I spent a night on SS Rotterdam last week as part of Holland America Line’s 140th anniversary celebrations, a wonderfully restored piece of history.
When talking up the benefits of river cruising, we might mention calm waters (compared with ocean waves that can lead to seasickness) or the lack of hurricanes that will wreck your itinerary and drench you with rain. So imagine my surprise, on my first ever river cruise, a Rhine run on Scenic Cruises‘ Scenic Jewel, [...]
With a naming ceremony introducing eight new ships in just one day, Viking River Cruises joins an illustrious collection of Guinness World Records’ competitions that includes the fastest half marathon pushing a pram, the highest reverse bungee jump, the largest collection of (air) sick bags – and – the heaviest weight lifted by tongue. As [...]
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 [...]
We’re at sea for a football (and futbol) theme cruise that gives passengers who pay extra the opportunity to meet former NFL and soccer players in a much more intimate setting as part of a Super Bowl sailing on Royal Caribbean‘s Jewel of the Seas. Here’s a look at Day 1, in pictures:
It’s one of cruising’s best U.S. homeports — so we’re picking New Orleans to win Super Bowl XLVII. But since no sportsbook would entertain such a bet, Cruise Critic reached out to top execs from Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Cunard, Holland America and Oceania Cruises for their prognostications.
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 [...]
Cruisers know that ship officers and crew enjoy a certain measure of celebrity status. Passengers might get a few pics taken with their smiling hosts, who daily receive thousands of warm greetings from their guests. It’s rare to see cruisers basking in such attention.« go back — keep looking »