Hot on the Forums: Stupid Passenger Tricks

A new trend in cruise passenger behavior has come to light recently: Doing Really Stupid Things. A week ago, the website cruisefever.net posted a picture of a man sitting on his balcony railing onboard Norwegian Getaway as the ship left St Maarten. Now, a woman has been photographed on Carnival Legend, climbing over her balcony [...]

Hot on the Forums: How Do You Handle a Cruise Bore?

I had only just sat down and introduced myself to my new dining companions when a foghorn voice boomed from the far end of the table: “So is this your first cruise?” Before I could open my mouth, the questioner drew breath and launched into a monologue about every cruise he’d been on. With only fleeting [...]

Hot on the Forums: Would You Pay for Breakfast Onboard?

Would you pay for breakfast on a cruise? There’s no cause for panic just yet, but Cruise Critic member LMaxwell has posted an intriguing idea on the forums: the possibility of cruise lines charging for a decent breakfast. The theory, this member claims, is that breakfasts on ships are ‘weak’ – “More of the frozen [...]

Hot on the Forums: How Do You Like Your Bacon?

English bacon There’s a tasty debate sizzling away on the Cruise Critic forum but for once, it’s not about single supplements. Or whether Britain should leave the EU. Not even dress codes on formal night. The topic of the moment? Bacon. The discussion all began when member CrusinCaren moaned that bacon had been served ‘raw’ [...]

Hot on the Forums: How Long Could You Stay on the Same Ship?

It’s often said that the latest and greatest cruise ships have so many attractions, you could stay onboard for a month and never get bored. But does anyone put it to the test? As proof that it happens, we cite this entertaingly bemused post by member LMaxwell whose elderly neighbor stayed on Oasis of the [...]

Hot on the Forums: Disembarkation Walk of Shame?

Here’s the scenario: It’s the last night of your cruise and you’ve celebrated, possibly a bit too much. Suddenly, you remember that you’re supposed to have packed and put your suitcase outside the door before retiring for the night, for porters to collect. A mad dash round the cabin ensues, stuffing everything in and shoving [...]

Hot on the Forums: What Onboard Activities and Areas Do You Ignore?

Cruise ships are awash with a multitude of onboard activities, from the traditional deck games, bridge, bingo and trivia quizzes that bring out varying degrees of competitiveness to all-singing all-dancing shows and movies under the stars. And that’s before you even tackle the rock-climbing walls and watersports on all-action cruises or strike a pose for [...]

Hot on the Forums: Sail for the Ship or Destinations?

Why do you cruise? If you’re reading this on a sun-soaked balcony with a glass of something suitable in hand or sailing towards exciting unchartered territories, it might seem a stupid question. But rather like the age-old chicken and egg conundrum, do you cruise to see the sea – and the ship – or do [...]

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