After 1,000 cruises, it’s fair to say Douglas Ward has an opinion or two. One of the most esteemed names in cruise writing, Ward has spent more than 30 years taking scrupulous notes and making honest appraisals of main dining room cuisine, cruise ship cabins and at-sea service. (That’s after years working on ships in [...]
Editor’s note: Congratulations to Adrian, who went a little dark with his interpretation of Reflection’s art. His thoughtful explanation: “Murder by ceramics – You’ve got the murderer on the left hand side – the victim on the right, and a looker on, or possibly an angel in the middle.” For his winning entry, Adrian will [...]
Running on a cruise ship is a bit of a mixed bag. Sure, you get the beauty of the sea, the fresh air hitting your face, the kind words from fellow passengers. You also get rocky treadmills, distraction from every corner as you try to weave your way around the ship’s designated jogging track (why [...]
Update: Thanks to everyone for their submissions. Our winner, as selected by editors here at Cruise Critic, was Tony Fout, who wrote: Sign on the bridge of the Divina: “objects in mirror are smaller than they appear!” For his caption, Tony will receive a prize pack from Cruise Critic. Thanks to everyone for participating. We [...]
Savvy cruisers know that smart packing means one thing: coming prepared for every at-sea eventuality. Even if that means bringing the hot sauce the ship doesn’t carry. (Just don’t bring these.)
Drink too much of the free cruise coffee and you may end up doing something imbecilic. Like disembarking without your passport. Fortunately, neither fate will ever befall two two lucky winners.
If you’re desperate for a cruise fix, try our 10-step guide to turning your home into a ship. Too many steps? Slurping a frozen drink from a parrot’s head works, too. Carnival sent us a sampling of its whimsical Drink of the Day souvenir glasses, available for a fee onboard it ships … but free [...]
As part of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebration next month, Cunard will be amassing its own royal trio — Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2. Coming at the tail end of a holiday weekend in Britain, the June 5 event promises to attract thousands to Southampton for a street festival, fireworks and a [...]« go back — keep looking »