Mountain Song at Sea: Bluegrass and Blustery Weather

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: Super Bowl Sunday Edition

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:

Super Bowl Predictions From 5 Cruise Line Execs

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.

We’re at Sea: Watching the Super Bowl on a Theme Cruise

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 [...]

Live From Reflection: 167 Cruises and Counting, Electrical Problems & Weird Art

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.

Celebrity Reflection Cabin Tour: Not Your Average ‘Standard’ Balcony

We’re onboard Celebrity Reflection for its two-night inaugural U.S. sailing out of Miami. For this trip, we have an AquaClass cabin, part of a special category of accommodations situated near the ship’s spa. If you’re sailing on Reflection — or any of its sister ships in the Solstice class — and you book an AquaClass [...]

Some Sea Day Splurging on Celebrity Reflection

Editor’s note: Celebrity Reflection recently completed a transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to Miami. The 13-night cruise included nine consecutive days at sea. Teijo Niemela, publisher of Cruise Business Review and a Cruise Critic contributor, was onboard. On the longer voyages, I find it’s nice sometimes to break out of the daily routine. A lot of [...]

A Not-So-Traditional Thanksgiving at Sea

Editor’s note: Celebrity Reflection is sailing a transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to Miami. Teijo Niemela, editor of Cruise Business Online and a Cruise Critic contributor, is onboard. While Americans at home were settling in with turkey, family and football, Celebrity Reflection made its way toward Miami at a speed of 18 knots. Thanksgiving Day marked [...]

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