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 [...]
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 [...]
Hours of chaos at the Port of Galveston and big disappointments in Cozumel and Honduras had antiochsteveo already planning his next trip to Belize, while cruising Royal Caribbean International‘s Mariner of the Seas. A nearly three-hour boarding time put a damper on the mood, but that was quickly overturned by good food and new friends. [...]
Snorkel aficionado slabeaume adored her port-intensive 10th cruise, which offered tours of luscious islands and bubbly reefs. Watching sunrises and sunsets over ports including St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Dominica and Half Moon Cay, slabeaume and her husband reveled in their days in port and at sea, onboard Holland America’s Noordam. From the beaches of Martinique, [...]
Perhaps a Royal Caribbean veteran has encouraged you to attend, vaguely describing it as a lot of fun. “Just go,” your smiling friend says, without providing details. “You won’t regret it.” Maybe you’re intrigued when you see it listed on the daily Cruise Compass, somewhere between “Art Auction” and “Karaoke.” “The Quest Adult Gameshow.” Or [...]
Passengers and crew onboard Disney Fantasy endured 30- to 50-foot waves over the course of 12 hours as the ship made its way to Port Canaveral through Hurricane Sandy. Below are two videos shot during a bumpy ride onboard Disney Fantasy on October 26-27.
As Cruise Critic reported last week, a Carnival Destiny passenger jumped overboard October 21 into waters off the Florida coast. While rescue is rare when it comes to man-overboard incidents, Destiny’s crew coordinated an effort that led to the 29-year-old woman being brought back onboard alive, where she received treatment before being left in Key [...]
I love when magazines ask the same five to 10 questions of actors and musicians. It’s interesting to see how people in the same industry can have different – or similar – answers when asked the same question. So when I found myself with a group of five cruise line executives, I thought it would [...]« go back — keep looking »