Enter our Miami Hotel Giveaway by June 30th!

Have you booked your cruise out of Miami and need a hotel? Or do you just want a quick luxury getaway in South Beach? We’ve partnered with Oyster.com – the Hotel Tell-All review site with a million+ comprehensive hotel photos and in-depth reviews – to offer you and a guest a chance to win a […]

Contest: Name That Ship

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to winner Tatiana Ovalle of Miami, who submitted all 10 correct answers (listed at the bottom of this post). If you guessed that we spend a lot of time here at Cruise Critic talking about ship trivia, you’d be right. After a recent discussion held on the origin of […]

Cruise Bartending’s Best of the Best Mix it up for Bacardi

And now let us praise those unsung heroes of your cruise, the lowly barkeep. In these times of cleanses and CrossFit, it might be unpopular to admit that you’re the one buying an unlimited drinks package. Here at Cruise Critic, we go out of our way to stress that today’s ships are much more than […]

5 Fun Spots for a Cruise Ship Selfie

It’s in the dictionary now – so chances are, you or someone you love has taken a “selfie” in the past year or so. And what better place to turn your camera phone on yourself than sea? Whether you love Instagram, Twitter or old-fashioned Facebook, document these cruisey moments on your next sailing to impress […]

Win a Tour and Lunch Aboard Queen Mary 2

Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 is celebrating its 10th anniversary year, and 10 lucky Cruise Critic members have the opportunity to spend an afternoon touring the company’s flagship and enjoying a three-course lunch in the grand Britannia Restaurant. We’ve teamed up with Cunard to offer readers the chance to enjoy a day aboard Queen Mary […]

Six Cruise Line Bartenders Mix It Up in Battle for the Best

On Friday night, talented mixologists were contending for the best bartender crown in the finals of the Bacardi Cruise Competition.

Cruise Clothing Contest: Win a $500 Gift Card from Fresh Produce

Here at Cruise Critic, we’re always looking for onboard outfits that are as cute as they are functional. Which is why we’re pleased to announce this giveaway from Fresh Produce, a U.S. company that specializes in colorful and coastal-inspired clothes for women and kids. To win a $500 gift card to use at Fresh Produce, […]

Contest: How Well Do You Know Your Cruise Ships?

Perhaps you’ve sailed with a number of different cruise lines. Or maybe you’re a professional ship-spotter, always checking to see who is docked in port. Or perhaps you just have really good photographic memory. Either way, we’re testing your knowledge. See if you can identify and name the 10 cruise ships below. (It might seem […]

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