Poll Position: Could Theme Cruising be your Style?

Soaking up the sun, umbrella drink in hand … this conjures up the image of a postcard-perfect cruise. But if you could sail to the sounds of your favorite musician or throughout your country of heritage, sampling authentic dishes along the way, would you be interested in spicing up your routine with a theme cruise? […]

Poll Position: Cruising Green Over the Ocean Blue

In the past few years, a growing number of ships already have been cutting down diesel emissions by using shoreside power, while others are installing energy efficient appliances and donating unused supplies to charity. And cruise lines are required to adhere to low-sulfur fuel and waste-water standards set  forth by the International Maritime Organization, the […]

Poll Position: How Far Would You Go?

When it comes to cruising, there seems to be a spectrum ranging from fearless adventure seekers to those aspiring for a practically immobile state of relaxation. So, we thought it would be fun to see where our own Cruise Critic fanatics fit in. To our surprise, two types of cruisers were neck and neck for […]

Poll Position: Extra, Extra, Read All About It

There’s been a lot of cruise news lately — some good, some not so good. With a bit of it getting national media attention via mainstream outlets, we sometimes wonder how much is too much. We were curious what our readers think, so we asked…. Please share this post!

Counting the Calories in Cruise Cuisine

With a nearly unfathomable number of dining options at sea, you can pretty much eat around the clock — and we wanted to know just how many cruisers actually do. So, whether you order one of everything on the menu or strive to maintain your girlish figure… Please share this post!

Poll Position: Do You Pay for Onboard Internet?

Over the years, we’ve asked lots of Internet-related poll questions: Do you go online while you’re onboard? What do you do if the Internet is slow? Do you stay off the grid while you cruise? But recently we realized we had never actually asked our readers whether they pay for the privilege of connecting at […]

Poll Position: When Is a Vacation No Longer a Vacation?

Here at Cruise Critic, we’re usually desk-based. But when we do get to travel once or twice a year, those trips aren’t exactly a vacation. We scurry around onboard taking notes, snapping photos, chatting with hotel managers, interviewing fellow passengers, checking e-mail and filing stories and Facebook posts via painfully slow Internet. Cruising is our […]

Poll Position: Godmothers-To-Be

A handful of new and exciting ships are launching in the next couple years, and their respective cruise lines have chosen godmothers almost as flashy as the ships they’ll be christening. With several big names on the roster, we wanted to know which is your favorite. Please share this post!

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