Q & A: Edie Rodriguez, Crystal Cruises President

Cruise Critic’s Australia Editor Louise Goldsbury obtained an exclusive interview with the president of Crystal Cruises, Edie Rodriguez (pictured in center, above) after news broke yesterday that the luxury line had been sold to Genting Hong Kong. Here’s how the interview unfolded… Big news for Crystal! Can you tell us how the acquisition may change the […]

Cruise Critic Live! Can You Afford a Luxury Cruise?

Our next Cruise Critic Live! chat takes place a week from today (Thursday, February 26) at 11 a.m. ET and looks at the world of luxury cruising. Although the base price of a luxury cruise can seem out of reach, when you look at what the fare encompasses – often drinks, tips and shore excursions – a […]

Carnival Live! Two Minutes with Martina McBride

To celebrate the arrival of its third year-round cruise ship to the port of Galveston, Carnival Cruise Line hosted more than 1,000 members of the U.S. military and their families onboard Carnival Freedom to enjoy a concert by country superstar Martina McBride on Valentine’s Day 2015. Though she has performed several times onboard a cruise […]

Cruise Critic Live: Getting the Best Cruise Experience for the Best Value

Editor’s Note: This chat has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a future date. We apologize for the inconvenience. Stay tuned. Saving is important, but so is having the trip of a lifetime. Cruise Planners is an American Express Travel representative and the nation’s largest network of home-based travel agents. We spoke with CEO […]

Celebrity Cruises Creates “Take Care of YourSelfie” Spa Treatments

Has your face taken on a greenish glow from texting in bed before you go to sleep? Are your nails chipped and broken from too much texting — or worse, is your cell phone permanently glued to your hand? Do you walk around hunched over like an orangutan because you sit at a computer all […]

Cruise Critic Live: We Chat with Celebrity about Suites, Spas and Signature Sailings

Ready to splurge? Celebrity Cruises has set the bar high when it comes to "modern luxury" on a mainstream cruise ship, and will announce even more innovations in the next two weeks. We’re looking forward to getting the lowdown on Suites, Spas and Signature Sailings from Jo Rzymowska, managing director of Celebrity Cruises U.K. & […]

Want More on Shore? Ask Azamara!

Tired of the same-old, same-old port tours? So are we! Luckily, cruise lines have been shaking things up during shore stops, offering overnight stays, bucket list experiences and immersion into local culture. No company has led this trend more than Azamara Club Cruises. So we’re excited that Richard Twyman, who leads the line in the […]

No Question Too Small: Cruise Critic Members are On the Case!

Here at Cruise Critic, we pride ourselves on our detailed ship reviews, which encompass everything from deck plans to the type of tread on the jogging track. We supplement these reports with Cruise Critic Live! chats and Facebook photo albums, so our readers are the first to hear the latest and greatest about all things […]

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