Disney’s Castaway Cay 5K Run a Nice Change of Pace for Cruisers

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 [...]

Contest: This Ship Snap Needs Your Clever Captions

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 [...]

Win the ‘Ultimate Cruise Survival Kit’

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.)

Cruise Contest Powerball: A Solution to For-Fee Cruise Coffee and Missing Passports

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.

Contest: Win a Parrot; Cruise Without Leaving Home

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 [...]

Wanted: A Pair of Queens (or Three if You Got ‘Em)

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 [...]

Contest: Tell Us What You Love About Cruising

In honor of Valentine’s Day, romantic moments and all that, we’re asking readers to share what they cherish most about ocean-going travel. So tell us: What do you love about cruising? Write your cruise valentine in the comments section for a chance to win a special romance prize pack, consisting of an Norwegian Cruise Line [...]

Norwegian Epic: ‘Excellent in So Many Ways,’ but…

Cruise Critic readers are nothing if not straight shooters, so we weren’t surprised by Comitis‘ honest appraisal of a recent Caribbean cruise on Norwegian Epic. In her critique, one of five reviews of the week, she raved about the brilliant entertainment (think Blue Man Group and Second City comedy), but chided some of the chow. [...]

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