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 […]

Alex Trebek: Game Show Host, Pop Culture Icon….and Cruising Enthusiast

Avid Jeopardy! watchers — like myself — have caught glimpses of the quiz show’s partnership with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic in more than 400 Jeopardy! clues featuring the cruise line’s global expedition cruises. What many people may not realize is that Alex Trebek — Jeopardy! game show host, pop culture icon and my lifelong […]

Quantum of the Seas Celeb Advisors: Who’s Your Dream Pick?

The hype keeps building for Quantum of the Seas, the much-anticipated new build from Royal Caribbean launching in November 2014. The line has started revealing a lineup of Quantum Experience Advisors, celebrities who are lending their names (and presumably, talents) to shaping the ship. In September, interior designer Genevieve Gorder – host of HGTV Star […]

Holland America Singer Hits The Voice

Holland America habitués may recognize a familiar face on the smash NBC show, The Voice, as cruise ship musician Stephanie Anne Johnson steps into the spotlight. On the fourth night of the show’s blind auditions, Johnson wowed judges Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green with her soulful rendition of a KT Tunstall song, “Black Horse & […]

Brangelina to Marry At Sea?

Deciding where to hold a wedding when you’re the planet’s most desirable couple is clearly difficult. Locations for the much-anticipated summer nuptials of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have allegedly ranged from Chateau Miraval, the 1,000-acre estate in southern France that the family owns, to countries such as Bosnia, Cambodia and Haiti, where the couple […]

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