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 […]

Name That Cruise Food — and Win Swag

This contest is now closed. Please check here for the winner — and the name of the mystery meat pictured above. Most of the time, perusing cruise food photos incites lots of mouthwatering and tummy grumbling, but every once in a while we come across a photo that leaves us a little green in the […]

One Way to Solve the Cruise Coffee Conundrum — and Win a Sample

This contest is now closed. We’ll announce the winner as soon as we hear back from the lucky reader. There’s nothing like a hot cup of fresh java in the morning. But it can be a challenge to find a quality cup on a cruise (trust us), as onboard options are limited and you can’t […]

Name That Cruise Ship Photo Contest: Win Swag!

The contest is now over. Sharon B., who correctly guessed “Norwegian Epic,” has been selected as the winner. Cruisers sometimes hide out on their cabin’s balconies for some “me time.” Cruise Critic member Coleecove, aka photographer Victor P Jackson, caught this Solo Sally aboard this ship in July 2010 at nearly high noon. Name the […]

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