Just Back from AmaWaterways’ AmaSerena: Hits & Misses

We’re just off a Danube River cruise with AmaSerena, the latest ship from AmaWaterways. Like Viking River Cruises with its Longships or Scenic with its ‘Space Ships’, AMA has a series of modern, sleek ships that are all but identical, (though they have not followed the fashionable trend of giving the ship series a name). […]

Can Americans Enjoy Cruising a British Line?

I’ve stumbled across a post on the Fred. Olsen section of the Cruise Critic forums in which American cruiser cruiseXlife asks, in a very positive and enthusiastic manner, whether he would be welcome on the traditionally British line. “Have you ever found a cruise that you really liked, that went to places you wanted to […]

From Our Forums: The Kindness of Strangers

Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seems to be going right and you’re ready to throw in the towel… and then someone you’ve never met does something kind that makes everything seem just that little bit better? For one frantic mother on a cruise with her three children on Royal Caribbean’s […]

You Might Like AmaWaterways If…

AmaWaterways manages to offer both a personalized feel as well as the consistency that is a hallmark of larger companies.

Cruise Critic Live!: Choose Your Perfect River Cruise

Considering a river cruise? Then you won’t wan to miss our next Cruise Critic Live! chat, Choosing Your Perfect River, on Wednesday, March 18 at 12 p.m. EDT. During the chat, we’ll be talking with two of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s top brass — President and CEO Guy Young and UK Managing Director Kathryn […]

Combine Lines to Create Your Perfect Cruise Ship!

Imagine you’re a cruise ship designer. You have a blank check, and you’ve been given free reign to create your ideal cruise ship. The only constraint? You have to select features from existing cruise lines. This brilliant topic for what could be endless debate was, of course, posed on the Cruise Critic forums and has […]

An American and a Bunch of Europeans Walk onto a Cruise Ship

A funny and heartening conversation took place on our forums recently. Somebody felt they’d been mistreated on a cruise, got grumpy and came on the forums to vent about the injustice of it all. Sounds pretty standard, right? However, in doing so, the original poster generalized that all of Europe is full of rude people […]

Cruise Confession: I Showed up for My Cruise… A Year Early

It happens to everyone. You book something when you’re not paying attention and you get the dates wrong. Normally you catch the mistake in time, but worst-case scenario, you endure some mild embarrassment when you show up on the wrong day/week/month, right? One of our members took that scenario to the extreme, and has likely […]

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