Kill a Virus, Win a Prize

Along with the secrets to losing weight onboard while still stuffing yourself at the buffet and a surefire way to attain a free cabin upgrade, many cruisers are also searching for the Holy Grail of norovirus protection. From obsessive hand washing to investing in all sorts of hand sanitizers, Cruise Critic members have likely tried [...]

Grandma Forsakes Gambling for Grandkids

Veteran cruiser CaroleR‘s four-day Bahamas cruise aboard Disney Dream was a scouting expedition to see if Disney cruises were a good bet for her grandchildren. She was just sorry to have to relinquish her own betting to do so. She missed gambling in a casino at sea, but wouldn’t try bingo for fear it would [...]

Steal of the Week: Cruise the Bahamas from $48 Per Night

Everyone is looking for the deal of the century. So how do you choose the one that’s right for you? Check the Lido Deck each week to get the scoop on our favorite deals — then grab the phone and pack your bags. THE DEAL: Carnival Cruise Lines is offering a five-night cruise aboard Carnival [...]

Honeymoon Cruise: A Marriage That Will Definitely Weather Rough Seas

Something tells us that cruising virgin Happy New Cruiser‘s new marriage is going to last. He and his wife just returned from their honeymoon cruise in the Mediterranean aboard Holland America’s Noordam. Why do we think this relationship will weather marriage’s rough seas? It could be that he describes missing embarkation due to airplane mechanical [...]

Steal of the Week: Cruise Across the Atlantic from $47 Per Night

Everyone is looking for the deal of the century. So how do you choose the one that’s right for you? Check the Lido Deck each week to get the scoop on our fave deals — then grab the phone and pack your bags. THE DEAL: MSC Cruises is offering a 15-night transatlantic cruise aboard MSC [...]

The Suite Life: One Family Lives It Up on Norwegian Star

Ah, the suite life! That’s what chrisc71, his wife, their six-year-old twins and two-year-old enjoyed on their recent Bermuda cruise aboard Norwegian Star. Yes, that’s right. He had a wonderful time cruising with three wee ones — and they only used Planet Kids, the children’s club, once. How is this possible, we asked? It seems [...]

7 Rules to Help Keep Kids Safe Onboard

Today’s mega-ships have been likened to floating cities, and like any city, a certain level of criminal activity will occur from time to time. We don’t mean to scare you. Many people never have a problem, but we’ve all read the news reports about theft, fights and sexual assaults that occur onboard. Most adult travelers [...]

Cruise of a Lifetime: When Planning Is Almost as Fun as the Voyage

Be you bucket lister or wildlife buff, the idea of a Galapagos cruise pulses with animal magnetism. It’s a science fiction adventure — ship as time machine visiting a prehistoric land of black lava, alien cactus trees, swimming iguanas and giant tortoises. It turns out that pre-voyage planning, which includes ticking off items like “underwater [...]

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