Cruise Critic Live! Q & A with Michael Bayley

We caught up with the President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley, ahead of his Cruise Critic Live! chat today at noon onboard Anthem of the Seas. He told us why he’s excited about Anthem, why the ship won’t be permanently based in the U.K. — and what’s on his cruise bucket list. […]

Q&A with Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver

With Anthem of Seas‘ debut this month, the Royal Caribbean ship will have the second of U.K. celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s at-sea restaurants, Jamie’s Italian, onboard. The for-fee restaurant focuses on seasonal ingredients, many with a unique twist, like crab and avocado bruschetta (of course, there’s more traditional items, including penne pomodoro, linguine with prawns […]

Cruise Critic Live!: Choose Your Perfect River Cruise

Considering a river cruise? Then you won’t wan to miss our next Cruise Critic Live! chat, Choosing Your Perfect River, on Wednesday, March 18 at 12 p.m. EDT. During the chat, we’ll be talking with two of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s top brass — President and CEO Guy Young and UK Managing Director Kathryn […]

Cruising Q & A with Samantha Brown

Samantha Brown’s enthusiasm for travel is contagious. It’s no doubt a big reason the noted expert has enjoyed a long career inspiring viewers of the Travel Channel. Fans of her shows are familiar with her positive personality and willingness to try just about anything — traits that could spark wanderlust in anyone. Brown, who said […]

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 […]

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