5 Things You’ll Find Only on Holland America Line

With its reputation for offering a classic cruise experience (and a clientele that skews slightly older — average age is 55), you’re unlikely to encounter beer pong games or hairy chest contests on Holland America sailings. But the line offers its own brand of signature features that its passengers love. Here’s a look at some […]

Cruising For Life? Pick Your Ship!

Here at Cruise Critic, we’ve been mildly obsessed with the story of “Mama Lee” — Lee Wachtstetter — the 86-year-old former Florida resident who has lived onboard Crystal Serenity for nearly seven years. Selling your possessions and hitting the high seas, in high Crystal Cruises style no less, is a dream that few people will […]

Cruise Gift Cards: Lines That Let You Give the Gift of Cruising

‘Tis the season to start thinking about the cruisers on your holiday shopping list. In the last two weeks, both Princess Cruises and Tauck rolled out new gift card programs, and with Black Friday looming, it’s time for a quick roundup of similar products. Read on for a list of popular lines that feature gift […]

Cruising Choices: Glacier Bay vs. Tracy Arm

Making the correct cruise choice can be tough: Carnival or Royal Caribbean? Breakaway or Getaway? Alaska or the Caribbean? In our new Cruising Choices series, we take a look at some of our readers’ more difficult decisions – and hope to help with some answers. Today’s dilemma: Glacier Bay vs. Tracy Arm. Background: Alaska has […]

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