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 [...]

No New Cruise Ships for 6 Months? We Can Still Celebrate With an Inaugural Giveaway

As far as fevers go, “new cruise ship fever” tops the list. But according to our new-build order chart, it’ll be March 2012 before the next vessel, Viking Freya, debuts. That’s a long time. Still, we thought a little giveaway might help everyone get over the lack of smashed Champagne bottles and pseudo-celebrity godmothers. We’ve [...]

We Have a Winner: Grand New Life Contest Winner Gets a Princess Cruise

And now the announcement we’ve all been waiting for….

A Bunny Thing Happened on the Way to This Forum: Here’s the Winner of Photo Caption Contest No. 2

Why, David Pelfrey, you wascally wabbit. The Amherst, Virginia, native has taken the top prize (a big ol’ bag of swag) in our lastest caption contest. Pelfrey’s entry garnered a little more than a third of your votes, heads and (rabbit) tails above the other four finalists, selected from 130 entries. Pelfrey tells us he [...]

Photo Caption Contest: Best Caption Wins a Sweet Bag of Cruise Critic Swag

Stare at this picture, taken by Cruise Critic member USTWORCREW of his wife in Cozumel. Now come up with something funny! Your witticism could win you bag of swag hand-selected by Cruise Critic editors. Here’s how the contest works: 1. Enter. E-mail (do not post in the comments) your caption of 40 words or less [...]

At the Zoo: An Unhealthy Obsession With Towel Animals, Plus Win a Friend

Some of us are too proud to admit the child-like glee we feel upon discovering a white shark wearing our sunglasses. I’m talking, of course, about towel animals, those twisted creations that materialize magically in the cabin after evening turn-down. The Web is littered with photos of towel monkeys on toilets or body-bandaged men in [...]

Contest: Win Big in the First-Ever Cruise Ship Surgery Guessing Game (With Video)

Like an aging starlet unrecognizable after her latest bout with rhinoplasty, the 2,670-passenger Grand Princess is forever altered. That’s because the 13-year-old Princess Cruises vessel, which is in the midst of a massive refurb (details here), recently had its distinctive “shopping cart” handle — aka Skywalkers disco — sliced off its stern. After Skywalkers was [...]

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