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. [...]

9 Ways You Know You’re Addicted to Cruising

Welcome to Cruisers Anonymous, where we don’t judge — but we do dispense prizes to those who tell us about their obsession with at-sea travel.

You Know You’re Addicted to Cruising When …

Most addictions are detrimental — but being obsessed with cruising could win you a terry cloth robe and some assorted Cruise Critic logo paraphernalia. Tell us in the comments how you know you’re hooked on cruising, and we’ll give one randomly chosen contributor the chance to wander around in that supremely plush symbol of at-sea [...]

Happy Hour Special: Royal Caribbean’s Mango Martini

In true cruise spirit, every evening this week, we’ve offered up special happy hour recipes for you to imbibe at your leisure. Friday is finally here, and we can’t think of a better way to kick off the weekend than with a fun, fruity cocktail that’s super simple to make. (Or “foo foo” drinks, as [...]

Happy Hour Special: Holland America’s Sangria

In true cruise spirit, every evening this week, we’ll be offering up special happy hour recipes for you to imbibe at your leisure. With Friday approaching, we thought a nice glass of sangria would help mellow you out. Of course, this isn’t any sangria — it’s Holland America‘s jazzed up version. The original version of [...]

Happy Hour Special: Norwegian’s Rebellious Fish

In true cruise spirit, every evening this week, we’ll be offering up special happy hour recipes for you to imbibe in at your leisure. Tonight, we bring you the recipe for Norwegian Cruise Line‘s famous Rebellious Fish, a concoction of passion fruit liqueur, orange vodka, orange liqueur, orange juice and sparkling wine — and yes, [...]

‘Mystery Meat’ No More: We Name That Cruise Food

When we posted this alarming “mystery meat” photo taken by a Cruise Critic member (she never said what ship, alas), we knew it would draw some attention. Still, we didn’t expect the 200-plus guesses we received. Let’s say what it isn’t first. It’s not turducken (chicken stuffed into duck stuffed into turkey) or any kind [...]

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