seine (Launched last year, River Venture sailed its first [...]keep looking »