Where in the World is Cruise Critic?

Ship: Anthem of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s newest Quantum-class ship Where: Southampton (and possibly Cornwall), U.K. Who: Colleen McDaniel, Managing Editor and Adam Coulter, U.K. Editor Why There? Anthem is the second of Royal’s ground-breaking, hi-tech, all-singing, all-dancing mega-ship and unlike Quantum, it will stay in the U.K. for the whole summer before repositioning to its […]

Where in the World is Cruise Critic?

Ship: Viking Ocean Cruises’ brand spanking new Viking Star Where: Istanbul, the Greek islands, the Adriatic coast and Venice Who: Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor in Chief Why There? Viking Ocean Cruises, a new, ocean-going cruise line spawned from Viking River Cruises, launches its first ship, the 930-passenger Viking Star, on its first-ever passenger cruise. Viking […]

Where in the World is Cruise Critic?

Ship: Cuba Cruise’s Celestyal (Louis) Cristal Where: Cuba (Havana, Santiago, Holguin, Cienfuegos & Trinidad) and a stop in Montego Bay, Jamaica Who: Chris Gray Faust, Destinations Editor Why There? Canada-based Cuba Cruise is the first cruise line to allow Americans to visit Cuba through a partnership with several non-profit organizations, such as the Fund for […]

Where in the World is Cruise Critic?

Ship: Fred. Olsen Boudicca Where: Madeira and the Canary Islands Who: Adam Coulter, U.K. Editor Why There? We’ll be checking out Fred.’s newly refurbished Boudicca, as well as visiting five Canary Islands – La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Las Palmas and Lanzarote – in five days! We’ll be writing about some of the extraordinary excursions […]

Where in the World is Cruise Critic?

Cruise Critic staffers set sail every week, traveling the globe to bring you the latest cruise ship trends, port sneak peeks and onboard observations. Here’s where we are this week. (Got questions about any of the ships we’re boarding or ports we are visiting? Ask us in the comments!) Ship: Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the […]

Where in the World is Cruise Critic?

Cruise Critic staffers set sail every week, traveling the globe to bring you the latest cruise ship trends, port sneak peeks and onboard observations. Here’s where we are this week. (Got questions about any of the ships we’re boarding or ports we are visiting? Ask us in the comments!) Ship: Costa neoRiviera Where: Bahrain and […]

Where in the World is Cruise Critic?

Cruise Critic staffers set sail every week, traveling the globe to bring you the latest cruise ship trends, port sneak peeks and onboard observations. Here’s where we are this week. (Got questions about any of the ships we’re boarding or ports we are visiting? Ask us in the comments!) Ship: MSC Armonia Where: We’ll be […]

Where in the World is Cruise Critic?

Cruise Critic staffers set sail every week, traveling the globe to bring you the latest cruise ship trends, port sneak peeks and onboard observations. Here’s where we are this week. (Got questions about any of the ships we’re boarding or ports we are visiting? Ask us in the comments!) Ship: Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the […]

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