The Envelope, Please: Cruise Lines for Oscar Nominees

Celebrities cruise: As godmothers, special guests, or part of theme cruises. And sometimes they do it… just for fun. Hollywood’s most famous couple, ‘Brangelina’ were rumored to consider marriage onboard the Queen of England’s favorite ship, Hebridean Princess. Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has sailed as a guest onboard multiple cruise lines including Disney‘s TCM’s Classic [...]

Video: Street Runners Take On Cruise Ship

They’re back – and they’re better than ever. The 3RUN team which wowed the world last year – running and jumping all over Thomson Dream – have been brought back to show off the ship’s new home port of Jamaica. And this time they’ve teamed up with one of the few people who can give [...]

Romance Tips from Love Boat Captain Gavin MacLeod

It’s natural that Gavin MacLeod, the legendary captain of “The Love Boat,” the now-classic television series filmed abroad and around Princess Cruises’ ships, has become cruising’s official expert on love at sea. That role, not to mention his long-term relationship with Princess Cruises as its romance spokesman, ties him indelibly to heart-shaped matters. On a recent trip to Sydney, where [...]

Did Seasickness Sink Super Bowl Sunday?

Did excessive time spent on a cruise ship sink the Broncos on Super Bowl Sunday? Let’s play Monday morning quarterback. Denver used Cornucopia Majesty, a 1,200-passenger sightseeing vessel that’s the largest party boat in the Northeast, as its media headquarters in the days leading up to the football game. The 210-foot-long ship, which is normally docked [...]

Cruise Lines Get Game: What Sports Pros Would You Like to See Onboard?

Expect cruising logos, contests and sponsorships to appear within major league venues and during halftime shows as more lines continue to sign deals with professional sports teams. Among the partnerships announced recently: Celebrity Cruises and the New York Rangers, along with Carnival Cruise Lines and the New Orleans Saints. Norwegian Cruise Line has entered into [...]

The Voice Bids Bon Voyage to Cruise Ship Singer

Veteran cruise ship singer Stephanie Anne Johnson’s voyage on The Voice ended during live eliminations broadcast Thursday, when she failed to garner enough votes to continue on the smash reality music show (much to the dismay of those of us here at Cruise Critic, who were rooting for her from the beginning). During her time [...]

Q & A: Author Bill Bryson Talks Travel and Cruising, Aboard QM2

It’s not often that you go on a cruise where authors are treated like rock stars. But not every author, admittedly, is as beloved by his fans as Bill Bryson, the cross-genre master of memoir, history and travel writing. And not every ship is Queen Mary 2. With its frequent transatlantic crossings, the Cunard flagship [...]

Video: Win a Copy of Love Boat Actor Gavin MacLeod’s Memoir

For those of us of a certain age, cruising entered our lives through Saturday night TV when Pacific Princess – aka “The Love Boat” – set sail on ABC with its lovable cast of characters (and special guest stars). Capt. Merrill Stubing, played by actor Gavin MacLeod, presided over the onboard antics of the ship’s [...]

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