Live from….Queen Mary 2: Will a Transatlantic Cruise be Boring?

Cruise Critic’s Editor-in-Chief Carolyn Spencer Brown is taking a transatlantic voyage this week on the Queen Mary 2. Stay tuned for installments of her trip. When a plane can zip over the vast Atlantic in 6 ½ hours (or slightly more, or less, depending on where you’re headed) why on earth would you choose a method that takes [...]

Steal of the Week: 7-Night Alaska Cruise from $499 + Bonus

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: American Discount Cruises and Travel is offering a seven-night Alaska [...]

Q and A: Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas

Cruise Critic just got off a one-night preview sailing of Royal Caribbean International‘s Grandeur of the Seas, returning to service for the first time since a May 27 fire damaged the aft of the ship and sent it to dry dock for repairs. Grandeur of the Seas begins sailing full itineraries out of Baltimore on [...]

Steal of the Week: 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise + Hotel from $449

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: iCruise.com is offering a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise onboard Norwegian [...]

Steal of the Week: 7-Night Bermuda Cruise from $349

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: American Discount Cruises and Travel is offering a seven-night Bermuda [...]

Poll Position: Could Theme Cruising be your Style?

Soaking up the sun, umbrella drink in hand … this conjures up the image of a postcard-perfect cruise. But if you could sail to the sounds of your favorite musician or throughout your country of heritage, sampling authentic dishes along the way, would you be interested in spicing up your routine with a theme cruise? [...]

Onboard and On the Boards: CC Members Sound Off on Grandeur Fire

Back on U.S. soil, Cruise Critic members who were passengers onboard the May 24 sailing of Royal Caribbean‘s Grandeur of the Seas took to the message boards to praise, place blame and recount their experiences of the ship fire. At 7:12 a.m. May 27,2013, less than three hours after the fire was extinguished, member Dharma517 [...]

Cruise Ship Assault Raises Questions About Criminal Reporting Procedures

The sexual assault of an 11-year old Brazilian girl last August aboard Disney Dream has ignited a firestorm over how and when cruise lines report such incidents and what should happen to the perpetrators, even when victims or their guardians decline to press charges. The incident, which occurred August 2012, involved a dining room waiter [...]

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