Cruise Critic Members React to Tunis Attack

When world events impact the cruise industry, Cruise Critic members turn to our forums to share stories, provide first-hand accounts and connect with others who are as passionate about cruising as they are. Here’s what our members have been saying about the tragic situation in Tunisia: From Miller3000 whose parents are onboard MSC Splendida: MSC […]

A Eulogy for SkyMall

SkyMall — the catalog of quirky, useless and overpriced items for purchase at 35,000 feet – declared bankruptcy and halted its print publication on Jan. 16. Below, I pay tribute to my best source of humorous blog fodder. Our hearts are heavy today as we mourn the loss of an old friend. A stalwart travel companion […]

Guest Post: Cruise Industry Hails CDC Norovirus Report

Occasionally here at Cruise Critic, we take guest posts from industry leaders. This post, written by Christine Duffy, president of the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), is a response to a norovirus report released by the Centers for Disease Control in June that found that an extremely small percentage of the gastric cases actually take […]

The Titanic Mystique: “Day of” Letter Wins Big at UK Auction

Even more than a century later, the Titanic disaster continues to float the boat for wealthy collectors … or at least their bank account. A letter that survived the Titanic disaster was sold at auction in London on April 26, for an astonishing £119,000 (more than $200,000). According to Reuters, the price is the highest […]

Here Come The Storms: Hurricane Day 2013

Lest anyone think we’ve escaped the Atlantic hurricane season unscathed, Cruise Critic is here to remind you the season is really only just getting started. You see, September is actually the month often described as the height of “Cape Verde Season,” when the winds start picking up near the Cape Verde islands and gradually gain […]

Q and A: Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas

Cruise Critic just got off a one-night preview sailing of Royal Caribbean International‘s Grandeur of the Seas, returning to service for the first time since a May 27 fire damaged the aft of the ship and sent it to dry dock for repairs. Grandeur of the Seas begins sailing full itineraries out of Baltimore on […]

What’s Next — Cruise Ship Cities?

Remember when rock climbing walls were the next big thing? With Royal Caribbean‘s reveal of Quantum of the Seas highlights — such as skydiving, a floating pod and virtual balconies — it’s safe to say this trend of one-upsmanship could eventually lead to something even bigger (onboard white-water rafting, anyone?) So what does “bigger” actually […]

Celebrity Cruises Brings Lawn Club to NYC

On June 10 and 11, Celebrity Cruises brought a surprise to New Yorkers rushing through Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall — a lush, green lawn. Complete with a jazz band, lawn chairs set up under white canopies and men in suits handing out lemonade and iced tea, the grassy oasis was meant to offer a […]

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