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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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:
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.
In a few short hours, we’ll be onboard Jewel of the Seas as part of an ESPN@Sea theme cruise. Former NFL players Wendell Tyler, Jermaine Phillips and Mike Logan are schedule to appear at various events throughout the sailing. So is famous futballer (a.k.a soccer player) Julie Foudy, a former national team member and Olympic [...]