Everybody loves Venice. But the question is, increasingly, does Venice love us? Locals, particularly those belonging to campaign groups that include Italia Nostra and the No Big Ships committee have long been up in arms about the close approach made by cruise ships sailing along the city’s Giudecca Canal to the cruise terminal.
Loyalty programs have been much discussed on the Cruise Critic boards over the past year. With Royal Caribbean having changed its loyalty program last year and Carnival just changing its program this week, there’s been lots of back and forth about the merits of various programs. For my part, I’ve never much cared about the [...]
It’s not exactly cruise-related, but it’s still cosmically cool. Cruise Critic member shootr, whose hobbies clearly transcend at-sea travel, snapped this shot of the “ring of fire” eclipse from near Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport. Queue the Johnny Cash tune and check out more of his pics here. Peruse thousands of ship and port images in [...]
Everyone is looking for the deal of the century. So how do you choose the one that’s right for you? Check the Lido Deck each week to get the scoop on our favorite deals — then grab the phone and pack your bags. THE DEAL: Cruise.com is offering a four-night cruise aboard Norwegian Sky, sailing [...]
Ah, the life of a cruise ship comedian. We got an earful a few months back when we happened to sit next to professional funnyman John Ferrentino (see his take on cruising in the video above) on a flight from Baltimore to New Orleans. We were en route to Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas, [...]
Cruise food sure has changed in the 100 years since Titanic set sail on its ill-fated voyage. With the anniversary of the ship’s tragic sinking just a couple of days away, the Internet has been abuzz with details of what it was like for passengers aboard the ship prior to the tragedy. We’ve been poring [...]
It started the way many other businesses do, says Abbie Strudley, spokeswoman for My Final Cruise (MFC), the first company in the ash-scattering-by-cruise-ship industry. “We said, here’s a need that’s not being filled.” The aim: Help people send off loved ones on a that final, inevitable voyage.
What is it about MSC? MSC Cruises, the Geneva-based big-ship line that’s been on a new-build tear over the past decade, announced yet another new-build on Wednesday. The 133,500-ton, 3,274-passenger Preziosa — a sister ship to Fantasia, Splendida and, debuting in May, Divina — will launch next year and bring this young but energetic cruise [...]« go back — keep looking »