5 Cool Things about a Seattle Seahawks Football Cruise with the 12s

The 12s – the notoriously loud and passionate fans of the Seattle Seahawks football team – made waves this week, as Princess hosted its first cruise for the Emerald City’s football fans. Departing from Seattle on June 20, the seven-night itinerary on Crown Princess touched down in Southeast Alaska and Victoria, British Columbia, giving participants […]

A Parent’s Hopes for fathom

As a dad with three teen and tween boys, I’m always looking for a little something more when my family travels, a special experience that goes beyond the normal vacation. And I’m not alone — a lot of parents look for opportunities to expose their children to local culture, to see something unique in a […]

4 Trendy Theme Cruises You Should Consider

What do book lovers, fitness junkies and binge watchers of popular TV shows like MasterChef and Dancing With the Stars have in common? They can all revel in their passions and fandom on a theme cruise. Theme cruising has taken great strides in recent years, gearing more toward popular trends and interests. Reality show stars […]

Top 5 Reasons to Love a Halloween Cruise

Cruise lines love a good holiday. They rave about Thanksgiving (get someone else to cook and clean!), plan a mean party on New Year’s (balloon drops and Champagne toasts!) and go to town on Christmas (Gingerbread houses! Visits from Santa! Carolers in the atrium!). But Halloween doesn’t get as much press. Which is sad. I’ve […]

“Top Chef” Tom Colicchio Talks Cruising

Top Chef fans are eagerly awaiting Season 11 of the Bravo reality show, which wraps up filming this week in New Orleans. While new episodes won’t likely air until fall, Cruise Critic Contributor Anthony Cave caught up with co-host Tom Colicchio during Top Chef: The Cruise, held onboard Celebrity Constellation. Q: What are the challenges […]

Mountain Song at Sea: Bluegrass and Blustery Weather

Pickin’ and playin’ awaited cruisers as almost 2,000 Bluegrass lovers descended upon the Norwegian Sky in early February for Mountain Song at Sea, a floating bluegrass music festival featuring more than 12 artists across a variety of venues. Sixthman and Norwegian crew greeted cruisers with a barrage of high fives at embarkation, and many made […]

Get the Most Out of Your Theme Cruise

You probably paid a premium (upward of triple the cost of a usual cruise) to interact with your favorite band, eat specialty food or hang out with movie stars. So make it worth your while — and your wallet. Here are five tips to getting the most out of a theme cruise: Please share this […]

Zen or No Zen: Looking for Peace on a Mind, Body & Spirit Cruise

I feel the ship rocking in the top-deck Palm Court, but I am “breathing, relaxing and feeling the floor” and, amazingly, remain sure-footed despite the swell. I’m learning a movement called “Pay respect to Buddha” in my first ever Tai Chi class in a luxurious observation lounge on Crystal Symphony. Please share this post!

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