Happy April Fool's Day: 7 Cruise and Travel Spoofs We Love

April 1, 2010
Panda Cruises (1:30 p.m. EDT) -- Once a year, it's perfectly acceptable to play pranks, poke fun at people … even make things up. In what's now an annual tradition, Cruise Critic's news team spent the morning looking for the best cruise and travel jokes. You know, stuff on a slightly larger scale than whoopee cushioning someone's chair.

Right away, we spotted a major trend: Brits are clearly on the ball, with the majority of this year's spoofs originating in England. U.K. Editor Kelly Ranson says she arrived at work this morning to find "loads" of faux headlines in her inbox -- some travel related (a major British line adopting a new name and possibly some pets; more on that later), others just bizarre (iconic London attraction, Tower Bridge, sold to an American billionaire, to be transferred across the Atlantic at once).

Still, that's not to say the rest of the world doesn't know how to make, or take, a joke. Check out our slideshow for our seven favorite wisecracks -- including pranks played at sea as reported by you on our message boards! (Psst... Don't miss the video of Cruise Critic member Host Randy's now-famous embarkation day hoax.)

--by Cruise Critic's News Team

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